I love Christmas Parties! I just went to a great one with a bunch of my friends. My friend came up with the idea of having us all get together and share yummy food and one $20 gift. Since we have so many friends, this makes it a lot easier on our wallet! She gave us all a number then she read the poem. After we chose a gift, we opened it, which made it a lot funnier and competitive.
I don’t have the exact poem she used, but I did find a lot of fun gift exchange poems for you to choose from .
Here is a collection of different Christmas stories to use with LEFT/RIGHT Christmas Exchange Parties.
Here is a fun one where everyone takes turns choosing gifts then exchanging it.
Christmas with the Right Family is another LEFT/RIGHT game and looks like a lot of fun.
Christmas Music Game:
Have everyone sit in a circle and start with a gift. Play a favorite Christmas carol on your stereo, while 1-3 dice are being passed around the circle (space them out). Each person rolls and then passes the dice. If they roll a six, they can trade packages with whomever they want. At the end of the song everyone keeps the package in front of them.
Numbered Gift Exchange Idea:
Number each gift as it arrives. Then, give the person who brought the gift a square of paper with the corresponding number. Have the person write down one little known fact about him/herself and then fold the paper and throw it in a bowl, hat, gift bag, whatever. (This is great for getting to each other even better.) When the gift exchange starts, have the host draw a piece of paper and read the little known fact (do not mention the package number). The person to guess who is it first is given the package with the corresponding number. Once someone guesses correctly they are out of the game. The game continues till there is one gift left, which is of course for the host.
I hope some of these ideas make your Christmas Party so much more fun!