Party Planning: Hosting Home Sale Parties

The age of home food-storage parties is out, but there are some new competitors in town! It’s much more chic to throw a home wine party, dessert party, or bath and body party. The focus of home parties is a way for people to engage with a product in a way that the internet has not yet figured out (touch, taste, smell), and let’s face it, no matter how beautiful a photo may be, it’s hard to determine if you would love a bottle of wine, a fancy dessert, a candle, or a cream, without truly interacting with them.

When it comes to language, the person/company who is running the party is called the “concierge” or “liaison.” The person having people in his/her home is the “host,” and of course, the invitees are the “guests.”

The Way Bath, Body, and Candle Moments Structures Parties:

A great way to get some people over your house and get some new goodies!
  • Receive a FREE GIFT just for hosting a $100 party!
  • Try some new products!
  • Receive 10% of total net sales in the form of a gift certificate!
  • Best of all…a great night with friends and family!
Parties will be structured where the host/hostess allows us enough space to create a display.  We will play a few games to keep your guests interested, and have lots of samples for your guests. We will spend time collecting orders, taking immediate purchases, and offering an opportunity for your guests to book their own parties.
As a host/hostess, please plan to book your party at least 3 weeks in advance. You can expect us to arrive 1-2 hours before your party begins so we can set-up and discuss any final details with you. It’s typical for the host/hostess to offer light refreshments at his/her party.  At the end of the party, we will inform you what the total net sales were and offer you the 10% in gift certificates to use now or save for later.
Parties typically last about 2 hours. If you would like a longer or shorter party, feel free to discuss structure with your concierge.

Of course, it’s important to consider the type of party you’re hosting to determine what type of hosting you’ll need to do. For Bath, Body, and Candle Moments, the host usually provides light refreshments, but if you’re doing a wine party, it would be responsible to keep an eye out for any one who over does it, and keep a taxi service number on hand. A great pairing would be artisan cheeses, chocolates, and fruits. For a dessert party, offering coffee and tea would make the most sense.
Always be prepared for extra traffic in your bathroom, and wherever the party takes place. Take into account there may be some spills or accidents – baking soda and white vinegar work wonders.  Try to be considerate of allergies when it comes to food, drink, and beauty products (your party concierge should always have ingredient lists readily available).

When you’re planning on hosting, you may have some questions or reservations, ask away! Never be shy to ask your questions.
Your Invitations Should Include
  • Date, Time, Location
  • Style of Party (usually casual)
  • Clearly indicate the type of party it is (you don’t want anyone feeling awkward and coming without a way to shop)
  • RSVP date and email/phone number

Here’s an example:

bath, body, & candle


If you’re in the New York City/New Jersey area and are interested in hosting a party with us (Bath, Body, and Candle Moments), please send us an email at info@scentsthemoment.com, or give us a call at (718) 667-3150.

If you’re interested in hosting a dessert party, I highly recommend Beansie Cakes! You can contact them by phone at (718) 702-6138.

If you’re interested in hosting a wine party, I highly recommend Brianna DeVito of Traveling Vineyards!

 

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