I recently heard about House Party for the first time. I was intrigued and thought I’d share with you what I’ve learned. Of course, if you’ve ever thrown a House Party, I hope you’ll weigh in in the comments.
Here’s the basics. House Party provides an opportunity for people to experience brands for free in a fun, laid-back environment: a party! For instance, right now you can apply for parties sponsored by Verizon, Splenda, Kleenex, and/or Playstation 3. By applying, you’re agreeing to host a party to represent that brand. From all applicants, they will select 1,000 party hosts. If you are one of the luck ones, they will send you with a bunch of goodies to give out along with instructions and ideas.
Abby from Steals and Deals was recently selected for the Shrek/McDonald’s House Party. Here’s what she got:
And Christy from Thrifty and Thriving and Sarah from The Life of a Couponaholic were recently selected for the Febreze House Party. Look at all the stuff Christy received to throw her fabulous party! They sent this all to her for free in exchange for throwing a party themed around the products! The best part, you are NOT having to sell anything.
For more on how this works or to start applying for parties, go here. I’ve had several readers mention now that they’ve had to apply for several parties before getting selected. So don’t give up or get discouraged if you’re not selected right away.
Any other tips or advice about throwing a House Party?
(thanks to Christy and Abby for permission to use their photos!)