Between Grandpa, Great-Aunt Rose, and that exchange student from Bratislava, dinner conversation is likely to play out like a game of Telephone (especially after you generously sample Dad’s Scotch collection).
Which should add a whole element of joyful insanity to the festive activity we’re introducing today.
We asked the resourceful ladies of Melangerie in NYC to create a game for the season of merrymaking (something simple, fun, cross generational, and easy to do in a big group). What they’ve come up with is a fortune-teller/Telephone/Pictionary mash-up, a cootie-catcher plus for the holiday inclined.
A nifty PDF includes four kinds of origami fortune-tellers, easy-to-follow instructions for playing the game, and worksheets for your guests. You supply the pencils, spiked punch, and round yon virgins.
Photo: Janelle Jones