To ensure fairness for you and your guests, make sure that you only do business with a reputable gold buyer. Nobody, including yourself and your guests, wants to get stiffed or feel like they have been taken advantage of when selling their valuable gold pieces. When agreeing to host a gold party, ask the gold buyer about the credentials and experience. It is important to verify how much money the gold buyer will offer for each type of gold; ensure that the buyer pays fairly. Verify how the gold buyer will make payments, whether it be in form of cash or a check.
Step 2: Over Invite
When throwing a gold party, always over invite. The more people that come to your party, bringing and selling their gold pieces, the more successful you will be as the hostess. Create a guest list and think about everyone you know. Ideas for guest invitees include:
- Church friends
- Children's teachers
- Community helpers - bank teller, postal worker, grocery store clerks, etc.
- Hair dresser
Once you have compiled the list, ask everyone to bring a friend or two. Having 25 people at your gold party will be more beneficial than having five.
Step 3: Educate Your Guests
Tell your guests exactly what they need to bring and what they can expect from the gold party. The gold pieces that are bought from gold parties are generally melted down by the gold buyer. Therefore, most gold buyers will purchase broken, tarnished or otherwise not usable gold from your guests. Your guests will be excited to hear that they can earn cash for broken or mismatched earnings that have been sitting in the bottom of their jewelry box for the past 10 years. More than likely, your guess will want to know how and when they will be paid for their gold pieces. Tell your guests what form of payment they can expect.
Step 4: Plan for Fun
Although your guests will be mingling with the gold buyer to sell their gold, this is usually done one guest at a time. While one guests is speaking with the gold buyer, selling their gold pieces, plan fun games or activities for the remainder of your guests. Perhaps you will decide to throw your gold party on St. Patrick's Day, where all of your guests will find gold at the end of their rainbow. If you are not hosting your party around St. Patrick's Day, pretend you are! Encourage everyone to wear green and purchase mini gold pots for guess to put their loot in at the end of the night. Prepare green snacks for your guests to enjoy throughout the night.