PINTEREST INSPIRED FAVORITE THINGS PARTY

I was going to post this around the holidays but now I'm glad I saved for Andrea's Show and Tell Series. This week's topic is about PINTERESTWho doesn’t love Pinterest? It’s a great tool for planning your ideal Spring wardrobe, your next living room remodel, driving traffic to your blog or finding a delicious dish to take along to a party. Oh how Pinterest has changed my life for the better. The nothing fancy pin below is what started my Pinterest obsession years ago and prompted me to give a favorite things party that was a huge success! While just simple paper bags with the tags labeled "Favorite Things", my creativity was spurred and the planning began for my favorite things party began.



First up was the Invitations. I have always been a fan of Zazzle for cards and personalized products and I found the perfect invitations to go with the Ladies Night Favorite Things Party theme. I invited 40 ladies and 38 came!! In a snowstorm even!!

Aren't they adorable?
This is the back view.

This is the insert I added that explained what a Favorite Things party is.

There's my paper bags all "dolled" up!! How sweet is this table!

I made the table edging with my Critcut scrapbook cutter and threaded red ribbon through it.

No Party of mine would be complete without fresh flowers, a "favorite thing" of mine.

Here are the little party favors I made for the gals to take home. Since it was around the holidays, I filled them with a favorite Christmas candy, white chocolate covered peppermint creams.  However, I still laugh at this...the "set" of candies look like boobs, lol. 

Of course my Party would not be complete without cocktails. Mom served the punch complete with her Appleton Rum she won in a dance contest in Jamaica.
The Champagne Punch and spiced Wassil... also Pinterest recipes! 

I didn't get  a picture of the food table but the banner said Favorite Things and I hung paper lanterns above it.
Everyone came in there favorite outfit whether it be PJ's or a favorite color, etc. I wore my favorite apron and color, red. We played a Sound Of Music trivia game and before everyone divulged their favorite things to pass out, they told the story behind it. Everyone had brought their favorite food to share. We ate, drank and were merry all night. I consistently get asked when I am having another Favorite Things Party. I imagine Pinterest is full of ideas!!

"When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad." ~Julie Andrews as Maria

53 comments:

  1. What a wonderful party theme! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. What a great idea for a girls night! Your decorations are so cute and festive! I'm going to have to remember to do this! Have a wonderful week!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. You are so creative!! Love the table with the girl bags.. And it looks like it was a ton of fun too!
    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  4. This is such a great idea! That drink menu sounds AMAZING! Have a wonderful Monday love!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  5. This is such a cute party idea!!! You know I love me some Pinterest!!!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  6. So adorable! I love themed parties like that and you definitely thought of all the details which makes it that much better :) Have a great week!!

    Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet

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  7. Andrea, this is so darn cute! I'm pinning this to my party board because I'd love to have one of these parties. :)

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  8. Such fun!!!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  9. This is such a fun idea, Andrea! I always love attending themed parties like these, and you did an awesome job with all the decorations and planning! Have a great week! :)

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  10. Brilliant idea- I love this and need to do it asap!

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  11. my gosh how fun is this idea?! Seriously, I LOVE it!!!
    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

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  12. This looks like a blast! What were your favorite favorite things?

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  13. OMG....how much fun!! You are such an awesome hostess!!! And what a great idea!! Totally pinning this so I have it for next year!

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  14. Seriously what a great idea! Such an amazing hostess you are! Love all your posts!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  15. Super cute and fun party!!! I have a bottle of Appleton rum from Jamaica too haha. :-) I hope that you had a wonderful weekend too!!

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  16. What a fun party! It looks great!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  17. Wow, what a fun and creative party you put together! Sounds like it was a huge success with 30 people attending! You really did it big and I'm sure it was a fun night for all!

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  18. What the what! I knew you just wanted to party all the time, party all the time, party aaalll the tiiime! Ha! I've always wanted to throw one of these shindigs, but haven't pulled it off yet! That's awesome that you had so many to come, too! Happy Manic Monday {I'm living in the '80's today!}!!

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  19. This is the best idea ever!!! Love that you had the ladies dress in their favorite thing--I would have dressed up in my wedding gown haha! I am dying to throw a party like this!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  20. Whaaat this is such a cute idea! I'll definitely have to get my gal pals in on this. Genius! Thanks for sharing!

    Elainea
    toast the girl almighty

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  21. This is seriously so awesome. I love a good party-and wow did you nail the details! What a fun get together and your work turned out amazing. I'm sure everyone had a blast!

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  22. I love this idea and need to do one with my friends! Happy Monday!

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  23. What an amazing idea, looks like you ladies had so much fun! May need to steal this idea ;-)
    Green Fashionista

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  24. what a wonderfully cute idea!!!! Looks like a lot of fun and I love the creative component of it.

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  25. What a fun idea! I may have to get my girlfriends together to do this!!

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  26. What a fun party idea. I love how you incorporated the food and what they should wear. :))

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  27. What a fun party idea. I love how you incorporated the food and what they should wear. :))

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  28. What a fabulous party idea! Looks & sounds like so much fun!

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  29. This has got to be one of the best ideas and posts ever!! Can I invite myself to the next one, please? xoxo

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  30. What a fun party idea! I especially like the part about people wearing their favorite outfits :)

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  31. Oh my goodness. I totally missed out....darn location. That looks so much fun! I think I would like to plan one of these for the summer! Have a wonderful week pretty lady! xo Amanda

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  32. Adorable!! Love the idea of this and all the little details too!

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  33. This is such a fun idea for a party--I bet it was a blast!! And I had to laugh at your party favors--they look really do but they do sort of resemble boobs in the picture :) Too funny!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

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  34. That is so cute! I wish I had enough local friends to do this!

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  35. I think I'm the last one on earth who doesn't use Pinterest at all!! I really need to get on that train :) This party looks like it was so much fun, and you look beautiful! Hope you enjoyed your Valentine's weekend!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  36. This is such a great idea!!! I usually host a DIY Pinterest Party for my friends each year, but now that they all have babies, I'm thinking this is a better way to still get together - and less clean up! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  37. This is such a fun idea, and I love everything about it! I have to admit I haven't used Pinterest much (I think I'm the only one left) - but I see such cute things in the blog world.

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  38. How fun is this party!!! Such a great idea.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  39. this is just the cutest dang party idea! i love how it turned out!! how FUN!

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  40. I went to a Favorite Things party a couple months back and it was such a fun concept. Looking forward to hosting my own. Visiting from Tutorials and Tips party.

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  41. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this!! I mean, I love Pinterest and I love parties and sharing favorite things so the whole thing looks fabulous! Well done! :)

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  42. I love the edging you made for the table! Such a cute idea.

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  43. What a gorgeous party idea, looks like so much fun and you put so much into making it lovely.
    I was thinking that the chocolates looked like boobs and wondered if it would be ok to comment then I saw that you had already mentioned it so I feel it's ok to say - comedy chocolates have to be lots of people favourite thing surely?!

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  44. That's a very nice idea for a themed party! It looks like you all had a lot of fun! Popping over from #bloggerclubuk

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  45. It looks like such a fun party! Hope you have a great day!

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  46. So fun! Can I come be your friend :) hehe.

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  47. Loved it!! Everyone looks like they are having so much fun!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Friday Favorites! I hope you will join us again this week! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home

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  48. I love this idea! I so want to do this! Maybe a Spring get together? Thanks for the great idea. Hope you link up again at #HomeMattersParty

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  49. This is such a great idea for a party - I might steal it from you! I love the little touches you have, it makes everything look so festive & fun. And the drink menu is divine. Thanks so much for sharing with #bloggerclubuk x

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  50. How fun is that? A few years ago, I went to a favorite things party with some co-workers and we had the best time. Ours was at Christmastime also but it would be really fun to do at any time of year!

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  52. Cute party ideas! My friend has a wedding shower along these lines and it was just so much fun. Thank you for sharing it on the #HomeMattersParty

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  53. Great Idea! I love parties. Monika

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