Not only is girl's night super important to me because I get to talk the ears off of my friends about girl stuff (my hairstylist friend even braided my hair - so it was a real girl's night!) but I also got three awesome gifts! If you've never heard of the concept of a "favorite things" party, here's how it works. Everyone who comes brings something that is their favorite things (in a set of 3, is how we did it which was really fun but you could just do one thing) spending a maximum of $5-6. "Things" ranged from favorite mascara to favorite candy to favorite household glue (anyone heard of Shoe Goo? My friend swears by it!) When people arrive at the party, they write their name on three separate pieces of paper and put them in a bowl. When it's time to start the gift giving, each person gets a chance to stand up and tell about their favorite thing. Then they draw three names out of the bowl and those three people get one of the gifts. Everyone gets to take home three presents. It's like Christmas!
I had a ton of ideas of things that were my favorite and couldn't pick one but ultimately decided it was appropriate for me to do something with food. So, I bought these little jars and made my favorite salad dressing along with a little card with the recipe on it. I thought it was pretty cute.
homemade oreos, obviously, because they're the best cookies on the planet. I do not want to share these when I make them but I definitely do because I would be a million pounds if I ate them all by myself . . . it's tempting though.