Thursday, 30 August 2012

How to Host a Swap Party

STEP 1:   Gather your friends AND their extra stuff
STEP 2:   Start Trading!

Party Basics

Why do it: Beyond being economical, eco-friendly, and an excuse to clean out your closet, a swap party with friends is far more fun than a yard sale with strangers.

Whom to invite: Friends with similar taste. For a good variety of merchandise, eight people is a manageable number, though anywhere from 3 to 20 is doable.

Invitation or e-mail? Send Real Simple’s free customizable Evite (available at Give guests two weeks’ notice to start gathering their belongings.

What to Serve

Delicious snacks―deviled eggs, an easy cheese spread, macaroons―that you can eat with one hand, leaving the other free to root for loot.
Click below for what to do next.  And see the full article on the last link.  Real Simple is one of my favorite magazines and since I'm a Hostess with the Mostess, I thought that this party idea was perfect!

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