Just coming off of my annual Christmas Holiday Party planning buzz. This year’s theme was My Favorite Things and what a fun time we had planning it! Guests received my first Favorite Thing as part of their invitation (more on that in a minute). The event featured nine other Favorite Things from the practical to the delicious, as well as Favorite Food, Beverage, Decor, Favor and Entertaining ideas.
Readers of this blog know how important the invitation to any event is to me. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, just eye-catching, novel, fun,or different but most importantly, memorable! The invitations to the My Favorite Things event was Target’s wallet sized, foldable REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG. I love reusable bags (“Ecofriendly, meet Chic.” “How do you do?”) but I have a bad habit of forgetting to bring them into the store until I’m at the checkout counter! BLERG! Well, blerg no more my friends! Target offers this adorable bag that folds up to the size of a wallet so you can keep it in your purse! LOVE IT! The design is super cute and not overtly commercialized.
P.S. It costs a dollar.
So we tucked these happy little totes into envelopes with the invitations:
We “adopted” several children from a domestic violence situation for the party and divided them up amongst the guests and then asked everyone to bring their bag to the party filled with a gift for their assigned child. You should have SEEN all the gifts (more on that later this week!). One of My Favorite Things Ideas is ENTERTAINING THAT GIVES BACK.
NOW ONTO THE GOOD STUFF —-> Would you like to win a bag filled with all ten of My Favorite Things? You would??? Perfect, because I saved one for ONE *LUCKY* READER. Leave a comment telling me one of YOUR favorite things, and I’ll randomly draw a winner on Saturday, December 18 at midnight. The gift will be shipped the next morning. GOOD LUCK AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
Stay tuned for the next nine Favorite Things!