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)!