December 2014: Christmas party

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We finished 2014 with a Christmas party: games, food, mulled wine and merriment!

With a good selection of Christmas jumpers and a soundtrack of festive hits, we began the night with a glass of mulled wine (and a non-alcoholic alternative for the drivers).

Our ice-breaker game was Heads and Tails: everyone had to choose to be a head (hands on heads) or a tail (hands on… tails), and committee member Sarah flipped a coin. If you were a tail and it landed on tails, you were out. The field was soon whittled down, and a bottle of wine was awarded to the lucky winner.

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After enjoying the supper – all supplied by our members, who each brought something to share – we split into small teams for the quiz. Some of the questions were easy enough that most people could answer them, while others were trickier and caught a few of us out.

Having exercised our minds, it was time to do something physical, and we moved on to a Christmas wrapping game. In six teams, we wrapped up a Sweetheart as well as possible with paper and sticky tape. The results were certainly varied! The best moment was when the winning team’s ‘present’ (a very well-disguised committee member, Cat) hopped up and down for joy inside her wrapping.

 

 

 

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Finally, we enjoyed some festive singing with a bit of a twist. Splitting into small groups again, we were all given one of the parts of the 12 Days of Christmas to perform with actions. Despite there being a very large number of birds involved, which could all have been represented with a simple flappy wing action, our members showed their creativity. Watch the full video here. It was a fantastic and memorable end to the night.

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A very merry Christmas to all our members and guests, as well as everyone who has come to speak to us this year. We’re looking forward to a fantastic 2015 – the WI’s centenary year. Let’s make it our best yet!

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About Spa Sweethearts WI

A young, fun and diverse 'new wave' WI based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We encourage women to leave their preconceptions of the organisation at the door and find out what the modern WI is really like. Guests are welcome at our meetings - why not give it a try? Spa Sweethearts WI meets on the second Thursday of each month, 7:30pm, at St George's Social Club, St George's Road, Harrogate.

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