I’ve always wanted to host a Favorite Things party, and decided this was the year!
I threw it in there with all the other holidays shindigs and Nutcracker performances, just to make my holidays a bit crazier, lol.
It was worth it, I think! We all had a blast hanging out with each other and went home with some AWESOME new favorite things!
I went with a black, white, red, and gold theme since I already had Christmas decor up and I figured it would mesh well with it!
I chose some of my favorite appetizers for us to nosh on, cause I LOVE me some appetizers. (and eating the leftovers for lunch the next few days!)
I made caprese skewers with grape tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and basil leaves on a toothpick. YUM! I added some balsamic vinegar for us to sprinkle on top if desired.
A cranberry white cheddar cheese ball. YUM!
one of my fave appetizers-stuffed mushrooms!
and some delish (store bought lol) spinach dip. Sometimes you gotta cut corners.
I made some sparkling cranberry punch-equal parts cranberry juice, lemonade, and ginger ale, with sliced lemons and cranberries thrown in for prettiness.
For dessert I made chocolate mousse cups, and raspberry swirl cheesecakes…and put out some Lindt truffles and candy cane milanos because I can’t stop.
I had my island set up for all the favorite things to be arranged on, along with some flowers and a cute chalkboard.
And hangy things. gotta have hangy things.
red tissue puffs from Target
We had cozy socks, chocolate chips, candles, soap, lotions, chocolate, mugs, succulents, cleaner and washcloths, popcorn, and a bread basket-everything was adorable and I think we all went home with amazing new finds!
I loved what I got!
I created a favorite things questionaire that we all filled out anonymously…then I read them out and we tried to guess who it belonged to!
It was so fun and I found out some things I didn’t know!
After we had guessed whose was whose, we had that person draw five names from a container where we had all put our names in 5 times, and they took home one of that person’s favorite things!
On to the favorite things! Bought some white bags and added some personalized tags for each of my friends to have their own SWAG bag!
Because I’m me, I wanted to have a little craft to make, so I decided on a few ornaments to make-these wood slices became mini chalkboard ornaments…
and these bells became bell wreath ornaments. So fun!
I think it was a really fun night and I definitely will be doing this again…maybe an annual partay!?