{Favorite Things}

Food and Drink Me Parties

Happy Hump Day, friends!  Almost half way through the work week! 

I mentioned in Monday's Weekend Wrap Up post, that I hosted a "Favorite Things" Party on Friday night.  I've heard about "Favorite Things Parties" all over blogland over the years, and I thought it would be so fun to host one.

My brother was gracious enough to let me host the party on his beautiful patio.  He recently got married and is selling his house.  His backyard has been the site of many family parties, graduation parties, outdoor movie nights, etc.  Perfect backyard/patio for entertaining!

I invited a bunch of friends (30+) knowing that not everyone would be able to attend, but I wanted to have a big fun group!  I asked everyone to pick one "favorite thing" (nail polish, lotion, kitchen gadget, wine, book, household product, etc), and bring 5 of them.  The idea was to share with everyone else, something they can't live with out, or something they just love.  The maximum was $10 per item, but I stressed that $5-$6 was plenty.  It wasn't about the cost of the item.  I also asked everyone to bring their favorite dessert or appetizer.

The patio/yard:

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I had a table set up for the guests to write their name on 6 slips of paper (in addition to the 5 items, I had a special drawing for some of my special favorite items) to place in to a large vase.  Each guest would have a chance to talk about their "favorite thing" and then draw 5 names out.  Those 5 guests would get the "favorite thing"

 
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I put together "Swag Bags" for everyone, for the favorites they got to go home with:

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The food spread was fabulous!  Oh, and I also made Peach Sangria!  So delish!  Recipe to come soon!


Food

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The "Favorite Things" were so creative!  I loved it!


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We had wine, easter beauty items, quinoa, visors, body spray, gel insulated wine bags, hand sanitizer, almond butter, candied pecans, diet coke, coasters, sugar cookies, etc.  So many fun things!

After our favorite things, I held a special drawing for some of my additional "favorite things"!  I had some super fabulous peeps donate items to the party and I can't thank them enough!  In fact, I will have a whole separate post thanking them!

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Bubble and Bee, Chobani, Linda Burt ~ Willow House, Sunshine Cafe, Teresa Auvaa, Jones Design Company and Mountain Town Olive Oil

We had such a fabulous time!  I can't wait to host another "Favorite Things" Party!

Friends

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Have you ever attended a "Favorite Things" Party?  Have you ever heard of a "Favorite Things" party?

Would you host one?

It was one of the funnest girls night's out I have ever had!  I think YOU should host a "Favorite Things" party, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back for a post highlighting the special donors and the products they donated!

 

Ali

4 thoughts on “{Favorite Things}”

  1. janetha @ meals & moves - August 22, 2012 10:55 am

    Oh my gosh I loooove this idea! WOW! How fun!! Oh my gosh, I love it all. I am grinning ear to ear about the whole post. You’re so creative! And the bags are adorable. Love youuuu!

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  2. janetha @ meals & moves - August 22, 2012 10:55 am

    Oh my gosh I loooove this idea! WOW! How fun!! Oh my gosh, I love it all. I am grinning ear to ear about the whole post. You’re so creative! And the bags are adorable. Love youuuu!

    Reply
  3. janetha @ meals & moves - August 22, 2012 10:55 am

    Oh my gosh I loooove this idea! WOW! How fun!! Oh my gosh, I love it all. I am grinning ear to ear about the whole post. You’re so creative! And the bags are adorable. Love youuuu!

    Reply
  4. candice - November 19, 2012 4:19 pm

    i found your blog via meg’s craft weekend post. anyway, the party is such a great idea!! i want to bookmark this post and host my own version. thanks for sharing the idea.

    Reply

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