We all have those items we’ve outgrown, our tastes have changed or never used. For this in-home “Swapping Spree” party we each bring items we’re ready to part with to re-energize our closets and homes with a few new finds from our friends. And we donate what’s left over to a local women’s shelter. Win-win-win!
The secret to being a good host is not keeping up with the Jones’s, but sharing the best you have to give with your guests. With that, as a new mom, I planned ahead in order to pull off this weeknight fete: presented local farmers market items to snack on and a self service bar that was clearly laid out so guests would feel comfortable helping themselves throughout the night.
Check out the bottled water customized with labels for a fun and inexpensive personal touch (packing tape and printed paper). As hostess, I gifted each guest with a fashionable reusable “shopping” tote bag to take home their new finds in style. An inexpensive, but thoughtful touch. I hope my friends enjoyed our evening as much as I did!