It’s best if you spring today’s activity on your friends and family unaware.
We make it easy with these handy labels. Just stick one unobtrusively to the bottom of every dinner or plate before guests arrive, then when it is time to eat, let folks go through the buffet line without drawing attention to that hidden surprise.
Once everybody’s plate is full (but before they finish eating and start throwing disposable plates in the trash), announce that you’ll be having a “Twelve Days of Christmas” sing-a-long after dinner and that they’ll need to check underneath their plate to learn what part they’ve been assigned.
When it’s time to sing, each guest stands up long enough to sing only the line printed on his/her plate. The first time we every played this game at a party, we were the unsuspecting guests, and Doug wound up with “a partridge in a pear tree” and had to sing it solo for all twelve verses. That was really funny!
Things can get a little mixed up, especially when you’re dealing with a large crowd, but it’s always great fun and draws a lot of laughs every year we’ve done this.
So get your friends together… and sing your hearts out!
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