Home Party Plan Games for Direct Sales Parties

With a New Year beginning, it is a good time to change up your Party Presentation to offer your new Hostesses and Party Goers a new experience at your parties. Plus, it makes it more fun for you if you have fallen into the monotony of doing the same thing over… and over… and over….

One way to change up your Party Presentation is to add some new fun games for your guests to play! Done correctly, Party Games can be very beneficial to the success of your party! The truth is, the more FUN people have at your Home Show, the more likely they are to want to do it again! Playing just a game or two will get people laughing, having fun, and leave the memory of a fun, relaxed shopping experience with their friends that they will want to do again and again.

Here are my Top Ten Favorite Home Party Plan Games for you to try at your next party!

1. Just A Phone Call Away

At the beginning of your party ask everyone to take out their cell phones and hold them in their hand. You will have yours in your hand as well. Tell them this is the easiest game to win all night! *ha!*Ask everyone to dial in your number – call it out to them number by number – and then when you say GO – everyone hits call. Obviously your phone will ring since they are all calling you – simply answer the phone to find the “winner” on the line. Give her a little goodie for having the “fastest fingers in the room” HA! THEN – while everyone still has their phone out, ask them to SAVE YOUR NUMBER with your first name and company – i.e. Lynsey Party Plan Divas, Su Passion Parties, Eliza Jewels by Parklane, etc. Tell them that they have your number forever now, and if they ever need anything, you are JUST A CALL AWAY – ask them to please put their phones on vibrate or silent to not disrupt the party, and then begin with your Party Presentation.

2. Drop The Shoe

This will get guests talking to each other and your products. As each guest comes in, have each guest leave 1 shoe under their chair and put the other in the middle of the room. After everyone has arrived tell them to pick a shoe from the middle (not their own) and find the pair. Once they find it, have them find out what their favorite _______ product is and 1 reason why they should book a party. Once they have done conversing, go around the room and have each person introduce their “shoe friend”. It will sound like this “This is Suzy’s Shoe, her favorite item is ______, and she should book a party because________.

3. Recruiting Rhyme

If any selling you have done before, put down 10 to start your score. If you have a car and are able to drive, the thing to do is just add 5. If some extra money is what you would like, add 10 more which is just about right. A little spare time will add to your score, for this you may add 15 more. If you like people and think they are grand, add 6 more and see where you stand. Add 10 points if you think parties are fun, and when you add this you are almost done. If you score the highest, it is plain to see a_________________rep is what you should be. Add 10 more if you want to be a _______________rep, like me! (Thanks Vicki!)

4. Alphabet Game

Write each letter of the alphabet on a 3×5 index card. Hold each card up like a “flash card” and give it to the person who yells out a word having to do with your business (product, opportunity, etc) that starts with the letter you held up! The person with the most cards at the end of the game wins! (I also give a gift to the person with the least)

5. Crossed Out

As your guests arrive, give every few people a small gift. (For example, you can give every 4th person a gift (or give out the gifts however you choose). As soon as everyone is sitting, tell the group about the “no crossing” rule. If a person holding a gift is caught crossing her legs, then she must relinquish her gift to the person who catches her crossing her legs. This game should be played for the first half of the party. At the halftime everyone who has a gift gets to open it. (If a person who already has a gift catches someone with a gift crossing her legs, she can either trade gifts with that person, or choose a person who is “gift less” to give the extra gift to).

6. Thread Intro

Pass a spool o thread around to your guests and tell them to take as much as they want. Tell them you want to get to know them a little. Tell each guest to talk about themselves as they wrap the thread around their forefinger. When they teach the end they can stop. Start with your hostess. Go around the room till everyone is introduced.

7. Pass The Prize

Have a wrapped prize ready for this fun game. Hand 1 person the gift and have them follow the instructions as you read them. The person who is holding the prize at the end is the winner! (Similar to the Left Right Game)

“You thought all the gifts were meant for you. But I have other items too. So hold up this gift and look around, and give it to the one with eyes of brown. You think you are the lucky one, but let us all share in the fun! Look around with eyes discreet, and give it to the one with the smallest feet. Your feet are tiny and very small. Now hand it to someone very tall. Please, take your time and don’t be harried. Give it to the one who is longest married. You must be proud of your married life, now pass this on to the newest wife. If this parcel you are bereft, give it to the one on your left. The largest earring I’m looking for now, if you’re wearing them, step up with a bow. Now to the person with buttons– big or small, any kind, the most you can find gets the gift at this time. Now don’t get cross and please don’t fight, but pass it to the lady third on the right. We should stop now, don’t you agree? The gift is yours to open and see.”

8. Replace Your Husband

An ice breaker game to play at the beginning of the party
Have each guest write down an item in their house they need to repair or replace. Then have them list 5 simple reasons they want to get rid of it. Now have them cross out the item and place their husbands name in that place. Go around the room and have each person read aloud “I want to replace (husband’s name) because he….(the 5 reasons). The funniest answers win.

9. The Lei Game

This is a great game to play in the warm months or a themed party. Also great if you are offering the Vacation Vouchers for your Hostesses! As you reward your hostess with a gift for inviting you into her home, also adorn her with 3 lei’s. Announce to the crowds that during your presentation if they want to book a party yell out loud “I wanna PARTY!” The hostess will give her one of the leis around her neck. Offer an incentive for the hostess to get 3 bookings and she will also encourage her friends to book a party with you.

10. Party Bingo

Give each guest a blank bingo card and you should have a bag or box filled with cards that have your demo products listed on each one. As you go through your presentation, have them randomly fill in the names of items you show on their card. After you have done with your presentation, draw 4 cards from your bag or box and call them out. For the 5th one say there are 2 free boxes, 1 for booking a party today with me and 1 for becoming a consultant today, please fill those squares in. continue to draw product cards till someone says BINGO.

Check out Party Plan Divas for more games, tips, and ideas for boosting your Home Party Plan Business!

What are some of your favorite Party Games?

Hostess Folders – Organization, Coaching, and Customer Care In One!

Use The Diva Success System Hostess Folders to keep your Parties, Hostesses, and Guests ORGANIZED – Hostess Coach on the Go, AND increase your Customer Care, all with these easy to follow templates available to all Party Plan Divas Members! Join the largest (and ORIGINAL!) online training community for ALL Home Party Plan Consultants! www.PartyPlanDivasInc.com!

Diva Holiday Vendor Event 2011

On October 15, 2011, hundreds of Divas around the Globe will be kicking off the Holiday Selling Season of 2011 with our First Annual Diva Holiday Event! This Shopping Event will help all participating Party Plan Consultants to meet new customers, book Holiday Parties, and maybe event find new team members looking to start their business this season!

DETAILS:

What: Diva Holiday Event
When: October 15, 2011
Who: Party Plan Consultants, Local Crafters, Businesses, etc
Where: Locations all over the World! Sign up now to Coordinate one in your town!
Why: Kick Off your Holiday Selling Season with the Diva Holiday Event!

FAQ’s:

Do I have to be a Party Plan Divas Member to coordinate/participate? NO. This event is open to literally everyone! Meet other Divas and business owners in your neighborhood and support each other this season!

What is my responsibility as a Coordinator? As a local coordinator you will be the “go to” person for local vendors, consultants, and media personnel. You will work with your location to organize the vendors, and help spread the word about the event.

Is there a cost for this event? As the coordinator you will be in charge of setting the Vendor Cost to cover the location fee, plus a suggested $10 to cover the cost of expenses -flyers, advertising, etc. Ex: If the event room costs $250 for the day, and you have 10 vendors, the vendor fee will be $35. ($25 for location, $10 to expenses)

What about the donations? Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we ask that each vendor agrees to donate 5% of their sales from the event to the Susan G Komen Foundation. We will make a donation after the event with all of our names.

Will I have help? I am here for you every step of the way. Once you have secured your location, I will provide you with all of the tools that you need to have a successful Vendor Event. I also recommend you “team up” with other Vendors and Coordinators to share ideas and support each other.

Please fill out the Coordinator Application here.

Building Your Business on a Budget

Building your Home Party Plan Business CAN be a very expensive endeavor – but it doesn’t HAVE to be!  There are hundreds of ways to build your business FREE or nearly free.  In fact – many of the FREE options will have even more ROI (Return on Investment) than many of the pricier options.  Check out my best tips for Building Your Home Party Plan Business on a Budget:

1. Customer Care - First and foremost always remember that we are all in the RELATIONSHIP business – the better the relationship you have with your customers, the better your business will be.  Whether you sell lipstick, lingerie, handbags or hair accessories, Customer Care is an absolutely FREE way to build your business in huge ways.  Keep in close contact with all of your customers, hostesses, and prospects.  Emails, phone calls, and text messages are all ways to keep in touch with your customers on a regular basis and keep them coming back time and time again.

2.  Referrals - Make it a habit of asking the Five Magic Words“Who do you know who…” Referrals are an incredible way to build your business with no expense.  You can literally ask every single person you know or come into contact with the Five Magic Words“Who do you know who…. would be interested in earning some free jewelry this month?”  “Who do you know who … would like to make some extra money this summer?”  “Who do you know who is in need of a fun Girls Night In?” By asking “Who do you know who” – you are asking for a NAME, not a “yes” or “no.”  You can make the Five Magic Words work for you in any situation and get the results you want – a REFERRAL!

3. Take Advantage of Free Advertising Outlets - Have you ever been in a store and saw a Community Board or Bulletin Board?  Many stores have a local “What’s Happening” cork board somewhere – even if it is in the Employee Break Room.   Take advantage of these boards by putting up Tear Tab Flyers, Business Cards, Postcards, etc.  As a member of Party Plan Divas you will have access to hundreds of Templates you can download to your computer to use any time!

4. VistaPrint – Speaking of Business Cards, Postcards, and Flyers – VistaPrint.com is an incredible resource for stocking up on these crucial marketing materials at a fraction of the price.  By signing up for their Exclusive Offers emails (bottom right hand side of the page) you will receive all of their promotional emails – offering items such as 250 free business cards, 100 free post cards, 25 free brochures, and more!

5. Party Swapping - Look up other Party Plan Consultants and consider Party Swapping – you agree to host a party for her, if she will host a party for you!  This is a great way to meet new customers who you might not otherwise meet!  Other Party Plan Consultants can also be a great resources for finding Expos, Networking Events, and just Sisterhood Support.   Remember that it is very unethical to try to Recruit another Party Plan Consultant – even if she is struggling, do not use that as an opportunity to recruit her.

6. Hold An Open House - Looking for Hostesses?  Why not BE one!?  Hold your own Open House and invite literally EVERYONE who you have ever done business with, or would want to introduce your business to.  Offer incentives for Bookings and Sales!  You can even consider making it a “Mystery Hostess Open House”  – put all of your orders in a basket after the event is over, and draw one customer to receive all of the Hostess Rewards from the Open House!  This is a great opportunity to showcase new products, introduce new collections, and highlight new Hostess Rewards Programs.

7. Social Media - The numbers for Social Media in 2011 are staggering – with nearly 600 MILLION users on Facebook alone.  Even if you are not very tech-savvy, you can begin building an online presence via Facebook, Twitter, LinkdIn, and – my absolute favorite – BLOGGING! With Search Engines all but eliminating phone books, it is crucial to have an Online Presence to keep up with today’s market.

8. Join a Networking Group – Many cities offer all kinds of Networking Groups.  Women’s Groups, Small Business Groups, Direct Sales Groups – you name it – they are all out there!  Check your local Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar to find Networking Events in your area. ( If there isn’t one in your area – START ONE!  Check out Diva Success Sisters to learn how!) Some are free and some are paid – but most all of them will let you attend a meeting or two first to make sure it is a good fit.  Be sure to take your Business Cards and other Marketing Materials, along with your Award-Winning Smile, Positive Attitude, and “Elevator Pitch” and talk to as many people as possible.

9. Gardening - Gardening is the term we use at Party Plan Divas for Marketing your business.  Gardening is like “planting seeds” of success while out doing your normal daily routine.  While you are dropping your kiddos at school, run in and offer Gardening Gifts to the teachers and staff in the office.  When you head to lunch, take Gardening Gifts for the waitstaff at the restaurant.  While you are at the Grocery Store, offer little Gardening Gifts to the employees in each department – including the checkout clerks. GO IN to the bank instead of using the drive-through, and offer all of the Tellers a Gardening Gift.  Truly ANYWHERE you go is an opportunity to “plant your seeds” with Gardening Gifts.  Keep Gardening Gifts in your car and in your purse – you never know when an opportunity may arise.

10.  Just Start TALKING! The “Gift of Gab” is a learned behavior – you are not born with it!   Talking, selling, prospecting – all of these skills are learned by repetition, consistency, and trial and error.   The more people you talk to about your business, the more Customers, Hostesses, and Team Members you will receive.  You can not sit at home and grow a million dollar business – not quickly anyway – so GET OUT AND START TALKING!

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“I Think It Is a Pyramid Scheme”

One of the obstacles all Party Plan Divas must overcome is the dreaded “Is this a pyramid scheme” conversation.  This funny video does a great job at showing how ridiculous some of these conversations (and people) can be.  This is of course just for fun, but it sure does have a valid point.  Enjoy.

SWAG Alert! Party Plan Divas Success Seminar 2010

I am so excited about the Party Plan Divas Success Seminar 2010 I can hardly stand it!  I spend all day every day talking to new Sponsors, coordinating meals, speakers… oh gosh I am just so excited.

But I can hardly STAND IT when I get a knock at the door, and it is the mailman bringing me stuff like THIS!!!!

Every attendee to the Party Plan Divas Success Seminar 2010 will be receiving a “SWAG bag” of all of the hottest new Home Party Plan Consultant Tools on the market today!

Sponsored by: CardCaddie, EZDisplay, MyGirlfriendsHouse, Jill Hart of Christian Work At Home Moms, MyPictureCookie and MORE!!

If you are a Party Plan Consultant – any where, any company – you should join us for this one of a kind event!!  Three days of Party Plan Training for only $125!  Come Learn How To Party With The Best at the Party Plan Divas Success Seminar 2010!

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New Diva Spotlight on The Party Plan Coach

At Party Plan Divas we focus on real time training and support of women from all over the World in the Home Party Plan Industry.  As the largest online training community designed solely for Home Party Plan Consultants, we offer training and support unlike anywhere else available today.

What sets us apart from all other communities out there is our Divas – hands down. I have been blessed to work with some of the most phenomenal women on the planet, and what better way to show them off then to have a Diva Spotlight each week!  Every Saturday we will highlight a new Party Plan Diva.  Check us out each week!

If you want to be featured in Diva Spotlight Saturday, fill out the form below.  We will feature one consultant for each Home Party Plan Company.

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Ten Reasons to Join the NEW Party Plan Divas

This week’s Top Ten is my most exciting Top Ten Yet – all about the NEW Party Plan Divas!  If you have been “on the fence” or putting off joining, here are ten reasons why now is the best time ever to join!  And with four new membership options – you can learn at your own pace, on your own time, with the help and support of me, The Party Plan Coach, and THOUSANDS of Consultants around the globe!!  Read on and learn more!

  1. REAL Training for 2010 – the #1 most important reason to join Party Plan Divas is the training.  There is SO MUCH outdated, overpriced, unrealistic training out there, it is hard to know which one is best.  At Party Plan Divas you are getting real time training, from a CURRENT Consultant and Coach – not someone who quit parties 10, 15, 20+ years ago!  Trainings include the newest technology, newest marketing strategies, and newest ideas available today.  We proudly offer the LARGEST Training Library available anywhere – all available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
  2. 52+ Conference Calls, Webinars, etc – The Party Plan Divas schedule includes so many opportunities for you to get involved, your biggest obstacle may be deciding WHAT to do first!  At Party Plan Divas our members range from brand new Consultants to Million Dollar Achievers, from Tech Savvy to “Not So Much”, and from wild and outgoing to shy and reserved.  All of our training and networking opportunities cater to absolutely everyone.
  3. The Diva Success System – a true step-by-step success system focused around time management Many trainings out there will tell you WHAT to do – at Party Plan Divas, we show you HOW to do it. The Diva Success System is a Training/Time Management System that not only gives you the clear cut steps to success, but works in as little as 30 minutes per day – giving you time for everything ELSE in your life!
  4. Template Library – helping with time management, all the “creative” stuff has been done for you. Do not spend hours and hours trying to create the “perfect flier” or Hostess Letter – all of that has been done already!  Our Template Library has hundreds of documents for every event and every Company! Save the document to your computer, edit your information, print and voila!
  5. One-on-One coaching with The Party Plan Coach – As a Party Plan Diva you will get direct, one on one training from me, The Party Plan Coach.  Call, text, email, Facebook, Tweet – and get your answers either right away, or within just a few hours.  We also have Message Boards available anytime of day or night with tons of ideas for every aspect of the Party Plan Business.
  6. AFFORDABLE Training!! I have been saddened to see so many trainings out there charging fees that rival most mortgage payments!!  At Party Plan Divas we keep our costs affordable so that anyone has the ability to join.  With monthly fees starting near the size of a Value Meal,  Party Plan Divas believes EVERY Party Plan Consultant deserves good quality training – not just those who can (or are willing) to pay for it.
  7. Video Library – not just read or hear what to do, but SEE how to do it- At Party Plan Divas we understand that people learn in three basic ways – either by reading, hearing, or seeing it done! Our Training and Audio Libraries have been amazing tools for our Members, but now with the addition of the Video Library, Party Plan Divas is proving yet again that we are THE place to go for all of your Home Party Plan Training.
  8. A like-minded community – a SUPPORTED Consultant is a SUCCESSFUL Consultant Party Plan Divas is not just about training – we are also about support.  Joining Party Plan Divas is like joining a family or sorority of women all with the same ultimate goal – to be the best Party Plan Consultant they can be.  Only other Consultants understand the frustrations of Booking Parties, Flaky Hostesses and Kit Nappers!
  9. Diva Leadership Academy – unlike any Leadership Training available today. Not a glorified Consultant Training – TRUE Leadership Training.  The Diva Leadership Academy is a 12 week course that includes everything from The Psychology of Leadership to Designing Winning Promotions.
  10. Diva Success Sisters – local trainings, networking, and opportunities. Diva Success Sisters Chapters are now in four different countries – all bringing the Party Plan Divas message to your neighborhood! As a Party Plan Divas Member you have a free invitation to all of our Diva Success Sisters meetings, or if there is not a Chapter close, you may begin your own in your home town free of charge!

EXCITING isnt it!? So I ask you – what have you been waiting for?  Join Party Plan Divas NOW and turn your entire business and life around!  Check out all of our Membership Options by clicking HERE.