Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thrifty Thursday...

It's been a while since I've done a Thrifty Thursday post my friends!  And I have to tell you that I've been itching to go thrifting and find good deals!  Well, I scratched that itch last Thursday evening with some dear friends, and get was free!   

My sweet friends, Nicole and Julia, hosted a clothing and accessory exchange party.  Oh my was it a thrifter's Heaven. 

The idea was for each lady to bring to the party at least 15 clothing or accessory items from her closet, set them out on display and then everyone could go around and 'shop' from the displays.  Isn't that brilliant?  There were so many scarves treasures that I was practically giddy:

Seriously...a whole table full of scarves?!  Pure Heaven...


What is so outstanding about this idea is that it can translate into so many other areas!  What about a children's clothing swap?  Or maybe a housewares/home decor party.  A children's book and toy swap would be a great way to clear out toys your children have outgrown and replace them with 'new-to-your-family' items.  A book swap would be super-fun for avid readers, the list goes on and on.  

The beauty of this is that any items that are left over from the party can be donated to your local clothing closet, thrift store, or ministry for those who have been displaced from their homes.  I love that you are not only re-purposing items, but also giving to those in need.

As you can tell, I'm still riding off of the high from this party *sigh*  
I hope you all will gather your friends, set out some yummy snacks  and create an exchange party all your own!


Anonymous said...

Ohhh! So glad you had a good time! I thought it was a blast, and got some really positive feedback from lots of the gals who attended!

Laurie J said...

what a fun idea, nikki! love it.

Kristy @ Fried Kristy said...

That is an AWESOME idea!