Posts Tagged ‘white elephant gift party’

What to share in the White Elephant Gift Exchange

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gift selection ideas for white elephant party success
Finding the perfect gift to share with family and friends can be a bit daunting. That is why the white elephant gift exchange has become such a popular gift sharing activity. Because the rules of the game allow the players the opportunity to “steal” gifts that they really like from one another, it takes a bit of the pressure off.
The white elephant gifts that are shared make the party engaging and really add to the fun conversation in the game. Find a great gift for the party is therefor an important… Read the rest »

White elephant gift exchange for mobs – Cash Mobs!

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, March 30, 2012

International Cash Mob Day + white elephant gifts
White elephant gift exchange with a Cash Mob twistDid you know that March 24th was International Cash Mob Day?
We learned about the Cash Mob events from our friends at Small Biz Survival but we were too late to join in the fun this year. So next year we will host a Cash Mob Gift Exchange to celebrate the day.
As we understand the shopping-mob process, a group of like-minded individuals gather at a specified location with the agreement that they will each spend at least $20 dollar in a given store. The invitations to the event are usually spread… Read the rest »

White elephant gift finds funny footing

Posted by MamaC on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rattle loose a great white elephant gift
For  about $15 dollars this white elephant gift will be a find great appeal in your next white elephant gift exchange. It is a combination set of wrist rattles and foot covers for babies.  Baby items are great conversation starters in these group gift party settings.
The rules of the white elephant gift exchange require that players open wrapped gifts and then allow others to make comments and possibly steal the gift away.  Traditionally the gift that gets stolen the most also receives the most comments. This rattle and foot cover systems definitely… Read the rest »

Blue-light special white elephant gift idea

Posted by MamaC on Saturday, June 18, 2011

Flashy $15 white elephant gift
When this special white elephant gift is unwrapped during the party it will instantly be popular. 
Other gift exchange game players will see that they can finally clear that pesky traffic (not recommended) on the way to K-Mart for that big sale.
Flashy white elephant gift idea with a blue light special
As MamaC, I get to select the white elephant gifts for the online gift parties that family and friends enjoy on AlbinoPhant.  I know that this blue-light flasher will get conversation going in your next white elephant party or at a Yankee Swap.
With this great white elephant gift conversation… Read the rest »

Fun White Elephant Gift Idea- Go Potty Go

Posted by MamaC on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

MamaC picks a great white elephant gift idea
I can imagine how much fun conversation will be started when this gift is unwrapped during the white elephant gift exchange.
In my family someone would shout out “GO POTTY GO!” And the banter would go crazy…
If this white elephant gift was opened in the online white elephant party someone would probably find a Youtube video about potty training and share it in the comment wall of the game.
I hope that this gift idea will give you a creative direction for your next group party.
White elephant gift idea for the day
(This gift is from the… Read the rest »

Yankee Swap rules = social excitement

Posted by PartyWeDo on Sunday, April 17, 2011

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 »

The Elf Score and the Banter Algorithm

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, March 4, 2011

Elfster has the Elf Score but AlbinoPhant uses the Banterithm

Elfster has been helping thousands of people organize their Secret Santa activities over the years. They join many other mystery gift shopping tools that have been developed  both on and off the web.
Here are some links to similar secret Santa organizer programs:measuring white elephant gift exchange conversaton
Secret Santa Organizer . com
Secret Santa Name Picker at Boogspace .com
Secret Santa . com
Draw Names . com
Sneaky Santa .com
Sly Santa .com
Elfster has developed a site that allows secret Santa gift sharing activities to have a social component, like a social network… Read the rest »

Gift exchange rules: Secret Santa to White Elephants

Posted by PartyWeDo on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gift exchange rules
Wrapped Gifts for the gift exchangeThe 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.
more white elephant gift ideas
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 »

Facebook in a quiet wedding with Amazon

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Two powerful families are married for user convenience and for future opportunity.
So far, the wedding has been kept hush hush and is flying under the radar… So don’t expect this to make the front pages of the tabloids anytime soon.Amazon and Facebook marrage
It seems the social media superstar Facebook, with its huge entourage of friends has been secretively matched to Amazon’s world leading product inventory, by a party application developer.
Like most weddings, the focus is on a party, and in this case the party is the center of attention. Gifts for the party are to come from the Amazon… Read the rest »

The Elephant in the room has joined a Party!

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A new Facebook application moves the White Elephant Exchange Party online, with gift sharing and conversation for family and friends this holiday season.
Albinophant is a mimic of the traditional Yankee Swap or White Elephant parties used in social circles in the US and Canada. With this online version, players purchase real gifts, share them, steal gifts from one another, and then the present for each individual is shipped to their door by conventional methods.Elephant Express-2
The party is hosted on Facebook so friends can easily join and invite others into the gift exchange within the social network platform. Each player… Read the rest »