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Party Plan Games – New and old Games

Often a game can make a sales party a lot more fun and create a good atmosphere. Its important so explore some of the better games and entertainment methods

HOSTESS TIC TAC TOE


A good way to give your hostess extra incentive before the party. Draw a grid of 3 x 3 squares. Label each square with achievement levels like the samples below
Then for each completed row, give the hostess a gift. Plus a larger gift for an addition completed row, plus a bonus gift or discount if she completes the whole board.

Hostess Tic Tac Toe Board Ideas
– Have your party on the scheduled date
– Have 8 guests in attendance
– Have 4 guests I have never met
– Have 20 names or more on your guest list
– Have outside orders over $160
– One Party Booking confirmed before your party
– Personally invite everyone on your list by phone or in person
– Have orders of $600 or more on the day of your party
– Sign up to be a consultant
– Hostess or Guest Enquire about becoming a consultant
You can adjust the levels to suit.

THE RAFFLE TICKET GAME


Tell all guests that there will be a raffle as they enter and give everyone a raffle ticket. (Extra tickets can be given for those who fill in and return a contact form).

Later point out that they need to ask you questions about your business or hostess plan to get extra tickets and the more questions asked, the more tickets are handed out, and the more tickets a person gets, the more chance of winning and that there will be a bonus question. When the bonus question is asked (“How much does an operator’s display kit cost”), make a big deal out of it and give the guest 10 tickets.
(they MUST raise their hand, and no one can ask more than one question at a time. There must also be someone else between each question)

After all questions are asked, you play a little game where you have 3 gifts, with the first ticket drawn getting to pick first, then next ticket picks one and then the last ticket gets to keep third prize OR swap it for either of the other two (so third ticket drawn might be the best one).

The Raffle and Ticket game allows everyone to learn about your business and have some fun too. Wrap up the game by telling everyone how much you enjoy your job and invite them to take a “More Info” pack if they are interested (have the packs ready right then). After you have wrapped up the party, be sure to speak to anyone who took a packet and/or take their details so you can keep in contact.

THE FREE CARD GAME


An excellent game for keeping your guests attention when you do your speel on the hostess benefits. All you will need is a deck or two of playing cards, and a mystery Gift
Tell the guests at the beginning of your party that whenever you say the word Free, the first person who yells out “Free Card”, will get a card. For added fun, you should give them the card face down, and tell them no looking. If they peek they must give back the cards.
Ensure you mention the word “free” as many times as possible throughout your demonstration. with phrases like:

A Hostess will receive $100 in FREE products when …
All this can be yours, “FREE”, when you….
when you get “FREE” time you can earn this for “FREE”?
Get a “FREE” …… with the purchase of …..
Becoming a Party Plan Operator yourself will give you the “FREE”dom to …..
If you dont know who yells out “Free Card” first, then give a card to all who said it. At the end of the demonstration the highest point scorer wins the prize.
Aces are worth 50 points – J, Q & K are worth 20 points – the other cards are woth face value only.

PASS THE GIFT


After introducing yourself, have your guests sit in a circle. Pass out some gifts or samples. You can either have one larger gift, or a few smaller ones (ideal if you have a large group)
Next tell guests that you’re going to read a story and every time they hear the word “Right” or “Left”, they will pass their gift in that direction.

You can modify this story to suit your own style.

Story:
I left home this evening and headed on over to ______ house. I knew I was headed in the right direction for fun. I arrived right on time and quickly set up my display. Then you all arrived and sat right down. Thank-You! I got right to work and told you all about our great sponsor company, hostess program and income opportunity. I hope nothing was left out.

In a moment I will be showing you more of our great products. If you left home with the intention of shopping for gifts tonight, remember we have the right gifts for everyone. Be sure to review your shopping list for upcoming birthdays and special occassions. We wouldn’t want anyone to be left out.

Our firm has a 7 day money back guarantee! When your merchandise comes in please check it right away and if something is not right, please ask __________ to call me and you can be sure I will take care of it right away and make it right. You don’t want to be left with something your not 100% satisfied with, right?

If you’d like to be a Hostess and earn lots of free merchandise, you will want to get right to work picking out your date before my calendar is too full. You see, when you host a party, you can pick out lots of great products you want at the right price. That is for FREE.

I’m enjoying being here with all of you tonight and I hope that you are having fun, too. I know you can’t wait to see more. So without further delay, I will get right to the point of this demonstration, which is showing you our fabulous products. Therefore, there is really nothing left for me to do now except to congratulate our winner!

THE TOP POINTS GAME

You will need a piece of paper & pen for each guest.

Poem:
I wonder who came here from afar,
Give yourself 5 points if you came by car.

Were you on time? Not one minute late?
Punctuality pays so give yourself 8.

Give yourself 5 points if you brought your own pen,
BUT if you left dishes in the sink, then take away 10.

Gadgets are great for simplifying our lives.
If you own a computer then you can add 5.

A watch is worth 6 and each ring gives you 2,
add 10 more points if you are wearing blue.

Count all of your buttons… each gives you 1
Except if they are white and then you get none.

1 point for each year that you have been wed,
But take away 5 if your shoes are red.

Now kids are great, on that we agree
So for each one you have you may now add 3.

Add 12 if you kissed your husband or boyfriend today,
If you kissed both, subtract 20, trouble’s coming your way!

Now we are almost done, but there IS just one more.
So hold on to your horses, don’t total that score.

You’ll get a 50 point bonus, you’ll be a V.I.P
Just by hosting your own (Your Company) party!

Have the guests total their scores. The one with the most points wins a prize. If you have a large group, you may also want to give a prize to the one with the least points too

REPLACE THAT HUSBAND GAME

Give each guest a pen and paper and tell them to list a household item that they would love to get rid of. Then, have them list five reasons why they would get rid of it.

After everyone is done writing, say, “OK. that household item that you have written down, I want you to cross it out and replace it with your husband or boyfriend’s name.” When they in turn read back the sentence they must say: I want to replace (name of husband/boyfriend) because he is………………….. and list their reasons.

It’s a fun game and everyone loves it. The one that has the most outlandish answers wins.

BACK TO BACK GAME


Have each guest get a partner and stand back-to-back (no sisters or mother and daughters as partners). They cannot look at each other. Have them number a piece of paper 1-14, and ask the following questions. If there’s an uneven number of guests, have one stand back-to-back with you and play the game with her.

What color hair does she have?
What basic color is she wearing?
How many rings does she have on?
How many children does she have?
Is she wearing a girdle?
How old is she?
Is she wearing shoes or sandals?
What is her husband’s name?
Is she wearing buttons?
Is she wearing a watch?
Does she have nail polish on?
Does she have earrings on?
What is her favorite television show?
What color are her eyes?
Have them check answers after. The guest with the most correct wins.

THE PECULIAR PARTY PLAN GAME

Give each of the guests a piece of paper and a pen. Read the following poem. Give a prize to the person with the most points, and to the person with the least points!

This is a rather peculiar game
It really does not have a name
It’s simple to play as a game should be
You just do as you’re told, you see
So now if you’ll please give me your attention
We’ll put an end to this suspension
In the end, whoever scores the most
Will receive a prize of which to boast
Now since you’re all fashionable girls
Give yourself 5 if you have any pearls
You may add 3 if your toes peek out
And earrings will give you 2 more to shout
Score yourself 5 if you show any red
Add 6 more for a curl on your head
Now before you think you are going to win
Take away 2 for each safety pin
Give yourself 6 if your pants are tight
Add 1 for a scarf which is just about right
Add 5 more if your shoes are black
And take away 3 for a zipper in back
Now count all your buttons, for each you get 2
And take away 1 for each button that’s blue
Give yourself 5 if your heels are high
And why not take 10 for the green in your eye
10 more points for a rose on your clothes
Take away 5 if you forgot to wear hose
If your husband you kissed today – add 9
If you didn’t subtract 12 – you’re subject to fine

This is the end…there isn’t anymore
Winner:
Who is the lucky lady with the highest score?

HAVE YOU EVER? Party Plan Game


Guests receive one point for each answer, the one with the lowest score wins a prize. This is a great game! You can add or modify questions as you like.

Locked yourself out of the house?
Lost a member of the family while out shopping?
Put something unusual in the fridge?
Turned white colors pink (or another color) in the wash?
Gone away from your home and left the iron on?
Put your heel through the hem of a dress?
Had your zip break in public?
Gone somewhere with two different shoes or socks on?
Remembered an appointment after it was too late?
Called a member of the family by another name?
Been ready to bathe and found no hot water?
Fallen up the stairs?
Gone shopping for groceries and discovered you did not bring any money with you?

Driven away from somewhere while a member of your party was still out of the car?
Dialed a phone number and forgot who you called? (Or pressed “Redial” and called someone you didn’t mean to call?)
Locked the keys in your car?
Got into the car to go somewhere and forgot where you were going?
Put something in the oven to bake and forgot about it?

So dont be frightened to look for new game ideas or create your own variations to these entertaining party plan games.Find a party Plan Vendor here or be an independent party plan vendor and choose from a large number of potential Wholesalers for Party Plan here.

Party Plan How to Start a Party Plan Business

Some wholesalers offer organised Party Plan sales programs for sales people who like to work from home. If you need a structured framework to work in, then that’s the way for you. However if you are confident, self starting and entrepreneurial you may decide to become an independent Party Plan operator. Where you can reap much bigger rewards if you are good at it.

Why Become an independent party plan operator.

• Party Plan is a very low start-up capital business with nominal overheads
• Independent Party Plan operators get much higher margins as there is one less middle man
• You can still work from home, be your own boss. But you can also do it your way.
• You decide when, where and how much you work.
• You can Try it part time before you quit a job.
• Independents can offer a wide range of products from a large number of Wholesalers. because they are not restricted to one company’s products
• Change your products regularly. Your Customers won’t get sick of the same old stock.
• No Hard sell. Co-coordinating a party sale is a rewarding experience.
• Low Starter Kit stock (Can be Less than $200).
• Choose you own incentives & Gifts* for your Party Hosts.

• No subscription fees.
• No minimum sales requirements.
• No quotas and no territories
• No compulsory meetings to attend.
• No complicated pyramid selling systems.
• No requirements to train or recruit other operators.

*Party hosts usually receive a percentage of sales (excluding delivery fees) in free products, and can also shop at as much 50% off for goods up to a certain percentage of sales.

Successful Party Plan Operators are usually those who are well organised self disciplined and enjoy working with people.

Types of Party Plan Operators

Friends & Family Party Plan Operator
Likes the idea of buying products for personal use at Party Plan Operator discounts. Sells to neighbors, friends, relatives, etc. through catalog orders and home shows.

Part-Time Party Plan Operator


Part-time, consistent Party Plan Operator who desires to make a specified monthly income to pay for pre-school, student tuition, car or loan payments, etc.

Hobby Party Plan Operator


Enjoys doing home shows and earning extra money when it’s convenient. Works a lot some months and less at other times.

Work-Site Party Plan Operator


Works for a business with lots of employees who love our goodies. Makes it convenient for workmates and associates to order and earns extra income also.

Short-Term Goal Party Plan Operator


Sells for a short period of time. Wants to earn a specified amount. Stops when he/she’s reached his/her goal.

Business-Building Party Plan Operator


Views Party Plan as a viable business. Knows it can provide a full time income. Works at her business in a consistent and on-going manner – It’s a real job!

So find a party Plan Vendor here or be independent and choose from a large number of Wholesalers.

Party Plan – How to hold and run a sales Party

Party Plan Ideas

Holding an Open House Party Plan Party

One way to launch yourself as a new party plan operator, or to show a new range of products is to hold your own Open House Party. These are very easy to run, and have the potential to get you some new bookings and make new contacts.

Who to invite to a party plan sales party.


Invite family, friends, former hostesses and ask each of these guests to bring a friend. This will give you the opportunity to remind former hostesses you are still around and you can meet some new people.

Mystery Door Prizes
On arrival, give each guest a raffle ticket. Raffle ticket books can be bought quite cheaply from the supermarket or a newsagent. Additional tickets can be awarded for winning games, making a purchase, booking a party, and so on.

Lucky Door Prize forms
Make up a small questionnaire for your guests to fill in. Ask for their contact details so you can follow up any interest and send them all a “Thank You” note for attending your open house. Award an extra ticket to everyone who returns the questionaire.

Some questions you can ask:

Have you Bought our products before?
Would you be interested in hosting a party?
Have you been to a party Plan party before?
Are you interested in finding out about becoming a Party Plan Operator?

The Party
Run the party as you would any other party. If you have been wanting to try out some new games or demonstrating techniques, this is a good time to try them out.
Suggested order
Have some background music as people enter and stop the music to signal that the party has commenced.
Welcome everybody and ask them to stop you with a question anytime.
Tell them you are all going to have a little fun, followed by a run through of the products on display then Tea & Bickies whilst we do order taking, followed by the Lucky door prize raffle

Ending the Party
Near the end of the party, draw the Lucky door prize raffle. Once you have finalised all the orders, sit down with your hostess and carefully work out her benefits, to ensure she is well informed and can consider her shopping options.

Hostess Notes
The key to a good party is to have fun.

Suggested the following points to your hostess to help make her party a success.

You can copy and paste these notes to give to your hostess.

Invite everyone you know, even if you don’t know them particularly well. Some people may not have heard about your product brands or busisness name, or haven’t heard about them for a while, and would be happy to see new stock.

Always ask your guests to bring a friend with them. This is a great way to increase orders and they may also book a party.

Make sure your guests know they don’t have to pay on the day. They can pay by credit card on the day, or they can pay by cash when the goods are ordered.

Ask people to come, even if they aren’t planning to buy anything. Remember, the party is a social occasion more than anything else!

The most important thing to remember is to have fun

Suggested Guest List

Sometimes hostesses don’t know who to invite. Here are a list of people you can suggest. With all these people, your hostess can ask them to bring a friend.

Family

Mother
Sister
Mother-In-Law
Grandmother
Sisters-In-Law
Daughters
Daughters-In-Law
Grand-daughter
Cousins
Aunties
Godmother

Business Associates

Your Boss – past and present
Business contacts
Wives of Business contacts

Friends

Your best friend
Next door neighbour
Other neighbours
Baby sitter
Mothers of children you baby sit
Friends from Church
Brother’s girlfriend
Friends girlfriends
People whose parties you’ve attended
Friends from the gym
Friends from Playgroup
Friends from school
Friends from sporting team
Mother’s of your children’s friends
Boyfriends mother
Boyfriends sister

Types of Parties

Ghost Show

Set up a display in your hostess’ home or another central location. All items should include the item number and price. Leave catalogues and order forms for the customers.

This way you can make money while you are out holding another party or fulfilling family commitments.

This is also a great way to have a fundraiser party.

Baby Shower Party

Have a friend or family member host the party on behalf of the expectant mother. Invite the guests to bring a contribution towards gifts for the mum-to-be.

Run the party as normal, though you may want to throw in some baby shower games.

The mum-to-be would then be able to choose items using the money that has been given as well as getting the hostess gifts.

Housewarming Party

Your hostess has just moved into a new house, and now it needs to be stocked.

Invite the guests to bring a contribution toward gifts for the hostess or guest of honour (if hosted by a friend or family member).

The hostess or guest of honour can then choose her gifts using the money that has been given as well as getting the hostess gifts.

Bridal Shower Party

Have a friend or family member host the party on behalf of the bride-to-be. Invite the guests to bring a contribution towards gifts for the bride-to-be.

Run the party as normal, though you may want to use some bridal shower games.

The bride-to-be would then be able to choose items using the money that has been given as well as getting the hostess gifts.

Catalogue Party

If your hostess would like to get some of the hostess benefits, however is unable to have a party, give her some catalogues to pass around to friends and family members.

Give her a date to get the orders and bookings to you by.

You should include a page explaining the hostess benefits, including getting bookings.

Pot Luck Party

Have the hostess invite her guests to bring their favourite dish and have a party over lunch or dinner.
This type of party is especially great for the hostess who has a lot of friends and not much time to prepare a lot of snacks.

CRAN or CRAW Party

Have a Party at Work! CRAN (Conference Room at Noon) or CRAW (Conference Room after Work) the choice is yours.

The guests bring their own lunch and you, the consultant bring dessert. Or stay after work an hour and shop `til you drop.

For the working woman who wants it all but has no time to shop. The hostess could post an invitation on the bulletin boards or use her inter-office memo. You can ship everything to the office!

Show in a Bag
This is similar to a Catalogue Party however, you include a bag with a few samples of popular products with the catalogues.

Invite your hostess to show the products when she shows the catalogue to her family and friends.

Christmas in the summer



Offer a Christmas in the summer show to allow guest to start shopping early. That way you do not need to worry about a product being out of stock or on back order.

Men Only show

Around the Christmas season men are always wondering what to get their loved ones. Have a men’s only show and allow the men to shop for gifts and let them know you will wrap each for him.

Naughty Night Gown Contest
Each guest brings their favorite night gown in a paper bag; and try to match the nighty to the guest.

Sitter Party
This is a great party to have, especially if your guest will have small children. Having a sitter present allows mom and dad to shop, undisturbed!

Ten to Midnight Party
A party late at night for the guests that can not make it early in the day.

Patio Party
Have a party outside on the patio, serve nice tall glasses of iced tea.

Desert Party
Have each guest bring a desert and share their recipes.

Chicken Party
Serve chicken Legs/wings etc. This is a great way to get know new neighbors. Invite people you don’t know or don’t know very well.

Weekend Brunch Party
A quick get-together over brunch! Bagels, donuts, a fresh pot of coffee. Perfect for a Saturday or Sunday morning. In an hour or two your party will be complete and the rest of the days is yours! Each guest who brings a goodie to share could receive a free gift.

7-Up Party
This is a fun theme, especially if your hostess is saying she doesn’t have many people to invite.
Do everything around the number 7. Have 7 people at the party (this can include the hostess), have 7 outside orders (or 7 items ordered through outside orders). Your hostess can server 7-Up for refreshments. During the party, offer 7 specials or give away 7 prizes. You could also play 7 games or demonstrate 7 different product

PARTY PLAN PARTIES AT CHRISTMAS TIME:

Put Christmas into your parties

Christmas time comes around very quickly. There are lots of gifts to buy and no time. Offer gift vouchers, Bring more joy to your parties at Christmas by change your display with some tinsel or decorations. Wear a Santa Hat, Arrange for some White Cristmas Slice or Fruit cake. Play Christmas music while guests enter. The stores offer free gift wrapping and personalized gift tags, why not you?
Have some products for those customers who dont want the hassle of ordering and getting it later. Include a Christmas treat such as a candy cane with your orders.

Offer Catalogue partys. Busy people can still see the products and buy conveniently
Offer gift vouchers. Offer to help the men with gift selection and offer gift-wrapping.Send out Christmas cards to your hostesses and offer to help with their gift buying.

Christmas Party for your Regulars
Christmas is a good time to say “Thank You” to your regulars by hosting a party yourself

Christmas Wish List Service

As a Christmas promotion, offer your clients a “Christmas Wish List”.

Your clients would give you a list of products they would like. This could be done either by them writing out a list, or you give them a blank order form and they highlight items they would like.
Friends and family can then order gifts off this list to give as Christmas presents.
To make this shopping easy, in mid-November or early December, hold an Open House where families and friends can do their Christmas Shopping. Have the lists available as well as stock.
Offer a free gift wrapping service as part of the day.
This can help boost your sales prior to Christmas, as well as provide your customers some gifts they really want.

One Hour Christmas Party


Offer your hostesses a “One Hour Christmas Party”. One hour is often easy to find, even at this busy time of the year.
Shorten your initial presentation to show the best selling items and Christmas specials. You may want to offer your hostess a special Christmas Gift or bonus for hosting one of these parties.
The one hour party is also great to offer to businesses to have at a lunch time.

SUBMIT YOUR PARTY PLAN IDEAS

Experienced operators are invited to submit your party plan promotion, and operation ideas using the feedback form on our contact page.

So find a party Plan Vendor here or be independent and choose from a large number of Wholesalers.