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The Ultimate Saran Ball Game

So my brother in law created the Ultimate Saran Ball Game for Christmas this year. It was EPIC. When he asked if he could create one for our family to play I had NO idea that it would be so much fun and that it would be so HUGE! He said he saw the saran ball game idea floating around Facebook but decided to step it up a notch and create the ultimate version for our family to play. It was so much fun! Even though I didn’t win a lot I have never laughed so hard. So it proves you don’t have to be the biggest winner to enjoy this game during.

The Ultimate Saran Ball Game

The Ultimate Saran Ball Game:

Just like in Texas. Bigger is better! In order to create The Ultimate Saran Ball Game you need to think BIG! Now is actually the time to stock up on gift ideas and all year long. My brother in law purchased many of the items that he used to create The Ultimate Saran Ball Game from amazon.

The Ultimate Saran Ball Game

I have noticed that the Dollar General and Walgreen’s still have a great selection when it comes to stocking up on items on sale that are perfect to fill the saran ball for next year.


  • Several boxes of saran wrap – he used 4
  • Oven mitts
  • A pair of dice
  • Candy
  • Approximately 25-30 items to create the saran ball
  • 1 anchor item

The Ultimate Saran Ball Game

Ideas for items to fill the saran ball:

  • Christmas lights necklace
  • Socks
  • Light up Christmas hat
  • Gift Cards
  • Reindeer mix
  • Hand lotions

The Ultimate Saran Ball Game

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Box of Chocolates
  • Ink Pen
  • Shower Speaker
  • Kitchen Towel

The Ultimate Saran Ball Game

  • Lip Balm
  • Deck of cards
  • Note Pads
  • Poo Pourri
  • LED Night Light

The Ultimate Saran Ball Game

  • Fast Charger
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Hydrating Face Mask
  • Recipe Cards
  • Note Cards

The Ultimate Saran Ball Game

  • Mixed Nuts
  • Cash
  • Christmas Games
  • Lint Roller
  • Shopping List Pad

The Ultimate Saran Ball Game

One tip is to use a variety of lengths of saran wrap. Do not use a continuous roll. It makes it much harder to unwrap. My brother in law thought this would take forever and honestly we were done in less than 30 minutes. He plans to make it even bigger next year! Use an item as your anchor (he used a can of nuts with a gift card attached.

The Ultimate Saran Ball Game

To play we lined everyone up around a large table youngest to oldest. When it was your turn you wore the oven mitts. The person to your left rolled the dice until they got doubles. While you took your turn and unwrapped the ball. Getting it started wasn’t easy but then it would unwrap fairly well until you reached the end of that length of wrap. Some people had longer turns than others.

The Ultimate Saran Ball Game

As the saran ball unwraps you get to “keep” whatever falls out during your turn. You can see the stacks of prizes that everyone collected. This was so much fun! We can’t wait to do it again next year.

This is the best game for a Christmas Party, Birthday Party or anytime you have a huge group together! Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Other Christmas Party Ideas:

Christmas Sock Gift Exchange

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Party

Relaxation Themed DIY Christmas Sock Exchange

How To Host Holiday Parties With Ease


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