Post # 1
I’m planning a bachelorette party for a friend of mine and I’m trying to keep costs relatively low while still being able to give the bride a really fun time and meet her expectations!
The bride has offered her house as a base for the party and a place for everyone to sleep over if they want, which is great because it cuts costs.
I’ve been thinking about throwing a passion party/fantasia party in the early evening (a tupperware party but for sex toys!) and then getting a limo for us all to go to the bar in (and back).
Has anyone every been to a passion party/fantasia party? Are they a lot of fun? Or are they kind of blah? I’ve never been to one myself but I thought it would be a fun thing to do around 7pm-9pm before hitting the bar.
Do you think this would be fun?
Post # 3
Also one more thing I should add is the another appeal of the passion party is that i’s completely free, unless you buy something and the products sold are very reasonably priced.
Post # 4
I think it could be fun, depending on the crowd (if you are the type of joke around, probably would be better). Also, make sure the person throwing it isn’t pushy with the sales – that would be my main concern.
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I went to a party that sounds very similar to yours and didn’t like the Passion Party part of the get together. It’s awkward to get to someones house and that’s the first thing gonig on, find some ice breaker games instead and just let people arrive and mingle casually IMO.
Plus, I hate being invited to these things because I always feel pressured to buy and IMO they are NOT reasonably priced.
Post # 6
I’ve thrown 2 passion parties. 1 was a lot of fun the other was still fun but it was a bit boring. I think when you are looking for consultants make sure they have been around for a while and have a lot of the toys and lotions. When you first start they only give you a few to work with. Also you may want to have a bunch of drinks (maybe something fun like a cotton candy cosmo?) to sort of loosen everyone up before you start talking about intimate stuff
Post # 7
Ya for sure – drinks is a must. I was thinking of doing up a couple signature drinks (also to keep costs of alcohol down) and have some food.
Ya, I can def see how it could be a fun time or a total flop. hmmmmm
Post # 8
I voted no, not because they’re blah, but because the idea really does not appeal to me. I’d decline the invite if I knew beforehand.
Post # 9
The Passion Parties are really risky. First, there’s always pressure to buy something; the only question is just how much pressure, and that’s going to fully depend on your consultant. I think it’s in really poor form to invite people to a sales-oriented party for a bachelorette; if it were a Passion Party on its own, and not tied to an event, then people will be more likely to decide to go or not go based solely on what they want to do, but with a bachelorette, folks feel almost obligated to go. So you’re pretty much forcing everyone to sit through what could be a very sales-y party.
Plus there are a lot of people who do not feel comfortable discussing sex toys, intimacy, and other personal/private topics in front of other people. Even if we’re all friends, I genuinely do not want to go dildo-shopping in front of you! Again, since it’s hard for ladies to turn down an invite to a bachelorette party, you’re putting guests in a position where they might feel really uncomfortable, but don’t have an easy way to decline.
Maybe look into a mobile nail tech and do a manicure party, which isn’t free but can be very cheap in some areas. That might have a broader appeal. I know personally I’d rather spend $40 on my share of a mobile nail tech than do the Passion Party that costs me nothing.
Post # 10
depends on the crowd I think. I have been to a few even though I’m not into sex toys and it was a good time to hang with the girls, have some drinks and some great laughs. I have a good sense of humor though and even though they’re not my thing i’m not a total prude and that kind of stuff doesn’t bother me or make me uncomfortable. Obviously someone who is or is weirded out by that stuff would feel uncomfortable.
I’ve never bought anything at any of those parties and never have felt pressure to either so I wouldn’t worry about that.
You could look into doing a jewelery party instead – silpada is one of my favorites.
Post # 11
Hmmm, I never thought of it as a forced sales pitch but I see your point. I just thought of it as a fun way to set the tone for the night – have a little fun, tease the bride, maybe buy her something scandelous… hmmm
Post # 12
It may be free to attend, but the whole point of having such a party is to buy and sell. The rep is not going to want to waste her time doing something for no profit. I would skip it, unless it’s a shower type thing where the guests are buying the stuff for the bride, which I think is tacky. I’ve seen that done with Pampered Chef though.
Post # 13
I’ve been to one of these parties and they aren’t for me. I know it’s all in good fun but they make me uncomfortable. However, I have a few friends that love this kind of stuff so it depends on the crowd.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t want to go really. If I’m going to buy a sex toy I certainly wouldn’t want to do it in front of anyone… and my idea of a fun party doesn’t involve being propositioned for money. I’d skip it if I knew… the only reason I might not is if there was free food. lol. But the adverisement-tobuy-sex-toys part is extremely unappealing.
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I’ve never been to one, but I think it sounds like fun! Lots of laughs! What’s wrong with that? As for the forced sales pitch…I don’t know. I went to a jewelry party where you could try stuff on all night for free. My friend hosted it at her house. It was really fun, and I didn’t feel pressured to buy anything.