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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Party Girl

You know those parties you're always being invited to? Or worse, asked to host? It can range from Pampered Chef to Scentsy to 31 to Mary Kay...the list goes on an on. You roll you eyes and wonder how you can get out of it without offending.

Well... I'm one of those crazy people who absolutely loves these parties.

I love hearing about them and I love being invited to them. And if I'm excited about the product, I love hosting the parties.

But where does that leave my friends? The poor hapless people who get invited to parties, over and over again?

The good thing about these kinds of parties is that I think there is minimal chance of the host feeling rejected by those who can't come. It's not personal (or it might be and I just don't want to know). Usually it's just that they don't care for that type of product, or just aren't interested right now. And they only have to wait about two months before I'll be inviting them to a different kind of party! :)

What are your personal thoughts on hostess parties? Do you like them? Are they annoying or fun?


Elisa said...

I like em, though I've never hosted one myself.

Julie Daines said...

I am the party pooper. I don't like them. I rarely need or want what they are selling, but I feel like I have to buy something anyway.

I did just attend a Shelf-Reliance party and ordered tons of food storage. So, maybe I don't dislike them as much as I thought! Haha!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

@Julie, I think a lot of people feel like they have to buy something, and that's why they don't like them. Which is probably why I love them, because I don't have that complex! :) I go to have fun. If I feel like buying/ have the money, I buy. If not, I love learning about new products and hanging out with people! I think I like them because I see them as a party and not as a selling tool.

@Elisa, you should try hosting. You get to cook food and have a blast!

Meg said...

I'm not the type to be offended if people don't want to come, either. I go if it's a prouduct I'm interested in or if I have the budget for something new. I don't like to go to parties and not buy something though.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

@Meg, yeah pretty hard to offend me. But I always worry about offending other people! I worry that either a) they'll be offended I didn't invite them or b) they'll be offended I invited them AGAIN! But I'm sure it's just my paranoia. No one's actually offended--I hope!

Kelly Polark said...

I hosted a Partylite one long, long ago.
If I have a need for a product, I don't mind going. And it is fun to just hang with friends for the night. As long as the hostess is not pressuring too much to buy, it can be a fun night!

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