Whether it's makeup, dinnerware, or candles, most of us have been to a party where the host helps facilitate the sale of items while simultaneously refilling the guacamole. These parties are great, because they're an excuse to get together with your friends and catch up, a chance to network, and spend a little of that hard-earned cash on something special. While you can buy Global Wonders right here on our website, a large portion of our sales come from hosting home or office parties! Stay tuned for some helpful information about hosting a party. You can learn more here and book a party anytime by contacting us.
But what if this is your first hosted party, and you're not sure what to expect? Have no fear, we have some tips on how to make your Global Wonders party fabulous!
First of all, you'll need a space in your home or office where the jewelry can be on display. A regular table works perfectly for this - all you need is a tablecloth and ample room to make sure everybody gets a chance to try on whatever catches their eye. We supply the tablecloths for you, and we'll set up anywhere you want. We even pack extra mirrors so everyone can get a chance to see how the latest pieces look!
Next you have to think about seating. Parties at home are easy in the living room with ample seating on couches and chairs. If your apartment is a little smaller, colorful throw pillows on the floor make an excellent and inviting place to sit and chat around the designs. If you're setting up in an office, often seating isn't necessary as your colleagues pop in and out of the break room to have a look at what's for sale.
How formal the party is depends on you, the host! We are more than happy to give an extended presentation (with accompanying video) to your guests to explain what Global Wonders is all about. We're also cool with more laid-back parties that invite natural discussion and questions among your guests. We'll make sure to bring brochures and information for everyone, no matter their interest or investment level. We're excited about what we do and love to share that with others, so all you have to do is ask! After all, it's not just jewelry, it's a statement, a conversation, a woman's story; a stand against injustice. We also love hearing our supporters talk about why they choose Global Wonders!
We encourage you to test your creative freedom when setting up the jewelry. Are you having a dinner party afterwards? What about a dinner party themed display? Are you really into turquoise this year? What about separating by colour or type of piece? You can even wear your favourite piece around to spark a conversation - I know we've sold the jewelry right off our necks at parties before! If you're not feeling the creativity bug, don't worry. We've got regular jewelry display stands and we can take care of that for you.
Nobody says party refreshments have to take all day to make and empty your pockets! And who doesn't love finger food? Here's some quick and easy ideas for munching while you shop:
If you're into fancy drinks, try a couple easy mocktails: I, for one, am a big believer that tiny umbrellas instantly make everything more festive!
You could even make it a potluck, if you're feeling ambitious! Maybe your coworker makes the best crab dip you've ever had - offer to make your own famous crackers and you've just begun your first snackable Global Wonders potluck.
Your party doesn't have to begin and end with Global Wonders, it can extend long after we've left. Just let us know when to show up and when the next phase of your party is going to happen, and we'll be cleaned up and out of there before you can say "I Am A Global Wonder"!
So, who should you invite? We believe the more the merrier, but it's up to you! Invite your best friends for a quieter party, invite your whole office to get to know each other, invite everyone on your condo floor, you are the captain of your own party ship! Just because you don't know everyone doesn't mean you have to make awkward smalltalk about the weather while we set up - here's some icebreaker ideas:
We've got something for everyone in our latest Spring collection, so invite whoever you think might benefit from a relaxed shopping experience or would be interested in learning more about fair trade initiatives and human trafficking. We're releasing the Spring Line soon, so book in advance to ensure you get ahead of the game!
When you are ready to host a party, let us know! We'll send you an e-vite template to send to all your guests, and an information packet. If you see a specific piece on our website that you'd like shown, please let us know and we'll do our best to bring it while quantities last!
For parties in Alberta, contact Lise
For parties in British Columbia, contact Naphtali
If you have any questions, email us!
And as always,
- Your Global Wonders Team