Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Santa Gift Games
Old 12-09-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,898
Santa Gift Games

Since this year all my grown children will be visiting and since I am giving them cash because that's what they want, I am thinking about also have some cheapo presents under the tree. I want to make it fun so I'm looking for great Santa games.

Here's one: Draw numbers, #1 gets to choose first gift,opens it. Then #2 gets choice of #1's gift or an unopened gift. If #1 loses gift, then she gets to choose another, and so on until everyone has a gift.

But I need a few more games. Ideas anyone? The sillier the better!
__________________

__________________
Zoocat is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-09-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
calmloki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Independence
Posts: 5,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldbabe View Post
Since this year all my grown children will be visiting and since I am giving them cash because that's what they want, I am thinking about also have some cheapo presents under the tree. I want to make it fun so I'm looking for great Santa games.

Here's one: Draw numbers, #1 gets to choose first gift,opens it. Then #2 gets choice of #1's gift or an unopened gift. If #1 loses gift, then she gets to choose another, and so on until everyone has a gift.

But I need a few more games. Ideas anyone? The sillier the better!
My gal's company did the gift stealing game you describe for several years at their Christmas get together. Didn't think it was very Christmassy myself. This year they did bingo for prizes, winners chose their wrapped prizes and were out for any further wins. Thought that was better - fun anticipation building.
__________________

__________________
calmloki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 12:18 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Goonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North-Central Illinois
Posts: 3,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by calmloki View Post
My gal's company did the gift stealing game you describe for several years at their Christmas get together. Didn't think it was very Christmassy myself. This year they did bingo for prizes, winners chose their wrapped prizes and were out for any further wins. Thought that was better - fun anticipation building.
That's how the local Senior Center does it. My Mom says everyone enjoys doing it that way. Each person attending brings one small wrapped gift....worth about $5. Some people just put a $5 bill in a small box and wrap it....that's what everyone tries to get!
__________________
Goonie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 11:09 AM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by calmloki View Post
My gal's company did the gift stealing game you describe for several years at their Christmas get together. Didn't think it was very Christmassy myself. This year they did bingo for prizes, winners chose their wrapped prizes and were out for any further wins. Thought that was better - fun anticipation building.
The way you describe it -- "gift stealing game" -- certainly puts a downer on it. Not fun! Guess I'll have to do some more internet research.
__________________
Zoocat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 11:20 AM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Rustic23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lake Livingston, Tx
Posts: 3,624


We have a party to go to this weekend and they play this game. Here is what I am taking. Gift has to be under $10. There are about 160 golf balls in the container. I gather them on our morning walks.
__________________
Rustic23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 12:21 PM   #6
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Fireup2020's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,186
Just attended a party with a White Elephant Gift exchange. Had a blast! The cheesier the gifts the better! The alcoholic gifts were stolen the most, closely followed by a coffee gift card. We ended up with a great drinking/trivia game! Someone brought a couple VHS workout videos...that we amusedly referred to as the "porn" videos! (as soon as someone stated that, they were a hotly traded commodity)
__________________

__________________
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich. - A. P. Gouthey
Fireup2020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Santa Belief twaddle Other topics 42 12-10-2007 01:02 PM
Santa Relief yakers Other topics 6 12-10-2007 08:02 AM
computer games Martha Other topics 8 08-23-2006 11:34 PM
Please Help me be a better Santa JPatrick Other topics 10 12-21-2005 10:21 PM
Games for Kids Whisper9999 Young Dreamers 8 12-07-2004 09:55 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:29 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.