Okay, maybe that’s a bit optimistic, as we usually associate a party with spending on food and drinks and even decorations and presents. But there is one kind of party that you can throw that will cost you no extra money: the swap party. Think about it: you get new (or at least, new to you) things or ideas, get rid of things crowding your home that you are tired of and you have a good time with your friends.
|An amazing idea for an accessory swap party’s invitations!|
But don’t be fooled, not all swap parties are cheapskate. You can swap anything from books to wine to Louis Vuitton. But for now, we’ll assume we’re not that living that high! Clothes and accessory swapping is my favourite. I like vintage shopping, but sometimes you buy something that you just don’t get around to wearing. It’s probably not meant for you, but it can make someone else happy.
Recipe swap parties are also popular. You can take it one step further and make your recipe and then swap dishes. You can make an interesting meal of it if the guests taste everyone else’s dishes and take the recipes of all the dishes home. It’s a good idea to stick to a theme: casseroles, cookies, soups, or if you’re in the mood for something less housewifey and more bachelorette-friendly, swap cocktails.
|The Swap Club Italia is so advanced,|
you swap clothes for buttons for clothes again and
choose out of a seemingly endless variety.
I’m making it sound like swap parties are just for the feminine-inclined. In reality, if you have can get a group of people together with similar interests, you can have a swap party! You can swap games, electronics, hobby kits you are no longer interested in, decorations, crafts, furniture, music, DVD’s or anything, really! The possibilities are endless. You just need a group of like-minded people or friends who like to discover new things for next to nothing.