Background of the party:
Each person brings their favorite thing (anything you like.. your favorite lip gloss, favorite kitchen tool, favorite gift wrapping supply, a gift card for your favorite frozen yogurt, etc.). It can't cost more than $6, and each person brings five of the same thing. (You can make it any amount you want, but I thought $6 was an affordable price for everyone). When you arrive at the party, you write your name on five slips of paper and throw them in a big bowl. Your Favorite Thing is to remain a secret from the group. The bowl is passed around, and each person takes five names, making sure you don't pick your own.. or two of the same name.
One at a time each person introduces their favorite thing and then reads the five names they picked from the bowl, passing out their gift to those five guests. After everyone at the party has presented their favorite thing, each person should end up with five gifts to take home.
I also had a drawing for a surprise mini swag bag! Congrats to Janice for winning!
Everyone also brought their "favorite" dish and we chowed down on some great stuff!
I made fun vanilla cupcakes. I tried to make frosting toppers with each of the girls initials, but about half of them broke, so I was able to get a few out of them.
I also put out an assortment of fun wine courtesy of Target. ;o)
Each guest received a Favorite Things bag to collect all their Favorite Thing items to take home.
I created scratch off cards which revealed the winner to the surprise mini swag bag.
Here are just a few of the fun Favorite Things items from the party.
All the ladies.
I figured hosting a party like this during the lull season, meaning, the months where there isn't much going on after the holidays and it isn't during the summer when everyone's schedules are packed would be a perfect time. (Although, I couldn't wait until after the holidays so I executed a tad bit sooner.) I thought about doing this once a year, but with the turnout and reviews from everyone, I'm going to do this twice a year. ;o) I've been wanting to try this for the longest time and I'm so happy that I was able to execute it and be so successful!
So get your girls together and host one of these! It's super easy and fun. Trust me, everyone will LOVE this idea!
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UPDATE:: If you would like the Favorite Things tag and backgroud Image I used for my invite, you can get them here: FAVORITE THINGS TAGS