When I was sixteen, I was lucky enough to find a job that I loved, at a place called Sam's Pizza. I started as a cashier, then moved to waitress and back to cashier (due to my need of control haha). I love working there and even try to get on the schedule a few days whenever I'm home on break.
Last night, Sam's had its annual Employee Christmas Party! This was my fifth Christmas party and I can only say that they get better every year. It's not a normal employee Christmas, where you simply go out to eat dinner with the people you work with and go home. It's a time to let loose and have fun! I look forward to going every year because of the amazing food, creative games, and the famous "Sam's Secret Santa."
The Sam's Pizza Crew!
Once everyone arrives, we all take a seat around the dining room. You're encouraged to bring someone, as long as they're ready to laugh and eat. The dinner is done potluck style and is nothing short of delicious. We have everything from turkey to shrimp, chocolate covered popcorn to banana pudding. After we're all full, the games commence (my absolute favorite part). A few people at Sam's put together the most creative games they can come up with. In past years, we have played Sam's Jeopardy, Minute to Win it, and many others. Those that win go home with money, so everyone has their game face on!
When you volunteer to play, you have no idea what you're going to have to do. During the first game, I decided to volunteer and partner up with my friend, Meranda.
Did I mention I now have brown hair?! OMG! What do you think?!
Meranda had to hold a role of toilet paper by a ribbon, while I spun in circles until the toilet paper was all wrapped around me. The group that wrapped their person the fastest and used all the toilet paper won. Let me remind you I had just eaten SO much food, and after this, I was done with games for the rest of the night!
At this point I was about to fall over from laughter and motion sickness! We didn't win, but everyone had a great time watching me walk sideways for a while.
Snapshots from the other games!
Right before the party was over, we opened our Secret Santa gifts! I had Jessica's name and got her a gift card for two movie tickets, so that her and her husband can have a nice date night!
Me, Meranda, & Jessica
My friend, Kayla had my name and got me a gift card to Charming Charlie's, along with a lotion/body wash pair from Bath & Body Works. It was the perfect gift for a girly girl like me!
I'm already looking forward to next year's party!