Do something simple so that you don’t have to spend ALL day in the kitchen!
Usually at the end of October, we put the all the kids names in hat and draw them out, so they know who their giving to early. This makes it easier, because it was way to expensive to buy a gift for everyone!
We limit the amount spent to $20.00.
For the adults we do couple gifts and rotate each year with a limit of $50.00.
Our parents obviously still want to give to everyone, so they are not in the drawing, but my siblings and I have worked out a great plan for their gifts. We all decided to go in together on their gifts because you can get bigger/nicer things with more money. One of us is responsible for collecting the money, doing the shopping, wrapping, and delivery for one “occasion”. We split the occasions like this:
Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Mom’s B-day, Dad’s B-day, and Mom’s and Dad’s Christmas.
Then we usually have a story or two from Grandpa and sing a few songs.
Then we project a movie up on the wall for the kids and the adults get to hang out and visit!
The next morning we have a yummy breakfast!!
All you’ll need is score cards and pencils for everyone, 3 tables, and 3 dice at each table!
We try to keep this party easy and inexpensive so that it isn’t a financial burden or too stressful on anyone.