Pass the Parcel Potter Style

Who cares if I’m 21?  I wanted to play Pass the Parcel, dammit!  However, unlike when you play the game when you’re little and your parents control the music and watch the parcel-opening and try and pause the music so everyone gets a turn; I wanted to be in charge of the music, and I wanted to make sure it was entirely random, and that there was no guarantee whether or not you would get a prize.  To spice things up a bit, I had two different parcels going around (both started off covered in brown paper tied up with string), so every time the music stopped, two people got to open a layer.  Inside each was either a prize, a forfeit, or both.  When it came to the final prize, there was only one real main prize, they were all well enjoyed.

I also wanted to get creative… and wrap every single layer differently!  Some had plain wrapping, some were print outs I’d made of certain things that I didn’t end up using for whatever reason, whether they were wrongly sized or blurred.  Below are pictures of each prize and wrapping, and the messages that went with every layer, from first to last!  Naturally, with 7 being the most magical number, there were 7 layers for each.  Feel free to take ideas 🙂 Click on the images for a larger preview.

Parcel 1                            Parcel 2

parcel1 parcel1a

1:  Professor Snape is breathing down your neck.  Describe three potions and their uses.
2:  (No forfeit)

parcel2 parcel2a

1:  Hagrid says the trick with any beast is to know how to calm him.  Hum or whistle part of Hedwig’s Theme for 30 seconds.
2:  Madam Malkin’s is having a sale!  Throw the parcel to someone wearing a robe or cloak.

parcel3 parcel3a

1:  Professional McGonagall is in a good mood.  Share this prize with someone else in your house.
2:  There’s a boggart in the closet!  What really finishes a boggart is laughter.  Share something funny that has happened with you and the birthday girl.

parcel4 parcel4a

1:  End of year exams are coming up!  Describe the correct pronunciation and wand movement of the levitation charm or the ability to make objects fly.
2:  (No prize) Oh no!  Your parcel has been intercepted by Filch!  Throw the parcel to the person opposite you.

parcel5 parcel5a

1:  Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
2:  How well do you know your character?  In 60 seconds, tell us their story.  If you aren’t dressed up as a character, make one up or choose from the list below:  Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Draco Malfoy.

parcel6 parcel6a

1:  Tongue Twister!  Fred and George have dad you to say the following phrase 10x as fast for 15 seconds:  Babbling, bumbling band of baboons.
2:  The Weird Sisters are in town!  Sing a song on WrockStar!

parcel7 parcel7a

1:  (No forfeit)
2:  (No forfeit)

Hope this helps with your next game of Pass the Parcel!  Tutorials can be found on this blog on how to make the house bracelets, book necklaces and notepads. 🙂

~ by acciomagic on September 13, 2013.

One Response to “Pass the Parcel Potter Style”

  1. These are great and the game sounds like it was loads of fun. You’re never too old for Pass the Parcel!

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