To celebrate Christmas, every year various sizes of groups of cheerful people get together, sharing the Christmas spirit, enjoying each others company and having a jolly old good time, but most of all everyone just can’t wait for the Dirty Santa party!
Friends get together for a night out, companies arrange special time for everyone to gather and celebrate and families bring all the relatives to catch up, enjoy grandmas cooking, share their stories and remember the good times.
Christmas parties have been around for a long time, and as long as there has been Christmas parties, there has been well anticipated gift giving traditions. Dirty Santa parties are held all across the world in December of every year. Whether you are going to one or are in charge of arranging one, you will want to have a few things in mind.
Everyone Is Welcome
Just because Dirty Santa Party has a word “Dirty” in it does not mean that everyone, including children can’t attend. Usually there’s alcohol involved at Dirty Santa parties, especially if it’s an event with friends and family, or a out of office gathering, so it makes sense to either allow children to attend and restrict alcohol, or allow alcohol at the party and make the party for adults only.
Planning The Party
Just like any other event, properly planning a Dirty Santa party is crucial. If the party is hosted at home or the office, it is a good idea to make it a potluck, where everyone brings a dish of their choosing. It’s a good idea to pre-determine who will bring savory food, who will be in charge of the deserts and who will take refreshments upon themselves. The last thing you would want is for everyone to show up with ginger bread cookies due to lack of organization.
When planning a Dirty Santa party, it is recommended to pre-arrange a date when majority of people would be able to attend. That way you can get the maximum RSVPs and the more people that can attend the merrier!
This is a good time to set and announce the rules for the Dirty Santa party. Questions that need to be addressed are: How much should player spent at maximum? What should be the gift theme (if any). What will be the variation played? Are DIY gifts welcome?
During The Party
After the guests arrive, share the tasty treats and enjoy a drink or two to unwind, it will be time to play the gift exchange. Gifts will be at the center, everyone will gather around and have a great time of laughter and fun.
Are You Organizing?
If you have been the lucky one selected to organize the Dirty Santa party, you might want to have a look at the party planning guide.