Red & Green Threads and Christmas Stories We've Read


So this week, I co-hosted one of the best Christmas parties EVER!
We had a blast!

This party was for all of our closest friends, and we had some great things planned for the night.
First everyone brought some food to contribute, and we had Mexican Pile on. I also made homemade hot-chocolate, (which was rather delicious if I might say so...), plus coffee.
So for a little while we all ate, and hung out while a few people decorated Christmas ornaments.
Then came the REAL FUN!
We then cleared off the tables and all gathered in the living room to play Christmas Minute-to-Win-It. If you haven't seen this TV Game Show, you have to watch it. It is contests done with normal house-hold items, and people win tons of money. For our games, we went to the above link and bought most of the items at Dollar Tree to put together these fun games.
When entering the party everyone put their name into a chest, and we drew names to decide when each person played in the contests. When someone won a game, their name went into a drawing for a prize at the end.


They had to balance 5 dice on top of one another first.

Using a paper towel roll, a yard stick, and Christmas ornaments, you had to get 6 ornaments balanced on the stick.

The contestants put vaseline on their noses and had a string with a red pom-pom in their mouth. They had to use their mouth to toss the pom-pom up and stick on their nose!

Won-"Favorite" game of the night!
Contestants put a belt on that had an empty tissue box on the back with nine jingle bells in them. They had to shake their booties to get the bells out first!

Here's a little video for you to enjoy the fun!


Partners had to use the ribbon like a conveyor belt and get ornaments around them. Adding one each time it came around making it a total of 6 ornaments. My partner got very dizzy!
The cookie starts on the forehead and has to get into your mouth using NO hands.



We also had a photo booth set up. We had so much fun posing and taking pics together. We had a few props but didn't need much since people dressed up in red and green or as characters from Christmas stories.


Then to add to all of the fun, we also had a white elephant gift exchange. It was a very exciting time. I think the best gift was the Jesus Doll that someone bought from the Salvation Army! It was in a box like a Barbie and when you pressed the button on his back he spoke verses to you. My husband and I ended up keeping that jewel! ha ha


Anyways, if you are planning on throwing a holiday party, please check out the minute-to-win-it website I linked above! It will make it a holiday party that no one will ever forget!