I went to such a great party over the weekend and thought I’d share, in case you’re looking for something fun to do with your girlfriends at Christmas—or any time of the year, really. This was my first experience at a “favorite things party” and this is how it works:
Our price limit was $10, and I took sets of these little patterned dip bowls from Target, because I like dip. (Duh.)
I came home with a bouquet of fresh flowers, Idina Menzel’s Christmas CD, and a pair of the #1 rated running socks (which is appropriate since I really like dip).
One reason this party was so fun is that is was a fairly small group (about 12-15 of us). You could do this with larger groups, too, though.
Have you been to one of these? Or hosted?
That sounds a little nicer than a White Elephant party. :) Fun idea!
Emily Clark says
Yes–everyone left happy :)
That’s a great idea. I’ve heard of them but never done one. I’m going to a cookie exchange tomorrow…..sounds much easier than having to bake anything! :)
Emily Clark says
I stink at cookie exchanges :)
Kelli Fox says
A friend of mine said she goes to one during Christmas with 12 of her friends, and they bring 12 of their favorite things!! so everyone goes home with everything! All I could think was, wow that must get expensive haha! I like the one you went to better ;)
I just hosted my second one last night! We keep our group smaller – last night we had 7. Our price limit is $6 and so your total is about $36- about the same cost as if we’d gone out to eat and everyone gets each thing! Everyone loves the party! We got a Lush bath bomb, great hand cream, a survival tool & paper soap, wine/coffee mug/chocolate, chocolate Zucchini muffins, Starbucks gift card and Seche Vite fast dry top coat/EOS lip balm!!!
Sounds like a fun party. I’ll have to try to talk one of my friends into having a party like this. I would do it but my house is too small.
cindy hattersley says
What a great idea! I am saving this one for next Christmas!1
So much fun!!! I want to do this. Even in the Spring.
I am thinking of doing a home decor swap in the Spring. Everyone brings 5 home accessories that they no longer love but can’t bare to just donate to goodwill. Like pillows that no longer fit your color scheme, platters, candles, lamp shades, a vase etc. I thought it might be fun to try new free stuff in the house and Spring is when I get the itch to start anew…
Beth Barden says
I just bought some of those socks and I LOVE them!
I hosted my first one a few weeks ago. It was very small…5 of us, but it was so fun!! We wrapped our gifts – It didn’t occur to me not to, but I do loving being surprised! It was fun to see what people brought…nail polish and accessories, popcorn and candy, soaps, a fav devotional, handmade scarf. I think it would be a fun summer party.