GAMES TO PLAY
Prepration: Make slips of paper that have the prizes writen on them, fold them, insert into the balloon, blow up balloon and tie
*NOTE* Using Smaller balloons make it easier for taking to the party
As guests arrive they get a balloon... as you hand it to them say, "This is yours for the evening. After all, what's a party without balloons and presents? Hang onto it and don't trade it away. You may be holding the special balloon.... It's yours."
If they ask any questions re: what's inside, just give a very sly look and smile!
When you open the show, casually remind them to hang onto their balloons, that you will get to them later in the show. For the entire evening the woman "owns" the balloon and the gift inside.
You will see them shaking the balloons and see the curiosity in their eyes. When you get to the part about booking a party, say.... "Ok ladies, you all have your balloons, and by now you have figured out that there is a special gift inside from me!
If you decide to book a show this evening, the gift is yours and you may pop your balloon to discover what you have won; otherwise you must return the balloon to me.
If three of you pop your balloon, then the hostess get to pop hers as well."
The wording here is key! There is not a person in that room who is not dying to know what her prize is... and not a single one who wants to give HER balloon back.
And your hostess will also want to pop hers to see what HER mystery prize is, so she will work to get others to pop theirs. They must bring their balloon to you with their order and pop the balloon with you. It works!
Inside the balloons are various things... you decide how much you are willing to spend to "buy" a show... and then select items from the catalog using that figure as a base.
BETTY BOOP GAME
Divide the group into 3 smaller groups...Betty, Popeye & Wolf.
When you mention "Betty" that group stands up and says: "Boop-Boop-De-Doo" (with hip action) ...When you mention "Popeye" that group stands up and says: "Well, blow me down" (with arm waving action) ...When you mention "Wolf" that group stands up and gives a "Wolf Whistle".
*Here's the Story to Read
"Once upon a time, there was a charming young lady named BETTY (Pause for group action each time you mention Betty, Popeye & Wolf) who was loved by a sailor called POPEYE. BETTY lived near a great forest in which there roamed a big WOLF. One day BETTY decided to visit her grandmother who lived in the heart of the forest where the WOLF lived, but BETTY would not listen and would not let POPEYE accompany her. Soon the WOLF followed BETTY, and he crept closer and closer. But, behind him came POPEYE! Just as the WOLF was about to leap on BETTY, POPEYE killed him with his trusty club and saved BETTY'S life. Thus the end of the story of POPEYE, BETTY BOOP and the Big Bad WOLF."
Put a small corsage or bouquet of flowers into a brown paper lunch bag and hand the bag to the Hostess. Tell everyone that there are bloomers in the bag and that whoever has the bag last will have to go into the bathroom, put them on and come out modeling them for everyone. Of course, NO ONE wants to model the bloomers, so they all try not to be the one to get the bag last. Hehe.
Let the person who is making the biggest deal about NOT getting the bag be the one to wind up with it. She will be so embarrassed until she goes into the bathroom and sees what is really in the bag. Then she will come out laughing!
Have the Hostess pass the bag to the person whom:
Was the first to arrive.
Has on the most buttons.
Has the smallest foot.
Is wearing the longest earrings.
Has the youngest child.
Has been married the longest.
Has on the most red.
Was the last to arrive.
This person passes it to the person on their left, who then has to go into the bathroom to put the bloomers on and come out modeling them.
(You can also play this game with the "World's Smallest Teddy" and put a tiny little teddy bear pin or something in the bag.
BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL
Set timer and demonstrate your product. What ever item your holding when the timer goes off is on sale for the duration of the party.
GIFTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Have guests list 10 gift giving occasions. After they have completed their list, call off occasions and have each guest check off if they have it listed. The first person to complete their list wins. After this game mention that you are going to show a line of merchandise that has gifts for all of these occasions and all are affordably priced or free by hosting a party.
*Note: Start with the least thought of, with the most common to be read last.
1st day of school,
"I love you",
LETS MAKE A DEAL
Prepare decorated envelopes containing gift certificates in graduating amounts ($1.00, $3.00, $5.00, etc.) along a basket of different hostess gifts, each wrapped differently and preferably in various sized boxes. (Plan to have two for each guest, although you may not use all of them)
Have your hostess select an envelope, but not to open it. Tell her “Let’s make a deal”! She may either keep her envelope or exchange it for another envelope or gift box.
Whichever she decides, she should select the next person to come up. Give that person the envelope or gift that the hostess didn’t keep. Tell her “Let’s Make a Deal”. Repeat the process with this guest, however, when she makes her selection, tell her to wait....“Let’s Make Another Deal”...
Before she opens her gift or envelope, offer to double her gift certificate or let her select two prizes (or keep one of each) if she agrees to schedule her own party (otherwise she just gets one or the other).
She then picks the next guest and you continue on like that.
You may elect to have the guests wait and open their envelopes at the end to create suspense,
but it’s wise to have the hostess open her immediately after she decides, so that the guests have an idea of what great stuff they’re playing for.
If you elect not to provide gifts for every guest, use previous game winners as the selected few guests who get to compete.
MOVIE STAR GAME
Have the hostess call each guest and tell them to bring a picture of their favorite movie star or personality, but not to tell or show it to anyone. Put them all in a bag. Then pull them out one at a time and have each guest write down who they think brought which picture. The guest with the most correct wins.
THE RIGHT FAMILY
I'm going to tell you a story about the right family.
Every time I say the word right, the person holding the gift passes it to the right and every time I say the word left, pass the gift to the left. At the end of the story, the person holding the gift gets to keep it.
The right family had just finished dinner. I'm going to look for a job said mother right.
There is no money left in the savings account and with school clothes and Christmas just around the corner,
I don't know how we'll manage. A job? Asked Sue right, but who will pick me up from school?
Who will drive me to boy scouts and soccer, Billy right asked mother right as he left the kitchen.
Mother right said to father right, I'll find something part time and have time left to work around the kids schedules.
The hall phone rings and father right left to answer it. He rushed right back to the kitchen and told mother right that it was aunt Mary right on the phone waiting to let her know she had just left an interview with Ideal Gifts and was coming right over.
Aunt Mary right arrived and mother right left the dishes in the sink to join her.
I've been recruited as an Ideal Gifts Advisor, said Aunt Mary right as she handed mother right a catalog that her supervisor left with her.
Mother right oohed and aahed as she turned the pages in the Christmas and gift catalogs and they left her totally amazed. I would love to buy some of these things from you, but money has left us down right broke said mother right.
Aunt Mary right replied, I don't want you to buy anything, I want you to get free merchandise. Hostess earn free merchandise right from the beginning and advisors earn great commissions and qualify for free merchandise, prizes and training trips!!
I left some brochures on the table said Aunt Mary right. As an Ideal Gifts Advisor, I not only book and demonstrate parties, but I also recruit advisors to sell our merchandise.
You'll get lots of free merchandise if you host a party, Aunt Mary right said. Id appreciate it if you'd let me know of anyone who might like to earn some extra money too.
It's a fun flexible job that can be right for the busiest people said Aunt Mary right as she left to rush home to call a friend.
Sue right, Billy right and father right were looking at the catalogs left by Aunt Mary right.
Mother right was reading the brochure and felt the advisor job was the right position for her. She signed on right away and left the financial worries behind.
Now I hope you have enjoyed the story of the right family as I have enjoyed watching you pass the bag from right to left and back to the left again.
This is all that's left of our story except to hope you do the right thing and book a party or become an advisor right now!!
TOLIET PAPER GAME
Materials needed: a roll of toilet tissue.
#1 This game helps to break the ice and get the crowd in a party mood! Pass a roll of toilet paper around the room in a paper bag. Ask each guest to take as much as they think they will need. (Don't tell them what for.) After each guest has their toilet paper, they have to put their hands behind their back and tie their piece of paper into a bow. Have everyone decide who made the best bow and the winner gets a prize.
#2 Tell the guest to take as much as they thing they will need. Again, don't tell what for. After everyone has their paper, go around the room and each guest must tell something about themself for each square of paper. (Listen for clues that might help you book) This is fun for party chains. Use one version at the first party, then at the next party with a lot of the same guests, change and use a different version. I usually use the 2nd version, then at the next party the guest that has played before will usually take only 1 square. Ever tried to tie a bow in one square of TP?
At the end of your presentation, have each guest write down what they would buy if you were to give them $50.00.
Now what would they order if you gave them $100.00? What if it was $200.00?
What if you didn’t have to spend it here, and you gave them $1000.00-what would they do with $1000.00?
Now, politely explain that you if you had that kind of money to give away, you’d be living in the South of France with “Pierre” and not here in ___your city___ chasing your kids around (or something to that effect),
WHO SAID IT?
If you don't know these, be creative, and make up your own quotes from Movies, songs etc...
1. The devil made me do it (Flip Wilson)
2. And away we go (Jackie Gleason)
3. And now...here’s Johnny (Ed McMahon)
4. What’s up Doc (Bugs Bunny)
5. Thanks for the memories (Bob Hope)
6. Say good night Gracie (George Burns)
7. Bless your ‘lil pea picking heart (Ernie Ford)
8. Stifle yourself (Archie Bunker)
9. Good night Chet (David Brinkley)
10. Good morning America (David Hartman)
11. Good morning Vietnam (Robin Williams)
12. You look mahvalous dahling (Billy Crystal)
13. Bah humbug (Scrooge)
14. Make my day (Clint Eastwood)