Lisa Thornbury: Party Mummy


The Santa Hat Drinking Game

Plus A Kid Friendly Version

Santa Hat Drinking Game

Since Ross Hammond (@RossGraphitas) tweeted the simple instructions to a silly Santa Hat Drinking Game, his post has been retweeted and favourited over 20,000 times and counting. The Huffington Post UK even ran a story on it. 

People like to drink over the holidays. Probably a result of stress, family in close quarters, the bitter cold, shopping. Whoever sang, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" was obviously drunk.

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Anyone up for a round of this quenching game? The rules are simple...

The holidays aren't all about getting lit however. Though I guess it depends on how much you like your family, and your tolerance for wrapping paper inflicted paper cuts, and how much your enjoy having your arm shoved up a turkey's butt, and....etc.  

The Santa Hat Game is easily transformed into a wholesome family friendly game. I know my kids would get a kick out of it!

Here's The Santa Hat Game: Family Edition

Materials: television, TWO Santa or elf hats, pen, strips of paper, bag 

How to Play:

1. Hang a hat on the left and right corners of the T.V.

2. Make a list of tasks, e.g. foot rub, fill snack bowl, back tickle, top up drink, fluff pillow, sing the first chorus of Frosty the Snowman, etc. (If it was up to me I'd add; fold laundry, unload dishwasher, clean litter box. Who says housework can't be festive fun?)

3. Anytime someone on T.V. wears the hat on the left, the parents choose a slip of paper from the bag and must perform the task written. When somebody wears the hat on the right, the kids draw a task.

* If you're more Satan Claus than Santa Claus, you could restrict the tasks to the kids only. As in, THEY have to do the tasks, while you sit comfortably drinking a glass Gav's Martell's Festive 1-Step Bottom's Up Sangria.

**On a serious note...if you are going to drink, be responsible. Drinking is not a game (Wait? When did I become "that woman?" Sigh.) Parenting Tip: Quarters and "I Never" are not appropriate choices for Family Games Night: Why Drinking Stories Aren't So Funny.