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A Favorite Things Party

April 28, 2015
Have you heard of these? A FAVORITE THINGS party where each person shares their 'must have' item(s) with the group! Life hacks, beauty products you can't live without, favorite snacks, etc! What a fun idea!

Hi there!  I went missing again, but his time I actually did go somewhere.  Last Wednesday through Sunday, I was at my very first Blog Conference in Salt Lake City, SNAP.  Can I tell you how weird it is to actually meet all these bloggers that I interact with … in real life?!?  SO weird!!  But also SO awesome!  It was an amazing 4 days, and now I need a long nap.  Or three.  I left there all pumped up to make some great improvements to how I approach this blogging thing … and then I feel asleep while typing Sunday night.

And this week seems to be filling up quickly … birthdays to celebrate, concerts to attend, soccer practice, games, and pep rally, Twins game … aye.

But I’m sure you can relate … and I know listening to my schedule is NOT why you’re probably here today, so let’s get to the topic at hand …

Have you heard of these?  A ‘Favorite Things’ party?  Well … apparently, these were all the ‘thing’ about 5 years ago, but … um … I guess I missed that trend.  When my friend Sara mentioned it earlier this spring, it was news to me.

If you also missed that trend … let me elaborate just a bit.

The idea is that everyone brings THREE of their very favorite things in life (that also happen to cost right around $10 … or whatever your limit is).  Things you couldn’t live without.  Things that make your life easier.  Simple tricks and tips and products to share with the rest of us.  From mommy to mommy, friend to friend, wife to wife.

Because … let’s face it, we can all use the help, right?  (Or are you one of those ladies that is perfect in all ways?!?)

You tell me this pair of underwear will change my life?!?!  Well … hand it over!

You say this mascara can make me look super fancy and glamorous?!?   Well … that sounds like a treat and who doesnt’ want those smokin’ supermodel eyes?!

You say just one of these caramels will make me able to handle the chaos that is my life these days?  Well … SIGN ME UP!  

Yep, ladies … we had our first ‘Favorite Things’ party a couple weeks ago, and it was so much fun.  SO. MUCH. FUN.  And because I think you should run right out and plan YOUR first Favorite Things Party, I’m sharing a bit about it today on the blog!

Have you heard of these?  A FAVORITE THINGS party where each person shares their 'must have' item(s) with the group!  Life hacks, beauty products you can't live without, favorite snacks, etc!  What a fun idea!

We wanted a simple ‘theme’ for the party, and decided to just go with black and white with pops of chartreuse.  It was a fun color scheme to go with and perfect for Spring!

Have you heard of these? A FAVORITE THINGS party where each person shares their 'must have' item(s) with the group! Life hacks, beauty products you can't live without, favorite snacks, etc! What a fun idea!

For the party beverages and food, we served some of our favorite things:

My absolute favorite party dessert right now:  Bundt-ini’s in assorted flavors from Nothin’ Bundt Cakes:

Have you heard of these? A FAVORITE THINGS party where each person shares their 'must have' item(s) with the group! Life hacks, beauty products you can't live without, favorite snacks, etc! What a fun idea!

BUNDT-INI’S FROM NOTHIN’ BUDNT CAKES

One of Sara’s faves: Lemon Ricotta Cookies from Whole Foods:

Have you heard of these? A FAVORITE THINGS party where each person shares their 'must have' item(s) with the group! Life hacks, beauty products you can't live without, favorite snacks, etc! What a fun idea!

LEMON RICOTTA COOKIES FROM WHOLE FOODS

And everyone’s favorite:  Chocolate Covered Strawberries:

Have you heard of these? A FAVORITE THINGS party where each person shares their 'must have' item(s) with the group! Life hacks, beauty products you can't live without, favorite snacks, etc! What a fun idea!

CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

Oh … and have you had these Macaroons before?!?  AMAZING!!

Have you heard of these? A FAVORITE THINGS party where each person shares their 'must have' item(s) with the group! Life hacks, beauty products you can't live without, favorite snacks, etc! What a fun idea!

HAIL MERRY MACAROONS

And we had to have tulips.  Because they are my favorite flower.  Hands down.

Have you heard of these? A FAVORITE THINGS party where each person shares their 'must have' item(s) with the group! Life hacks, beauty products you can't live without, favorite snacks, etc! What a fun idea!

We chatted … we ate … we drank some wine (and San Pellegrino) … talked some more … and finally decided to start the ‘favorite things’ sharing.

For this part, we all sat in the living room with three of our favorite thing that we each brought.  First … the ‘presentation’ part.  Each person went around and shared with the rest of us WHAT their favorite thing(s) was and WHY it was their favorite.  We had cute little notepads (thanks, Sara) to take notes on all of the items as they were shared.

See those cute treat bags on the table filled with a pen, paper, and name tag??

Have you heard of these? A FAVORITE THINGS party where each person shares their 'must have' item(s) with the group! Life hacks, beauty products you can't live without, favorite snacks, etc! What a fun idea!

And finally … after all the sharing was done, we each wrote our name on three pieces of paper and threw ’em into a bowl.  After mixing, then we each drew out three cards and took those favorite items.  Here are some of the favorite things presented:

Have you heard of these? A FAVORITE THINGS party where each person shares their 'must have' item(s) with the group! Life hacks, beauty products you can't live without, favorite snacks, etc! What a fun idea!

Here’s a breakdown of what most of the favorite items were:

note: affiliate links ahead.  I just means you pay the same amount for an item, but we get a slight (ever so slight) portion back.  Help a girl out! 

And finally … my favorite thing:

Do you know how much you can do with this stuff!?!?  Here’s the printable tag I attached to the jar (which you can download HERE):

Reasons to Use Bentonite Clay!  Who knew!!

And then we made these cute bags to take all the goods home in:

Have you heard of these? A FAVORITE THINGS party where each person shares their 'must have' item(s) with the group! Life hacks, beauty products you can't live without, favorite snacks, etc! What a fun idea!

Now … I want to know what you’re ALL TIME favorite item is around your home?  Think small … but AWESOME!

Thanks for stopping by.  I’d love it if you’d also join me on Instagram!  Now … off to take a leisurely nap.  Oh wait … I have three little kids.  #keepdreaming

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4 Comments

  • Reply Aspen Jay April 29, 2015 at 8:29 am

    This is such a great idea for a party… and best thing is you can throw it whenever! Oh and I LOVE viva paper towels. :)

    • Reply Katie April 30, 2015 at 7:00 am

      Isn’t it?!? I was really SO fun! I got all kinds of new ideas of stuff to make my life easier … and more beautiful! And I’m going to have to look into those paper towels … :) Thnaks for the comment. Hope you’re having a great week!

  • Reply Nikki Frank-Hamilton May 4, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    LOL! My favorite thing has got to be dawn dish soap, I know it sounds silly, but we use it on everything, paint on clothes, my sons greasy dirty laundry, carpet stains, killing fruit flies, and japanese beetles, girl this stuff is the bomb! You party was a beaut! I bet all your friends felt spoiled, how fun!!!

    • Reply Katie May 5, 2015 at 6:05 am

      Dawn dish soap, huh?!? These parties are so fun! It’s so interesting to see what products people love … like Viva paper towels, and Dawn dish soap! Thanks for stopping by and for your comment! Have a great week!

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