Wednesday, December 9

EVENTFUL: Gift Exchange Games


Hosting a Christmas party this season? Keep your friends and family entertained by spicing up the gift-giving tradition with one of these fun variations

The perfect game for shamelessly re-gifting, the Yankee Swap Gift Exchange allows guests to select and swap each other's presents when a more appealing gift has been opened.

Read a Christmas-themed ‘right/left’ story to your guests as they stand in a circle holding a gift. Guests will pass gifts when they hear the words ‘left’ or ‘right’!

Similar to Musical Chairs, guests will be eager to have a gift in their hands when the Christmas carols stop! Pass around one gift per song. The person holding the gift when the music stops, opens their gift and steps out of the circle!

With a present attached to the end of different colors of yarn, weave a large web throughout an area of the house. Guests take the free end of the yarn and traverse a winding trail under tables, through rooms, and around banisters! For an added bonus, hide presents in drawers or cupboards.

Or, for a simple, old-fashioned gift exchange, check out Elfster or Secret Santa for automatic, name-shuffling gift exchange generators!

Contributed by Rebecca Stokes, Fairmont Private Schools
Image by Goodlife Zen

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