Who doesn’t love a party? Well, Regular Contributor, Calvalyn Day, shares on how she is getting paid to party!

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Getting Paid To Party!

My Girls Want to Party ALL the Time

Growing up, I only remember a couple of my birthday parties. None were overly extravagant like what we see a lot of today, but most were pretty enjoyable. The added costs associated with birthdays or even just family gatherings, can put a major cramp in the budget. Especially as I work on stretching my families budget while I am building a business, but I’ve found a way to make it a little more affordable and fun.

Have you ever heard of www.Houseparty.com? This site allows you to throw parties for little to no money out of pocket, by partnering with manufacturers to promote their products. When you sign up for an account, you will give details about your family and interests that help you have an opportunity to host parties that are right in line with those interests. Every so often you will get emails that list potential parties, you can even log on to the site and request early notice about upcoming parties that you think you would like to host.

I usually go for the kids parties, such as the kids award show party I hosted not too long ago. Like most “party packs”, our kit included reusable party favors–the photo booth props, posters, color change cups, and coupons for party snacks.

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In the past, we have used House Party packs to supplement birthday parties with flatbread pizza or homemade rolls, or just stretch our regular food budget. One time, we got all of this for FREE. Most recently, my youngest girls had a great time with the latest doll sensation.

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Through the years, I’ve picked up a couple tips that help you stand out and have a great time.

  1. Only apply for parties you would enjoy hosting. There are tons of opportunities–some really connect well with your families and others not so much. The best parties are when you have a product you will enjoy and specifications such as date and time that work for your family.
  2. Over invite. Having plenty of people participate in the party is important to protect your opportunities to host. Since last minute changes can cause guests to drop out, invite a few extra people just in case.
  3. Get social. Some social media interaction is generally required, but it always helps your chances of hosting. In addition, there are often extra prizes for party hosts who are active on social media (Twitter and Facebook). You remember that award show party I hosted? I was active on Twitter that night using the required hashtag, and won a brand new video game system valued at over $500!!

The most important thing is that it’s a great way to have fun with friends and family. Remember to keep your budget intact. While you won’t get selected for every opportunity, I’ve found it relatively easy to get a party, when you meet the criteria. Be honest, willing to follow the rules, and obey the party pack.

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Interested in partying yourself? Click this link (this is a referral link for Calvalyn) to join the site, there’s no cost, and new opportunities are added all the time!

Have you ever hosted a house party? Share your favorites in the comments!

 

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