As I peruse the internet for birthday party ideas for my little loves and showers for my fantabulous friends, I am simply amazed at the amount of talent that is "out there" in the world! I noticed that most of the blogs were from large cities here and there. I sort of felt like I needed to represent the small{ish} towns out there, like mine. Mostly because I am surrounded by a mega-talented group of friends! This blog is dedicated to all of them and to all of you. For the love of a sweet soiree!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

SWAP Party!

The SWAP party takes a Girls Night Out to a whole 'nother level! SUPER. FUN. You have to do one in your circle of friends! A few years ago I read about SWAP parties in a magazine. I thought it was a fab idea, but with a new baby, too much work! Then I found Christi of P is for Party and she hosted a beautifully done SWAP! I decided to host one and she was kind enough to walk me thru the guidelines of how to throw one! Thanks, Christi!! Here was the invitation that inspired the decor for the evening:
Hanging on the front door:

Here was the dessert pallet:

I set up the drinks in my kitchen. Everyone mingled there as they waited their turn to SWAP!

I had 24 people total and we all drew numbers. I was seriously blown away by the amount of clothes and accessories people brought! There was so much, that next year I will limit the number to 4-5 things only!

Everyone put their loot in a bag!

Overall, I think it was a HUGE success! I will tweak a few things for it next year, but oh my, it was just a great night of gal pals and free fabulous clothes!!!
Photos all courtesy of my most talented bestie: Kimberly Polnick
Invites and stickers courtesy of the genius: B. Hood


  1. I SO badly want to do oneof these. I love everything you did. Great job!

  2. OMG! Looks like yall had so much fun!! I'm so sad that I had to miss:( What great stuff you had! SO cute!

  3. The party turned out so cute! Thanks so much for mentioning my name. =) I can't believe how many things everyone brought!!

  4. yay!!!! how fun was that???? i cannot wait till next year!! Nic - thanks for all that you did to make it happen!!! it was all YOU sista!!! love ya!

  5. I can't believe I had to miss this! So sad :( At least there is next year! Hooray! You are such an awesome party planner...way to go girl! Oh and Kim's photos are AMAZING! much love!

  6. As I have already told you, it was such a fun party and you are the best hostess! Thank you for putting it all together and for inviting me. I am already getting lots of use out of all my "swap" items and have seen many people out and about with theirs, too!! Thanks, girl!