White Elephant Party

I went to three white elephant parties this year but this one was hilarious and fabulous! Our host, Shannan, is a Cordon Blue trained chef so the menu was outstanding! She made White Truffle Risotto. I am telling you, you have NOT LIVED, until you have had it!!

Served with shaved white truffle on top as well as truffle oil! I DIE! So good. Shannan is all about the details and as you know "Love Is In The Details!"

She also served lamb. So good! We could not have been more happy for girl time. She had poppers for us with gifts inside.

We rocked those silly crowns and then moved on to the gifts! Normally a White Elephant is defined as a gift no one wants that you re-gift. Each person brings one wrapped gift. You determine in what order you will take turns choosing gifts. The first person opens a wrapped gift and the turn ends. The second person then chooses whether to open a wrapped gift or "steal" a previously opened gift. If a person has their gift stolen, they also have the option of choosing a wrapped gift or stealing an unwrapped one. When a wrapped gift is opened, the turn ends. When all gifts have been unwrapped, the game ends! You can imagine how rowdy it gets.

We play with nice gifts so even higher stakes! We set a limit of $30 and people brought gorgeous things! I brought a silver plate leaf server from an antique shop and Shannan picked it and loved it. 

Even "Frenchy" the dog though the evening was a hit!


Melissa said...

Looks like fun!

Suburban Princess said...

I love those gift exchanges! Tho some people have no klass and bring junk...but usually I get something realllly nice!

Lori said...

This looks like a good time, those exchanges are always so much fun! And how wonderful to enjoy that feast, lucky girl!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

What fun! Thanks again for the PaperCourt Press giveaway. Happy Holidays!