A lot of the traditional party games mean people spending time bored on the sidelines (and often it's the same people each time). So we do some games where that doesn't apply - relays are good (can be orange under chin, or spoon-on-a-string which is fed up and down through clothes). If we do pass the parcel, then as well as a reward there is usually a challenge which has to be tackled before the reward can be claimed. Games like dodge ball can be played with a 'sin bin' - a row of chairs at the side of the room. Instead of being out of the game permanently, instead the first person out sits on the first chair in the row. As others are knocked out, they shuffle up the row. Once someone has been shuffled off the end of the row, they are back in the game with no further penalty.