Favorite Things Party


The Knoxville Moms Blog team got together this month for a Christmas party.  We met up for some good food and a Favorite Things Party.  This is one of my favorite holiday parties that I do with my friends each year, so I was excited to get to do it with the KMB team.


We met at a great restaurant to eat together, and we each brought one of our favorite things for under $5 for everyone.  There were 7 of us there, so we each brought 6 wrapped gifts.  After eating, we took turns passing out the gifts.  I started by giving everyone one of these:

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They all opened them at the same time to find…

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…dish soap!

Normally no one wants dish soap for a gift, but it’s one of my very favorite things, so it passes as a pretty great gift (I think).  Seriously, this brand is my favorite and these scents smell just like Christmas.  That makes doing dishes so much better this time of year.  (And that was what I told all the girls to explain to them why it was one of my favorite things.)

Then the other 6 ladies handed out their gifts and explained why they were their favorites.  It was so much fun to see the surprises we all got, and to learn more about each person.  Everyone brought a gift that was unique to them, and it was really fun to leave with 6 new, special gifts!

The benefits of a favorites things party are that you don’t have to put too much thought into it.  Instead of having to come up with 6 different gifts – you only have to come up with 1 and wrap it 6 times.  It’s a really economical way to give gifts this time of year.  Also, we put a $5 limit on gifts, so that we wouldn’t spend too much.  I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time picking out a meaningful gift for fewer than $5.  This solves that problem because you just have to think of one of your favorite things for the price-point your group picks and because it’s your favorite, that makes it meaningful.

Here’s a little more information about the KMB team based on the gifts we brought:

Like I shared earlier, I brought Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap.

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Natalie brought a Starbucks gift card and her favorite chocolate.

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Laura brought awesome lipstick and mints, packaged in these adorable polka-dotted envelopes.

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Francesca brought mini Panettones and chocolate almond bars from her all-time favorite grocery store (and she even brought something else special for me because of my food allergies).

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Kristen brought a cute handmade heating bag.

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Beth brought a mug with ingredients for her favorite nighttime, curl-up-on-the-couch drink: caramel apple cider.

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Jenny brought cute handmade pocket warmers and cold compresses.

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What are your favorite things?  We want to know what you would have brought and learn more about you!  Share with us in the comments!

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  1. I had never participated in a Favorite Things party before…and now I’d like to every year! It was a lot of fun, especially learning more about my friends and their favorites!

    • so much fun! i totally agree, Francesca — really fun to learn more about each other. love seeing how everyone brings a different thing that’s so unique to them.


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