Santa Hat

Summary: Santa Hat is an Office Christmas Party Game where the last person wearing the hat gets a silly penalty.

Ages: Recommended for Adults

Recommended Number of Players: Unlimited

Santa Claus hat for each player to wear

Set Up:
No prior set up required

How to Play:
Give each player a Santa Claus Hat to wear as they arrive at the party. Designate a "Leader", usually the boss or the Host/Hostess of the evening. Make sure everyone knows the leader, or at least point them out in the room as you give the player a hat.

The object of the game is to NOT be the last player wearing the hat. Let the players know that there will be a penalty for the last person wearing the hat. As soon as the leader removes the santa clause hat, then all other players in the room must remove their hat as well.

This game really has a loser, rather than a winner. The last player to remove their hat after the leader must sing a Christmas Song solo, or some other silly penalty.

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Tinselcovered Santa hat Pack of 24 Tinsel Covered Santa hat  Pack of 24

Add some bling to the Santa bop with this hat. The hat features shiny tinsel all around giving it a special look. Measures 14" from cotton top to brim. Dimensions:. Length: 8". Height: 8". Width: 8"

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Best Advice from Dana Palmer

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Many people come to this site looking for a couple specific games. When they find them, great, the job is done. But there is one thing I want ALL my guests to know regardless of how many or how few pages they read. Therefore, if you see this box again on a few more pages, skip it and move on to finding more games for your event.

But for those reading this for the first time, here is the best advice I can pass on from my many years of experience planning and executing large and small events. Read on…

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” These are great words from A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. I couldn’t agree more. And a solid foundation of organizing and planning is needed for most events. But I am here to tell you even with the BEST organization, no event is going to proceed EXACTLY as planned. You may even have a Plan B, C or D as a back-up. That’s fabulous! But trust me on this one; something will happen that you had no way of anticipating. So what now? Here is the trick. Pay close attention to this because it is the single most important piece of wisdom I can share with my readers.

Are you ready?

Learn to mentally let go of your perfect plans
the minute the party, event, game
or special occasion starts.

That’s it. I could write an entire page on how to “be in the moment” and “have fun at your own party.” But neither of those will happen if you don’t have the mindset that it’s alright to have things turn out differently than you imagined. The good news is that usually what you planned in your head that didn’t come through was never even missed by most.

So if you are going along, playing a game, or any other group activity, and it leads you down a road you didn’t foresee… Enjoy the ride.

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