dirty santa

Every year, my girlfriends and I have a "Dirty Santa" party.  What's that, you say? A nefarious party with a foul mouthed santa?  Nope..nothing that tantalizing.  It's just a funny name for a gift exchange.  

The idea is simple:  the gift limit is $25.  We pile the gifts in the middle of the room and draw numbers to pick a present.  Here's the twist: you can steal presents from the people who go before you.  The best number to draw is the last number.  This leads to a spirited gift exchange (and a few cuss words in my crowd.)  

This year, my contribution is Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook and some vintage cocktail glasses. I'm so excited about my gift, I might have to pick it for myself!

links:  1. geometric studs $24 2. mini pom pom hair clips $12 3. zebra tray $24  4. Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook $14.99



  1. Jen,
    Our family and friends have used these fun gift exchange parties for years. We call ours a white elephant gift exchange, but the rules are still the same.
    We have joined with other recreation specialist on the AlbinoPhant team to create several unique ways to make the gift swapping game more engaging.
    You and your readers may find some of these fun, so I will share a link to a few ideas: http://albinophantblog.com/white-elephant-gift-headquarters/white-elephant-gift-exchange-idea-center/
    We hope that you have a great Dirty Santa party and wonderful holidays!

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