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Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Favorite Things Party


I came across one of the cutest party ideas on Pinterest. It's called a "My Favorite Things" party! This past week, I hosted one of these parties and it was a huge success. Here's how it works. Guests are asked to pick a favorite thing, costing no more than $6, purchase five of that thing and bring all five items to the party. Once there, everyone’s name is put in a bowl five times. Each person picks five names from the bowl, careful not to pick her own name or any duplicate names. Next, one by one, each guest shares her favorite thing, why she loves it, where she bought it, etc. and proceeds to pass it out to the five names she picked from the bowl. Each party goer ends up leaving the party with five different items that are someone else’s favorite thing. Plus, each person received a swag bag with a few extra items that I provided to my guests.


There were 11 ladies that attended the party which was a perfect number. Each person also brought their favorite dessert or appetizer to share.  We had such a huge spread with way too much food. But everything was delicious!


The best part of the party was learning about everyone's favorite things. Everyone brought such different items. It was interesting to learn about items that other ladies love. It was a fabulous night filled with great conversation, bubbly champagne, delicious food and sweets and information about great products. My friend Trish said "it felt just like Christmas" receiving her new goodies. Here are a few of the items that people brought to the party...
bright colored metal colanders from Marshall's

peeler for delicate skinned produce like tomatoes and kiwis

bread dipping sauce recipe with dipping bowls

smart water, kind bar and detox drink for on-the-go working moms

considered the gold-standard of lip balms - rosebud salve

fast drying nail polish

french rose mints

hydrating, cooling lip soother with spf

cucumber facial wipes to remove makeup when you're feeling lazy
Thanks to all the wonderful ladies that attended this party (and extra special thanks to Shannon Elise for helping me set up)!

34 comments:

Shannon Elise said...

Wonderful party Jess! Had fun setting up with you & Ranger. Xo

Valerie Griffin said...

This is the CUTEST idea I have ever seen! I plan to definitely do this in the future. THANK you for sharing!

ADSchill said...

Great idea! Wish I could have come!

Lora said...

This is adorable - I LOVE it!! I think I may just steal it sometime!

Bridget said...

What a great idea!!

newbie said...

I love this idea, and I'm so impressed you pulled it off! Your party pics are awesome!

Trishski said...

This party was so wonderful Jess. Best one I've been to in a long time.

Rebecca said...

I guess I'm going to have to check out pintrest soon.

Megan said...

Hi Jessah! Thanks for adding my link to your favourite blogs :) I'm a new follower here now and love your site. I recently discovered Pinterest and have been addicted ever since :)

Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

Shannon said...

Hey Jessah! I found your blog through Fun with the Fullwoods. I LOVE this idea for a party! I'm totally going to pin it! I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop by my blog sometime!

Shannon

Sarah Tucker said...

this is seriously the coolest party eveerrrr. i need to do this!

Living Our Life in Cycles said...

GREAT idea! I totally want to do this! Thanks for sharing!

Girl of The Grove said...

What a fun girls night!! Love the party idea. : )

Genevieve said...

Thanks for hosting the party Jess. It was so much fun!

Sarah said...

This looks like so much fun :)

Amanda said...

What an awesome idea!!!!! New follower :)

Live. Love. Shoot. said...

Love the ideas that you put together for your party! Super cute!

Newest follower here! And I am a sucker for Pinterest so I should be following you soon! ;)

Please check out my blog and if you like..would love for you to follow!

http://www.liveloveshoot.blogspot.com
xoxo Kelli

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

This is like the funnest party I have ever heard of! Looks like such a great time, I'm gonna check with my friends and see if this would be something that they are interested in. Thanks for sharing!

M said...

I am definitely going to steal this idea, I love it! You did such a great job hosting and it looks like everyone had such a great time. Thanks for sharing!

Valerie Griffin said...

adding your button to my blog right now :)

Júlia/Carol said...

Hi dear. I found ur blog and i liked so much. It's very interesting. I am following u. If u can, visit and follow me too, ok?
Kisses, Julia.

http://firulasdebolso.blogspot.com/2012/02/look-do-dia-missa.html

andy brienne said...

aaaah! such a fun idea! I'll probably be copy-catting you real soon.

Heather @ A Little Hope in My Pocket said...

What a fun idea! I might have to do this some day.

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Those little bags are so cute! What a fun party!

Samantha said...

What a cool idea!!! I love this!

Katie said...

so glad i found your blog today! i can't wait to catch up and keep reading! i am your newest follower!!

Kristin said...

love this. i have wanted to have one of these for a long time...

Emily said...

I love this and have been wanting to "simply" put together one of these parties. Yours looks great!

Annabelle said...

I love this idea! I plan on doing one soon too!!

NV said...

Hi Jessah. I am your newest follower. This is such a fabulous idea! I love that it isn't for a special occasion ... just women celebrating friendship. And what a bonus that everyone gets to leave with gifts. I am totally stealing this!!!

Bunnie said...

Love this post!!

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a miracle 4 us said...

That is such a fabulous idea!!!

a miracle 4 us said...

That is such a fabulous idea!!!

Em said...

So cool. Kind of obsessed with this idea now. (-:

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