My most requested blog post is here! Another fun Favorite Things Party is in the books and my sweet friends, Sarah and Kathryn are THE best hostesses! I look forward to this every year. We get so busy with our everyday lives and some of these ladies live 2 minutes from my house and I don’t see them like I should. So fun catching up and having that needed adult time!
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First up, if you are new to favorite things, this is a fun party to kick off the holidays with your girlfriends. The rules are your own, so make them fit to your liking. This year our hostesses changed it up and everyone brought 2 of the SAME gift wrapped with a $25 price tag. The previous year it was 5 of the SAME gifts at $10 a piece. So, it is totally up to you!
Upon arrival to the party, each pair of gifts are given a number. The hostess then has the total number of gifts numbered out and placed in a bowl. (ours was doubled since we had two gifts each)
Example: We had 41 people, so there were 41 gifts x 2. Everyone “signed in” on a numbered line when they arrived, and this labeled your GIFT number. In a bowl there were the numbers 1-41 (TWICE…since we had two gifts each). Everyone then would draw two numbers out of the bowl. Each person will have two different numbers. Then when it is time to exchange, the gift #1 person would pass out her two gifts to the two people that drew a number 1 out of the bowl. You do this until all gifts are passed out. It is also fun to explain what your gift is and why it’s a favorite. This way everyone can see what all the gifts are! 🙂
My look for the night was basic black because unfortunately it is hot and humid right now in Texas, so these thin tissue turtlenecks are perfect for the winter look, but you stay completely cool in them! My leopard flats are always a staple in my wardrobe and these earrings were one of the gifts I brought home form the party!! LOVE THEM!
FAVORITE THINGS PARTY
How gorgeous is my friend’s home! She has the most beautiful style and her and her sister sure know how to throw a party! :). Now, for the reason you are here…..all the goodies from last night’s party! The AMAZING Cookies pictured above are from Cookies and Art by Amy! They were so good! 🙂
I gathered as many of the favorite things as I could spot last night. I tried to find the exact item, or something very similar. You can click on any of the items below for a direct shopping link. Remember all these gifts are around $20-$30 depending on the item. Some smaller items were part of a bundle gift, and I just listed them separately.
1. Pottery Barn Pom Pom Blanket (this came home with me…..so soft!)
2. Madewell Earrings (come in several colors)
3. Rue Bird Leather Earrings
4. JOY Garment Steamer or this one
5. Capri Candle (popular item)
5. Leopard Clutch
6. Beauty Counter (so many great clean beauty products)
7. Clementine Cologne Travel Size
8. Tinkle Razor Pack
9. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
10. C.C. Chunky Soft Beanie
11. MAC Mini Lip Gloss Set
12. Tassel Earring Set
13. Joanna Gaines Cookbook
14. Stella & Dot Love Neckace
15. Tyler Detergent
16. YETI Rambler Mug
17. Portable Phone Charger
18. O-Venture Key Ring
19. Glitter Cosmetic & Make-up Bag
20. Tortoise Statement Earrings (similar) or these
21. Cold Weather Reflective Running Headband (similar)
22. Mascara Samplers— BOXOM, Loreal, TARTE
23. Farmhouse Fresh Moon Dip Back To Youth Body Mousse
24. InvisBobble Hair Ties
25. Nickel and Suede Leather Earrings (these were stunning and so light)
26. Food Chopper
27. EltaMD Tinted Facial Sunscreen SPF
More ideas: Elf on the Shelf with accessories, wrapping supplies like ribbon and name tags, cocktail mixers with your favorite holiday drink, ornaments, kitchen items, books.
What I brought!
My favorite thing gift that I brought were these adorable leather earrings I snagged during the Black Friday sale at Rue Bird Market. Something else I saw online that I loved were these gold leaf temple bracelets that look so cute!
These favorite things gifts are the perfect gifts for any occasion! From jewelry, to make-up to everyday practical items there is a little something for everything! All these items are under $30 and would make the perfect gift for a friend, teacher, sister, and loved one! 🙂
Which is your favorite item? These parties are such a fun way to kick off the season with friends. Thank you so much for reading this blog post and supporting ROC Blog! All opinions are my own.
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