Monday, August 8, 2011

my new favorite thing

Great food.
Great drinks.
Girls’ night with the Wives’ Club.

These are a few of MY favorite things!

Pair this with an actual Favorite Things Party and you have a recipe for a fun filled, laughing till you cry, evening with your gals that you’ll never forget!

The idea was found by my lovely friend, Heidi, on none other than Pinterest. The original idea came from  Inchmark. Heidi pinned the idea for the party and after reading how it works, I couldn’t WAIT to have one! Unfortunately we are still a long time from our house being done. Boo :( Heidi graciously offered to host the first time around for our group at her home. So, on July 22nd, our little wives’ club got together for some serious fun!

Here’s how the favorite things party works:

Each guest coming to the party brings 5 of the same item of something that is their favorite item. It can be something they use everyday (favorite lotion, lip gloss, hand soap, etc.) or something they like to eat or really anything they like. The trick is all 5 items have to be the same AND each item can cost no more than $6 each.

When your guests arrive at the party, have each guest write their name down 5 times on 5 separate slips of paper.

The first guest will introduce their favorite item and then draw 5 names from the basket. Those lucky 5 friends are the recipients of your favorite thing! Once those 5 names have been drawn from the basket, leave them aside. Then continue on until all the names have been drawn and all of the favorite things have found new homes.

In the end, everyone will leave with 5 new goodies!

I can’t even tell you how much fun this was so see what everybody’s favorite things. I left that evening with an awesome goody bag filled with great products and lots of fun memories. We have made a pact to continue doing this a few times a year. Another in October and in lieu of present exchange for the holidays I’m going to host a holiday edition of the Favorite Things in our new house!!

Get your lady friends together and host a Favorite Things Party of your own! AND, I’d love to know....what would you bring as your favorite thing?


Cristin said...

mmmmm homemade iced coffee, thats what I'd bring! :-)

Jennie said...

I love this idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I am going to pass this on :)

CandidCollections said...

I love, love, love this! Now if I could only find the time to host one of these parties with a free night "off."

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the amazing idea! My friends and I did this, thanks to you, instead of our usual "Secret Santa" party for the holidays. It was such a huge hit and we will be doing this for years and years to come!

Vicki said...

I would bring Vera Bradley pencils! They have a "jewel" on the eraser end. They make me happy when I write.(: