Throwing a Home Party spotlighting quality direct-sales products is a great way to enjoy your circle of friends, meet new people, and maybe even pick up some awesome new stuff too! If you’ve never held this type of party before, there’s really no need to fear—it’s fun! Here are a few things you can do from the get-go to ensure that your Home Party one to remember!
1. Think Outside the Box When Creating your Guest List
One of the first things you need to address is who to invite! Remember—the more, the merrier! Instead of inviting just your usual circle of girlfriends, close family members and neighbors, take some time to brainstorm a bit and “think outside the box.” You’ll be amazed at how quickly your list will grow! Some folks to include may be:
- Former co-workers
- “Friends” from the grocery store, hair salon and bank
- Friends from church or other organizations
- Parents of your children’s friends
- People you’d like to get to know better!
Encourage each of these folks to bring along a friend and you’re sure to enjoy a really rocking social gathering. Remember: it’s a party!
2. By All Means—Do as Much as You Can Ahead of Time!
Planning and budgeting time your time effectively is an essential ingredient for success; your Home Party will feel more relaxed and organized both to you and your guests if you’re not killing yourself running around at the last minute. Bottom line: the more tasks you can get done ahead of time, the more likely you’ll be to enjoy a highly successful Party. Make the guest list as far in advance as you can; you can also decide on a Party theme, do some preliminary shopping for decorations or other supplies and plan your menu at least two weeks in advance. Keep in mind it is very likely your invited guests will bring a friend or two—which is GREAT as long as you’re prepared for it! Remember this as you plan for food and drinks.
3. Keep Food Simple, but Plentiful
If you’re planning on serving hors d’oeuvres at your Home Party, good for you! Finger foods are always a great choice for this type of party. Here’s a tip to make sure you have plenty for everyone: On average, one guest eats about eight hors d’oeuvres. Multiply this number by your guest list (plus the extra guests you anticipate), and you’ll know exactly how many hors d’oeuvres to prepare. You also want to offer a variety of drinks; if you choose to serve alcohol, make sure that you provide non-alcoholic beverages as well so that everyone will feel comfortable. The key to your menu is VARIETY: serve various types of food that will satisfy different palettes, i.e., vegetarian, vegan, and meat-based dishes to make sure no guests go home hungry. When you know your friends are taken care of, you can relax and have fun—you really can!
A direct-sales Home Party is all about friendship, great food and discovering terrific new products. When you follow the above tips, you can be sure it will be a rousing success!