It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It is that time again, I am so excited to share my friend Dani, aka hostess with mostest and the annual Favorite Things Party including all the gift ideas everyone brought, a yummy recipe and how to throw a favorite things party! I love sharing this blog post every year and hope you all get some great gift & stocking stuffer ideas from it.
Now let’s party!
Adorable chalk sign done by Claudia’s Calligraphy
Favorite Things Party Information
There are several variations of this party. I am sharing the way we have do it and it’s simple and easy to follow. After setting a gift price, you ask each person to bring 3 of the SAME item – WRAPPED. When everyone arrives number a sheet of paper 1- ____ with the amount of guests that brought gifts to share. *You are bringing 3 gifts to share, and will go home with 3 different gifts. The hostess will write down numbers to put in a bowl for everyone to draw 3 numbers. For example if you have 20 guests, you will put three 1’s, three 2’s, three 3’s and so on in a bowl until you have three of each number in a bowl. Go around and let everyone draw 3 numbers from the bowl, just make sure you don’t draw a duplicate number or your own number. (If you were number 5 on the sheet of paper, you can’t draw a #5 as a gift to receive.)
Once all guests have drawn their 3 numbers, the hostess then starts with the sheet of paper with all the guests names written down. She will call out Number One – pass out your gifts to the three people that drew number one from the bowl. So those three people that drew number one will raise their hand to claim their gift and then open it. The gift giver can then explain why its a favorite item and why they love it!
Once all gifts are distributed each guest will have passed out their three items as well as receive new three different items to take home. This party idea is so fun and creative. It is such a great way to try new things, find new gift ideas and of course the best is spending time with your friends!
DRINKS & BITES
Wine glasses for all the guests to take home personalized by Dots and Dashes by Dani. Check out her Instagram for everything she can do. She has the cutest shop and makes the most adorable gift ideas.
If you have a sweet tooth or just want something fun and festive for the holidays, try this cute Christmas Tree Cake recipe.
Christmas Tree Cake Recipe
- 2 Boxes os Christmas Tree Cakes
- 1 Tub of Cool Whip (softened)
- 1 Block of cream cheese (softened)
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla
Add all but one cake to a large mixing bowl and mash them up. Add in all other ingredients and mix on low until combined. Pour into a festive dish and garnish with the remaining Christmas tree for decor. Serve with vanilla wafers, graham crackers, etc…..
(not my own, recipe shared from a friend)
FAVORITE THINGS GIFT IDEAS
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shop these items: Brumate Rocks glass (similar prints) | The Skinny Taste
I bought home this yummy homemade salsa too that came with this cook book! It’s delicious! You can check out Buddy’s TX Salsa here.
shop these items : Ulta MD SPF moisturizer | Lily P. key ring | Brumate skinny can holder | Coffee grounds holder with scoop
shop the items: Paper Source gift wrap | DOTS pretzels | Laneige lip set | Leopard pajamas | Goat milk hand cream |
It’s always a fun idea when someone brings their favorite wine and champs! We had Mumm’s champs and Dry Creek Vineyard Wine.
I also love the idea of bring art. If you have a favorite artist or print – wrap it up and make it a favorite thing! This piece was done by a local mom. Isn’t her work gorgeous.
shop the item: Amazon desktop fan (great idea to put in bathroom while getting ready. No more sweating while you are blow drying your hair and putting on makeup. Genius!
Y’all know my love for Bum Bum! This was my favorite things gift item I brought to the party. It smells amazing and you will want to use it daily. I wear it as perfume too. Grab yours here.
Full list of favorite things:
- water proof wrapping paper from Paper Source
- electric wine opener
- salt rock tea light holder
- Lily P. key ring
- Bum Bum cream
- Large portable fan
- Royal Standard blanket
- Mexican Train dominos
- Molten Brown body wash | wine glass pens | MAC lip gloss
- Kendra Scott earrings (variety)
- Skinny Taste cookbook with Buddy’s Texas salsa
- Brumate slim can w/ drinks / Brumate rocks tumbler
- Laneige lip set | goat milk hand lotion
- Ulta MD SPF tinted moisurizer
- Leopard PJ set
- Billie razor
- The Original make up easer
- Dr. Teals
- Dot prezels
- Coffee container with scoop
- Anthropology Volcano candle
- Beautiful Boards book | Another board book
- AP 24 whitening toothpaste
- Holiday dishtowel
- mini waffle maker
- Art work
- Mumm’s champs
- Dry Creek Wines
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I hope you enjoyed this year’s Favorite Things Party blog post! What was one of your favorite items this year? You can shop any items through the direct links in this blog post. This post does contain some affiliate links and I do make a small commission if you purchase through my links. This helps run and support ROC Blog. Thank you so much for supporting my small biz and reading about what I love.