Random Present Swap
In Honor of Arthur Farr
What to bring:
- 1 random/ridiculous/useless wrapped gift (priced around $5) for each person in your family that will be playing.
- It can be a re-gift... Just make sure the person who got it for you isn't going to be there!
- My mom has lots of left overs but if you feel like bringing something, bring more left overs or you can't go wrong with a dessert (Artie's favorite). Don't make anything though!
- Comfortable clothes just like he would have worn (PJs, sweats, jeggings, etc)
What is a Random Present Swap (White Elephant Swap)
In its most basic form, the game is as follows: each participant supplies one wrapped gift. The gifts are placed in a central location, and participants determine in what order they will take turns selecting them. The first person opens a wrapped gift and the turn ends. On subsequent turns, each person can open a new present or gets the choice to "steal" another person's unwrapped gift. When a person's gift is stolen, they choose another wrapped gift to open. The game is over when the last person has taken their turn.
Gifts are typically inexpensive, humorous items or used items from home. The term white elephant refers to a gift whose maintenance costs exceed its usefulness.
To keep with the spirit of the white elephant, the gifts are often gifts the participants have received outside of the game but do not want.