Thinking of hosting a favorite things party? These Free Favorite Things Party Printables, ideas and tips will help make throwing a favorite things party super easy.
Do you love hosting parties? Even if you just said no, this favorite things party is definitly a party to think about putting together. A favorite things party is just about the most fun reason to have a party. It’s like a birthday party, but better! Everyone leaves with a gift.
I recently hosted a Favorite Things party for my girlfriends and wanted to create a fun and beautiful table that we could gather around and talk, visit, laugh and just relax. One of the reasons I had a special table made last year was so that I could host 10 people and we could all fit around my table. I wanted this Favorite Things Tablescape to be extra special but simple.
Tips for a Favorite Things Tablescape
Some of the basic things I have gathered over the years that help with a beautiful tablescape are white plates, gold and silver chargers, white napkins, candle sticks and flame less candles. These basics I didn’t buy all at once. I collected them a little bit at a time. I seem to add one new element each time I host a party or set a table. Which makes it nice since it’s not so expensive up front. And if I need to through something together quickly, I have everything I need already on hand.
That’s what happened with this favorite things tablescape. I decided last minute (the day of the party) that I wanted to actually set a nice table and make it kind of fancy. I pulled out the things I’ve collected over the years and put together a gold and white tablescape that was beautiful.
When decorating the center piece, always remember to add some height. I didn’t want anything to tall or too big because I wanted everyone to be able to see each other and talk. Candlesticks are always a good option. You could even set things other than candles on top of the candlesticks. Pumpkins, pinecones, apples, etc. would all be cute on a candlestick.
I always like to add a little green to my centerpiece as well. Eucalyptus is my new favorite thing to lay down the center of a table. The color and smell are gorgeous and it is relatively inexpensive. Especially if you have it growing in your yard. 😉 I kept mostly with the eucalyptus but added these mini bud vases with a single pink gerber daisy to add some fun pops of color to our table.
Favorite Things Party Printables
The gerber daisies matched the color of our favorite things party printables which really pulled everything together. I created several prints with sayings about favorite things, printed them off and placed them in white frames from Ikea. Then I placed them down the center of the table as well as by the food and drinks.
Along with the framable prints, I created some printable napkin wrappers, place cards, and invitations. They just really finished off our Favorite Things Tablescape. You can download these free printables using the link below. They are in a PDF format. These are for personal use only.
I had my husband hang this sign I made in our large picture window. It made for a beautiful backdrop to our party. I even added some greenery to the top of the sign to match the tablescape.
Tips for Hosting a Favorite Things Party
Here are some tips on how to host a favorite things party:
Have each of the party guests bring their favorite appetizer or finger food to share. That way not one person is having to make all the food. I was really loving charcuterie boards at the time of our favorite things party, so I made one as my contribution to the menu. We had so much food leftover, but it was fun to see what everyone’s favorite appetizers were (and you could swap recipes too).
Make your gift exchange simple. Have a set amount of what to spend on your favorite thing. Our limit was $25. Some people spent more and some spent less. And that is ok. Everyone brought one item of their favorite thing(s) in a bag. We put everyone’s name in a bowl. Have someone go first and bring out their favorite thing(s). Explain what it is, why they love it and then pick a name out of the bowl. That person gets the items and then it’s their turn to share their favorites.
It was suggested that we do it white elephant style, but I just thought that wasn’t a good idea. Some people could get feelings hurt and that isn’t what this is about. It’s about getting to know a little something about the people you care about.
Here are some of the things that were shared at our favorite things party in case you are drawing a blank as to what to take to yours: beauty items, craft supplies, snacks, gift cards to favorite store, succulents/plants, candles, office supplies, apparel.
You really can’t go wrong with a favorite things party. Anyway you decide to decorate, share gifts, or feed the crowd will be perfect.