Monday, December 19, 2011

And these are a few of my favorite things….(Favorite Things Party 2011)

I loved being the hostess for the favorite things party!!  I had everyone bring a yummy snack to share, so it wasn’t really too much work. (Big Jon knocked out a major honey-do list before the party for me. I have the BEST husband.)

We had LOTS of delicious food….

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Here’s how we played:

We had every guest choose a gift they love under $7 and buy 4 of them, then bring them to the party all wrapped up. When guests arrive, have them write their name on 4 slips of paper. We passed around the names and each drew 4 (making sure you didn’t draw two of the same names or your own name). Then we went around the room and each person handed out their gifts to 4 names they drew. After all gifts were passed out (still wrapped), we went around the room one by one and told about our favorite thing and why we chose it. At the point, the four people who received the person’s gift who was explaining got to open.  It was nice taking our time and opening the gifts one by one so we could all ooh and ahh over it.

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And all of the lovely guests with their goodies!!

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My gift was a little goodie bag that included:

The E.L.F. shimmery palette- LOVE it!!

The lip gloss to go with it…

And, a CLIF bar! Haha….

Thanks for coming, ladies!!  Hope you all had as much fun as I did!

“And these are a few of my favorite things….”

P.S. Speaking of favorite things, go check out Dana's blog and enter her giveaway for a chance to win a 31 Organizing Utility Tote…Suh-weet!!

P.P.S.

Don’t forget to VOTE for me (uhhh, every day till Jan. 15th- please???) for the Refuel with Chocolate Milk grant. Just search for BUTLER…. Maybe I’ll win and be able to offset some of my Miami marathon costs. Smile

11 comments:

P!nky said...

Stopping by from eightsixeleven! Love the favorite things party, that is SUCH A GOOD IDEA! I will be 'borrowing' it for next year.

Can I just say how gorgeous you and your hubby look in your header!?!?!? So pretty!

I'm your newest follower, happy christmas week!

xoxo

DEM said...

such a fantastic idea!! I really want to organize one of these with my group of friends...Maybe to start off the New Year!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

what an awesome idea for a party! love the look of that spread.

Holly said...

I love your party idea! It sounds like a blast. And the food! OMG I so should have crashed your party haha. Glad it was a good time :)

Faith said...

ahhh, looks like so much fun! and the food, yummy, get in my belly!

have a great week!

Bailey said...

My friend and I hosted this type of party over the summer it was a blast. I think it will be fun to do with recipes!

Dana + Ryan said...

You won the giveaway over at Now You're My Whole Life! http://vandoss.blogspot.com

Kim Harner said...

How fun is that? Looks like it was a great time had by all! I'll have to remember this for next year! Merry Christmas!!!

Becca Little said...

Can I ask...how do you get your pics to line up three in a row?

*Butler, Party of 2* said...

Becca- You HAVE to download Windows Live Writer!!! It is THE greatest blogging tool ever & will upload your posts directly to your blog. Super fast & SO much quicker/easier than Blogger!! :) (Only downfall is they don't have it for Macs...)

Elizabeth Rhodaberger said...

Well Danielle I have got through 2010 and 2011 in one day! (I do work a 9.5 hour work day) and I did break the no internet after 9pm. You and Big Jon have been the highlight of my day! God Bless you! Looking forward to meeting you in 2012!! Who am I kidding I'll be caught up and meet Sweet Baby Jase tomorrow!