Great girls. Great plan. Great activity.
Another fabulous Favorite Things Party in the books. I posted about the invitation idea here. It will work for any time of year…not just Christmas. All you need are some gift tags to give them some pop.
1. Everyone was asked to bring a wrapped gift to swap – it needed to be one of their favorite things and could cost no more than $5.
2. Everyone was also asked to bring a favorite homemade treat or food to share – and we encouraged them to help make it.
The great thing about a Favorite Things Party is that it runs itself. Everyone who brings a gift puts their name into a bowl. Then each person chooses out a name. Then each girl shares why the gift they brought is one of their favorite things and whoever’s name they had drawn out is the lucky recipient of their gift. (Cheer! Hooray! I love my gift!)
As for refreshments, simply go around the group sharing why they brought their particular treat then dive in for the festive feast. Since we had the party at my home with Christmas decor in place, all we had to provide was some plates, napkins and cups and we were ready to go.
We added a short lesson at the beginning on the importance of being a good receiver (a hard skill to develop in young girls sometimes) reading this book and this talk as a reference to giving and receiving. The rest was up to the girls. They shared and laughed and encouraged and spent time together in a meaningful way.
This activity works for any age – young girls, teens or women. Try it. It’ll be your favorite.
Want to make Savannah’s cute mouse treats? 1. Dip maraschino cherries in melted chocolate. 2. Add two sliced almonds to melted chocolate to create ears. 3. Attach Hershey’s kiss for the mouse head. 4. Cute and yummy.