I held my second annual "Favorite Things" party
a few weeks ago and once again, it was lots of fun! I'd been trying to figure out a good date to have it since August, but with being so pregnant, then having a brand new baby, then October was crazy busy... finally I was like, "I've just got to have it before the year is over!"
And I am so glad because it was a much needed girl's night in!
I kept the same basic format as last time
, with asking everyone to bring three of one of their favorite things ($5 max per item
), as well as their favorite appetizer or dessert to share. I love this party not only because it's fun, but because it really is low stress. I basically just have to make sure my house is clean (although, with four little mess makers that is easier said than done
) and the only decor prettying up the food table.
Last time I went with an aqua and yellow color scheme since those are my two favorite colors, this time I chose pink and red because it matched the Evite I had picked out, and I thought it was fun and festive to go along with this holiday season. My favorite thing for parties lately is to skip the paper products and use mis-matched plates and mason jars for glasses. Thanks to a dishwasher it doesn't make clean up any harder, and I don't have to run out and purchase plates to match my decor scheme. I have amassed an array of appetizer plates so I pretty much always have some that will go along with any decor I pick.
for an activity at the party we made some bath salts
, this year since the party was being held so close to Christmas I decided it would be fun to make some ornaments
. I think it's fun to have a little craft or activity to do because it can serve as an ice breaker if you have guests that don't know each other very well, plus I love crafting so it seems appropriate for a favorite things party. :)
This year I walked away with a quality loofah, some cuticle cream, and a massage ball. I was really excited to get several items for pampering, they're much needed! Some of the other items that were shared were:
- $5 Starbucks gift card
- Nail polish
- Lip balm
- A high-end kitchen tool
- Artisan soap
Have you ever been to a favorite things party?
Labels: gifts, parties, party decor