Ah! On Tuesday, we had our annual scarf exchange…but this time, we made it a fall accessories exchange!
Okay, if you’re new around here, let me recap a bit.
Every year (for YEARS now!), I get together with a group of girlfriends and we kick off fall with a scarf exchange.
Here’s how you play:
1: We always do it at the beginning of fall because it gets us in the 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.
This year, we decided to get crazy (ha!) and make it a FALL ACCESSORIES EXCHANGE. So, you could bring a scarf (totally fall!) or something else. We had girls bring all sorts of things from earrings to cozy socks, necklaces, nail polish and more!
We played by the same rules as above…but this time, there were things other than scarves to swap.
If you’re looking for a fun GNO activity this fall or holiday season, you should totally do this! You could make it vague (kind of like we did) or specific (bath products, makeup, drug store buys, candles, bracelets, etc). We do this with the girls in our Sunday school class about twice a year and it’s the perfect group activity if everyone doesn’t know each other because it really gets you into things and introduces you to new people.
I always like to share this tradition every year because it’s such a good one! This would be fun for your tweens and teens too 🙂 .
Do you have any other traditions like this that work well for girls nights out? I would love to hear them!! It’s always fun when you eat and then do some sort of activity too. Let me know!!
Happy (almost) fall, y’all!