We had a great turnout. Cheese grits, quiches, sausage/cheese balls, Swedish meatballs, Pumpkin/banana breads, muffins, fruit, vegetables, brownies, eclairs, cream puffs, and more adorned the tables, countertops and every available space. We washed it all down with soft drinks, coffee and Pointsettia Punch.
But the real fun came with we picked numbers. . .
The quest to find a white elephant book is not as easy as it sounds. Our first rule was: "Don't do it. Don't cross the line and bring one of our published author's books up in here." Of course, it should go without saying, but some of us were quaking in our boots:) Slightly.
You want to find a book with a quirky title. Something fun or funny. Outdated or just plain silly. Boring or technical is good too. Anything with the word "Annotated in the title usually works.
Besides a White Elephant book, everyone went home with a "Published Author" ornament. Not that we claim to be prophetic or anything, but Martha Rogers DID get her first contract after receiving one at the last Christmas party. . .
|Noelle Marchand does not need this "How To Be A Skinny Girl" book:)|
|Elizabeth--we're gonna be calling on you when our dogs are under the weather.|
|Preach it, Janetta!|
|Janice Thompson finds out that people in Middle America take their Ranch Dressing seriously.|
|Bethany McManus--Been there. Done that. Got the stretch marks:)|
|Carla Hoch--This book caused quite a stir at the American Society of Electrocircuitry Convention.|