What’s a Staff Party without White Elephants?

 

So, now that all the chaos has died down, it’s time for our Staff Christmas Party. This was a fun and relaxing way to end the year as an office. We work hard around here, and it’s good to loosen up a bit and enjoy each other every once in a while! After a delicious lunch, the time came to exchange white elephant gifts.

Maybe some of these will give all of you some good ideas for your own parties that call for white elephants…

photo 1

Some delicious cream cheese-strawberry Santas to start the party off with a bang.

These are most of the presents we had to choose from. What’s your method for choosing which gift to open? I always struggle with whether to pick a nicely wrapped one or the one wrapped in a grocery bag.
photo 2 photo 1 (2)

Delightful season of 9-5. On VHS, no less! Hope she’s got a VCR.

photo 2 (2)

 “Within 5 minutes you’ll be on one of 256 possible courses to save the galaxy.” Again, you’ll need a VCR for this one.

photo 1 (3)

Some gift-givers try to make theirs worthwhile by including candy and treats.

photo 3

Arguably, the best gift of the day. In a mostly female office, what are the odds of a man getting this?! Oh, but it made it so much more enjoyable. Don’t worry, the box was deceiving. There was a good gift inside.

photo 1 (4)

A perfect way to set the mood at holiday parties.

photo 2 (3)

She didn’t know she would be setting another place at the Christmas dinner table.

photo 2 (4)

Santa dish-washing gloves! So festive and practical.

photo 5

To think that someone actually wants to hang this on their wall…

photo 3 (4)

Again, with so many females in the office, what are the odds??

photo 3 (2)

We were told that these antlers once adorned a very nice, hygienic golden retriever.

photo 4 (3)

“I hate birds!”

photo 4

The most useful gift of the bunch, and brand new to boot.

photo 5 (2)

He seems to be a seasoned white elephant gift giver.

photo 5 (3)

And finally, a group of white elephants is never complete without a beautiful piece of holiday decor.

Warmest wishes to you and yours this holiday season! See you in 2013!