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Couple gives birth to an Elephant on Facebook…

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bruce and Sarah Christensen are new Facebook developers, and they have delivered an online version of the white elephant gift exchange or Yankee Swap for families and friends this holiday season.
Elephant in a boxThe white elephant party is called AlbinoPhant, and the Christensen’s have been testing this online game with their grown children for the past 3-years.
“When our youngest got married and left the nest, we started sharing our gifts through playing this game, and we loved the party atmosphere and fun conversations this allowed us” stated Sarah, the mother of five and grand mother of seven.
The AlbinoPhant party is… Read the rest »

Online gift thievery comes to Facebook

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, December 4, 2009

Elephant with WalletThe social networks can now be used for friendly larceny, with the launch of an online white elephant gift exchange party called AlbinoPhant.
This Facebook application allows family and friends the opportunity to party together in a virtual gift exchange, just like they would if gathered together in one location. They exchange real gifts, share friendly banter and enjoy the holiday spirit, through the online party.
Gift exchange parties are social events that focus on sharing gifts with family and friends and then “stealing” gifts from one another in an organized party game.
www.albinophant.com brings people together to participate in… Read the rest »

Soup Exchange – Warm Tummy White Elephant Party

Posted by Princess Phant on Wednesday, November 25, 2009

soupThe Christmas season is perfect for a hot cup of soup on a chilly evening. What would warm the spirit even more would be sharing soup and conversation with family and friends.
Caroline, the author of Whipped, hosts a soup swap every year and,  in her own words describes: “…an event that embodied all of my favorite things: gathering with friends, eating together, talking about food and sharing food.”
This got us to thinking about how soup could be used as a part of a white elephant or Yankee Swap party. Here is an idea that we came up with…… Read the rest »

Exchanging Trendy for Traditional Gift Exchanges

Posted by PartyWeDo on Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One of the results of a changing economy is what the new austerity has wrought upon the American public. It seems that the trendy “go-go-consumption” trends have turned on a dime and now traditional priorities are winning the day. This is especially true when we discuss the holiday season this year.Jim telling a story
A recently released study by Sears, and reported in Marketing Daily suggests that; “Some 90% of those it surveyed say that because of the challenging economy, they are more focused on celebrating family traditions.”

Other studies are suggesting that more than 75% of Americans are realizing that connecting with… Read the rest »

Exchange High Cost for High Fun

Posted by PartyWeDo on Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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A Christmas Party Doesn’t Have to be Expensive
By: Candace Martin
In these stretched economic times even festive celebrations are falling onto hard times. The past couple of Christmases have seen a bit of a downturn in the level that folks were willing to pay for gifts along with the celebration itself, and the upcoming season looks to be about the same. If you are affected by budget issues but need to prepare for a holiday celebration, you do not have to let those things impact the quality of the merrymaking. There are lots of ways to throw a… Read the rest »

Full of hot air! Or just great Dirty Santa gifts…

Posted by PartyWeDo on Monday, November 23, 2009

Gift exchange parties are full of hot air…Huffing and puffing ad
Especially parties that carry the Dirty Santa or Dirty Thieving Santa moniker.
You see, these are the gag-gift cousins of the tamer and more common White Elephant Exchange or Yankee Swap.
The “dirty” implication is associated with the “stealing” portion of these gift exchange events. Gifts are opened by random players and then subsequent players can swap or “steal” from those who have gone before.
The gifts that create the most banter are usually the weird gifts that can be associated with something funny. Gifts that can prompt a conversation will make… Read the rest »

Proof that Elephants can hide with Strawberries!

Posted by PartyWeDo on Thursday, November 19, 2009

HOW DO YOU HIDE AN ELEPHANT?
We can thank the artist who are members of Worth1000 for this great piece of creativity…
Our online white elephant gift party is grateful to pochiex2 for allowing us to include this great image!

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PartyWeDoThe AlbinoPhant Creators
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Thou Shall Now Steal Thy Neighbor’s Gift… The Guilt-Free Gift Party

Posted by PartyWeDo on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

revealing a giftIt’s that time of year when friends and family gather to shamelessly steal gifts from one another in church buildings and living rooms everywhere. The traditional white elephant gift exchange, Yankee swap or Rob your Neighbor party turns thievery into fun; and even the Bishop, Father, Reverend and Pastor can enjoy these events.
Gift exchange parties are social events that focus on sharing gifts with family and friends and then “stealing” them from one another, while enjoying friendly banter in an organized party game.
This year you can take the friendly thievery online with a new Facebook application called AlbinoPhant,… Read the rest »

An internet full of gift thieves. Fun gift swap on Facebook

Posted by PartyWeDo on Saturday, November 14, 2009

McMinnville — The social networks can now be used for friendly larceny, with the launch of an online white elephant gift exchange party called AlbinoPhant.
This Facebook application allows family and friends the opportunity to party together in a virtual gift exchange, just like they would if gathered together in one location. They exchange real gifts, share friendly banter and enjoy the holiday spirit, through the online party.
Gift exchange parties are social events that focus on sharing gifts with family and friends and then “stealing” gifts from one another in an organized party game
AlbinoPhant brings people together to… Read the rest »

Stocking Stuffer Swap – In memory of a lost child

Posted by Princess Phant on Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some good ideas and great causes come from a loss or tragedy. I learned of a wonderful way to use the gift exchange concept to share with children this season.
Julia Chambers, crochet artisan and the author of several blogs, including “The difference between a duck”, shared a stocking stuffer gift exchange that has its genesis in a personal loss. Some family friends were tragically killed in an accident near Christmas.
She and her daughter decided to gather small gifts for children and wrap them for a gift swap, as a way of healing the wounds of the community. They… Read the rest »

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