Saturday, February 25, 2012

Favorite Things Party

Does the above picture look familiar? These images ring a bell? Where else have you seen women crying, men screaming, confetti, people practically convulsing, mad chaos???


Ahhhhh, the crazy guest reactions from Oprah's Favorite Things show. You're picturing it now aren't you.


If you haven't figured it out yet, Oprah's Favorite Things show was the inspiration for this little shindig I threw last night. Six of us girls met up at my parent's lake house for a night out, away from the kids and husbands with our favorite things.


We set a limit of $6. Everyone went out to find their favorite thing, under $6...buy five and bring them to share! Basically, everyone brings five of the same thing to share, and they leave with five different things. Hopefully I'm making sense?


It was SO fun!!! First of all, I love these girls so we would have been A-OK without the "things", but they certainly did put the icing on the cake. :)


I got to the lake house first so I took the time (calm before the storm) and set everything up. I wrapped boxes and put the girl's names on them. The bottoms of the boxes were open so that each girl could put their item on the table and put the box on top to cover it up. That way all the items were kept secret until it was time to reveal our favorite things! Here are all the boxes...whats under all those pretty boxes???????
Its like Christmas!!!!
(except it wasn't Jesus' birthday) We took turns revealing our favorite thing one at a time. We tried screaming and crying like Oprah's guests, but after a couple reveals we got tired so we decided to just act happy, not crazy. ;) I set out "swag bags" for everyone to put all their goodies in. And even though we are adults, and even though this wasn't really a "party", I STILL had to do party favors...because this "party" was all about favorite things AND one of my favorite things about having a party (even tho it wasn't a party) is picking out party favors!
SO THERE! (100% Justification for having party favors.)

Party favor explanation: keeping with the theme...my favorite quote (b/c smiling is my favorite), from my favorite Christmas movie, with my favorite colors (anything bright and cheery) in my new favorite frame which just happens to be from one of my favorite stores (Ikea) which is priced at my ALL TIME FAVORITE price point, a dollar! A DOLLAR for this cute frame!!!!(you couldn't hear me, but that was all said in one breath) aaaaaahhhhhhh Here is some of my loot! Lip gloss, mini bottle of perfume, lotto ticket and nail polish, bottle of wine w/ a cool insulated carrier (I smell an over budget item!!) ;) and a cute little plaque w/ a fun quote on it. :)

Not pictured in my loot is the item I gave...a sweet little initial charm and necklace from Laura Elaine Designs. I LOVE her shop and have purchased a couple other items from her. Great stuff...even better prices!!! I packaged them up in these tiny ceramic containers found at Michaels on clearance for 30 cents.

11 comments:

  1. What a cute, creative and fun idea!

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  2. Love the idea! May I ask where you found the frames? I would LOVE to get my hands on a few of those!

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  3. My question, too! Where did you find those lovely frames?

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  4. Cute idea!! Those are cute frames from IKEA:)

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  5. Love the idea!! Throwing one in 2 weeks!! Would you be willing to share the template for the swag bag sign?

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  6. I will be hosting a Favourite thing party in a few weeks!! Love the ideas of a swag bags. Would love to know where you got the template for the signs and the quotes.

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  7. Was there any confusion when drawing the names? For instance towards the end was one person left with cards that had the same name on it?

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  8. Hi there! I LOVE this idea - totally planning to do this for my girls christmas party instead of our usual gift exchange. Do you have a shop where I can buy your adorable templates? Thanks!

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  9. I too am wondering if you sell your bag tag template?

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  10. How does this work with more than 5 people? Do you just keep pulling names ?

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  11. I would LOVE to have your templates! I'm throwing a party in a few weeks! Do you have a store where you sell it?

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