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PinkPea 01-07-2013 11:24 AM

Interesting Article for Party Plan Moms and Dads
I thought this was an interesting story for those who like to do home parties and for those who do not. Perhaps this story will generate some discussion on "re-imagining" the home party business model.


Enjoy !

Pink Pea

omahamom 01-08-2013 12:27 AM

I love Jen Fong. Thanks for sharing!

mariglynn 01-08-2013 05:56 AM

Interesting especially since I find that my most successful parties are done as "Stop and Shops"!

SuzeeQue 01-08-2013 04:10 PM

I have found that I do better with Facebook parties than any other kind of party. It is hard to get anyone to want to do a home party these days. :rolleyes: Going with what works!

LynnAndreske 01-10-2013 07:37 PM

Non-traditional parties
I do so few in-home parties these days.

I mainly offer FB/book or Snack Parties for Work. Those Snack Parties are becoming one of the
best venues I offer with my business..which of course is food.
Samplers set out, a few book/order forms and success!

Comfort&Beauty 01-10-2013 10:57 PM

Great article and interesting! Changes are inevitable and can be very beneficial as well. Thanks for sharing :)

DebraFerrie 01-11-2013 07:52 AM

Which bath/body/beauty/wellness companies have online parties?

madisonbags33 01-12-2013 08:35 AM

Interesting article, thanks for sharing!

As someone who does a lot of home parties, this is something that interests me. I have a strong belief that home parties are the heart and soul of my business. Outside orders and catalog parties are great, but nothing builds relationships like being out there, meeting people, showing off your products, and spreading your enthusiasm for them. So I don't have any plans to switch my focus other places.

Having said that though, I don't notice this trend at all in my business yet. I've done "Going Away Parties" for HS Seniors, college aged women, and have many customers in their early-mid 20s. I'm wondering if the "Gen Y"ers that she's referring to don't understand the benefits of a home party yet?

Looking back from my own experience it never would have crossed my mind to host one at that age, however, after being invited to one or two in my mid- 20's I realized, "Hey, this is a lot of fun"! Now as a mom in my 30's, a night out of the house with friends is a godsend and a blessing! I say if they haven't discovered the fun of the home party, give them time, they'll come around! :)

nv93446 01-12-2013 09:03 AM

Parties are so much fun when you go to them as a guest or as a consultant but you need to find someone happy to be a hostess and willing. It's not enough in my area to give away freebies. It can be challenging with some circles and in my area us moms are super busy and parties are saturated here. But instead of "parties" we do small coffee gatherings and I meet one on one which isn't as fruitful as a traditional party but a nice compliment instead of sitting around waiting for the parties to happen and supplement with catalog orders. We have lots of small boutiques but you need to book first especially if you're selling jewelry but that's a great option too. As for sponsoring- I've sponsored a good size team all from online marketing. Being creative is key to your success. Great article by Jen!

advertisingmom 01-12-2013 09:03 PM

This is a great article. I think women really need a night out from all the stresses of the week, to relax and unwind. Home parties are also a great way to meet new people and make some new friends.

Just my 2 cents!

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