Have a clothing swap party
October 14, 2009
Want to throw a party with built-in party favors? Consider hosting a clothing swap. Most of us have closets full of clothing that we don't like, never wear, or don't fit into. A clothing swap is a sustainable, cheap and charitable solution to clothing-overload.
Instruct guests to come prepared with their rejected clothing items, shoes, belts and bags. Then, separate into piles on the floor based on clothing type (jeans together, dresses together, etc.). If there is a large group, consider taking turns picking items out to avoid any conflicts. If there are just a few of you, dive right in.
To keep it festive and fun, consider asking everyone to bring an appetizer or dessert item to share during your party planning.
At the end of the party, everyone is left with a de-cluttered closet and a few new-to-them items of clothing.
When everything has been sorted through, gather up all of the unwanted items and donate them. In honor of International Day of Natural Disaster Reduction (October 14), consider donating clothes to the Red Cross to benefit those in need.