Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, December 5, 2009

One More Party

Like most work places we have a staff Christmas party, it is also an end of the school year party. (Schools in Australia start the new school year in th last week of January) In the past we have had parties in private homes, in restaurants, and hotels but this year was going to be different. We were going to have it in the new school hall with caterers. Unfortunately, the hall wasn't finished by the completion date (typical of a govt. organisation). So with short notice the social committee had to come up with another venue. The members decided to have it in the school playground...??? that's something different. Anyway it turned out quite a lot of fun. We could socialise better than in a restaurant as you could move about more easily to meet others.

It was a balmy summer night, so sitting outside was pleasant. School tables and chairs were spread out in the gazebo area near the tuck shop. The school principal is giving me a wave.

The social club organised hilarious games for those who wanted to join in the fun. We had to tear a Christmas tree from paper behind our backs. We had to draw a Christmas picture with our eyes closed. We were told what and where to draw the items. These masterpieces were so funny to look at later.

The funniest game of all was where a team of 4 had to blow up 8 balloons push them into the legs of pantyhose.................

........Then put it on someone's head.......

....and they had to be the first to stand on a chair and sing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".....

...... Graham's team won and Nell's came second.....

Everyone had lots of fun.

In another game teams were in a relay. They had to wear oven mitts and undo a chocolate wrapper and feed it to the next team member and pass the mitts to them........

..and they had to run to the table and undo the next chocolate wrapper with the mitts on while eating the chocolate they were fed. The principal on the left joined in too. So we had lots of fun without a proper venue. We were lucky there were no summer storms that night.


  1. Looks like a fun time there, Diane :)

  2. So I'm sitting here at 5:30 in the morning and it's pitch dark outside and I'm wearing a fleece jacket zipped clear up to my chinny-chin-chin over my pajamas because I don't use heat in the house (it all warms up about 9 or 10) and I'm looking at your photos with everybody eating outside and wearing sleeveless dress and thinking ..... WHATTT? ...and it seems so strange to me for a quick second that people are having summer in December in the other half of the world. Talk about bringing people closer. Blogging! Ya' gotta love it!!

  3. That looks like a lot of fun. I am stealing that balloon game for my next game, it looks like such a hoot!

  4. That is so funny, I love the pantyhose heads, and I imagine the chocolate game was a scream. I do like your new header too btw.

  5. Looks like a cute party, Diane... You all really know how to put on great parties down there. Think I'm living in the wrong part of the world!!!! ha

    Stay COOL---and I'll try to stay WARM (since it's in the 20's here today)... Brrrrr.

    We got SNOW... Tomorrow's post!!!! ha

  6. Diane

    I had no idea that you were such a 'party animal'!!!! Surely you must be party "pooped" by now??
    Anyhow, while you can keep having all this fun, why give up!!!! Surely it must be time for "The Teddy Bear's Picnic" party next??

    Little ole jealous moi

  7. You have so much fun. It is wonderful to see you and Bill enjoying this life without the dementia. It makes me very happy.

  8. What great games! I must remember them...but how? Maybe I'll write a note to myself...but then I'd forget what I was talking about ..but it looks like SOOO much fun! Good for you all :-)

  9. What a lot of fun ! It seems to be the other way around with you, I went to parties all the time from 16 years to maybe 40, and then came the restaurant celebrations, lol ! The companies were we worked for have all closed down, so no Christmas parties there either. But next sunday I will invite our neighbors for a German advent cocktail.

  10. Looks like a fun party, more fun than any office party I've ever attended. The games look fun but I'm trying to imagine opening anything with an oven mitt.

    Sorry I haven't been over for awhile, I've had an ear infection and my computer time has been in very short spurts. Better now.