Pass the parcel with forfeits - any ideas?

(9 Posts)
coffeepot Tue 27-Feb-07 15:52:10

I remember loving pass-the-parcel with forfeits at parties as a child and now my dd wants it at her 7th party (mixed boys and girls – quite a crowd) – anyone had recent experience of this with modern 7 year olds? Do they take to it or are they put out not to have a sweet in every layer? Do they get a sweet for doing the forfeit?
And most importantly:
Any suggestions for good forfeits (my imagination is failing me!)

massagemum Tue 27-Feb-07 15:54:47

sing a song
do an impretion

Should get a reward if the forfeit is good enough.

Say a tounge twister

I'm still thinking......

RubyRioja Tue 27-Feb-07 15:55:08

I did this at the weekend with 6yo, but used forfeits for them to earn prizes. They seemd to enjoy it. I did

Pretend to be an animal (and the others guess which)
Recite a limerick
Name 5 things you would find in a kitchen
Hold your breath for the count of 10
Give a 1 minute talk on (fairies in this case)
Sing a nursery rhyme
Hop around the circle
Answer yes to any question the others ask.

MerlinsBeard Tue 27-Feb-07 15:56:31

hop round the room?

sorry have a nearly 4 yo so can't help much1

think all layers should have prize (small sweet?) but some have forfeits to getthe prize IYSWIM

coffeepot Tue 27-Feb-07 19:47:30

Thanks for those ideas - good to know it
can work RR,

Any more?

Ceolas Tue 27-Feb-07 19:50:01

Oh goody, I am doing this tomorrow!

I will be putting forfeits in all layers. On successful conpletion they choose a sweet from a basket.

RubyRioja Tue 27-Feb-07 19:58:33

My big tip - don't wrap it up and then notice your pile of forfeits on the table next to you!

coffeepot Tue 27-Feb-07 20:04:00

LOL RR - I can just see myself doing that!

Ceolas Tue 27-Feb-07 23:21:19

OK I've just done mine. Pinched some ideas from here and some of my own...

Say all the colours of the rainbow
Say the alphabet as fast as you can
Pretend to be an animal. Everyone will guess what you are.
Close your eyes and name 6 people at the party.
Rub your tummy and pat your head.
Sing a nursery rhyme
Say the names of 5 countries
Hop around the circle
Name 5 things you would find in the kitchen
... and bathroom
Hold your breath for 10 seconds
Skip backwards round the circle

Hope your party is a success

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