Friday, July 3, 2015

Favorite Things Party

Brittany and I have seen this idea on a few blogs and we'd been waiting for the perfect time to host a Favorite Things party.  We started planning it back in April and we were so excited when it was finally time for the party.  Brittany hosted it in her new place and it was perfect.  We laughed because the party started at 6:30 but several of the Mom's started calling around 5:30 asking if it was ok if they came early.  Everyone needed a night away.
The way the party works is everyone chooses a favorite thing and brings 5 of that item.  (We chose 5 so it wouldn't be too expensive we also set the price limit around $5.  You can choose any numbers you'd like.)  When each guest arrives they put their name in a bowl 5 times.  Then each guest goes around and tells what they brought and they choose 5 names out of the bowl and those people get their item.  I think the hardest part for me was narrowing down what to bring.  Each guest also brought their favorite appetizer.
The favors.  
Signs of Sophie made coffee mugs for each guest with the party logo on one side and their name on the other.  Several people sent pictures the next morning of them having their coffee in their new mugs.  I loved it!

The food table.  Brittany's apartment is so stinking cute.

Everyone's favorite things.  
You can barely see the glass bowl, this is where everyone put their names.
This is the group of girls we had.  It was a really fun group.
I'm going to list the things people brought for ideas in case you host a party.  I think $5 was a good price point if you're on a budget and $25 kind of seems like a lot to spend but if we'd gone to dinner and a movie we would have spent the same amount of money and you bring home 5 new things.
Lilly for Target nail file and Essie polish (from TJ Maxx it's only $4 there)
Bastite dry shampoo (TJ Maxx is the only place I've seen this)
Walmart earrings and AquaNet
Babylips with SPF
Sea Salt Spray for you hair (Not Your Mothers brand)
Bath & Body Works aromatherapy Bubble bath
Salted Caramel hazelnut spread with small pack of vanilla wafers
Babylips with color and elf eyeshadow brush
Bath & Body Works foaming hand soap
Clorox kitchen cleaner that you pump onto your rag (I think this one was my favorite)
Our group brought really great stuff.  I wanted to go to the store when it was over and get the things I didn't get.  
If you're looking for something different and fun for your next girls night this was so much fun.  Everyone really enjoyed it.  I think we're going to try to do it again in the fall.  

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