If you’re a regular ‘round these parts, you probably remember me talking about PartyLite a few weeks back. You can find that post here, if you need a refresher.
So, last Wednesday night I had a bunch of friends (who protested loudly about having their pictures taken) over to experience a PartyLite party first hand.
The chocolate fountain was flowing,
Yvonne, my PartyLite consultant, was all set up,
the kids and BC were off on an adventure, and I was ready to sniff.
The first thing I noticed were the cute little logos on each scent. They separated the scents into categories, so you didn’t waste time smelling stuff you were totally going to hate. I don’t like flowery smells and they were easy to avoid with the logo system. I could spend all my time sniffing stuff like Vanilla Citron (possibly my favorite), Apple Orchard, and Honeydew.
Friends started to arrive, some I haven’t seen in years, and we chatted and ate.
After a bit, Yvonne introduced us to the PartyLite products. I liked that the candles are pure/free from fillers and that they burn away completely. However, I don’t generally burn candles in my home on account of the little boys that live here and their potential to do very bad things with lighters/open flames. (PartyLite also carries melts and warmers, if you have similar issues. )
Many of the PartyLite holders allow for customization. You can use them on table tops or with a floor stand. The catalogs show them used as vases in addition to candle holders. Some of the clear glass holders can be filled with flowers, confetti, garland, stones…the sky’s the limit. (See the one all decked out for Valentine’s Day in the bottom right hand corner of the pictures above.) After the initial investment in the piece, you could change the look seasonally very affordably.
So, would I do it again? I honestly don’t know. I love having people over and I love eating (ha!), but I get weird about them feeling like they need to buy stuff. I’m also not sure this was really my style/their style. I was impressed by PartyLite as a company and found the quality of their products to be to notch, I just like stuff a little more funky and unique, I think. If you like hosting home parties, PartyLite would be a great one to check out.
To stay on top of the latest and greatest from PartyLite, be sure to check out the PartyLite Facebook page or the Winter/Spring 2012 catalog (which came out December 15th).