Favorite Things Party

Last night I went to a gift exchange party with a TWIST.
Y'all ... it was so much fun.

I wanted to share how my friend Kathryn pulled it off!

The lovely hostess deemed it a Favorite Things Party (a la our BFF Oprah), and here's how it went down:

* You buy 5 of the same gifts that are $5 or less (so you're capped at a $25 spend)
* These gifts are something you truly love! A candle, cleaning product, beauty product, gadget etc.
* All of your gifts go in a bag and do not need to be wrapped
* Upon arriving at the party, you put your name ONCE in one cup and FIVE times in another bigger cup
* The hostess goes first, explains her gifts and why she loves them, then picks five names out of the bigger cup. These are the five random recipients of her gift!
* After giving the 5 gifts out, she picks one name from the smaller cup and that is the "next Oprah" to go up and give out the gifts she brought.
* If a name is chosen twice for the same gift, it just goes back in the cup so that nobody has to leave with duplicates of any gift.

Here's what I brought:

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Glow Balm, My Pink, 0.13 Ounce
baby lips glow balm (here on amazon - for much less than I paid at the drustore!)
so smooth, creamy, and it changes color to become the perfect pink for any skin tone.

And here's what I ended up taking home:

$5 target gift card // locally made pimiento cheese // 
leather care gel // essie nail polish in ballet slippers // 
swear word coloring book and colored pencils

At the end of the party, the hostess also gave a gift to the person with the most creative gift (local pimiento cheese with instructions on how to apply for a library card) and 2nd most creative gift (selfie stick)! 

So, go forth and plan a FAVORITE THINGS party because I can attest to the fact that they are awesome!

To my friend Kathryn, you knocked it out of the park! YOU GET A CAR! 


  1. How much fun!! Looks like you guys had a blast

  2. My girlfriends and I did something similar to this a few years ago and it was so fun to see what we got! Looks like you did well!

  3. SO fun! I also love your choice of gifts. Baby Lips is my go to lip moisturizer! Also...two thumbs up for the library card instructions. Love it!

  4. Seriously what a fun party idea!! I love pimento cheese. That would have been my favorite gift given!

  5. This is awesome!! We should do this for the gift exchange next year!!

  6. So fun!! I've never heard of a swap done that way! Also, I'm a librarian, so totally thrilled with the most creative winner ;)

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  8. Yay!!! So much fun!!! I hope she does it again next year!!!

    1. I will! So start thinking of your favorite thing now!!! :o)

  9. My girlfriends and I did this a few years ago and it's an AWESOME party concept! Thinking I'll revive it with these slow winter months coming up for a girls night. Thanks for sharing!

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