(Closed) Pampered Chef party

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Have you ever been to/thrown a pampered chef type bridal shower?
    Yes : (2 votes)
    7 %
    No : (11 votes)
    41 %
    This is tacky : (12 votes)
    44 %
    This is normal : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’ve never been invited to one. I am seriously, seriously not a fan of mixing social gatherings and sales pitches. But since a shower sort of explicitly involves buying gifts for the bride, I think this type of arrangement would be okay as long as the bride agreed with it. I’ve heard of people organizing Pampered Chef type showers just because the organizer happens to be a seller, not because it’s what the bride wants. Not cool.

    Anyway I think if you don’t mind going and purchasing something from the PC catalog, do not bring an additional gift. Whatever you buy at the shower will be your gift. If you want to bring your own gift, do not feel obligated to purchase something at the shower. No one should ever feel obligated to buy something at one of these events. If possible I’d try to find out whether the bride preferred a registry gift or a gift purchased at the shower.

    Post # 4
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I really hate these kinds of parties in general, because I think inviting people over with the intention of making them spend money is… well, not something I’d like to do. 

    I think the idea with them is that you go and buy something from whatever company it is at the party, and that’s your shower gift, but in theory you can (and I might, if I decided to go to something like that) buy something else separately to bring as a gift off the registry.

    Post # 5
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 1993

    I decline these invitations in general and would be pretty annoyed by one that supports a shower, to be honest.

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