Host A Fashion Swap Cocktail Party
Having nothing to wear for the next big event on your calendar is usually a huge problem. As the event nears, you start wishing you had enough time to check out the cute little boutique down the street. Unfortunately, you’ve had no such luck sparing even a minute of your time, and you’re really not trying to wear the “backup outfit.” Lucky for you, many have also been in the exact situation more than enough times that there is such a thing as a “fashion swap party”—with cocktails, of course.
Since we all have closets full of clothes that we never wear, there’s no better way to do some spring cleaning and find great pieces without having to leave your apartment. So, on your one night of freedom that you planned on spending with your best girlfriends, try hosting your first fashion swap cocktail party.
You can invite ten of your closest girlfriends to do three things every girl loves: shop, snack, and drink. Of course, in order for this swap to work, your girlfriends have to bring at least six items to contribute to the swapping event.
If the weather is warm, consider arranging the clothing on several rolling racks outside. You can merchandise the jewelry onto a small side table and a jewelry tree, and display scarves, bags, and hats on surrounding tables. As for the shoes, make sure to coordinate each pair on a shoe shelf or something that will keep them organized.
While the ladies swap, they will able to snack on hor d’oeuvres as well as sip on their preferred cocktail.
Though much of your night is likely to be spent catching up with each other, you will all be able to leave the party with several great new items. You may even be able to wear your new items to the next big event on your calendar.
So the next time you can’t find anything in your closet, and you don’t want to cancel on the one night you can spend with your girlfriends, try hosting a fashion swap cocktail party. You might even leave with more than you would have purchased at your favorite boutique.