Organizing an Ornament Exchange

Whether you host the event for close friends, co-workers or acquaintances, an ornament exchange is one of the easiest parties to organize. All you need to do is purchase an ornament and make a little food…a good time is guaranteed when the gift opening begins! Here's how an ornament exchange works:

Ask each guest (the number depends on you) to bring one wrapped ornament. Specify a price range (often between $5 and $10).

As the guests arrive, assign a number to each package and give the guests a number, making sure it's not the number attached to their gift.

In turn, each person opens the package corresponding to her number. For a little added fun, see if folks can guess who purchased each ornament.