I’m almost not sure how to begin this post because I sure don’t want to offend anyone but this has always bothered me. Well, not bothered me but left me wondering. Lia Sophia, Tupperware, Pampered Chef and many other home parties people have. I wonder why people have them. Do they have them just for something to do and a way of just getting together with friends? Or do they have them to get free stuff or a big discount on stuff they want to buy?
Whether you believe this or not, I’ve never, not once had a home party like this. I also remember “back in the day” when there were an awful lot of Mary Kay parties. I went to one once and I told the lady that I had extremely sensitive skin and could only use certain things and she “assured” me that NOBODY breaks out from Mary Kay. I’ll give you two guess’s and the first two don’t count, what happened. I broke out in a bright red very irritated face. My sister in law started laughing at the way I was starting to look. I could feel it slightly burning and ran to that bathroom to wash off whatever it was that she had us put on our face. I was so embarrassed and so was that lady. So what did I do, I bought some eye shadow!! I felt like I “had” to buy something. How dumb is that?
Tupperware parties were also really big back then. I still really like Tupperware and would gladly go to one of those. It’s something you can always use and yes, initially it is expensive but I’ve had bowls for 30 years and I still use them. But nobody seems to have these kind anymore. Pampered Chef is the same way but I found with this, once you have what you really want, anything else is just to expensive to buy just to buy “something” because you are invited to a party.
The newest rage around these parts lately is the Lia Sophia jewelry parties. First of all, I don’t wear a whole lot of jewelry and secondly, I feel the prices are way to high for “costume” jewelry that I don’t really want. These parties, I won’t go to even if invited. I have gone to a couple and will always be willing to look at a book to see if I like something but really, I just don’t wear jewelry like this. Younger people maybe or people who go outside the home to work everyday and have to look nice but me, it’s just not me. Come on people, if you know me, you know this is true.
Now that “your friend” has had one of these parties, she’s after you to have one so then she gets even more money off what she wants to buy and she promises to come to yours. And her friend and her friend so if you go to all these parties and are spending money, are you really getting something for nothing? So now it’s a vicious circle of who’s having all these same parties. How much of this stuff do people think the average Joe like me needs to have?
So let me ask you dear people. Do you have these parties and what is the reason you have them? I love to go for the social aspect but really feel put on the spot to buy something whether I want anything or not. Often times I’ll pick up gifts but I wonder, are people having them just to gather with friends or do people have them because they “think” they are getting a good deal? Because if two of your friends are having a party so you can get a deal and you have to go to theirs since they came to yours, do you still think you are getting a deal?
Do you have a lot of these types of parties? Do you go to a lot of them and how do you decide how much you’ll spend if you really don’t want anything?
Oh the things that bump around in this little head of mine.