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    Default Pass the parcel and having gifts at every wrap

    Do you put a little chocolate or toy between each later so every child gets a gift? Or do u do it the old fashioned way that there is one gift at the end and one winner?
    I would prefer to do it the old fashioned way but as kids seems to get a gifts between each wrapper I would be upsetting those kids that go to parties and get something at each wrap!
    Dilemma! So what do you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Depends on the age of the kids. School aged kids I don't mind missing out but before that I think they struggle to get the idea of passing the parcel yet alone not getting a gift when others do
    This.

    I also make sure the gifts are small and it's not my child that ends up with the main gift.

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    I do something small on every layer because I have that 4 year old that cries when she doesn't get something. Yep she's being taught it's not all about receiving but it doesn't matter does it to a 4 yr old all she sees is that she's missing out

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    At DD's 3rd birthday party we had a fun size chocolate and a sticker sheet in each layer, main layer was a soft toy

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    I get what you mean OP.

    I don't know what I would do either. But I do feel like it's a shame that kids aren't learning how to be happy for each other, and how to lose graciously. They are good skills to have and IMO actually contribute to a happy life!

    I know, I know it's a party and there's probably no harm whatsoever in everyone getting a prize, I dunno what I'm trying to say really. Hopefully OP understands

    (Obviously I'm not talking about kids with special needs)

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    I normally put a lolly pop or Freddo frog in each layer

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    I put a freddo frog in each layer at DDs 3rd party. For school age kids I probably wouldnt though.

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    I think little kids too keep their interest a lollipop or similar.

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    Pass the parcel is the favourite game at parties for my kids (4&5). It's not about what they get, it's all about the anticipation. So yes, absolutely, I put something in each layer. Just something small. So far, they have only been to one party that didn't have something in each layer, and they accepted that too, but around here its not the norm

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    I put something between each layer, it keeps them interested. If it goes for too long with nothing in it for them some will get bored and walk off.


 

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