December is a very busy time of year, because of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The perfect reason to take a little time out of your busy week of baking and wrapping, to spend a little time with friends and just enjoy yourself… While the kids are at home in bed with daddy or a sitter. Our Central Alberta moms are enjoying a Sock Exchange Party this year, a fun twist on the ever popular Gift Exchange. This party is as unique as momstown in itself. How can you plan one of these festive get togethers? The beauty of it, is that it's simple. Ask guests to bring an appy or dessert to share, and have a fun drink feature such as wine, cocoa, chai latte, egg nog… Anything goes! Now on to the fun part, the gift exchange…
1. Pick a pair of new socks. You will be using these to "wrap" your gift items. Go for funny, cute, cozy… Anything goes, remember?
2. Stuff your socks! You may want to let your guests know there is a price limit of $20 for items to fill the socks with, for example. What can you use to put inside? Handmade items, nail polish, candy and chocolate, gift cards, soaps, lotions, something incredibly cheesy… The list is endless!
3. Place your items inside the socks, and tie off with a bow or ribbon. See? That simple. And everyone gets to have a new pair of socks to keep their toes warm.
Here are the rules for the gift exchange:
1. Put as many numbers in a hat as there are guests. 6 people playing? Put numbers 1-6 into the hat. This determines the order that guests go in to play the game.
2. The person who is first gets to pick a pair of socks. Open your socks!
3. The next person's turn can choose one of the remaining pairs of socks, or (here's the twist…) take someone else's socks.
4. All remaining players continue on this way. You may want to consider setting up a maximum number of times each pair of socks can be "stolen".
5. When the last person has either taken or kept their socks, the first player then has the choice to either keep their gift or take once more. Once they are finished, the game is over.
Here's wishing you laughter and fun at your very own Sock Exchange Party!