my friends & I have come into a great tradition of throwing a twice-yearly favourite things party.
these parties are fun to throw, exciting to go to & such a sweet concept.
if you know me well, you know I love to throw a good party; i love to decorate, make treats, set things up all pretty, host my friends...i just love to be festive, for any reason! and you would also know that I love girl-time! so this party suits me just fine! it's a party that you can literally throw at any time of the year with any assortment of friends! i have a few friends who also bring some of their friends who i often don't know, and it is such a comfortable "ice-break-y" type of get together that you can really get to know people without any awkward-ness or typical small talk that may occur during a regular party.
so... i'm sure there are a few people out there who have never heard of a favourite things party! so this is how it works: (best described as I read it on this blog)
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 local cafe, etc.). It can't cost more than $6, and each person brings five of the same thing. When you arrive at the party, you write your name on five slips of paper and throw them in a big bowl. 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. It's always interesting to see what people choose, and some guests have started to bring a notepad and pen to jot down what people love.
The first party we had I shared the EOS circly lip balms, all in the "Sweet Mint" flavour. Mmm they are SO good and as soon as I knew I was hosting this party, I knew I wanted to share this. I can't for the life of me remember what I shared at the next (and most recent) party we had... but some of the things the other ladies shared were:
- OPI hand lotions
- handmade jam in sweet little jars
- a lovely recipe for homemade brownies
- favourite scarves
- a double-egg frying device
there have been so many nice little gifts exchanged @ these parties and so many lovely memories made & laughs shared that I know I will be hosting this party for many more years to come.
we are about to have another favourite things party this coming month and I've already got my items chosen (so exciting!), and I've shared above in the picture some other ideas I've had for giving...so now I'm curious! What would you give if you were going to a favourite things party?!