Archive for May, 2012

Cooking White Elephant – Unique Kitchen Gadgets

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kitchen gadgets – White elephant gift treat You can never go wrong purchasing kitchen products to share in a white elephant gift exchange. This is particularly true if your guest list has a number of people who enjoy time in the kitchen. Some savvy white elephant party hosts even create a cooking theme for their […]

10 Wacky White Elephant Gifts – Maybe Useless

Posted by PartyWeDo on Saturday, May 12, 2012

Some Very Useless White Elephant Gifts Sometimes it just makes perfect sense to do something truly wacky. And what could be more fun than to gather your family or friends together for a white elephant gift exchange with totally useless stuff? Some people believe that white elephant gifts are supposed to be gag gifts or […]

Gamification of Gift Giving – White Elephant Exchange

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, May 11, 2012

White elephant and Yankee Swap demonstrate gift giving gamification. The act of giving a gift to an office mate is not unique, and nether is the office holiday gift party. What is unique is the way game play enters the equation.  The white elephant gift exchange and the Yankee Swap combine gift giving and a […]

The Art of Gift Giving and the Gift Exchange

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gift exchange research is informative Our passion is finding ways to share gifts with family and friends in white elephant gift exchanges. Most of our efforts focus on white elephant gift ideas and the party games used to pass out the presents. Our recreation specialists use the science of game-play as a way to engage […]

Cinco de Mayo White Elephant Gift Exchange

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, May 4, 2012

White elephant gifts for the Cinco de Mayo party Tomorrow is the Cinco de Mayo party day – millions will spend the day in celebration and sharing gifts among themselves. And though there are no white elephants in Mexico, there is a great opportunity to use a white elephant gift exchange to make the party […]

Random Selection – White Elephant Name Draws

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, May 4, 2012

Selecting Players for White Elephant Gift Parties Throwing a bunch of paper-strips into a hat is so “old-school”… White elephant gift exchanges are the most engaging party that you can host for your family and friends – so why be old-hat with your name drawing system? We have nothing against Hats, but through the marvels […]

Vintage White Elephant – Party Retro

Posted by PartyWeDo on Tuesday, May 1, 2012

White elephant gift giving retro style The tradition of giving a white elephant gift dates back centuries in the Far-east. Vintage white elephant giving was a royal event and is much different than how we view the process today. The white elephant exchange is the perfect venue for sharing gifts in a social activity and […]