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How to Host a successful Tupperware Party

Hosting a party might seem a little intimidating at first, but don't be nervous! We've put together eleven helpful hints that will be sure to make your party a hit. Remember above all that Hosting a Tupperware Party is fun, so don't forget to take the time to enjoy yourself!

How many guests do I need to have a successful Tupperware party?

Parties can be successful with anything from three to thirty-three guests (or more). It makes sense to invite as many people as you can as not everyone will be able to make it. Work with your Consultant to build your personal guest list. Selecting a theme, ‘Taste of Tupperware’ recipe or a style of party that suits your circle of contacts will really encourage good attendance.

Don’t forget that you can also collect orders from people who are unable to attend the party and guests can be encouraged to bring a friend or two. This all contributes to the party success.

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Who should I invite?

We recommend you invite more than you expect to attend as you will never be able to book a date and time that suits everyone. Start with family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues. You will also find potential guests in your mobile phone, email and Facebook contacts; you can also use the ‘Who Should I Invite’ page to the left. Often people don’t know how to access Tupperware so, if you are comfortable with the idea, be sure to let your guests know they are welcome to bring a friend or two.

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What’s the best way to invite people?

Most Hosts find inviting people either face to face or on the phone works best. It’s a great idea to follow up by sending a personal invitation to all your guests; the invitation cards provide a colourful reminder of the date and time.

If you are emailing your invitations include a link to the Tupperware website, this way your guests can start building their Tupperware wish list even before they attend the party. Having access to the catalogue prior to the party will also mean they are more likely to place an order if something happens and they are unable to attend.

Everyone is busy these days and will appreciate a reminder a couple of days before the party.

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What about refreshments?

It is usually best to keep your refreshments light and simple. Nibbles such as dips with cheese and biscuits are great to accompany a lunch or evening timeslot; cookies, a slice or a cake with tea and coffee are perfect for mid morning or afternoon.

You don’t need to go to too much trouble, no-one expects you to provide a banquet so be kind to yourself! Providing elaborate catering will also deter others from booking from your party as they may think they have to live up to those standards.

If you have selected a ‘Taste of Tupperware’ recipe theme for your party, you may only need to provide the ingredients. This way you and your guests will have fun creating the refreshments for the party at the party while learning a delicious new recipe at the same time.

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What’s the best way to ensure my party is fun and entertaining for my friends?

Personalising your party to suit you and your guests is the best way to ensure a great experience. This means selecting a style of party or ‘Taste of Tupperware’ recipe theme you know everyone will enjoy. Check out the list of recipes and party theme ideas in the Party Inspiration Centre for more inspiration.

It also helps to give your Consultant as much information about the guests as possible. Understanding people’s lifestyle and needs will enable them to display and demonstrate relevant product ranges and to ‘design’ a party your guests will find fun, informative and engaging.

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I have some friends who can’t make it; can they place orders or book a party?

Absolutely! All sales and bookings for your party (whether they are made at the party, in the lead up or in the days immediately following your party) can count towards your party total and therefore your gifts.

When you invite the people on your guest list some will know that they are unable to make it and others may have last minute issues that prevent them from attending.

Providing a catalogue to each guest prior to the party really helps with this. Our product ranges change regularly so even people who have been to many parties before are likely to see a new ‘must have’ to complement their lifestyle. Put the catalogue into the hands of someone who has never seen Tupperware before and you’ll be amazed at their reaction – often its ‘love at first sight’!

If someone can’t attend don’t be afraid to ask them if they would like to Host their own party. Sometimes it just doesn’t occur to people and it’s a great way for them to catch up with friends and earn free gifts too.

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When should I have my party and how long will it take?

That depends on you and your guests. We hold parties anytime from breakfast to supper (and sometimes even later), weekdays and weekends. The choice is yours!

The average Tupperware party goes for a few hours. The product demonstration is a fairly short part of this however most of the guests will have questions and will appreciate help placing their orders. This is where the Consultant will spend time providing individual advice to ensure each guest can make an informed decision regarding their purchases.

If you require a particular timeframe for your party discuss this with your Consultant. They will be able to cater for anything from a quick ‘Stop’N Shop’ in under an hour to a leisurely cooking workshop.

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What is my role in the party?

As the Host we want you to have the best experience possible. Your Consultant will work closely with you so that on the day (or night) of your party, you just need to sit back, relax and have fun with your guests.

Before your party, your role is to invite the guests and remind them a couple of days before. Purchase any ingredients required for the theme and have these ready along with any specific kitchen equipment (i.e. baking tray) on the day.

Your friends and family will not expect you to clean your house for a Tupperware party but if you are having a cooking theme you may like to clear and wipe down the kitchen bench and perhaps the microwave (if you are using this).

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