House Party Etiquette

Hello Ladies (not sure if any men are interested in my blog except for my husband),

I am already getting ready for the holiday season.  I know it seems early, but I have committed to doing a few houseparties/shows.  I need to buy samples and lots of inventory (Niki Bikis, tie dye bags, etc.).  Not sure what the ladies of St. Louis and Cincinnati are going to want to see.

Anyway, whenever I am invited to a house party (like Thirty-One, Arbonne, Slumber Parties) I always feel an obligation to purchase something.  In fact, I ALWAYS do purchase something, even it is little because first of all I came to the party and ate the hostess’s food and drank her vino. I also want to support the business, as I know what it is like to do these parties.  I feel like we need to support each other.   I also know what it’s like for someone to come to a house party, schmooze all night, and walk out empty handed.  That annoys me. Does anyone else feel obligated to buy?  Does anyone else (hostesses, business owners) get annoyed when someone walks out without purchasing even a little something?  Is there something wrong with me???

Help me out ladies….what are your thoughts?

Lauren

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