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Can you predict what will happen in the new year? This little game gives you a chance to give a small party favor (gag gift) to each visitor to your new Year Party and generate a few laughs at the same time.

Game Description
Guest will open up a gift related to a prophecy about their future in the upcoming year.

Game Materials
Numbered Gifts and corresponding clues.

Game Preparation
Wrap the gifts and number them to match the descriptions. Guests will draw out a piece of paper and read the clue and then open the gift with the matching number. Tape the response to the gift inside the wrapped paper.
You can make up your own gag gifts, but here are some suggestions:

  1. Clue: “Your wisdom will begin to show”
    Gift: “Black hair dye to cover the gray hairs”
  2. Clue: “There will be unexpected revelations in the new year.”
    Gift: “Safety pins for when you have a busted zipper”
  3. Clue: “You will be at a loss for words”
    Gift: “Here’s a dictionary so you can find some!”
  4. Clue: “You’ll need to wipe away the results of your efforts”
    Gift: “Here’s a roll of toilet paper for a clean break!”
  5. Clue: “I expect you will lose more than a few”
    Gift: “Here’s some golf balls to replace the ones you lose”
  6. Clue: “Things will move a little too slow for comfort” Gift: Here’s some Chocolate Ex-Lax to make things move a little faster”
  7. Clue: “You will be a little short of dough”
    Gift: “Here’s a cookie recipe and cutter”
  8. Clue: “Circumstances may be a little bitter”
    Gift: “Here’s some sugar to sweeten things up”
  9. Clue: “You will not quite measure up”
    Gift: Here’s a ruler to help”
  10. Clue: “With great changes you will need a new yard stick”
    Gift: “Here’s a stick from my yard to help”
  11. Clue: “You will need to clean up a mess!”
    Gift: “Here’s a dust pan to make it easier”
  12. Clue: “You will need to release a little stress”
    Gift: “Here’s some stress relieving capsules” (Bubble wrap)
  13. Clue: “You’ll need a washer and dryer”
    Gift: “Here’s a dual purpose washer or dryer” (hand towel)
  14. Clue: “You will discover a great deal”
    Gift: “Here’s a deck of cards to help you learn”
  15. Clue: “You will want to take a bubble bath”
    Gift: “Here’s jar of beans. Boil and eat 1 hour in advance for a natural bubble bath.”
  16. Clue: “You will need to make some great calculations”
    Gift: “Here’s a pencil – use your head!”
  17. Clue: “You will make more than a few mistakes.”
    Gift: “Here’s an eraser for a clean start”
  18. Clue: “You will want a bigger paycheck”
    Gift: “Here’s a magnifying glass to help”
  19. Clue: “everyone will believe you have lost your marbles!”
    Gift: “Now you have at least a few.” (bag of marbles)
  20. Clue: “You will want to pull your hair out in furstration.”
    Gift: “Here’s a wig to hide the bald spots!”


Game Play

  1. Guests draw a numbered clue from a bag and read the prophecy aloud.
  2. Guest then open the matching gift and show it to everyone while reading the attached response.



  • What predictions would you like to make for yourself for the next year?
  • How can you make those dreams become a reality in your life?


God’s gifts are no joke.
Read Jeremiah 29:11-14
God says that he has plans for each of us. Plans to prosper us and not to harm us! Plans for a hope and a future. How do we discover these plans? He will bring them to pass when we seek him with all our heart!


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