Monday, December 17, 2012

Favorite Things Party

Over the weekend I hosted a Favorite Things party for a few of my girlfriends...and I definitely think it will become an annual tradition!
Since glitter is way up there on the list of my favorite things, I decided to add glitter to anything and everything for this party, starting with the invites!
 We kept the food and drinks light, and of course my favorites!
 The beautiful tissue garland was made by the very talented Carmen of The Flair Exchange!
My TV presented a bit of a decorating challenge...I have gone to some extremes in the past for decorating but removing the TV from the wall seemed a tad extreme, even for me. So we wrapped it up and smacked a gift tag on it and made it part of the decor :) Of course my hubby's first reaction was thinking I was giving his tv away as a prize.

My three favorite party foods...macarons, champagne and caprese!
 Maria of Love & Sugar Kisses made lemon, vanilla and peppermint macarons...and they were the hit of the party!

And since our whole party was about shopping for new favorite items, each girl had their own shopping bag for their new goodies.


 Since not everyone knew each other at the party I had a little game for everyone while we were chatting and snacking. Everyone filled out a Favorite Things survey without putting their name on it. We mixed them up then took turns reading them and everyone tried to guess whose was whose.
Now on to the good stuff! Everyone was instructed to select a favorite item for around $20 and bring 3 of that item.

 My favorite item was actually a 2-parter. One was a glitter clutch and the other was a pack of decorative washi tapes.
 Everyone had great taste and it made it really hard to choose which one you wanted!!!


 We had three rounds of shopping. At the beginning of each round everyone picked a piece of paper with a number on it out of a bowl. Whatever number you got was the order you got to go up to the table and choose one item. Each round the numbers were mixed up again so you went in a different order each time.




We had so much fun and it was so great to relax with all of my friends in this crazy busy season. Drinking champagne and chatting until 12:30am is definitely one of my favorite things!


10 comments:

  1. Beautiful party Wendy! Thanks so much for inviting me!

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  2. I super loved your party Wendy! Your pictures say it all! Thanks for having me.

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  3. I had so much fun hanging out with a great group of girls. You did a awesome job(as always). Thank you for having me.

    Jill

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  4. SUCH a cute idea, Wendy! I love all the fun details, too!

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the large wrapped gift as the table backdrop. Thanks for including me as a vendor.

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  6. Gorgeous! Love the large wrapped gift as the table backdrop. Thanks for including me as a vendor.

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  7. Do you have the "Favorite Things Survey" available as a printable? I'm having some girl friends down for the weekend (2/14-16) while my guys are away at a soccer tournament and I'd LOVE to have this survey!

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    1. Yes, I just found it on my old computer...send me an email, updegraffphotography@yahoo.com and I can send it to you :)

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  8. I was wondering the same thing about the survey. Do you have it available to download & print? rachieshaw@hotmail.com

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    1. I'm sending it over to you now :) enjoy!!!

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