We’ve all been there. Had a friend invite us to a dreaded Tupperware party and not known how to respond. On the one hand you don’t mind going, on the other hand, Tupperware is expensive and it feels rude to go and not order anything.
A few weeks ago I saw an event I’d been invited to on Facebook and accidentally clicked that I was going. When I realised I’d just agreed to attend a Tupperware party my initial thought was “Fuck.”
So I went along to the party and while flicking through the catalogue saw a heap of things I’d be interested in buying; you know, if I’d won the lottery the night before. “But it has a life time warranty” they said. When your biggest issue is losing pieces and leaving dishes behind at places, a life time warranty does jack shit for you.
Still, Nick needed a new lunchbox for school since he’d lost his* in the last couple of weeks of school. So I found something not entirely outrageously priced, and ordered it.
Then the host started talking about what you’d get if you hosted a party.
Then I saw the picnic set (worth almost $200).
Then next thing I knew I was booking my own Tupperware party.
So now I am the blasted friend hosting the dreaded Tupperware party.
I sent out the invitation via Facebook and reassured guests it was more of a chance to get together and have a couple of drinks. No pressure at all to buy anything (except that I want that overpriced picnic set!). I might have sold it as a “Champagne and Tupperware party” emphasising the “champagne” bit. I can tell from my friends which ones are coming for the champagne and which are coming for the Tupperware.
So the party is tonight and I have 10 friends coming along. I have the bubbly, the snacks, what else do I need? Do you love Tupperware? Have you hosted a Tupperware party? Do you have any tips for me or do you think I’m the devil for hosting the party in the first place?
*Since ordering the tupperware to replace it we’ve found it. Naturally.
Linking up with Jess for IBOT (after many weeks of being on blog-cation)