Want to update your wardrobe without spending a dime? Host a swap party! If you love a good deal it doesn’t get better than this idea – it’s fun, and it’s free. Whether you gather with a small group of friends or make it a community or church event, this new twist on shopping is a fabulous way to refresh your look and recycle your accessories and clothes. Here are some easy steps to get you started:
PLAYERS: 3 or more people
PREGAME PREP: Determine what items you want: Accessories? Clothing? Beauty products? Other?
- Two or more items per person. Each item must be in good condition, clean, and still fashionable (may include clothes, accessories and unopened beauty products)
- Tokens, tickets, or play money
- Numbers to draw from a hat (recommended for larger groups)
SET UP: You will need a couple of mirrors, and a “store” area where items can be displayed.
RULES: No critiquing.
HOW TO PLAY THE GAME:
Set up one room as the shopping area, and allow space to display the goods like a retail fashion store. As guests arrive collect their ‘merchandise’ and give a token or ticket for each item donated. Take turns shopping and let everyone rotate through again after each has had a first pick.
WINNER: Everyone. The game is over when items are gone or you swap till you drop. Remaining items may be donated to a local women’s shelter or mission.
If you decide to do one, please let me know how it goes for you, I’d love to hear your story.