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03-09-2006, 08:45 PM
I just booked a small party for Sunday.http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif There will probably only be four people. I was wondering what ideas you had for a party give away. The hostess is a good friend of mine who I have already given a few free votives to. Should I give each guest a votive? It seems silly having a drawing for a free votive at the party which such few guests. Do I need to give the hostess a gift? I was thinking that a jar would be too much with such few people.

Also, I have a bunch of votives. I'm selling them in groups of 3,6 or 12 per scent. Should I sell singles of the inventory I have in stock? If so how much? with a holder or not?

I think my head is spinning too much at this point. smileys/smiley11.gif


03-10-2006, 04:50 AM
You may consider giving away votives (advertise as a free gift) for each guest that brings a friend - or - if they contact you after the party with additional order from their friends that couldn't attend, you can add a votive to their order as a gift.

For the hostess, you can arrange to have a discount given according to the sales level of her party.

For the votive sales - suggestion- you can sell them in groups per scent - or maybe allow them to mix the groups so they can get a nice assortment of votives. If you have to "order" the scent they want, then it must be in the same scent. Votive holders are pretty cheap - WalMart has some very basic snug fitting ones for .48 each. I buy those all the time. It may be just me, but any guest that buys votives, I'd just throw one in for good measure so you can be sure they will use the correct type of votive holder for a good burn.

03-10-2006, 06:59 AM
Congrats on your first party, Ruth!

I have a hostess appreciation "sampler pack" that I offer- see below. It is
a great incentive to encourage more bookings, and it makes the hostess
feel special. I also give her a votive in a holder to take the "Smell & Sell"
challenge before her party, to see how many outside orders she can get
by sharing the votive with friends, keeping it on her desk at work, etc. I
have a party tonight and my hostess has 6 outside orders for Jars, so
already the cost of one case is covered.

I offer a free votive with each order, and allow them to choose from what I
have in stock. I sell assorted scents in what I have in stock for $3 each in
whatever quantity guests want. If they want multiple scents for scents I
do not have on hand, minimum order is 6 per scent and then I only
charge $12 per scent when they order 2 or more different scents.
Otherwise I charge: $3 each, 3/$7.50, 6/$15 12/$28 with a free votive
holder for a 6 or 12 purchase.

Hostess appreciation sampler includes:

•Car Air Freshener
•Hostess choice of one of the following:
1. Bella Bar of your choice
2. Sweet Orange & Chili Pepper Hand Wash

•The option of adding a case of votives to hostess' order for $12.00

Hostess Incentives:

•For every 10 Jar orders placed at your party, receive 1 Jar candle at
$10.00, and then 1 Jar candle for FREE
•For every 3 Pillar Candles sold, you may purchase 1 pillar at $10.00
•Receive 15% Hostess Credit on the total retail sales of all non-candle
product purchases (this includes outside orders)

(I also give the hostess the option of purchasing any open stock of votives
from 1/2 case purchases at the party for $1 per votive)

For each guest who has their own in-home or brochure party, you will

•Free Fresh Apple Car Air Freshener
•Coupons Redeemable toward your order at this guests’ party:
--Buy One Jar Candle, Hand Wash, Body Wash or Bella Bar and get
product of equal or lesser value at 50% off
--$5 candle cash toward your purchase of a jar candle
--Buy 6 votives, get 6 votives free with your order of $40 or more

I hope these ideas are helpful to you- have a terrific time at your party!
--Make sure you share your success with us and give us a full report. smileys/smiley17.gif

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