OK, before you all start thinking that I've gone off my decluttering rails - i say "beware" because it is so so tempting but - I DID NOT BUY A THING.
|Not even this cute insulated bag to carry my sandwiches in for lunch.|
Its been quite a few years since I've been invited to and attended a Tupperware party. I remember my first being at around the age of 15 when all the products were burnt orange or mustard colour. I still have some of those in my cupboard which i guess is a good endorsement to their longevity.
My good friend Ella invited me to be a bum on a seat. Really! Since i have such a large one then i guess she was trying to cover two places.
I helped her out by inviting another friend who then invited her daughter and so Ella ended up with 10 bums on seats. What a party it was. So much so i didn't take a single photo. For someone who is known to have her Iphone always to hand and will literally interrupt someones dinner and ask them if i can take a photo of their meal (i did truly - it was food art) it was an indication of how distracted i was.
Our salesperson, Es, is a friend of Ella's from the other side of the city. Not that she needed one but having a party was a reason to catch up. She brought her family as well, more on that later. Es and Ella deserve an award, it was a great party. I didn't know at least 5 of the other ladies but what a great crowd. We laughed and laughed and talked and talked and ate and ate and giggled and giggled for hours. I hope that Es actually got some business out of it because it certainly didn't feel like i was being railroaded into buying up big.
|Jeepers, i thought the before looked pretty good, compared to my pantry. Lucky its a small walk in and i can shut the door to hide my sins.|
These however, were very tempting. Tupperware have a range of small hand operated processors that use the latest in wiz bang technology. Somehow i think our grandmothers and the Amish have been here before. Instead of turning a handle you pull a string. They do work but you know that I'm dreaming of a Thermomix and if i fill the house with appliances then i wont "need" one, it will just be a "want". So I'm going to martyr myself until its an absolute necessity (as if) and then ill feel justified in getting one. At the current price ill be 80.
I haven't told the exciting news. After introductions we were advised that it was National Party Week for Tupperware. During the week, all registered parties go into a drawer and one in five will be called. We had just finished talking about it and everyone was kind of "as if" and Ella's phone range. We each will receive a free product (so i didnt go home empty handed - well i did, cause it hasn't arrived yet). Both Ella and Es were over the moon. This also gave Ella more specials and discounts and i think Es some bonuses. Go Ella. Then because she had 10 present, she got more gifts. Woo Hoo. They are very generous at Tupperware, but somehow i think they can afford to be. I mean, its all about generating excitement and making parties fun, right?
|This veggie steamer was the bomb but at around $170, i think ill still stick to my supermarket ones that i buy on special for $3-5 each and just replace when needed.|
I know, I'm up for another party shortly, as my besties (my guest) volunteered to have her own. More temptation. Thanks go to Ella for providing a yummy afternoon tea of homemade humus, veggies and sourdough and my favourite, jelly slice. We stayed for a pizza dinner and then once the mosquitoes drove us inside, some coffees and more belly laughs. Es's husband is so so funny and we were in stitches. We finally forced out way out of there at 8.30pm and by all accounts it was the best Tupperware party i have ever been to.
Thanks for Living In The Land Of Oz