I was recently asked how to make parties fun.
Many of us have been going to home parties for many years now and without something unique, they can get a bit boring and repetitious.
I'm a game person.
I really enjoy playing games instead of just trying to sell a product.
I'd like to share a few ideas for games that don't put your guests on the spot.
I'm not in favor of putting guests on the spot by asking them to speak or asking questions of them.
One game I love is to pass around a wrapped gift.
The gift has several layers of wrapping paper.
The person who removes the final layer of wrapping paper wins the gift.
I love word games.
Take a long word associated with your company and ask the guests to make smaller words out of the big word.
This big word might be the name of your company or it might be the name of one product.
Choose a word with a lot of letters in it.
Set a timer and then the person with the most words wins a prize.
Often, to create a sale, people just need to hold and see the item.
They don't need to hear a sales pitch.
I love to serve snacks and beverages and have the products available for guests to see and hold while they're eating.
If you can, choose a theme for your party.
If you're playing a lot of games, consider playing Bingo revolving around your company and products.
This lets you get out information without the standard demonstration.
See if you can play 3 quick rounds for 3 more prizes.
If you're selling products for a food or kitchen related company, choose a theme such as appetizers, desserts or even salads.
Base your games, snacks and demonstrations around this theme.
One of my favorite parties is a chocolate party.
Who doesn't love chocolate? Ask your guests to come dressed in brown.
If you create a bingo card, make the spaces something related to chocolate and how your product involves chocolate.
If you sell jewelry items, create different nights out.
Create a party around a casual night out, a date night out or a black tie night out.
Base your games and demonstrations on just the one theme.
When your guests are having fun, they are more likely to buy your products.
Next time you book a party, look at ways to make sure your guests are having fun and not just sitting through yet another demonstration.