Direct Sales Home Party Games for Preschoolers
When most people think of direct sales, a casual gathering of adults is what comes to
mind. If the product you are selling is geared toward children, however, you need a party
plan that will include them as well.
Parents buy things for their kids more readily than they will for themselves, and if
the children are present your chances of sales rises dramatically. If you are marketing
toys or other children's items, the best way to draw your customers in is to let the kids
take a few products for a test drive!
Your party plan should take into account the age level of the children attending. Make
sure you have a range of products available to suit each child, and set up a play area in
an uncrowded space for them to check out your samples prior to starting the home party games.
There are several great direct sales companies that offer products for preschoolers,
and these almost sell themselves. As your guests arrive, you can direct the children to
the play area, offer the parents a quick refreshment and let them browse through the
catalogs. Then the home party games can begin!
Musical games are a great favorite of preschoolers, and you can seamlessly weave the
toys into the fun. Lay out inexpensive freebie toys in a circle, and use plain white name
tag stickers to number the kids' shirts. Start the music, and when it stops you can pull a
number out of a hat. The lucky child with the corresponding tag wins the toy he or she is
Another great way to generate a few almost locked in direct sales at your party is to
play another music game with coupons as the prize. Seat the children in a circle, and let
mom or dad sit behind them. Tell the children they have a chance to win a prize for their
parents this time!
Have a few brightly wrapped tiny boxes ready with coupons (these can be for things the
company offers anyway, like discounts on multiple purchases, or ten percent off an order
of a specific amount). Have the children pass one box at a time around the circle to the
music, stopping and awarding the boxes until they are all gone.
This home party game is nearly guaranteed to result in a few sales, as the children
will be so proud to have won the coupon that they will want Mom or Dad to use it. A coupon
in hand will also make the parents feel like they are missing out on the opportunity if
they don't take advantages of the proffered savings!
Make sure your party plan includes a small non-messy refreshment for the children to
sit and munch on while you wrap up the business end of things. You can often find or
prepare simple snacks that tie into the products you are selling, or use blown up
laminated photos of the toys as placemats.
A preschooler based party plan will concentrate on selling to the children as much as
to the parents, so the home party games and product advertising should be presented on
their level for maximum results. After all, if the kids are hooked, Mom and Dad will be
more likely to buy!
Rayven Perkins is a seven-year direct sales representative. Her site
Direct Sales Supplies
offers game ideas, tips, and hard to find consultant supplies for all distributors in
the party plan industry.