Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Candle Party

So, about a month and a half ago I said some of my close candling loving friends, "Hey, have you seen the new Partylite catalog??? It is amazing and I want a candle party to go to. I have a huge order and I will even make sure people are there!" So, two of my friends agreed to throw it. One, got her mom's amazing party house and her sister to do her curry salad (which I love!). So, while I am sending out the invitations, my friends throwing the party informed me that I am going to get the hostess credit. I am like, "Why - you are throwing the party???? That is stupid." They were like, "Well, that is the way it is...." I am thinking, "Who do you think you are talking too? How many years have we known each other?" I said that was ridiculous - I have cancer. I am not broke! So, I call our Partylite Consultant (the best in the world and my consultant for YEARS so if you ever need one!) and said, I don't want the money, apparently they don't want the money, and Partylite's charity of chose is the American Cancer Society. Can we give them the money???? "Great idea!" she replied and then she went on to say that she would donate two baskets for an auction with all proceeds going to ACS. She was on fire! So, it was born, my fundraising Candle party. The party was amazing. From the house, to the food, to the friends, all was in perfect order. I just walked in, ate, and laughed. Over the course of the evening, and outside orders later that week, we earned $717 for ACS. That is over $350 an hour! Pretty cool. Pretty darn cool. Who would have thought that a bunch of women, having fun, eating well, and laughing up a storm could pull that off is two hours...wait, they are my friends, of course they could! So, it looks like this may become an annual event in the fall. If you are interested, let me know and I will contact you in September for an order or an invite (whichever you can do). If you don't know Partylite, you should. They are amazing too! Hopefully, Helen's house will be available, if not Mom you are on the list! Thank you to everyone that attended, ordered, and made my little candle party more than just a ordinary Tuesday night - it was an amazing Tuesday night. Love, Ang

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Angie you have introduced me to a parallel universe where people do all kinds of happy activity, Candling, Scrap booking things that used be done pretty much alone. Such happy people are a threat to all the dour old Irishmen that travel in my circle. As I told you Saturday the breadth and depth of your support network is amazing and I am proud to be among that number.

Sarah S said...

Ang, It was really great to see you in your "element". Laughing and enjoying your friends and family. And of course your excitement with all the new candles. I really had fun too. Will do it again next year. Sarah S.

Anonymous said...

Candle party again next year is fine with me. It was a fun party for all. Helen

Karen said...

I'm in as long as at least a little quiet heckeling is allowed.

Apparently I can't help myself. =)