What Is a Purse Party?
There comes a time in every girl and woman’s life when they get that message, “You have been invited to a Purse Party!” If you are like most, when you get it you ask, “Why would I care if my purse has a good time? Isn’t being with me enough?” I am sorry to say, it isn’t.
Purse parties aren’t really about letting purses socialize with one another. They are really just an excuse to get a bunch of ladies together to gossip about their lives, with a few remarks about one another’s purse scattered in. In addition to the social aspect of a purse party, a number of ladies will sell their purses at them. They also will show off their designer inspired purses that they have bought or made, and try to sell them to ladies who might not want an authentic designer purse.
Planning a Purse Party
So, you have been to a few purse parties and like what you saw, but you think it was lacking something. Great! You are on the right track to planning a great gathering. What if you have never been to one because they aren’t local to your area? That is okay, chances are the ladies who come haven’t been to one either. Still, you are the perfectionist, and sloppiness just doesn’t cut it. Follow these simple suggestions and you are on your way for purse party success!
The key item to remember is that a purse party is just another event, with a few things thrown in about purses. If you make this distinction from the start, a lot of the hassles tend to just be minor irritations if they don’t fall into place like you pictured. One good way to look at it is to associate a purse party like you would attend a tea party. Both are social gatherings solely for women, minus the few men who come with man-bags at purse parties. Once you have the mindset, you are ready to tackle this check list.
Purse Party Check List
- Decide on a date.
- Find a location that suits the type of people you are catering the party for.
- Decide on how you want food/refreshments served – finger foods or a meal.
- Decide on if the food will be catered, or if each guest will bring their own covered dish.
- Decide if the purse party will be casual, fancy, or theme based (Halloween or Christmas purses for instance).
- Decide on if there will be decorations, usually only if the party is a theme.
- Find out if there will be women who will want to sell their purses, if so you need to have an area for them.
- Create a list of people who will come.
- Send out invitations letting your guests know the details.
With all the check list items in mind, you should know have a very good grasp of the who, what, when, how, and how many aspects of the event. You should know what will be accomplished, and probably have an idea of how things will be ran to ensure that the event won’t get off track. Still, fine tuning your plans is always a good idea. You should at least have a couple sub-events decided on to keep people focused and not feeling that they are “stranded” and there just to be there. This not only allows people to break up their time, it allows you an excuse to escape for a breather to regroup your thoughts in case someone begins to demand more of your time than you want to give.
Things To Watch Out For
Purses, like children, are often the pride and joy of many ladies. Women love fashion, and it can easily get heated if someone claims that a purse is a fake. I suggest you read the How To Tell If A Purse Is Fake article on this site to know what you need to watch for. While you shouldn’t out right agree or disagree on the matter if the dispute happens, it is something that is sure to pop into a purse party at some time or another. Not only that, but since a number of purse parties have women sell bags to one another, and even openly sale designer knock-offs or “designer inspired” purses, you should be able to tell the difference just in case the seller isn’t so open about the crafting of the bag.