I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a problem with the concept
behind a “White Elephant Party”. Isn’t Christmas supposed to be about giving?
For those that don’t know, a White Elephant party is a party in which each
person brings a small present. The presents are all put in one place (i.e. under a tree).
Then everyone draws a number, and goes in order picking out a present.
If someone after you likes your present better than yours, they can take yours
instead, and you get to pick a new present. If you like someone else’s present
better than yours, you can take theirs.
To me, this just breeds selfishness. How about this instead:
White Elephant Party Revision 2
- Each person brings a present.
- They get a number as they put the present under the Christmas tree.
- Each person introduces themselves and what they like.
- The first person takes a gift and opens it. If they don’t like
it and think someone else would like it more, they give it to that
person and take another present. They can only do this once (otherwise
you could just have the first person distributing presents 🙂 ).
Then the next person goes, and so on.
Doesn’t that sound more “Christmassy”?