Do you remember my post about the Caramel Apple Dipping party my friend Carrie threw when I really wanted to be invited to such a party?
And do you recall how I threw out some other party ideas to her at the end of that post in hopes she throw another party I wanted to go to?
Well guess what?!
(what can I say? I'm awesome)
(and a size 2)
(okay, okay... a size 6)
(in my head)
However, this time Carrie roped my friend Judi and ME into throwing this party with her. So even though I don't like to throw parties, it was fun throwing a party with two fun party friends (basically they did all the work, I just showed up with my food contributions).
So the moral of this story is this... if you ever get roped into having party, make sure it's with two other friends who are way organized, super fun, great planners and offer up their squeaky clean house for it. This will allow you to not have to do much of anything, but still get 1/3 of the credit for the party.
Oh, and it always helps you get party credit if the party was your idea. Which this one was.
Well, sort of.
I actually got the idea off of pintrest. Which, if you remember, is where I got the idea for the Caramel Apple Dipping Party, too.
What can I say? Pintrest is proving to be a valuable asset in my
So this party was called a "Favorite Things" party. Each person had to pick out one of their favorite things that cost around $6.00. Then they had to purchase five of them and bring them to the party to hand out as their "favorite thing" and they would leave with five favorite things from five other people.
Let me break it down for you.... I brought five (okay, you'll never guess my favorite thing, I only talk about it all the time) bottles of Prefense Hand Sanitizer. (Yes, I'm so lame I bring my favorite hand sanitizer to a favorite things party). Then I drew five ladies names out of the basket and they got my favorite thing. Five other ladies pulled my name out of the basket and I went home with THEIR favorite things!
And check out what I scored!
It was SO. MUCH. FUN.
There was such notable items given away as Vera Bradley, Yankee Candles, Buckeyes, Pier One tea lights, gift cards to Starbucks and Panera! I mean, this was an awesome party y'all!
And okay, I have to tell y'all about my favorite thing that I received. It's hard to see it in the above picture, but it was this.
Finger nail polish. But not just ANY finger nail polish! Check out the name of it...
Can you see that?
"Vodka and Caviar" is the name of it!! And when I heard that was the name of it I was hoping and praying that my name would be called out to get it. And when my name was called out to get it, I may or may not have screamed out, "AHHHHHH! This is the only vodka I'll ever have in my life!"
And Carrie yelled out, "And caviar!"
So I retracted my first statement and yelled out this one, "Yes! Since I'm married to a Pastor, this truly will be the ONLY vodka and caviar I'll EVER have in life!"
And all the Pastor's wives out there said Amen.
Also at the party, was some great food! Check out these cute Pintrest inspired owl cupcakes Judi made!
Aren't they too stinking adorable?!
Oo! Oo! And check out what I made.
It's my favorite dessert to make and take to a party in the fall.
(I'll be sharing how to make it later this week, even though it's a few ingredients over being a lazy mom recipe.)
But what made the party tons of fun was the women that were there!
Everyone was so excited to be there and to share their favorite thing.
And what I didn't expect was how exciting it was when you're name was called out to get someone else's favorite thing!
I may or may not have screamed like a little girl each time my name was called.
Even though I knew it would be called five times.
Just look at this gorgeous group of women!
Now if Carrie would just throw this party for all of us already.