Thursday, December 9, 2010

Let me run an idea by you.

On Saturday evening we are having a Christmas party. I have asked everyone to bring an ornament for a gift exchange. I hate the game where you can steal gifts so I'm not going to do that one. I've been trying to think of a game we could play and I came up with an idea that I wanted to run by you all. I think it might be fun, but let me know what you think. And don't be afraid to be honest about it!

My idea is this: The people that we have invited are from church and we are a pretty close knit group. Besides Russ and I, everyone knows everyone else very well. When they come in, the first thing I want to do is give them each a note card to write down one thing about themselves that the others might not know. I'm going to take the note cards and I won't let anyone else look at them. When it comes time for the game, I'm going to read a note card and everyone else can guess who the item goes with. If they guess right, they will get to pick a gift to open.

So what do you all think? Also, if you have a different idea, feel free to comment. I have also looked at doing a Yankee Swap and a Right or Left game.


Courtney said...

That sounds good. A very fun game. Have people already purchased these ornaments? I did something similar last year with my teaching staff, but with Christmas presents (ornaments would work just as well). We had to pick a present/ornament that represented one other person on staff (we drew names). We wrapped them, and then when one person unwrapped a gift, they had to try to guess who the gift was supposed to represent. Then the person who purchased the gift would admit who it was supposed to be, and then the gift purchaser would open the next gift. Okay, even writing this it sounds confusing, so just go with what you had in mind. It'll be fun.
Enjoy the game!

Mercedes said...

I think your idea sounds like a lot of fun. I wish I was going to your christmas party.

A Wife and a Teacher said...

I love the note card idea, what a neat way to get to know each other!

We have done this poem at work a few times- it is fun!

Have fun!!

Chhandita said...

Sounds like fun...mind if I steal the idea for my party?

Lisa said...

Thanks for the feedback guys! I think I will go ahead with it.

Chhandita, go for it.