These are a few of my favorite things….
I’ve been reading all about My Favorite Things parties for a while and decided it was finally time that I threw one myself! With The Dollhouse all festive and parties needing to remain small and quaint, I decided what better of a time than now?!
So what is a My Favorite Things Party you might ask? There are many ways to throw one, but I’ll break the way I threw mine down for you and ways you can customize it for your crew. Basically, a Favorite Things Party is where everyone brings their favorite thing, explains why it is their favorite and someone else takes it home. It’s a fun twist on your typical White Elephant party. But what I love about this twist is that people really put some thought into their items and you don’t have to fight with strangers over gifts.
Here are the Rules:
Feel free to use this image I created to share with your friends for your Favorite Things Party!
Rules Breakdown for the Host:
Decide on a Theme:
This goes for both the party and the favorite thing items. So first let’s start with the party! I did a pajama party theme because who wants to dress up just to go to someone's home when you could show up in your comfiest PJs?! To go along with the theme, I served yummy breakfast items and did a hot chocolate charcuterie board along with some ways to spike it… if you wanted!
I made my famous hot chocolate cookies, pigs in a blanket and parfait cups and the rest was a simple freezer pick-up from Sam’s Club (quiches, cinnamon rolls, hot cocoa mix, and a majority of the treats on the hot chocolate charcuterie board).
There are a lot of ways to customize the party from the gift theme to outfits. Some people make their favorite things follow a specific theme like beauty, kitchen, decor, outdoor, and entertaining pieces. While I think following a theme sounds so fun, I decided to make it simple this year and just people bring whatever their favorite thing is whether it be beauty, kitchen, or decor related.
Favorite Thing Gift Ideas:
My friends really showed out with their favorite things and here are some of the items we all loved:
I highly recommend putting a spin like this on your next White Elephant party! We all embraced a little bit of change with this fun gathering and look forward to making it an annual affair at The Dollhouse!
Such a fun night with this group of girls!