My party was today at 2:00. Success is all I can say.
I got home from church around 12 and started setting up. We blew up balloons and I made 2 signs to put on the mailbox that said "mark. party" and we made punch and set out the food, and around 1:45, my first guest showed up. People really didn't start showing up until about 30 minutes after it started. I ended up having 8 people show up, and they all ordered stuff. YAY! I let them all fill out their own order slips, and just about all of them ended up getting fully filled with stuff to order. It's so awesome.
My display I think was good. I had 3 tables. 1 big long one, and 2 smaller ones. On the two smaller ones, I had a sign on one end that said, "mark. bath & body" and I put all the bath & body products there. The sign on the other end said "mark. lips & nails" and put all those products there.
Then, I put signs on the other smaller table that said, "mark. face" and "mark. skin care" and put all that stuff there. It was great.
On the bigger table, I just made a display with like, my mark. make up case thing from the party kit. I hung one of those necklaces from Magalog 7 from the box, and I laid a blue rose on top of the box. I had magalog 7 mags laid around the box, and I laid out the circle of friends necklace, and put the circle of friends cards on each side. I also put the "take up selling mark" cards there, and I put some "get this look" brochures there too. I also had the purple & lilac cami set from mag 7 laid out on that table too.
I made bags for everyone who came. I got the mark tote bags and I put one of the wish list things in there, things you dew samples, clean machine & vita surge samples, let's be clear & moistureclear samples, garden blu perfume bubble, garden blu scent strips, kiwi lotus exf. polish & moisture milk samples, grapefruit ginger body sorbet & body wash samples, glow baby glow samples, a foundation selector, fig basil shower wash & body sorbet samples, garden blu scented fake blue roses, and the PENCILS!
YES! My pencils came in sometime while I was gone last week. They looked good.
Anyway, I used the bags and made like, a path from the entrance of my house into the room that my party was going to be in, and then I put bags around the tables. It looked good because there were blue roses coming out of all the bags and it added nice color. I laid the extra blue roses on the tables like, a single rose here & there.
At first when people came, we just stood around, and then around 3 I guess is when things really started. They spent the first hour or so in the kitchen eating and just talking since most hadnt seen each other since school got out. Then, I led them into the mark party room and instantly, they grabbed mags and started searching through them closely to see what they wanted to order. THEY DIDNT EVEN LOOK AT THE STUFF LAID OUT ON THE TABLES!
Anyway, one girl went through a mag and circled everything she wanted, then went back and filled out an order slip. She filled it up. After they looked through the mags, they started looking at the stuff on the tables and trying on samples and demos. It was great. Really fun. I told them that the best makeover would get a prize. I also told them that if they wanted to take off their makeup and use some of the mark makeup, they could use the clean a matic wash & toss towelettes. Ha.! Good idea, me, because one girl grabbed one and started wiping all of her makeup off. Then, another girl wanted to do her make up for her, so they used the c-thru-u samples and found her color. They got one of the "get this look" brochures, picked the look they wanted to give her, and went after it. I must say she looked awesome, better than I've ever really seen her look. Her eyeshadow was great. Then, they went through the lip samples to find a color good for her lips, and she found one, and then found another one that she loved, and it looked great on her too. I was snapping pictures the whole time, so I'll have them uploaded soon.
She had already filled out an order slip, and I asked her if she wanted me to add that lip color to the slip, and she said no, but it was a nice try anyway. I kept asking if anyone wanted to become a rep, but they all said no. Everyone left around 6, and I was left with tons of money and order slips. One of my biggest orders ever.
Around 6:30, one of the girls called back and said, "I've been doing some thinking, and I've decided that I want to become a mark. representative." I was so excited. There was another girl that I know wanted to come, and she couldnt because she had to work, and so I sent a bag with one of her friends and they took it to her at work. She called me a little after 6:30 saying thank you for sending the bag and how she wanted to come so bad and just thanking me endlessly for the bag. It was nice.
Oh, and for refreshments, I just got 2 bottles of sierra mist, a bottle of that green hawaiian punch, and a bottle of the red kind, and I got some of the mini dasani bottles of water & some aquafina. In one pitcher, I mixed green & red hawaiian punch & sierra mist, and it tasted pretty good. Then, I mixed red hawaiian punch, lemon juice, & sierra mist in another pitcher, and it tasted really good too. My cousin was over here telling me what to mix, along with my mom's best friend, and I was like, "We should just go ahead and get shot glasses because this seems like a mixer." We also had a fruit tray, a veggie tray, tostitos chips & salsa, popcorn, and then I made my aunt make some hamburger dip (hamburger meat & velveeta cheese), and I think that was all we had. No, I had some individual things of chips ahoy cookies and cheese-its, but nobody ate those.
And that was my party. A huge success if I must say so myself. My first party, 8 people, 8 orders, 1 new rep. Good job, don'tcha think?
Let me know what you think.