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Hi All!

Help needed please!
I have re-opened our charity shop & am holding a 'swishing Evening'
where ladies can come & swap clothes with each other or with our shop..
Alongside we are having a catwalk/fashion type scenario etc for those who feel brave enuff to strut their wares!

This evening is down to me! *gulps*

If you were to come along....what kind of thing would you want/like to see ?


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Well the clothes are pot luck Baz....we have some lovely clothes still with their shop tags on..
I was hankering for thoughts on the entertainment, nibble music?
I have in my mind how I would like it to go but am nowhere near a fashion/social butterfly like some of those on here!

Is new territory for me really.. 

slimfern
Last edited by slimfern
Originally Posted by slimfern:

Well the clothes are pot luck Baz....we have some lovely clothes still with their shop tags on..
I was hankering for thoughts on the entertainment, nibble music?
I have in my mind how I would like it to go but am nowhere near a fashion/social butterfly like some of those on here!

Is new territory for me really.. 

I'm sure you will do a grand job ..... Nibbles should be simple ones I think l...stuff that's easy to walk around with....crisps, something on sticks , etc. 

Baz
Originally Posted by erinp:

Females and clothes you can't go wrong 

Nibbles,a glass of wine and stick on some background music and you'll be there. 

Have a fabulous and successful evening Slim.

We have a local DJ to do the music...background, catwalk & after..

and have stated 'Nibbles with a brew'
cos we are in a (non practising) church we are not able to supply Alcohol..so have stated if a brew won't do 'bring your own' ??

slimfern
Originally Posted by Baz:
Originally Posted by slimfern:

Well the clothes are pot luck Baz....we have some lovely clothes still with their shop tags on..
I was hankering for thoughts on the entertainment, nibble music?
I have in my mind how I would like it to go but am nowhere near a fashion/social butterfly like some of those on here!

Is new territory for me really.. 

I'm sure you will do a grand job ..... Nibbles should be simple ones I think l...stuff that's easy to walk around with....crisps, something on sticks , etc. 

Finger food ?

You are such a sweetheart & a great support Thankyou 

slimfern
Originally Posted by slimfern:

Well the clothes are pot luck Baz....we have some lovely clothes still with their shop tags on..
I was hankering for thoughts on the entertainment, nibble music?
I have in my mind how I would like it to go but am nowhere near a fashion/social butterfly like some of those on here!

Is new territory for me really.. 

If it's not themed then just vary the music .I wouldn't want loud club music more pop , old greats. Everyone can bring a bottle and you just need to supply nibbles. Crisps, nuts, a few sandwiches or small sausage roll.(for a charge)

Have you tried a pregnancy swishing night? It's very 'in' these days

 

FM
Last edited by Former Member
Originally Posted by erinp:
Originally Posted by slimfern:

Well the clothes are pot luck Baz....we have some lovely clothes still with their shop tags on..
I was hankering for thoughts on the entertainment, nibble music?
I have in my mind how I would like it to go but am nowhere near a fashion/social butterfly like some of those on here!

Is new territory for me really.. 

If it's not themed then just vary the music .I wouldn't want loud club music more pop , old greats. Everyone can bring a bottle and you just need to supply nibbles. Crisps, nuts, a few sandwiches or small sausage roll.

Have you tried a pregnancy swishing night? It's very 'in' these days

 

Haven't heard of that one Erin ?

the music maybe above average but will be in keeping with the night....we have Nuns living next door 
With this being the first I want it to appeal to as many different folk as poss...
All being well if it is a success I would hope for it to be a monthly affair with a theme to each night.....maybe ??

slimfern
Originally Posted by slimfern:
Originally Posted by erinp:
Originally Posted by slimfern:

Well the clothes are pot luck Baz....we have some lovely clothes still with their shop tags on..
I was hankering for thoughts on the entertainment, nibble music?
I have in my mind how I would like it to go but am nowhere near a fashion/social butterfly like some of those on here!

Is new territory for me really.. 

If it's not themed then just vary the music .I wouldn't want loud club music more pop , old greats. Everyone can bring a bottle and you just need to supply nibbles. Crisps, nuts, a few sandwiches or small sausage roll.

Have you tried a pregnancy swishing night? It's very 'in' these days

 

Haven't heard of that one Erin ?

the music maybe above average but will be in keeping with the night....we have Nuns living next door 
With this being the first I want it to appeal to as many different folk as poss...
All being well if it is a success I would hope for it to be a monthly affair with a theme to each night.....maybe ??

Go for it ....I hope it's a great success...wish I lived nearer  

Baz
Originally Posted by Baz:
Originally Posted by slimfern:
Originally Posted by erinp:
Originally Posted by slimfern:

Well the clothes are pot luck Baz....we have some lovely clothes still with their shop tags on..
I was hankering for thoughts on the entertainment, nibble music?
I have in my mind how I would like it to go but am nowhere near a fashion/social butterfly like some of those on here!

Is new territory for me really.. 

If it's not themed then just vary the music .I wouldn't want loud club music more pop , old greats. Everyone can bring a bottle and you just need to supply nibbles. Crisps, nuts, a few sandwiches or small sausage roll.

Have you tried a pregnancy swishing night? It's very 'in' these days

 

Haven't heard of that one Erin ?

the music maybe above average but will be in keeping with the night....we have Nuns living next door 
With this being the first I want it to appeal to as many different folk as poss...
All being well if it is a success I would hope for it to be a monthly affair with a theme to each night.....maybe ??

Go for it ....I hope it's a great success...wish I lived nearer  

Wish you did too 
All proceeds are for the Macmillan Nurses....
the attention is for our benefit 

slimfern
Originally Posted by slimfern:
Originally Posted by Baz:
Originally Posted by slimfern:
Originally Posted by erinp:
Originally Posted by slimfern:

Well the clothes are pot luck Baz....we have some lovely clothes still with their shop tags on..
I was hankering for thoughts on the entertainment, nibble music?
I have in my mind how I would like it to go but am nowhere near a fashion/social butterfly like some of those on here!

Is new territory for me really.. 

If it's not themed then just vary the music .I wouldn't want loud club music more pop , old greats. Everyone can bring a bottle and you just need to supply nibbles. Crisps, nuts, a few sandwiches or small sausage roll.

Have you tried a pregnancy swishing night? It's very 'in' these days

 

Haven't heard of that one Erin ?

the music maybe above average but will be in keeping with the night....we have Nuns living next door 
With this being the first I want it to appeal to as many different folk as poss...
All being well if it is a success I would hope for it to be a monthly affair with a theme to each night.....maybe ??

Go for it ....I hope it's a great success...wish I lived nearer  

Wish you did too 
All proceeds are for the Macmillan Nurses....
the attention is for our benefit 

they do great work .

Baz
Originally Posted by erinp:

Pregnancy clothes are expensive and have a short shelf life the same with baby clothes, New parents get so many clothes the baby never gets to wear most of them ,so it's cost effective to have a swishing party . 

You could could also have a  swish Party for just kids’ clothing.

That's a great idea....am all for recycling where possible!

 

                          in
Will make a note ^me planner 

slimfern
Last edited by slimfern

The window is beautiful, Slim.

 

It's for a worthy cause so I tend to think that that in itself should bring plenty of goodwill along in numbers.  I'm not sure that you need to do any more than you've already stated: people's expectations should be more based on what they can do for the charity rather than what the charity/event can do for them.  Any bargains to be had should be the icing on the cake.  A bit of mood music, a pleasant atmosphere and the odd nibble sounds spot on...all you need is a bunch of friendly faces to fill the place.

 

Wishing you all the best and let us know how the evening goes 

Cosmopolitan
Originally Posted by Cosmopolitan:

The window is beautiful, Slim.

 

It's for a worthy cause so I tend to think that that in itself should bring plenty of goodwill along in numbers.  I'm not sure that you need to do any more than you've already stated: people's expectations should be more based on what they can do for the charity rather than what the charity/event can do for them.  Any bargains to be had should be the icing on the cake.  A bit of mood music, a pleasant atmosphere and the odd nibble sounds spot on...all you need is a bunch of friendly faces to fill the place.

 

Wishing you all the best and let us know how the evening goes 

You are so right...and is so sweet of you to say ..Thank You xx
and I will definitely let you know how it goes ...a friend is keeping her video recorder/camera handy 

slimfern