Scarf Exchange 2016

Scarf Exchange

‘Tis that time of year for one of my very favorite things…our scarf exchange!

So, I blog about this every year because it’s such a fun idea that you and your friends should do too!  This was our fifth year in a row to have one and I’m telling you…it gets more and more fun every year.

Here’s what we do:

1: We always do it at the beginning of September because it gets us in the fall mood.

2: Everyone brings a scarf wrapped up so that we can’t see what the scarf looks like.  (You can set a budget so that everyone is paying the same amount.)

3: We write down numbers on pieces of paper for how many of us there are.  So if there are 12 of us, we write 1-12 on little strips of paper and then we all draw a random number.

4: Number one goes first and picks a scarf.  They open and we all admire.  Then #2 can either steal a scarf or pick another random wrapped package.  And this goes on and on (like a White Elephant Exchange you might do at Christmas).  The scarf can only be stolen twice before it gets frozen and then cannot be stolen again.  At the end, we let #1 go again and she can either keep her original scarf or exchange it with anyone wearing an unfrozen scarf.

Here is a little look back at our scarf exchanges…

Scarf Exchange 2012


Scarf Exchange 2013


Scarf Exchange 2014


Scarf Exchange 2015


 And then last night, we had ours for 2016…


This year, we decided to incorporate food into our scarf exchange.  Up until this year, we always met at Starbucks and sipped coffee while exchanging…but we decided to add food :).  Narci hosted us this time and we had so much fun!

Okay, if your friends aren’t into scarves, then change it up!  Host a bracelet exchange, candle exchange, bath product exchange, etc.  This is such a fun way to spend a girls night out!

I love my friends so much.  I simply do not have the words to express how much these women mean to me.  This is always one of my favorite things to do each and every year.


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  • Heather Bramlett September 7, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Love this idea!~ I think I am going to start it this year and host it September 22nd….the first day of FALL!!
    I better get to planning!! 🙂
    Girlfriends are the BEST!!

  • Susan September 7, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Fabulous idea! I am going to host this for my friends at Christmas!

  • Erika Slaughter September 7, 2016 at 4:54 am

    I couldn’t agree more! One of my favorite ways to send summer packing is this girl’s night every year! Now, bring on the pumpkins and let the leaves begin to fall!

  • kelly September 7, 2016 at 5:13 am

    What a fun night!! Thanks for the glimpses into your wonderful life 🙂

  • Sheaffer September 7, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Had such a great time last night as always! And I love my scarf!

  • Britt Hensley September 7, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Such a cute idea!!!! Happy Fall

  • Alexandra September 7, 2016 at 6:32 am

    My friends and I have been doing this every year since 2006 but with ornaments at Christmas time! So much fun! Then as I put up the tree each year, it’s great to reminice which ones I got from the exchange!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life September 7, 2016 at 7:50 am

    This is such a fun tradition!

  • Sara September 7, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Now you can’t do a super cute post like this and not give some details on the scarfs! 😉 Would love to know where some of them are from!

  • heidi September 7, 2016 at 8:37 am

    What a fun tradition! .. scarves and food have me like???????????? lol

  • Kelsey September 7, 2016 at 8:44 am

    This is really such a fun idea & tradition!! A great excuse for a girls night and it definitely sets the fall mood!

  • Kelsey September 7, 2016 at 8:45 am

    This really is such a cute idea & great tradition! It’s an awesome girls night idea & sets the festive mood for Fall too!

  • Sarah September 7, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Such a great tradition! And love that mantle! Any idea where the clock came from?

  • Rebecca Jo September 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

    What a fun idea – I need to do this with my Bible Study group 🙂

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams September 7, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Love that you guys keep up this fun tradition 🙂

  • Megan Butler September 7, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I’m always a big fan of this! Soooo much fun! Plus I’m a big fan of all the girls in these pics!!

  • Melanie September 7, 2016 at 10:13 am

    I was going to ask if this was at someone’s house because that mantel and decor ROCK! So pretty!

  • Mel @ The Larson Lingo September 7, 2016 at 11:56 am

    So fun! Love this tradition! 🙂

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World September 7, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I ADORE THIS! My girlfriends and I have been doing a Christmas ornament/Scarf exchange every December since 2008. It’s one of my favorite traditions each year, and such a great way to kick off the Christmas season. I love that you guys do yours in September to kick off fall. Such a great idea!

  • Donna Page September 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I like the scarfs instead of a random gift. This way everyone knows what they are getting.

  • cassie {hi sugarplum} September 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    You girls are all so dang darling!!! Looks like a great night, and you all got the best scarves!!!

  • brett September 7, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Such a cute idea!

  • Suzanne @y Life is a Mix September 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    This really is such a great idea! I think I may put something fun together for my girlfriends before the craziness of the holidays begin. I love the idea of maybe doing a Fall candle exchange or even Fall decor. Maybe then, I’d get one of those cute glittery pumpkins in the background, lol!