Saturday, December 14, 2013

These are a FEW of my FAVORITE things....

Last night, I hosted my 2nd annual Favorite Things Party.  I look forward to this ALL year!  Our guest of honor was Carrie--we are celebrating her 2nd Cancer-Free anniversary!  YAY for kicking cancer's butt!

The rules are simple:  pick one favorite item, $5 price range.  Bring 5 of that same item to the party, unwrapped.  During the party, we explain why the item is our favorite and then draw 5 names from the bag to receive our favorite item.  It's kind of like Oprah's Favorite Things Show!

Here are this years' attendees:

And the gift selections:

Gifts included:
  • Post-it notes, gift tags, and paper clips in a cute box
  • Glad candle and plug-in
  • Christmas bag with snuggly, warm socks
  • Scent brick (Grape)
  • Jordana Eyeliner and blush
  • Organizing pouch
  • Coffee mugs
  • Pouch with favorite candy, tissues, and chapstick
  • Box containing multi-colored pens and favorite chapstick
  • Pretty pouch with triangle-shaped mechanical pencils and mints
  • Pretty picture frames
  • Bath and Body works foaming hand soap and purse-sized germ-x
I ended the night with the scent brick, Bath and Body works, a blue coffee mug, the organizing pouch, and the box with multi-colored pens and chapstick (Burt's Bee's pomegranate, which is awesome!).

A few of my favorite people, a few of our favorite things, and our favorite foods....what's not to love?  The party started at 6:30 and lasted until around 11:00.  We had SO much fun swapping gifts and stories and just LAUGHING until we cried.  Being with good friends is the best.

What is YOUR favorite thing?  $5 or less.......


  1. Wow this is a great idea! Here are three of my favorite $5 or less items:
    -EOS chapstick
    -Glass nailfile
    -Coffee mug

    Congratulations to your friend for being Cancer free!

    1. Karen @karenlovestorun :)

    2. Oh I forgot about EOS chapstick--it IS really good!!

      PS: Love your blog :)

  2. love this party idea! would i be a fatty if the first $5 favorite i though of was a foot-long??

    1. This comment made me seriously laugh out loud!! $5 foot-longs are the greatest :)

  3. It was so much fun! THIS is my favorite thing :) Thanks for hosting!

    1. I know!! I'm so thankful that we have such a great group of friends to party with! And such a GREAT reason to celebrate!