A classic Victorian event!
A rich personage would ship a mummy from Egypt and then invite his friends to help unwrap it. You see, the Ancient Egyptians didn’t just wrap the mummy in plain cloth; Secreted away in the wrappings were perfumes, religious scriptures, trinkets, and jewelry—exotic prizes for guests to take home!
As the guests take their turns unwrapping a bandage, they’ll uncover prizes. It could be anything: a coupon, a sweet, a torn fragment of an old map, a book, a perfume sample, a pair of earrings, a tea bag sample.
Prizes are donated by the Steampunk World’s Fair dealers. As prizes are unwrapped the donating company will be announced, and their business card or flyer can be on hand to give to interested parties.