This year for my birthday I wanted to have a “Favorite Things” Party to celebrate!
I invited 16 people and 12 of them were able to come!
Here is what my invite said explaining how a Favorite Things party works:
Think of something that you LOVE and is your favorite (around $6.00 per item) Bring THREE of that item. We will draw names and everyone will go home with THREE new favorite things. And I will have celebrated my birthday with 16 of my FAVORITE people and learned more about them. What a gift to me!!
I also asked them to email or text me their favorite quote and to wear their favorite color on the day of the party!
When they arrived I had them come to this welcome station and write their name three times on yellow slips of paper for the drawing!
This station was decorated with my Funshine Care Bear given to me at Christmas time by my granddaughter who picked it out for me because I love “lellow”, paper daisies made by a good friend, and an adorable paper pieced sunshine in a frame made for me by my friend Cynthea! All of these represent some favorite things of mine!!
After they arrived and signed their slips I invited them to have a bite to eat from my Favorite Things dessert and refreshment table – some of the refreshments were the most delightful mini coconut creme pies, YUMMY chocolate cupcakes made for me by my friend Annette even though she could not attend the party – so grateful to her, some amazingly sweet mini chocolate chip cookies, a scrumptious fruit salad, veggies and dip, mini rolls, and candies that were yellow!
While they munched on their desserts I went around the room and told why each person was one of my favorite people!! When they were done we shared our favorite things and drew names and just really had a great time!!
Here is some of the decor from the party:
Does the choice of decor surprise you?!?? Nope, it shouldn’t – I still love daisies!!
At the end of the party I almost forgot to give them the favor bags I had prepared for them with a set of 4 cards I had made for each of them (they will feature in a post as soon as I can take pictures of them), a puzzle of rainbow colored cupcakes, Charleston Chew candy stick and some brightly colored pencils!! Here is how they looked all lined up on my fireplace –
And last but not least, I thought I would share my favorite quote with you – This is the kind of person I strive to be, and the reason why I create beautiful things to show people I care!!
So, there you go, my Favorite Things Party!! I really want to share some other things with you but I am having some stress because over the last few months my craft room has become the drop place for several things. My picture taking area is covered with things to sort and put away – but I am working on it and will share the cards I made for this favor soon!!
Hope you all have a wonderful day and that you find time to create something beautiful to show someone you care!!