Archive for June, 2009
This past week I spent some time in a Boy Scout high adventure experience with some 14 and 15-year-old boys.
Our goal was to spelunk in the lava caves of the Mount St. Helens volcano, climb to the top of that mountain’s rim (just over 8000’) and then bicycle for 50-miles in a local mountain range. It was all a great experience and we accomplished about 75% of what we set out to do.
We made it from one end of the lava caves to the other – 100% of our goal was accomplished.
The climb up the mountain was… Read the rest »
For the majority of white elephant enthusiasts, a gift exchange game really has very little to do with receiving gifts. It’s much more about getting together with loved ones or friends or colleagues, and just having a bit of fun, conversation and silly banter together. The white elephant party is perfect for starting interesting or funny conversations, and more often that not the gifts come second to the opportunity to go to a party and have a good time. Entertainment, rather than gain, is generally the purpose of these events.
So why not do some good with your gift exchange… Read the rest »
As the party princess, I’m always interested to hear of interesting ways to vary how the traditional white elephant gift exchange game is played. After all, rules are made to be broken, right?! And I’m realizing just how many fun ways of mixing up the game that you people have come up with.
I really love this one, which I read about today at a delightful blog called Knotty Musings. Here is a family who clearly don’t want to get into all the potential bribery and mischief that comes with the usual White Elephant game, where players swap and steal… Read the rest »
As the Princess of AlbinoPhant, I simply love the idea of using a white elephant gift exchange party as a way of celebrating all sorts of special occasions – not just Christmas! And with Father’s Day 2009 coming up, I’ve been looking into new ways of varying the traditional Yankee Swap style game so that you can have a gift exchange party that will make your dad’s special day that bit more memorable for him.
I’ve just read about a really fun new twist on the white elephant gift exchange concept – one that lets Dad leave with ALL the… Read the rest »
You might more commonly associate gift exchange parties with the winter holidays, but with Father’s Day 2009 almost upon us, why not consider doing something different for Dad on his special day? Let’s face it – gifts for dads aren’t hat difficult to come up with. Golf accessories, cologne, a new tie, a car accessory, or a fun novelty gadget… gifts for Father’s Day are pretty easy to pick out! But what if you could make the Father’s Day gift giving a bit more exciting and fun for everyone involved?
By holding a white elephant party, you’ll be sure to… Read the rest »