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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! 



14 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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  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!!!

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

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  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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