Last Saturday, the high school activities group at my co-op hosted a Christmas party. And boy, it was fun!! It was only the second event I’ve ever done with the high schoolers group, but I had a lot of fun at both of them. Had most of my co-op friends there. I had just a couple friends at the other co-op last year. Not that they weren’t good friends, they were actually really great friends, but this year, at this co-op, I seem to have made a lot more friends. There are more families at this one and it’s been around longer than the other one.
Anyway, back to the party.
First of all, let me just say. Outside was FREEZING cold!!! It got down to about 13 degrees at one point. Of course, this year is full of record breaking temps both hot and cold. Thankfully, it was nice and warm in the church. The first thing we did was the Limbo. Me, being the shorty that I am, did pretty well, I’d say. Surprisingly, the really, really tall guys got pretty far.
After that, we made groups of three or four and picked a random Christmas movie out of a hat. My group got White Christmas and I’m ashamed to say that I’d never seen it before. Luckily, one of the girls in my group had seen it and I just did what she told me to do. Basically, the game was that one at a time, each group would act out a scene from the movie they got and the rest of us had to guess which movie. All my group had to do was say, “Snow, snow, snow, snow!” And everybody got it. To say the least, I was curious about this movie. When I got home, I made my family sit down and watch it with me. Bing Crosby is awesome!! That movie is really funny and witty.
Then we exchanged White Elephant gifts. That was a LOT of fun. After we each picked a wrapped gift from under the tree, we sat in a big circle. One of my friends sat in the middle and read ‘Twas the Night before Christmas. Each time she said the word “the” everyone passed his or her gift to the person on the right. I bet you’re all really curious to know what I got, aren’t ya? It’s pretty awesome! A cast iron skillet with fixin’s to make a big cinnamon roll! Another person got a Chia pet in the shape of Willie Robertson’s head. You know, Willie from Duck Dynasty. So funny!!
I haven’t used it yet, but I fully intend to. 🙂 Those are really just the activities we did. We ate cookies, drank apple cider and hot chocolate. And it was a warm and Godly environment for all of us teens to get together and celebrate each other and God’s Gift to us. I’m really blessed to be able to hang out with kids my age that share my faith. I’m so looking forward to the next high school event!!