Saturday, February 23, 2013

MOTC Favorites Party (Part I)

Our Mothers of Twins Club of Buffalo has some pretty fun, monthly Mom's Night Outs which entail activities vary from bowling, to ghost walks to grabbing some Mexican food and some beers.  I've even heard mention of karaoke and pole dancing! (What a blast!)  Anyway, last night I attended the annual MOTC Favorites Party.  I've seen these parties around the blogosphere and was really looking forward to it.  If you haven't heard of these, look them up.   You can get quite extravagant with the themes, decorations and gifts if you want, or you can keep it simple.  It all works.  The basic idea is a dollar amount is set and each attendee brings 5 of their "favorite things" to share with the guests that get chosen to receive one of your items.  Everyone leaves with 5 different favorite items of other attendees.

What to buy, what to buy...   Our gift amount was set at $5 per gift (so $25 total for the 5 I'd be handing out), so I had to do some serious thinking.  Some things that I can't live without and consider favorites in my life cost a bit more than that.  Others, much less.   Then I thought really, really hard as to what my tangible oxygen was... what I cannot possibly live without.  If you think I exaggerating, I'm not.  My answer was Starbucks.  For real.  More specifically, a Starbucks Salted Carmel Mocha, decaf, non-fat, no whip, but I can be flexible with the whip.  Yup.  Yum.

Now I couldn't just give gift cards, I had to make them cute.  Cue my new Silhouette Cameo ;)  I love this thing!!!
Brown paper packages, tied up with string...
Ready for coffee cuteness?
Starbucks is one of my favorite things!
(...and so is bakers twine! Love this stuff!)
There's the gift card, tucked away on the back.  Who doesn't need a little caffeine pick-me up.  If you don't drink coffee, grab a muffin or breakfast sandwich.  I've tried most of them and they are delish!
Stay tuned for a re-cap and photos of the party itself.  It was an absolute blast and I'm stronly considering hosting my own (or co-hosting, Robyn!!!)


1 comment:

  1. You did an amazing job with the packaging! Love it!!!

    And I love the concept of the party...can't wait to see the rest of your pictures!

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