How Op Shopping Can Improve Your Next Party!
Op shops are second-hand stores that sell clothing, furniture, décor and anything else you can think of! Usually these items come at a highly discounted rate. Shopping at Op shops won’t just save you money, but it is great for the environment! On top of that, a lot of Op shops are associated with charities (such as the Salvation Army or Save the Children). This means that your purchase can make a difference! But how can Op shops improve your party? Read the list below to find out! 👗😁
- Cheap Party Favours 🎉
What many people don’t know about Op shops is that many of them also sell handmade items. These could be earrings, necklaces, cards, soaps, tea towels, or anything you can think of! These items are made-with love and would make awesome party favours for tea parties, brunches or daytime events.
- Vintage Decorations 🖼
Op shops also carry many cheap furniture and décor items. If you are looking for a cheap way to decorate your next event, why not pick up a vintage painting from your local Lifeline? Using old chairs and tables can also bring character to a party. Best thing is, once you are done with them you can donate them back! That way you have contributed to the charity without taking an item that someone really needs.
- Clothes Swap Parties 👗
Clothes swap parties are a great way to spice up your wardrobe! These parties involve your guests each bringing a few items of clothing and swapping them with friends! Why not throw in a few thrifted items? Thrifted clothes could be surprise items that your guests aren’t aware of. Once you are done the party, remember to donate any leftover clothes back to the shop.
- Thrifting Party Games 🎮
At your next party, why not have a competition to see who can find the coolest item at an Op shop? It could be clothing, furniture, décor, handmade or technology! Whoever finds the coolest item wins a prize. That prize could be a donation to charity, a gift voucher or a cute gift basket!
To close off this list I have listed some of Brisbane’s best charity shops below. These are either scattered around the Brisbane suburbs or can be found at the one location.
- The Salvation Army
- Save the Children
- St Veronica Thrift Shop- West End
- RSPCA Op Shop
- YMCA Op Shop
- Asthma Op Shop- Coorparoo
- Footprints Bracken Ridge Thrift Shop
- Australian Red Cross
And remember if you love op-shops but can’t be bothered to organise your own party, Wild Cherry has a package already organised for you. Check it out here – https://wildcherryeventsbrisbane.com.au/product/op-shop-party-package/