Posts Tagged ‘party ideas’

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.
white elephant gifts at a vintage partyThe white elephant exchange is the perfect venue for sharing gifts in a social activity and is why it so popular. The smartest hosts know that memorable parties use great themes that give guests something unique to remember.
There is a huge craze for all things vintage at the moment. Vintage shops are popping up left, right and center and vintage… Read the rest »

Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant

Posted by PartyWeDo on Sunday, April 15, 2012


A White Elephant honor from the kingdom of Thailand
White elephant award from ThialandEvery country has its top-level awards – like the Congressional Gold Medal, or the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Country of Thailand has high-honors as well.
Here at the white elephant gift exchange headquarters, we strive to highlight all white elephant focused information so that you will be a completely informed party host. Therefore – We give you Thailand’s highest honor…
The Exalted Order of the White Elephant
Listed as a high honor by the King of Thailand, the White Elephant award has a long history.  It was started in… Read the rest »

History of the White elephant gift exchange

Posted by PartyWeDo on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

White elephant gift swap history and future
white elephant gift swapIf you are a regular visitor to our site, you know the real story of white elephant gifts begins with the Asian kings of Burma and Siam. White elephants were extremely important and valuable creatures in these Asian countries, so receiving a white elephant from the king would be a huge honor and make the receiver the envy of all the land.
Somehow the tradition of valuable gift sharing morphed into a gift exchange game and the result is the now the traditional white elephant gift exchange.
Here is how the game got… Read the rest »