Earlier this winter I had a Thirty-One Gifts party at my home. Thirty-One Gifts is a company that offers home "parties" or "shows" with personalized products such as purses, bags, organizers, totes, umbrellas, insulated lunch bags, insulated coolers, and much, much more!
Here is a little story about the history of the company:
Love and blessings,
A friend of mine, Heather Brey, is a teacher and mother of 3 little boys, who is a Thirty-One consultant in her "free" time. (Free time?!?! he, he, he!) She loves the products, loves meeting new people, and the extra income that helps support her family. She says she also loves the "girl time" it allows since her life is all boys!
I really enjoy having a home party like this every once in a while. I love having what my three year old calls a "lovely lady party!" It was lovely! I loved having friends, family, and colleagues all over to my house to eat snacks, visit, and shop together. It really felt like girl time and it really felt like grown-up time too!
All of my friends gathered in my living room and Heather discussed the Thirty-One company and what her job is as a consultant. She also shared the specials that were available that month and showcased many of the items that were available for purchase.
So much to chose from! You have to pick your fabric, font style, thread color, etc. Decisions!!!
I loved preparing a "lovely lady" table of treats. (please excuse the blue booster seat in the picture)
I hosted the party shortly after Valentine's Day so I decided to go with a red and pink color scheme.
The menu included:
Ham & Cheese mini croissants
Turkey, ham, and roast beef with spinach roll up sandwiches
Spinach dip with a variety of crackers
Veggie tray and dip
Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Mini Cupcake Bites (See HERE for recipe and instructions.)
Frosted sugar cookies
A decorative jar of Hershey's Chocolate Raspberry kisses
Pink Sparkling Punch
I will post recipes for these scrumptious snacks soon!
Most of the guests at my party were mothers themselves so I gladly invited them to bring their kids along. I left a bowl of granola bars and fruit snacks out for the kids to help themselves to during the party.
And then the big day finally came...
Ta Da! Look what I found on my porch one day!
My party generated over $1,300 in sales and therefore, I was able to order A LOT of stuff FREE and at half price! I got 21 new items. Here are a few of my favorites..
|All in One Organizer - FREE (Perfect for scrapbooking stuff!)|
|Elite Skirt Purse with fitted skirt (I got two of these skirts in two different styles.) FREE!|
|Retro Metro Bag in Lotsa Dots - 1/2 off. I also got the 'Lil Blossom 100% Silk Scarf to tie on the handle. |
This bag is perfect for a busy mom - stylish yet so practical for having everything you need, and the pockets on the side will hold a bottle or sippy cup!
|Making Memories Thermal - FREE! I have been using this already this spring to haul picnic supplies, picnic blanket, and sunscreen for my younger two when we head out to big brother's baseball games! Perfect!|
I also got this free because a friend booked a party off from my party -
|Organizing Utility Tote|
Okay, so that was only a few of the items I got! I also got a personalized lunch bag for myself, my husband, and each of the kids. (My boys loved that they could get camouflage!) I am a HUGE list maker so I bought the Zip-Around Portfolio w/ Notepad (for 1/2 off) which coordinates with the Lotsa Dots Retro Metro Bag. Love it! Making lists in style! I got SO much stuff!
I really love the Thirty-One products. I think they have a good quality product for a reasonable price. Thirty-One products make it fun to get organized! I love the large variety of choices in products. The monthly specials are always great and the hostess rewards are wonderful! You can check out my friend Heather's website at http://www.mythirtyone.com/heatherbrey/. You can actually order right from her site and it will be delivered to your own door! Very convenient!
AND...Heather has generously offered a $20.00 credit to her site: www.mythirtyone.com/heatherbrey/com for one Sister-Dipity follower! Woo Hoo!!!
*Here's how to enter:
1. You must be a follower of Sister-Dipity to enter.
2. Visit www.mythirtyone.com/heatherbrey/ and check out the new summer catalog. Come back to Sister-Dipity and leave a comment letting us know what item you would love to get!
*Winner will be drawn by a random number generator on Sunday, May 20th, 2012.
Many thanks, Heather!