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The BARF elephant – This will keep your hands busy!

Posted by Princess Phant on Saturday, October 24, 2009

You are waiting for Christmas to come and all the White Elephant Gift Parties to start… Right?
Well, here is something to keep you busy… And bring out your crafty side, in the process.
Fold your own white elephant from a piece of paper!
That’s right… Pull up a chair, print off the instructions, then start creasing and folding!
You can fold an Elephant from the Rump view – Here
You can fold an Elephant from a Front view – Here
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BARF, or Bay Area Rapid Folders has a website for Origami enthusiasts, and these two elephant folds are… Read the rest »

Why is it dangerous to walk the jungles from 2 to 4 PM?

Posted by King Thibaw on Saturday, October 24, 2009

That’s when white elephants are jumping out of trees
Why are Pygmies so small ?
They tried to walk through the jungle between 2 and 4 in the afternoon!
This is another fun white elephant joke that you can SAVE and share at your next group white elephant gift party.
List of white elephant exchange jokes

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King ThibawThe Royal Thibaw, Golden-footed Lord of the White Elephant, Master of a Thousand Gold Umbrellas, Owner of the Royal Peacocks, Lord of the Sea and of the World, Whose face is like the Sun.… Read the rest »

Potty mouth – Party banter goes wild

Posted by PartyWeDo on Saturday, October 24, 2009

White elephant gift exchange parties are well known as banter generators.  You know the drill, right… Get friends together with some wacky white elephant gifts and contagious banter breaks out from all directions.
Last year our family online gift exchange included a gift that got the potty humor going right from the start.  And, it all started with an item  that would not normally be considered a great white elephant gift.
Someone opened a gift pack that included a tall blue container and a can of hot chocolate mix.  Someone asked the question; “does it have any hot chocolate left… Read the rest »

Ten great white elephant gifts, to start a conversation.

Posted by King Thibaw on Friday, October 23, 2009

The best white elephant parties have the gifts become the topic of fun conversations. Unique and fun gifts are why these gift exchange events are such popular social activities.Albinophant gifts 1albino..gifts2
We not only use the gift itself to build the banter, but we also play off the title of the gift, the uses for the gift and even the brand name. Any one of these will assist in growing the conversation with other participants.
Part of the magic of this party is that everyone’s creative thought increases as each gift is opened. Then, each thought turns the conversation in another direction… Read the rest »

Why do white elephants wear little caps and shorts?

Posted by King Thibaw on Thursday, October 22, 2009

So that they can get on the bus with a child’s fare.
No need to disguise these jokes… SHARE
Our thanks to Mobilizing the Region for the image
List of white elephant exchange jokes

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King ThibawThe Royal Thibaw, Golden-footed Lord of the White Elephant, Master of a Thousand Gold Umbrellas, Owner of the Royal Peacocks, Lord of the Sea and of the World, Whose face is like the Sun.… Read the rest »

Mom – Don’t be lonely

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stacy DeBroff of Mom Central Consulting has just published a study on moms that tells the story of loss, isolation and the deep desire to gather.
Before you decide to rush mother off for psychiatric care, you should read some of the key highlights of the study to find that Mom is very resourceful in solving these issues.
What struck me is that my wife, a 56 year old empty nester, has exhibited many of the same attitudes toward community, networking and her sense of self that her sisters of all ages are experiencing, according to the study.
Stacy reports… Read the rest »

5 reasons to do the White Elephant Party online

Posted by Princess Phant on Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gifting Online
The number one gift exchange activity in the US and Canada during the holidays is the white elephant party or yankee swap.
Families, churches and clubs all use this gift swap event to create a great social experience and to share gifts with each other. The white elephant gifts range from the silly to the very desirable, and all points in between.
Now there are online alternatives to this popular event that will save you time and money. We suggest the top 5 reasons to take the party online this year:

Distant family and friends can be invited to participate… Read the rest »

Why do white elephants wear blue tennis shoes?

Posted by King Thibaw on Monday, October 19, 2009

Because the white ones always get dirty.

Why do white elephants float in the river upside-down?
Answer: To keep their blue tennis shoes from getting wet.
white elephant exchange jokes

thanks to ellie vanhoutte for great image
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King ThibawThe Royal Thibaw, Golden-footed Lord of the White Elephant, Master of a Thousand Gold Umbrellas, Owner of the Royal Peacocks, Lord of the Sea and of the World, Whose face is like the Sun.… Read the rest »

Stay with personal connections

Posted by PartyWeDo on Monday, October 19, 2009

I am continuing to document the kindness of strangers; who give of themselves so that others can find success in the social web.
You have got to love the person who can use a great play on words to make a point. Jesse Stay was born with a leg up in this department. His blog is called Stay ‘N’ Alive and he works in the social connection industry, helping others stay alive in this space.  (He also went on a STAYcation with his family last year, but that is a different story).
Jesse has kindly taken time to assist us… Read the rest »

Why can’t you get a White Elephant to screw in a light bulb?

Posted by King Thibaw on Sunday, October 18, 2009

Because they won’t fit in a light bulb socket.

Don’t screw this up… SAVE these JOKES!
List of white elephant exchange jokes

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King ThibawThe Royal Thibaw, Golden-footed Lord of the White Elephant, Master of a Thousand Gold Umbrellas, Owner of the Royal Peacocks, Lord of the Sea and of the World, Whose face is like the Sun.… Read the rest »

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