Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Planning A Clothes Swap Party

What is a Clothes Swap?

A clothing swap is a type of swapmeet wherein participants donate their unwanted clothing and then are given the opportunity to go through the clothes of everyone else in attendance and can take whatever they want. Clothing swaps are considered a good way to both declutter and refill one's wardrobe according to wikipedia.

Who to invite to a clothes swap?

Invite friends who have good taste of course! Really, it is good to have minimum of 8-10 people there. More are always welcome. You can invite everyone of all sizes. Keep in mind the guest list and who wears what size. You don't want someone to show up with no one else their size and no one to swap with.

What kind of items do you swap?

It is a good idea to let everyone invited know the guidelines for bringing what clothes. All clothes should be neat, clean, and pressed. No undergarments please. Aside from clothing, bringing items such as purses, jewelry, belts, and other accessories is always a good idea.

Where do you hold a clothes swap?

If you have a basement or a large area that would be great. You can set up a store like atmosphere or you can just dump the clothes out and let everyone go through them. Keep in mind that people will need to try the clothes on. It is a good idea to have a couple of full length mirrors and places for women to try the clothes on.

What to put in your invite or flyer?

  • For Who: women, men, or children

  • Date and Time

  • Place

  • list it if you have a clothes minimum or maximum

Have a good time. Enjoy the time with your friends and the opportunity to get rid of some stuff and take home some new items for yourself. Serve some finger foods and drinks. Have a ball!

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