(Closed) Kitchen tea Tupperware party invite wording – help!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

Honestly I wouldn’t do it. I think it is a bit much to run a tupperware party at the same time as a kitchen tea. Tupperware tends to be expensive so I think you will either get people declining the invite or coming but bringing another present. Also guests may feel pressured to spend more than they can afford.

A kitchen teas main focus should not be a sales party, it should be a party to celebrate the bride and for the women in her life to spend time together and celebrate her pending nuptuals. A kitchen tea historically is not about presents.

If the bride wants tupperware as a wedding gift then she should make a list of what she wants to act as her registry.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve never understood tupperware parties… do people come to a house and just buy bowls?

Seems strange.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Hyperventilate:  They have more than bowls but essentially yes. But in this case you would buy expensive bowls for someone else.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@j_jaye:  Huh.

Edit: My kitchen is very personal, so maybe the idea is lost on me. I would prefer to say what is best in my kitchen as opposed to people just buying what they think I’d need. I’ve never been to a tupperware party and I’ve never met anyone who hosted one… kind of glad I’ve never been now!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

@ZetaTucanae:  Hello! Is the money for the bride, or so they can buy tupperware for her, or so they can buy it for themselves?? Sorry, I’m confused.

Is there any way to do the two things seperately? Or skip the tupperware party? Does the bride want tupperware as gifts? I always thought that if you buy something from the party, you pay for it before it arrives…? 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@Hyperventilate:  Yeah, IMO you’re not missing much! Lol (sorry OP)

I usually go for the free food and party games, but not to buy tupperware. If you win one of the games you might win a melon baller though!!? Haha

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This is pretty common in Australia. I would contact the tupperware lady, as they usually have special invitations for bridal showers, so the wording is already done.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I probably wouldn’t go as it would make me feel uncomfortable.

This type of  party tend to be a little pushy and with the bride being their I’d feel like I’d have to spend the same as everyone when I’m a Stay-At-Home Mom and money is tighter than others. 

Tupperware is very expensive and I don’t think it’s worth it at all. 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@ZetaTucanae:  If you reeeeeeeeeeeally have to:

Ladies, no gifts are neccesary! However if you wish to contribute, a donation towards the purchase of tupperware for our new house would be greatly appreciated!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t think there is anyway you can politely word it.

The parties are normally a pressured sales ploy which will make the guests feel like they have to buy the bride something (as she will no doubt ohh and ahhh over her desired items) and possibly spend more money than they can afford because they don’t want to be the stick in the mud not joining in or being cheap.

I think it is an extremely unfair thing to do to guests and not to mention pretty boring. Seriously who would want to sit through a 3 hr display about something you are buying for someone else? It also seems incredibly gift grabby.

If the bride wants tupperware as a gift then let her make a wish list and let guests know like any other registry.

Honestly skip the tupperware presentation. You can still have a tupperware themed party just not the huge sales pitch. Collect some different era tupperware and play games like put them in order of when they were made, or a what is this bit of tupperware used for etc etc. A party should be fun for everyone.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Saus:  Most of the bees who have responded are Australian so I don’t think it is as common as you think.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@j_jaye:  I’m for Australia and never heard of a Tupperware party for a kitchen tea either.  They are also so boring I’ve been to 1 and I’d never go again. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@j_jaye:  OP has clarified that the thread is in regards to the wording of hosting a tupperware party, not regarding the theme itself.

@ZetaTucanae:  

I’ve been to plenty of tupperware parties, i love the brand. Lifeitme warranty, durable products. Much prefer buying one decent ‘bowl’ as opposed to 10 bowls from The Reject Shop. Each to their own though.

The party that my friend hosted (for a Kitchen Tea) was something along the lines of ‘As we all know of Helen’s love of tupperware, we will be having a Tupperware in her Honour. No need for presents as your presence is sufficient’. No need to mention money – most ppl will get the idea, & if yo think they won’t simply spread the word as to how a tupperware party works.

Tupperware parties host get given gifts for hosting the party dependant on the total sales for the day. Many guests simply bought an item for themselves. Other guests bought somethng for themselves & the same item for the bride to be. And the rest were there to celebrate the afternoon. No one was unhappy about it being a Tupperware Party/

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