Monday, October 29, 2012

"These are a few of my favorite things"

Thursday evening, I hosted a "Favorite Things" party for the girls in my Sunday School class. I was beyond excited about this FUN evening and couldn't wait for it to begin. Once everyone had arrived, we chatted for a bit while enjoying a wonderful array of yummy treats. Each person brought their FAVORITE dessert or appetizer to share as well.  We had such a huge spread with way too much food, but everything was delicious! Once everyone had finished eating, we gathered in a circle in my living room and one by one began sharing our favorite things.
Here's how it works:
Each guest was asked to pick a favorite item (costing no more than $5), purchase five of that particular thing, and then bring all five items to the party. Once there, everyone’s name was put in a basket five times. Then each guest took turns sharing all about their favorite thing, why they love it, and where they bought it! Next, they picked five names from the basket, careful not to pick their own name or any duplicate names and proceeded to pass out their "thing" to the five names they chose.  At the end of the party, each guest goes home with five different "Favorite Things"!
 My "Favorite Thing" that I brought were these t-shirt scarves I made. Scarves seem to be all the rage right now and I LOVE how FUN, SIMPLE, and EASY these are to make!!
Here's a GREAT link if you wanna know how to make a t-shirt scarf for yourself.

Here's just a little peak at some of my AWESOME loot. I wish I had taken a picture of all the favorite things but some great ideas were:
Bath and Body works lotion and soaps
Silver bracelets with engraved  Bible verses
Hand-made ornaments
IKEA scrub brushes, picture frames, plastic tumblers and kids plates
Pizza dough and frozen dough w/ favorite recipes for each
Someone even talked about their favorite apps for their i-phone or i-pad.
Everyone brought different items and the best part was learning about everyone's favorite thing. It was a fabulous night filled with great conversation, delicious food, and interesting information about neat products.
It kind-of felt like Christmas and I can't wait to do a party like this again SOON!!!


Brian & Ashley said...

Love this idea! Hope you don't mind if I steal it some time. -Also, do you have a tutorial for the scarves, I've seen them a few places, but would love to make them myself.

Sarah said...

love, love, love party idea! so much fun!

Caroline said...

this is fun, I am going to have a girls night and do this, thanks for the idea!!!!

Kristin said...

How fun! I've heard of these parties, but didn't know how they worked exactly!

Melanie said...

This was SUCH a fun evening! And it did feel like Christmas getting to give & receive little presents! SO much fun & I agree, we definitely need to plan another one again soon! I keep thinking of SO many more favorites I'd love to share!!!

Melanie said...

And I forgot to say, THANK YOU for planning & hosting such a great evening! Your hospitality is always top notch!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

That is SO cool! I am going to start planning one right now!!

Sammy said...

Looks like lots and lots of fun!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

That is so much fun!