Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Favorite Things Party 2014

Friday night was our churches annual favorite things party. I was so excited to finally be able to attend this event after missing the first two years.

A favorite things party is very simple and so much fun at Christmas time. 

Here are the rules:
Everyone brings 5 wrapped presents of their favorite thing(s). They can either be the same, or they can be different. Choose a spending limit per present (usually $5-10). Upon arrival each guest puts their name in a bowl 5 times. Then one at a time the guests take turns sharing their things, picking names from the bowl and giving out their presents. Everyone leaves home with 5 different presents. 
Here is what I took to the party with me.

I can a lot so I included some of my favorite things I make:
Blueberry Lemon Jam
Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
Apple Butter

The other two gifts were English Breakfast Tea and lotion and a divine dark chocolate almond sea salt bar and lotion.

My wrapping was pretty fancy, ha. Brown paper packages, it totally works right?!

Ready to go!

It was so much fun spending the evening with these lovely ladies. We snacked and chatted then started the party.

There were so many great presents, these ladies had some pretty amazing favorite things. I remember mumbling under my breath (or maybe out loud) a few times. "Please pick me, please pick me."

I came home with a bag full of goodies.

Foot soak and fuzzy socks
2 boxes of Andes mints
Silicone baking mat and a bookmark
A very soft black and white infinity scarf

This party was so much fun. I am already looking forward to going again next year.

Have you been to a favorite things party before?
If not, I would HIGHLY recommend a favorite things party for a girls night with friends, you will not be disappointed.

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  1. This looks like so much fun!! What a great haul!

  2. I hosted one a few years ago. I have a friend who has has one each year around Christmas for the past three years. I can't wait for the one this year. I totally hear you with wishing you could have specific things! So much fun!

    1. They are so much fun! Have a blast at yours, I hope those wishes work out well for you.

  3. I've read about a few of these parties, but never been to one, or heard of one around me. Love the idea though- I think it'd be fun to host one!

  4. Love those earrings that you received! I've heard of this idea a few times, but have never actually participated in one. I think I might have to do this with some girlfriends in the near future!

  5. I am totally doing this next year with my girlfriends. I love the idea and who doesn't love walking away with a handful of fun gifts!

  6. This looks like such a fun party, I'm totally going to suggest this idea next year. Looks like you got a bunch of great goodies!

    1. Yes, you should totally have one it was a BLAST!

  7. What a great idea! I bet whoever got your canned goods was doing a happy dance! What pretty earrings you got too.

  8. This is such a fun idea, and you came away with some awesome goodies!! I'm seriously considering doing something like this with my girl friends. Maybe not this holiday season (so much going on, so little time to plan), but perhaps next year!!

  9. So much fun!!! Totally marking the agenda to host one of these next year!!! You came home with lots of goodies.

  10. What a fun event!! would be so easy to host!!

  11. I hosted a favorite things party last year and it was seriously SO MUCH FUN!!!! I agree..to those that haven't done it. You def. need too!