Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Guest Blogger : Sarah from Simply Sarah Style

Greetings from Simply Sarah Style!  I'm Sarah, a Kentucky blogger and a lover of all things southern chic, which, in my world, translates into a good party, monograms galore and fabulous interiors! Sara and I met during a blogger exchange earlier this year and instantly become friends. I was delighted when Sara asked me to guest post while she is out of town enjoying a vacation to the Hamptons.

Today, I'm sharing tips for hosting a Swap Party. This party concept is based on the idea that every guest brings five or more items they no longer use to swap with other guests. Essentially, everyone shops for free! As a guest, you are able to share items you longer use with others, while also coming home with fabulous new things. You can narrow the collection of items based on a category (e.g. clothing, books, accessories, home decor, etc.) or have a free for all with multiple categories.

Here are some quick tips for hosting: 

1. If a guest bring five items, she gets to shop for five items. Keep the number the same, so it is fair.

2. Provide fabulous refreshments! You can even ask guests to bring their favorite food to share. Cocktails and appetizers can help break the ice and get the party started. 

3. Send guests home with an extra treat. Party favors are always a nice way to end the evening!

4. If there are items left over, donate them to the local thrift store. Someone there will find the perfect home for these pieces.

Have you hosted a Swap Party of your own? I would love to hear about how others orchestrated this concept.

A special thanks to Sara for inviting me to join you today!


  1. What a great post! I have thought about doing a swap but never really knew how to host/what to recommend. Thanks for sharing Sarah!

  2. A friend was just telling me about this (because I loved her blouse and she got it at a swap)! I love this idea!

  3. This is an awesome idea - especially as the holidays roll around. So fun!

  4. This is such a great idea! I've never heard of it before and I will definitely have to try it! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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