You might not be able to go to New York to watch the ball drop this New Year's Eve, but with this ball of treats... you'll be glad you stayed home!
A few years ago, we started a New Year's Eve game which the WHOLE family could enjoy. It's a great way to reuse all of the wrapping paper from Christmas! We call it the New Years Ball Game. :)
Here is what you'll need for the game:
- Used wrapping paper, tissue paper and/or newspaper
- Packing tape (the more you use, the longer it will take to unwrap)
- Treats: candy, small toys, gift cards, gum, etc. You can spend as little or as much as you want! That's one of the things that makes this game so great!
-A single, typical 6-sided die.
I always start the ball with the best prize in the middle. :)
Start with wrapping paper around the prize and add a piece of tape.
Lay the prize on top, cover with paper and then tape. The more tape you use the harder it will be to unwrap!
Keep adding more treats, paper and tape until the ball is the size you want.
How to play the game:
- Everyone sits in a circle.
- The youngest player gets the ball first.
- The person to the left has the die.
- That person starts rolling the die as the player with the ball starts to unwrap the ball.
- As soon as a 6 is rolled (or any single number you choose) both the player with the ball and the player with the die pass to the person to their right.
- What ever a person unwraps, they get to keep.
- Keep going around in a circle until the entire ball has been unwrapped.
My boys have a BLAST playing this game! It will be a New Years tradition for years to come! The first year we played I only had a prize in the middle and it wasn't as much fun. The next year I added more treats throughout the ball and they really liked it because everyone was able to get a few treats. We try and eat very healthy throughout the year, but on New Year's Eve we like to celebrate the upcoming year with some yummy junk food treats.
I hope you and your family enjoy this game as much as we do. Have a fun and safe New Year's Eve! xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxo
Here is a video of my family playing the game for New Years Eve 2012