What images leap to mind when you think of summer? BBQs, lazy days at the beach or lounging in the sun sipping a lemonade while reading a paperback book? Summer means fun. Summer means freedom.
Or does it?
As a mom I remember being excited for summer vacation – more time with my kids, no lunch boxes to pack, no need to corral my kids to do their home work or to drag them out of bed in the morning.
After a few weeks the picture looks different.
Instead of packing lunch boxes, the kitchen is constantly a mess because they are eating all day long!
Instead of corralling them to do homework, I’m refereeing fights.
Instead of getting them up and off to school each morning, I’m being the mom-taxi to all their varied camps and outings.
Why does it have to be so all or nothing?
Moms need a break! Summertime is a great time to have a direct sales party. A hiatus. A girl’s night out. Some plain old-fashioned fun!
Admittedly, the attendance may be a bit lower because of people being on vacation. But, hey, a party is a party, right?
And your guests are going to be delighted to have the opportunity to enjoy some grown-up time away from the kids.
One way to up the fun quotient is with theme parties!
Here are a few ideas:
Be creative, and think outside the box! How about a pickle tasting party?
Another summertime idea is to offer incentives to get people primed for fun right away.
For example, offer an extra ticket into a prize drawing for:
Here’s how to get started with this idea,
You may find that you are looking forward to your future summers because of the great fun you’ve had with your Summer Theme parties! I know those all those beleaguered Mom’s will be!