Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Party Plan Princess

It struck me the other day as I was cleaning the kitchen with my Enjo products. I had just wiped out the Tupperware cupboard, cleaned around the Thermomix and lit one of my vanilla ‘Partylite’ candles.
I’m a party plan princess – that or I’m a total sucker and my house is just a giant show case of my inability to say No.
I am aware of it in the shower with my ‘Body Shop @ Home’ shower gels, I see it in my study when I sit down for a bit of scrapbooking with my Kaszazz papers and Stamp it Up! Stamps.
I have a friend who has recently become a nutrametics consultant, another who does chocoholics anonymous (now that one is very dangerous!), whenever these friends convince one of my other friends to have a party I go because I feel obligated to, then I buy something – for the same reason, and probably end up having my own party in which I also spend money because I feel bad for the consultant if I don’t. How do the other people say No? I came scarily close to purchasing a $3000 vacuum cleaner once and don’t even get me started on the time a friend joined Amway!
That being said, I am hopeless in the kitchen and I probably wouldn’t cook at all if it wasn’t for the Thermomix.  Enjo makes cleaning a breeze plus it’s environmentally friendly. The vanilla Partylite candles send a lovely aroma through the room as I relax scrapbooking and stamping, and who doesn’t like smelling like Body shop strawberries while they apply their nutrimetics cucumber face mask? I think part of my problem is that I have worked in sales most of my life and as a result can make anything look good – but I am supposed to use this tactic on customers, not on myself!
Can you say No? Are you a party plan princess or even a party plan sales consultant? What tactics do you use to avoid Party Plan or limit your spending?
Thank goodness we recently moved from the city to the middle of nowhere as I now have far less party plan invitations – well there are the two I have recently received for a handbag party and a shoe party in a few weekends time, but I can be strong! I have distance as a great excuse; perhaps one of the kids can be ‘unwell’? Then again, the strap on my current handbag is fraying and I really could use a new pair of shoes....  


MultipleMum said...

Not much of a party plan princess (I say 'no' to attending the parties because I am hopeless when I get to them. I ALWAYS buy something). Might help?

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Oh no, I can't abide a party plan party - but I do love Tupperware - and am DYING for a thermomix. I just always feel guilty and that I should buy something. I don't mind them at all if I need something. I also wish Tupperware would bring back the pretty pastels they started out with. They're party-worthy!

Gemma @ My Big Nutshell said...

Oh my goodness! I am one of these!

You know the secret to avoiding it is to buy the whole bloody lot! I used to be a tupperware demonstrator and I used to give it to everyone at cost price purely for the joy of knowing they'd be able to stock their cupboards. When I was considering doing Learning Ladder my husband instructed me that I didn't need the money and just buy the whatever hell that I wanted and get it out of my system.

Oh and ENJO, that is just too good. I simply have the whole lot of it too.

I think too that the products are good and if they were crap you just wouldn't buy them.

Keep it up, but it is lucky youre in the windmills because it could keep a bit more $$ for the house!