Ever start planning a party and need prize instructions?
Perhaps, you have games to play but don’t know where to start when it comes to the prizes?
Do you hand out more than one prize per player? You have questions and we have answers!
First, if you need ideas for prize suggestions? Get a helpful guide for adults here as well as a helpful guide for kids!
Instructions for Winning Prizes at a Party
Ready to start shopping for all the “winning players?” Feel like you don’t know who to buy for or what to get because everyone is so different.
I can completely relate to you! I have thrown many parties over the years from teeny tiny little baby parties, kids’ birthday parties, to middle age adult to older adults get-togethers!
There is no wrong or right way to hand out prizes! Guests, in general, will be thrilled that they even received a small, medium, or large gift or party favor!
Each prize will depend on the number of people you have playing the game. For example, if you would want one person to win a prize or the entire group!
Style #1: Prize Ideas for Individuals
Let’s start off with individual prize styles. This style is for players that games host individual winners. For example, if you are throwing a birthday party and playing a game with ten players with only one winner. This would be style 1.
Style #2 Prize Ideas for Groups
This type of style consists of every player winning a prize! Whether it may be a sticker, a piece of candy, or something bigger.
Although just because you have large groups playing a game. That doesn’t mean everyone has to win a prize. If you want to hand out more prizes, by all means, you can. Although, you don’t have to hand out a prize to everyone.
When you get down further into the reading of this post. You’ll see how I like to hand out prizes for larger groups.
Style #3 Prize Ideas for Teams
Ready for team challenges? Going head to head against another team is always fun! Winning a prize is even better! This style means an entire team would be rewarded with a prize or trophy!
Now, are you ready to learn about creative ways to win prizes?
Creative Prizes Instructions for Door Prizes
#1 Stickers on the Bottom of Plates
Supplies Needed: Stickers and Paper Plates.
How to Handout Door Prizes:
Before the guests arrive put stickers on the bottom of the plates. This could be on one plate or however many you like. For example, if you have 30 guests you may want to have a few winners. It will really depend on how many door prizes you want to give away that day.
#2 Put Place Cards in Basket
Supplies Needed: Place Cards, Pen, and this sort of Basket.
How to Draw Names using Place Cards
After everyone is done with their meal you could walk around and put everybody’s place card in the basket. Whomever’s name is drawn wins a prize.
Tip: This also works great for Baby Showers! Ask each guest to fill out their name and address for Thank you cards and put them in a basket. Draw someone’s card out of the basket to win a center piece!
#3 Funny Hats Draw
Supplies Needed: Santa hat, place cards, a pen, or a different funny hat!
Haha, look what I found it is a pumpkin pie hat! How funny is that? I can’t believe the price! 😯 Would you pay that much?
How to Draw Door Prizes with Hats
If you’ve been to my site before you know I love funny hats! This would be a perfect opportunity to throw the names in a hat only instead of a ball cap use the crazy pumpkin pie hat, a Santa cap, or another funny hat to livin up the party!
Prize Instructions for Programs
Again there is no wrong or right away to hand out prizes! Every party is not the same and every person is unique! You can follow the prize instructions and creativity we include or change it up for your liking. 🙂
#4 Prizes on Program handouts
Supplies Needed: Stickers (program hand-outs)
How to Draw Names with Handouts
Prior to the program starting sneak a sticker or two onto the program handouts. After the program is finished announce for guests to check their pamphlets.
#5 Registration Name Winner
Supplies Needed: Registration paper, paper, black marker, and bucket.
How to Pick a Registration Name Winner
After everyone signs in for registration. Draw a number from the hat. If the number is 15 scroll down the registration page until you get the 15th person. Announce the winner with the microphone.
Rules for Handing out Prizes in Group Setting
#6 Pass the Gift
Supplies Needed: A Gift
How to Play a Game In a Large Group With Just One Winner
This pass the gift game is quite simple! You will need to start the game with one prize. Start the music and ask the guests to pass the gift. Whichever player is holding the gift when the music stops will win that prize!
#7 Icebreaker Questions
Supplies Needed: Questions, Paper, Pen, and Prize
How to Hand out Prizes for Icebreakers
Everyone loves a good icebreaker! If it’s done right of course. A good way to start an icebreaker is to ask questions. For example to hand out individual prizes or table prizes. Ask a question such as which table has the most birthdays in September. The table with the most birthdays will all win a prize or put their names in for a drawing to see who will win.
#8 Work Environment Prizes
How to Hand out Prizes at Work
Hand out prizes to employees wearing the company logo!
#9 Coffee Cup Winners
Supplies Needed: Disposable coffee cups and stickers.
If an employee or a guest finds a disposable coffee cup with a sticker on it. Boom! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Wrapping Up Prize Instructions
I hope you enjoyed these prize instructions! Remember if you are playing an indoor or outdoor party game, having a prize competition, prize draws, award ceremony, playing birthday party games, or having an office work party! You won’t go wrong with fun-filled prizes. Good Luck!
Nicole Pyles says
What great tips! Especially for people hosting holiday parties and all that – these are great!
Thank you so much, Nicole!
All great tips & ideas x
Thank you!!! 🙂
Mommy Peach says
what a fun read for people hosting parties!!! Who doesn’t love giving and receiving prizes??
Thank you so much! I am glad it was helpful. 🙂 I love handing out prizes! Especially in a lot of fun ways. 🙂
Tamara Goyette says
This totally brought me back to my childhood and going to birthday parties that would have a hot potato present game where someone who wasn’t the birthday person got a gift. I loved it!
Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping in. 🙂