One of the things we’re most grateful for is our friends. We’ve talked about them a lot here on the ol’ blog, but we try really hard as a group to stay connected and do fun things (we all went to see the premiere of Breaking Dawn together yesterday!). Last year I (Jess) started what will hopefully become an annual tradition with oour girlfriends: aFavorite Things Party!
What is that, you ask? We made a little video to tell you all about it…
Basically, you ask your closest gal pals to purchase their favorite thing for under $10- one for each girl coming to the party. Then, dress it up with some fabulous wrapping paper and come bearing your gifts, and of course, your favorite appetizer (or dessert, but I’m partial to apps, so because it’s my party, that’s what we do. ha!) Here’s a peek at last year’s gift from myself and Monica:
Last year, I threw the party together at the last minute, but because I want it to be a special night for our friends, I decided to create some invitations. Chalkboard typography is THE biggest thing on Pinterest right now, so I decided to hop right on board the bandwagon. I kinda love it.
I also made a blank template so you can add your own information. Download it here:
I made the entire invitation in Picasa with the following FREE fonts:
Monica’s favorite part is the wrapping. Did you know that in addition to an obssession with socks, she’s also abnormally passionate about wrapping paper?
I’m already ahead of the game (Monica) for my wrapping this year thanks to The Plaid Barn. It’s a daily deal type site that I’m addicted to! Honestly, I have to do the whole wants vs. needs thing to resist buying a deal every day! However, this wrapping deal was too good to pass up. It has bags, wooden tags, stickers, clips, and everything I’ll need to make sure I have the cutest packaged presents. Mwhahah! (Slightly competitive BFFs, but totally kidding!) I got 45 pieces for $7.42! Major SCORE!
Click HEREto get the Holiday Packaging Kit holiday wrap pack or to see what other goodies they have for sale today!
Here are a few other fun wrapping ideas we found for ya!