Can I share just one more tradition from our Remix celebration? (Boy can we cram a lot of them in one short weekend!)
We had a hoot playing White Elephant Bingo!
The rules are simple.
Everybody brings a wrapped white elephant gift. One person is the designated “caller” – everyone else can play with as many Bingo cards as they wish.
Whenever you get a Bingo – you choose a gift from the vast assortment on the table – or you can take a gift from someone else. Then that person needs to pick another one from the table – or take one from someone else which means that person now needs to pick another one from the table or from someone else which means… well… you get the picture!
It gets pretty wild toward the end as multiple people are getting Bingos at once! We play until someone gets a black-out. Then we take turns opening our “gifts”.
It’s interesting that when you don’t know what’s inside a present – you pick according to the wrapping.
For awhile a nicely wrapped gift with a toy chicken on top was a hot commodity. Lovey (age 5) was thrilled when she ended up with it – at least until she opened it. The tire gauge and fancy bath soaps just didn’t thrill her!
It was amazing how often the perfect gift went to the perfect person. My musical niece got a set of old Broadway Songs on cassette. (I hope she knows what a cassette player is!) 🙂
Remember Butter Buns? She got a vintage movie camera – one that actually uses film. I bet she already has it taken apart or has figured out to use it!
Then there’s my nephew TJ. This guy really needs a wife.
I’m sure the romantic super-sized heart candle and the Joe Cool sunglasses will help immensely – don’t you think?!
Buddy was very excited when he ended up with the pirate gift bag – and was even more happy to find it full of Burger King and McDonald’s Happy Meal toys.
Some gifts just keep on giving.
Poor Jan got a brand new how-to golf video (circa 1987) that we had brought the year before!
But then in my crazy family – it doesn’t take much to make memory!