I went out to a movie the other night with my nephew, and he doesn't believe we aren't doing a "treasure hunt/game" even though my sister told him we're just playing euchre this year. He was grilling me, trying to guage my response, to see if it was true, and he looked sooooooooo sad! Sigh ... I told him it's all his fault for growing up, lol.
MAJOR guilt!!! Nope ... can't disappoint him ... nope, can't do it, nope ... won't do it. Therefore ........... I now have today and tomorrow to pull something bigger together, lol.
I'm going with a "Christmas Past" theme, and am making up a pile of questions to see what all they remember from previous year's clues and games, in the guise of "Jeopardy". They'll get some money as they go along and answer the questions, I'll play some jeopardy music. Then I'm going to incorporate Insect's "concentration game" idea (memory game). I'm going to print off 26 family pictures, and grab a set of cards from the dollar store and paste the pics to the underside of each card. They'll have to match up the goofy pics from Treasure Hunt's past that I've warped of family members, and once done ... THEN we'll get to the euchre tournament as planned. I've already bought 12 sets of prizes, so everyone gets something special. Sheesh ... this year is getting expensive!
Sigh .... oh, I feel MUCH better now. Christmas just isn't Christmas if I can't surprise them in some way. Sorry for babbling. I think just typing this out solidifies it in my mind, so I have no choice now ... I'm committed. Time to get rolling!
Merry Christmas everyone!
[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (12-22-2002 12:27 PM).]