SOURCE: TableTopics, Inc.

TableTopics, Inc.

December 21, 2010 12:00 ET

TableTopics Offers Holiday Conversation Ideas to Create Meaningful Family Gatherings

BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - Conversations with extended family during the holidays can be difficult at best. Multiple age groups, disparate viewpoints, conversation dominators and touchy subjects can all derail the perfect picture we have of a loving family enjoying time together. But with a little forethought, hosts and hostess' can help their family past these challenges to enjoy a fun and rewarding celebration. While we spend much of our time on food and décor, the most important contribution we can make to a successful gathering is helping our guests enjoy conversations. Here are some ideas to ensure that every guest leaves your home with warm feelings of unity:

  • Place a TableTopics conversation starter at each person's place at the table. Our Family Gatherings edition will bridge the age gap between family members, and everyone is sure to learn something new about each other.
  • Find a few questions you like and keep them with you -- ready to change the conversation when Uncle Joe starts talking politics!
  • Place question cards around your living room, giving everyone an easy prompt when conversation lags, or when a conversation-changer is desperately needed!
  • Make a game of asking each other questions (everyone loves a good game!) -- pick a question and ask one member of the family, who then answers and is the next to draw a question and pick who will respond, and so on.

For those times when you're the guest and not the host, take a few TableTopics cards in your purse or pocket, or better yet, take our Dinner Party as the perfect hostess gift! The gift of meaningful conversation is one that will make the holidays more memorable and have everyone looking forward to the next gathering.

About TableTopics
TableTopics was founded in 2004 by Cristy Clarke and is headquartered in Berkeley, California. The conversation starters that TableTopics creates fulfill Cristy's passion for conversation and her desire to bring beautifully designed products to market that add value, as well as values, to people's lives. With 30 products sold in over 3,000 specialty stores nation-wide, TableTopics is committed to helping people make the most of the conversations that happen around them every day. For more information, please visit http://www.tabletopics.com.

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