Christmas Bucket List – 8.28 Boutique

Christmas Bucket List

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The holiday season means getting together with good friends and family, from decorating your home to dinner parties and gifting gatherings. Join us for our 8.28 style celebration, full of fun activities and party looks.

Have a Christmas Movie Marathon

Now that the holiday season is here, kick it off with your family's favorite Christmas movie. Better yet, make it a marathon! Make Christmas Crack, cuddle under only the coziest of blankets and play the Christmas movie classics. The joy and nostalgia of Christmas movies inspire us to create and maintain holiday traditions with our families. Let us know - what are your favorite Christmas movies? Do you like light-hearted, funny movies like Elf or Home Alone or heart-warming, meaningful movies like It’s A Wonderful Life or A Charlie Brown Christmas?

Throw a White Elephant Party

Having a White Elephant party with your girlfriends is such a fun party game for everyone. If you don’t know what a White Elephant party is or how the game works, we’re here to help. The game is best played in a larger group of about 10 or more people, but you can make it work with 5-10, as well. 

Each player brings one unlabeled, wrapped gift to contribute to a common pool. The gift exchange organizer should provide information on what type of gift people should bring. You can do this in categories, like wine, candles, or ornaments, or you can set a spending limit, for example, $30. 

Next, have each player draw a number. Players then begin to pick gifts from the pile in numerical order. But here’s where it gets fun. The following players can choose to either pick an unwrapped gift from the pool or steal a previous player’s gift. Anyone who gets their gift stolen in this way can do the same – choose a new gift or steal from someone else. Once a gift is stolen three times, it’s frozen and cannot be stolen again. 

After each player has had a turn, the first player gets a chance to swap the gift he or she is holding for any other opened gift. 

This is such a fun game that keeps the whole crowd involved! You have to pay attention to what’s been opened and stolen, but you still can socialize, as there isn’t too much strategy involved. 

Drive Around To Look At Christmas Lights

Christmas lights have become quite extravagant in the last few years. It’s always so much fun to drive around, whether with your family or friends and look at the amazing displays your community puts on. Make a game out of it - have everyone rank their favorite location, and at the end compare what each person liked about the displays!

What To Wear For Each Holiday Occasion

Office Holiday Party

Gold and shimmery with plenty of coverage, this dress makes the perfect outfit for your work holiday party. Pair with boots or heels, and chunky gold hoops for extra sparkle!

Looking at Christmas Lights

Cozy up in an oversized sweater like this one for a magical time looking at Christmas lights! Your favorite jeans, along with a fun statement earring, will complete this look!

Christmas Movie Marathon

Grab a bowl of popcorn and your comfiest leggings for a Christmas movie marathon! This sweater is perfectly cozy for snuggling up on the sofa.

Holiday Gift Shopping

Check off your gift list in style with these ultra-flattering cognac pants paired with a cozy puff-sleeve sweater. We love a gold earring, so finish the look with these hoops!

We hope everyone has a wonderful, safe holiday season. Let us know what you and yours do to celebrate this sweet season. This time of year is so special to us here at 8.28 Boutique, as we celebrate the anticipation of Christ’s birth and return. 

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

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