Just a quick little DIY post today.

I am having a girlfriend Favorites Party coming up next month.  This party is where each girlfriend brings one gift nicely wrapped that is their favorite item.  Then we do a gift exchange.  It is a lot of fun and we always have a theme to the party.  This summer's party is flip flops and tropical pleasures.

Each girlfriend will also bring one small favorite thing like their favorite candy bar or chap stick or makeup, nail polish etc. one for each guest.  I am making cute favorite gift bags and each guest will put their small favorite thing in each bag and everyone goes home with a favorite favor bag full of fun things.

I will post more on this party as I get closer.  I have prizes for different things.  Each person brings a new and fun summer time appetizer and the one that brings the best new appetizer will win a prize.  We also will have a prize for the cutest flip flops worn to the party.  Then we usually do a few fun games.  It is a great night for us all together and have some girls night out fun.

So for two of the prizes I made these chalk paint wine glasses.  I saw this on pinterest and thought "Hey" I have chalkboard paint and I got some pretty wine glasses to paint.

So I got two sets of cute wine glasses (6) in a set at HomeGoods.

Got out my paint brushes.

Painted the bases of the wine glasses with chalk board paint.  About 3 coats did the trick.

Will tie off a little package of white chalk with each set of wine glasses.  For very little money you have a cute hostess gift or prize in my case to give at the Girlfriend Get Together.  These are super cute and each person then can put their name on their wine glass or you could write a cute saying for the party.  I hope who ever wins these sets as a prize loves them.
Well have a great week end.  It is humid and rainy here so I am doing some inside projects.


  1. What a fun sounding party! Love the wine glasses too - you have the best ideas! I bet the party will be a blast! Hope you'll post about it when the time comes. Enjoy! Hugs, Leena

  2. Oh a party....I think I will come! WISH! sounds like so much fun. Did you do something like this last year? cuz it seems like I remember it from somewhere.

    1. Ohhhh good memory. I did a Oprah's favorite Party last summer too!!! We had each person bring three $15 dollar favorite things gifts and everyone went home with three cute new gifts. This year to change it up we are doing one larger favorite things gift and then the smaller favor bag gifts. Should be fun. I will post more on this party when we get closer to the date.

  3. Oh, I would love to crash your party. I am thinking of using your idea for a "street ladies" get together we do each summer. A group of us who live on our lane go out for lunch and a shopping spree to a new place (out of town) each year. I want to put together some little goodie bags.

  4. How darn cute and it sounds like a fun party:).

  5. Kris, sounds like a great party. What a wonderful idea and presents too. Have tons of fun - wish I lived close.
    Have a great week.

  6. Your party sounds like loads of fun. How great of you to host it! We are sweltering here too!!!!! Nancy

  7. Cute idea, Kris! I need to do a set of drinking glasses when the girls and their families are visiting. Without a dishwasher, I'm washing glasses and coffee cups all day long!

    We've got the same weather here today, but at least we didn't get the storms they had in Minneapolis. We had to cancel our trip because our daughter won't have power until Tuesday, so I've been busy working on indoor projects, too. Let's hope for sunshine tomorrow!

  8. Kris, I so wanna come! :)
    What a fun idea-you all will have a blast! Your wine glasses turned out so cute!

  9. I want to come to your party!! Sounds like so much fun. Be sure and let us know all about it!


  10. I luv the sound of this party Kris. Fun times will be had I am sure.. good food, good fun and gifts. Luv the wine glasses :-)
    Happy weekend!
    Hugs, Gee

  11. Girls just gotta have FUN!.....and you know how, Kris!!! Such a cute idea....you are the HOSTESS with the MOSTESS!! Have a great time! And of course....pics please! Blessings~~~Roxie