We've set up a couple of Entertain Yourself Areas for our guests on Christmas Eve.
Party Place One
First, there's the ubiquitous Photo Op Center.
Although there are dozens of free props to download on the internet, I took advantage of Hallmark and Etsy. In addition, I raided my grandchildren's dress-up bin for hats, scarves, and clown noses In the end, we had plenty of props.
The background frame's feet are held in place with plastic ziploc bags (double bagged) filled with sand.
I provided two stools in case a number of people the same height wished to be photographed in two rows.
Party Place Two
On the outdoor chalkboard, normally used to display the menu, there was a Name-That-Christmas-Movie Quiz.
The name of two actors and the date they appeared in a movie were displayed. It was the reader's job to name the Christmas movie in which they appeared.
Old Mid-century Movies were listed for the seniors in attendance.
Movies that are always telecast every December were included for the Thirty-Something and Under Group.
Answers are displayed at the bottom of the chalkboard.
This was a last minute idea. I had about 30 minutes to put it together.
How I left out It's a Wonderful Life, I'll never know.
There was room to include some animated movies too. Just too rushed, I guess.