How to Throw a Favorite Things Party in 5 Steps

INVITE friends to bring five of their favorite item for swapping with specific instructions to keep each item under ten dollars. Here’s how we did the rest:

We love any excuse to gather friends together for sweet treats and conversation. This springtime party brought together our favorite gals (including our photographer Melissa Jill!) and their favorite things. Since every party needs a good hashtag, you can get an insider look from our brunch co-hosted by Phoenix Flea founder, Ashlee Molina on Instagram with the hashtag #donutsanddresses.

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VENUE Set in the cozy living room of Rollover Doughnuts, this party could take place in your own living room or nearby coffee shop.

how to throw a favorite things party

FOOD When celebrating your favorite things, it only makes sense to incorporate your favorite food! Donuts and coffee make for an easy prep-free brunch menu.

how to throw a favorite things party

We also love Italian sodas, so we set up a DIY drink bar. Petite Party Studio helped with colorful straws, individual juice bottles, and lemon yellow honeycomb balls for a bright pop of color on our beverage buffet. Create your own Italian soda bar with ice, sparkling water, and flavoring syrups.

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DECOR The exposed brick and salvaged wood tables need almost no dressing up. Gina from Fiori Floral arranged bright blooms on the DIY drink bar and tables for a colorful and feminine touch.

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FAVORITE THINGS Last but not least, provide a tote or box for guests to take home their new favorite goodies in!

how to throw a favorite things party

Photos by Melissa Jill

Sarah is founder of Emma magazine. Featured by West Elm and Design Sponge for her interior styling, she makes regular appearances on a variety of morning shows sharing culinary and design expertise. Born and raised in Arizona, she received her degree in broadcast journalism from Arizona State just before moving to Hollywood as the goody-goody roommate on the 20th season of MTV’s The Real World. She has since dabbled in culinary school and enjoys nesting and baking with her husband, son and daughter.

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