Does it seem like you have nothing to wear? Are your ready to finally put that winter coat away and embrace spring? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, but don’t have the money to make it happen. There is a simple solution. Simply, throw a swap party! A swap party is an exchange of clothing from one person to another. It can be as boring or fun as your make it. If it seems like it’s been a long time since you’ve seen your friends, this is a perfect opportunity to have fun and update your wardrobes. Before you can start your swap, there are a number of things that need to happen.
Set the tone: If you’re hosting a clothing swap, you have to get the word out. There are several ways to do this. If your tech savvy, you can send a digital invite. A digital invite can be many things. You can send an e-mail; create a social media event, or a video invitation. If you’re crafty, you can utilize those DIY skills and send cute handmade invites. Regardless of your choice, you have to send it out at least three weeks before the swap. Also, set a dress code. Guest should be ready to try on clothes immediately.
Organize: To avoid traffic and discomfort, designate specific areas in your home. This will allow you to display everything and ensure that your guest have a place to commune before the swap begins. Also, set up fitting rooms. It can be a guest room filled with rented room dividers. The dividers provide privacy for your guest and ad the boutique theme.
Display: The key to a successful swap is presentation. If you plan to hang clothes, rent a clothing rack or use an emptied hall closet. You want your guests to feel like they’re in a boutique not your closet. If you intend to place garments on tables, fold them neatly. It should look like clothing displayed neatly at the mall not your hamper. Shoes should be elevated. Bending down to evaluate shoes can deter your guest from inspecting them. To help with sizes, you can slip small pieces of poster board in the sole. Lastly, arrange accessories by group. Guest should not circle your boutique several times trying to find things
Refreshments: Hunger and clothes shopping go hand in hand. Think about it. A shopping trip usually ends with food. To keep your guest stamina up, provide plenty of finger food as well as clear beverages. Spills may happen. Clear spills are easier to clean than dark liquid stains.
Give back: Some pieces won’t find a new home. If this happens, donate clothing to local shelters and good will. If the garment was lightly warn or never warn you can try to sell them to local consignment shops as well.
If you do all of these things, you’ll have a fantastic event and an updated wardrobe. Before your start planning, remember this. We come in different shapes and sizes. Don’t set up guest for disappointment or discomfort.
Have you thrown a swap party before? If so, how did it go?