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Scentsy candles are wickless wax bars that emit fragrance when they are warmed. The products are not sold in stores but through a network of independent consultants. When you host a Scentsy party, the consultant will bring products and displays to your home. You may hold a regular home party or choose an "open house" format. With a regular home party, the consultant gives a presentation to all of the guests in attendance. For an open house party, set a two- to three-hour time in which guests can stop by at their leisure; the consultant will then give mini presentations as people arrive.
For a fundraiser that's more fun than the typical black-tie evening, a fairy tale ball may be just the ticket. Entire families can attend, giving you access to an audience that may not have attended in the past because of the difficulty finding babysitters. Make sure you enchant the children at the ball with the food and entertainment, and they'll make sure mom and dad take them to the ball every year.
Hosting a listening party is an opportunity to combine the elements of a good party with some good music. The event may be as simple as children performing a few songs they have learned on the piano or having a impromptu rock concert in the back yard -- or as formal as hiring a quartet to perform at a black-tie event. The type of music you are listening to at the party will dictate the other elements. A recital by 6-year-old children requires a different type of party than a performance by a professional chamber orchestra.
Lia Sophia is a fashion jewelry company that sells its original pieces at home parties. The consultants, called "advisors" by the company, bring a collection of jewelry and a handful of catalogs to a hostess's home and tries to sell it to the hostess's guests. If you are hosting a Lia Sophia party, chances are the ladies coming have been to several -- perhaps too many to count on one hand -- home parties. Make your home party a memorable and good time for your guests, rather than just another boring party where they're expected to buy something. After all, it's their purchases that award you the free and reduced merchandise.