On Tuesday, we had our ANNUAL SCARF EXCHANGE!
Every year (for like 10 years now!), I get together with a group of girlfriends and we kick off fall with a scarf exchange. I need to re-name this post “fall accessory exchange” because we decided last year to make it more broad and encompass all fall accessories, but in my heart of hearts, it will always be our “scarf exchange” 🙂 . I post this year after year because so many of you do it too, and it’s always so fun to hear the feedback!!
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 fall accessory wrapped up so that we can’t see what it is. (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 10 of us, we write 1-10 on little strips of paper and then we all draw a random number.
4: Number one goes first and picks a package. They open and we all admire. Then #2 can either steal whatever #1 picked or pick another random wrapped package. And this goes on and on (like a White Elephant Exchange you might do at Christmas). The accessory 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 fall item or exchange it with anyone wearing an unfrozen accessory.
So, you could bring a scarf (totally fall!) or something else. We had girls bring all sorts of things from earrings to a fall hat, bracelets, nail polish and more!
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.
This little party would be fun for your tweens and teens too (or a multi-generational group!).
We never, ever, ever have a scarf exchange without thinking about this sweet friend…
…we miss you so much, Manda!! You have to love on your friends every chance you get because life is really short.
Okay, 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!!
And then one more thing…
Happy Thursday, friends!