(Closed) Do you "enjoy" or get "annoyed" by these type of parties….

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Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bebealways:  2nd this! I feel this way too. It’s odd to only be invited because someone sees you as a money maker.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee

I used to love Tupperware parties, but like all the others, they are  STUPID expensive for absolutely no reason and I refuse to pay their prices.  Rubbermaid makes very good quality items for a fraction of the price and I have had it for many years.  Tupperware is cuter, but I won’t pay that price.  Same thing for Party Lite – STUPID expensive when you can go to Yankee Candle and get things for much less.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would be annoyed.  Luckily my friends don’t participate in that sort of ridiculousness.  I would definitely not attend one though.

Post # 36
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I hate these things. I don’t want to buy your overpriced crap, especially not if you’re going to guilt me into it and then guilt me in to hosting my own. 

My old roommate convinced me to go to a Mary Kay “facial,” which consisted of some lady straight out of 1982 rubbing crap on my (dry) face, irritating the shit out of my skin, putting WAY too much makeup on me, and then telling me to sell MK products. lolno.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Annoyed when it’s a friend who is selling that product. If it’s like a fantasia party where some third party comes in to show you stuff, that’s a little different. But I don’t want my acquaintances trying to sell me stuff.

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  Overall, I like them. I do agree, though…the jewelry ones can get to be pretty expensive. I’m definitely not against going to them. I really like Thirty One, Scentsy, and Tupperware. I feel like Scentsy is the most reasonable of them all.

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I hate ’em with a vengeance. Especially the sneaky way that they try to avoid the real purpose of the event. Don’t tell me “it’s mainly just fun” when actually, it’s mainly just an opportunity to sell me perfume that smells of catpee, cookwear I don’t want or skincare that’s only going to bring me up in a rash. Also, I shall not want, ever, to host this sort of party. I have too much respect for my friends.

Worst of all, in England, are the Ann Summers Parties. They exist solely to sell sex toys and exceedingly cheap and tacky outfits – 100% polyester split crotch French maid anyone? – and of these awful, cringeworthy gatherings I’ll simply repeat what I posted on the other thread.  There’s truly nothing more terrifying that seeing your otherwise sane friends run wild with a Rampant Rabbit! Also, not since my days as an Operating Theatre technician, had I seen so many people so willing to insert questionable items into their more intimate parts.


Post # 40
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Helper bee

@Steampunkbride:  +1 The Ann Summers parties scare me. I’ve never been to one, but I’ve been invited to a few and I cannot workout how the hell it’s not extremely awkward! I would not publicly announce if I were to buy an assberry (not that I own one, I just think the name is hilarious), so why would I want to discuss it with my friends?? Freaky.

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@SamanthaLovesJames:  I don’t go to them. I think it’s weird to go to a friend’s house and feel pressured to purchase something. I’m also scarred by Tupperware parties. My mom has hosted them for as long as I can remember, and I grew up surrounded by Tupperware hoards. You get free stuff when you host, and she has so much that she gives it as token Christmas presents to her co-workers and such (so embarrassing!). Needless to say, she’s been eagerly collecting Tupperware in anticipation for me since about 1986, and I think her favorite part of my wedding day was finally presenting me with it. 

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@lanalnoco:  Is it Cosabella? I love their stuff!

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

ive never been invited to one, guess they arent a big thing in UK/Mexico!

i wouldnt mind something that id use maybe, providing there was no pressure if i didn’t want it

do they provide snacks and drinks too?

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

they make me want to die

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@SamanthaLovesJames:  That looks awkward to me lol. I didnt know these still happened and I’ve never been to one.

Post # 46
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@newname_99:  it would be messed up to not provide refreshments at a party!

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