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White Elephant gifts that shift left and right
You may have played a gift sharing activity called the left right game with family or friends. Now learn the rules of the Lefty the White Elephant gift exchange.
The host should choose someone to be the story teller and be given a printed version.
.(we have a PDF version Left Right Story HERE)
Explain to all the players that they will be participating in a unique white elephant gift exchange that involves both gift swapping and gift passing. Let them know that whenever they hear the words right, left or gift… Read the rest »
White elephant exchange + spin the bottle!
The popular white elephant gift party and the game called spin the bottle can now be joined for some gift sharing fun. This is a great way to add some variety to your group gift parties this year.
If you are doing a traditional white elephant party instead of an online gift exchange like AlbinoPhant, then the white elephant spin the bottle game will make your party even more fun than ever.
You will need to set-up the room so that all of the chairs are in a circle and spread apart… Read the rest »
The Yankee Swap rules build group fun
The white elephant gift exchange is also known as the Yankee Swap in some areas of the country. Both are very engaging social party activities that allow fun gift sharing among friends and family.
Yankee Swap Video
Watch this time elapse video of a group gift exchange party. Thisvideo demonstrates the white elephant gift sharing action that takes place within the party game.
We counted about 25 people in this gift exchange video, that looks like it was hosted in a typical living room. The Yankee Swap rules are the same as the… Read the rest »
A sitting elephant can join your next party
The white elephant gift exchange is the most popular group gift party in North America. Families, church groups and businesses use this fun gift giving event to bring people together in a lively social experience during the holidays. The white elephant party involves people sitting down to play a gift swapping game, so it seem fitting to use some sitting elephants as a part of the decorations for the event.
The best and most wacky white elephant parties will carry some theme throughout the event, so we have gathered together some ideas… Read the rest »
Sitting an elephant down is challenging
Because we are the white elephant gift exchange headquarters, we feel it is our responsibility to instruct you on how an elephant gets on its Hindquarters. So here are the details for sitting an elephant…
Getting an elephant to sit requires a combination of patience and some physical effort before the massive pachyderm will finally sit back on its haunches. Regardless of the effort, any circus worth its salt needs several sitting elephants to fill the seats in the tent. So training elephants to sit is a much bigger deal than just a regular… Read the rest »
Images of Elephants in the Room
To further our understanding of the use of the Elephant in our language and our art, we have included some fun images of the elephant in the room. We have also included some of the context that are supported by this imagery.
We believe that the tyranny of distance is the elephant in the room for families and friends when it comes time to share gifts with each other. This is why we have created an online platform for sharing gifts, no matter the distance..
Enjoy these images of the elephants in the room…… Read the rest »
The Elephant in the room has left the building
The term “the elephant in the room” creates an odd picture. Maybe that is why it has such a powerful influence upon our thoughts when used to describe something completely idiotic.
Here is how the Wiki’s are describing the topic: “Elephant in the room” is an English idiom for an obvious truth that is being ignored or goes unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.
It really is silly to consider that a massive beast, like an elephant could wander into… Read the rest »
$35 White Elephant Gifts You Can Wear…
Even though the white elephant gift exchange is a tradition for many groups, we are still interested in some variety from time to time. We suggest that you shake things up and have a “Wear-it-Home” style white elephant party.
This type of white elephant exchange has just two unique rules: One, the gift must be worn once it is opened and two, it must be worn home by the final owner of the gift.
We went into the AlbinoPhant online white elephant gift marketplace and pulled out some $35 dollar white elephant… Read the rest »
Gift exchange rules
The gift exchange party is the most common way to share unique white elephant gifts among groups of family and friends. These events are held during various holiday celebrations and for office parties, family and class reunions.
The most common and popular gift exchange is the Secret Santa gift swap game. It is primarily used to exchange gifts directly from one person to another. This activity is akin to the standard name draw exchange that many groups use to establish the rules of gift purchasing among groups during important life events. But before we move into… Read the rest »