This is the season of Christmas parties and events. This past week, I got together with several friends for our annual ornament exchange and dinner. We always have such a fun time. And when it gets down to the ornament exchange, we draw numbers. We go in order, and when it's your turn, you can either pick a gift under the tree or "steal" from someone else whose ornament you've been coveting. :) I guess I should be ashamed to say that I've kind of got a reputation. I'm one of the ones who isn't afraid to steal that perfect ornament! And one of my friends, Amy, isn't afraid either. We can both get, shall we say, competitive. Of course, there's strategy involved, because once an ornament has been stolen three times, it can't be taken again.
Even with just 10 people there this year, I bet we took an hour to get through the exchange. And this year, I was the victim! (Maybe payback time??) I lost the first 3 or 4 ornaments I opened! But I had the best number. Number 1. I got to go first--and then once again, last! So I got my favorite ornament back from the thief who had taken it from me (pictured here--a glittery elf shoe). :)
If you've never tried this game before, I hope you will! It's such a hoot. And it can be even more fun with white elephant gifts, which we do at our church staff Christmas party each year. So more to come on that party in the upcoming weeks... :)
What party games do you enjoy at Christmas?