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A Girls Night Out

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This blog is especially fun for me to write and it's brought back lot's of wonderful memories of spending time with my girlfriends. Those memories are from, well let's just say - a by-done era and so now, being many years older, my definition of a Girls Night is a more relaxed one.

This is something I saw and me being me, thought it was perfect for a Girls Night. It's called a Decor Swap Party. How fun is this. You get to bring a piece of decor your no longer using to swap it for something you might just love and able to use in your home.

To Have Your Girls Night Out

First, establish some RULES as to what kinds of things can be brought to swap.

Next is your PARTY PREP, come up with a theme. Maybe you want a neutral and elegant theme. Setup two tables, one for all the decor and the other for food.

FOOD and DRINKS. Do you want to provide all the food and drinks yourself, or would you prefer like a potluck where everyone brings something along with their decor piece? Maybe you just want to provide the drinks.

Here are some things that I would purchase for a Neutral and Elegant theme party.

  • A drop cloth for a tablecloth
  • Inexpensive plastic drinking glasses and silverware from the Dollar Store
  • Inexpensive simple glass candle holders and the small candles that they sell.
  • If sitting in actual dining chairs, tear pieces of the drop cloth off and making large bows for the backs of the chairs.

Ladies are able to shop the table ahead of time to check it all out and decide what they were hoping to get.

Play a game that's fun for everyone. I loved this game when I came across it and have modified it to fit our needs at our party.

Materials:

  • 8 inch circle of cardboard
  • inexpensive round plastic cake dish at the Dollar Store
  • fidget spinner with a small middle
  • Mod Podge
  • sponge brush
  • scissors
  • Hot glue

Here's a game board that I made that you can easily print out. It's 8 1/2" x 11"

Instructions:

  • Cut out the wheel.
  • Spread glue over the cardboard circle and apply the wheel. Smooth down. Turn over to dry. (I like to use a brush to spread the glue so there are no bumps underneath the paper. You don’t want anything in the way of a good spin.)
  • Now glue the cardboard circle to the plastic circular tray. This lifts it off the floor or table a little bit to make playing easier.
  • Cut out the arrow, apply a good amount of hot glue to the bottom of the spinner then hot glue to the center of your board.

Playing the Game:

  • Have everyone sit in a circle on the floor or in chairs.
  • Have each person hold the present they brought.
  • Then have each person spin the wheel and do what it says.
  • If it lands on "Give to the Host", she'll take it and decide who to give it to.

Pretty soon we were off to swapping! We drew numbers and it was so fun to see what everyone picked, and since you were allowed to “steal” items from your friends…it made it even funnier! Let’s just say, that everything that I picked kept getting stolen from me! It was hysterical. We swapped until we dropped for sure!

An example of an invitation for your Neutral and Elegant theme party.

If you'd like, you can print this out for your own Girls Night Out party. These are 5" x 7" cards. So simply save to your computer, add your own wording, then write the mailing address on the opposite side.

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