This week’s Works-For-Me-Wednesday has a birthday theme.
Present opening time was always the hardest part of a child’s party to me. Everyone crowds too close & there is always that one kid who thinks they need to help open all the presents. We play a game at our parties that solves this problem.
Have all the kids sit in a circle holding the present they brought. Turn on some fun music & tell the kids to start (slowly) passing the gifts around the circle. When the music stops, the birthday child opens whatever present is in his/her hand at the time. Repeat until all the gifts have been opened.
Not having to deal with a present free-for-all works for me! Head on over to Rocks In My Dryer for more great birthday ideas.
(Just wanted to let you know that I did not create this game. We played it at a party one of the kids went to many years ago, but with 4 kids I have no idea who’s party it was!)
That is a FABULOUS idea!
Ooooo…I LIKE this! Great problem solving!
love it! I’m definitely going to try this idea next month at my daughters’ party.
Pastormac's Ann says
This is great idea! Thanks for passing it along.
Amy K says
I had heard of this (maybe even done it), but forgotten! Thanks for the reminder! It’s perfect!
Great idea! Love it! I will definitely be using this one!
What a great idea! I’ve never heard of or thought of that!
What a great idea!! We’ll definitely use this one! I wasn’t going to participate this week, but you’ve made me think of one. 🙂 My tip is similar, and it makes me wonder why I didn’t think of this!
I think we’ve done this before. With four kids and dozens of birthdays it’s hard to remember. We’ve also tried the “whoever is quiet gets to bring up their gift” game.
Great idea!!!! I think I will use this for my son’s bday, because the crowding thing always happens at his parties.