Choose a Theme for your White Elephant Gift Exchange

Posted by PartyWeDo on Monday, August 10, 2009

1545498356_934210ead3Choosing a theme for your white elephant party is a great idea. Sometimes, when told to just bring a gift, people become quite nervous and stressed. After all, there are a lot of possibilities out there, and an overwhelming selection of things to choose from. Where to start?! But by setting a theme, you’re giving your guests a guideline to follow – some people find it a great help to have the suggestion of a theme, as it will then trigger some ideas in their own mind. They know that they have to find a gift to do with, say, Disney, or camping, or cooking. If they didn’t have the theme as a guideline, they might find it a lot more difficult to come up with an idea.

So what sort of theme can you have for a white elephant party? Really, the sky’s your limit with this one. Are you having an office party? Then why not make the theme something relative to what your company does, or sells, or manufactures?

If you regularly hold white elephant parties with the same group of people, maybe you could make the theme of each party something to do with a known hobby or interest of each guest in turn. So one party’s theme could be Star Wars, where everyone has to dress like a character and bring some small piece of Star Wars merchandise, all because Cousin James is a real Star Wars fan. And the next could be crafts, because Aunt Mabel just loves to knit and crochet – so everyone brings something they made by themselves, or some little trinket they picked out at a crafts fair.

There’s no end to the number of possibilities when it comes to picking a theme for a white elephant party. Have you been to any interesting theme parties? Let me know about the theme, and the gifts that went with it!


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