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My New Venture- A Party Idea

Updated on April 4, 2015
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.

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About me and my new venture

At home parties are all the rage and especially now that so many people just don't have the time to organize a party on their own, yet they love the idea of inviting their friends and family around for a cosy and fun time.

I am a Jamie At Home Consultant in the Deal area of South-East Kent and it incorporates the things I love. These include cooking, hosting, having fun, helping and inspiring people to cook healthy meals for their families in addition to having my own business with some support. With this new venture I can do as little or as much as I want to, as long as I put in the necessary work to make it happen. It means that I can talk about cooking and learn new things for myself through the famous chef himself, Jamie Oliver, who's DVDs give us a few minutes of cookery demonstrations to view at the parties. I get the chance to meet my friends for cosy evenings and meet new people who are interested in these same loves of mine. As far as the business is concerned I am pleased to promote a chef who has brought back cooking healthy food to English tables. I am also able to use my computer and marketing skills at the same time as receiving support and further training.

I take the products to the customers, saving them having to get to the shops and with such a great range of products, the catalogue makes great browsing from your armchair! I also do all the hard work of organizing the evening or daytime event. All the host has to do is invite the guests and provide a few drinks and nibbles.


The Party Idea Plan

for a cosy evening or an engaging coffee morning

Sometimes it helps to have a focal point for a party when we want an excuse to get our friends and family together.

When I do a party I allow my prospective host to choose a day and time to suit them. After all, they are the ones who will be making their homes available and wanting to invite as many guests as possible. Just as Jamie Oliver believes, the party should be fun, just as he portrays cooking to be.

The host will invite their guests and lay on some drinks and nibbles. In the warmer months the party might take place outside in the garden or inside in the warmth when it is cold. The addition of candles help to create a cosy, welcoming atmosphere. During certain holidays and seasons the room might be decorated accordingly, but all the while keeping the table with the display of products the central theme.

One or two fun party games will be played to help everyone to relax. Usually these are played sitting down when space is limited.

Introducing The products

Once everyone has relaxed, the products and indeed myself will be introduced and then Jamie Oliver's cookery demonstration will be viewed for a few minutes, where he makes full use of his products.

At the end, the guests are encouraged to have a good natter, enjoy the refreshments whilst they fill out the forms for any orders they wish to make.

All in all, a fun, cosy party idea!

Party Idea
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Attractive & Fun Products To View At Home Parties

to love and use everyday

These products aren't just about functional, but they are beautiful and of a good quality too. Products that you would be proud to bring to the table. Products that will show off your masterpiece and even make it taste better. They are fun, easy and time saving to use. For instance, the lovely mixing bowls aren't only strong and shiny, but they also have measurements inside so that you know how much you have placed into the bowl and a spout to make pouring it out easy. These little perks could only have been thought of by the renowned chef that Jamie is.

The products have all been commissioned by Jamie and some of them are produced in Sri Lanka, where the proceeds are being used to build schools and other essential facilities for people who have been ravaged by war and famine.

By having the right tools for the job, cooking is certain to be a happier and more successful experience.

This is why I can be enthusiastic about what I sell and bring to my parties. They are lovely products that I am proud of and many of them I use myself!

Jamie's Great Britain

Although his products are exclusive to the Jamie At Home Parties, his books are widely available, such as through this Amazon link. This book was selling at a bargain price at the parties!

The Jamie Oliver Book

Jamie's Great Britain
Jamie's Great Britain

Jamie's inspiration for writing this book came from his love of food and his own country and inquisitiveness about where our British recipes originate from. Some surprises along the way!

 

Your Opinion On This Party Idea - Place your vote below-

The party idea
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At Home Parties

Sometimes at home parties are not all they are promised to be. You can come away feeling that no-one really bothered to win you over, even though you may have gone hoping to find some good products worth buying or feeling pressured into buying something you never wanted.

Which of these factors would move you the most to buy a product at such a party?

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A Party Idea That Makes Home Cooking Easy - for young and old

In this day of fast food and obesity it's refreshing to see someone helping us to get back into good old home cooking. With this party idea you are made to feel that this is something that is achievable. Being a father himself, Jamie knows what a challenge it can be to get our kids to eat well and some of his products are geared just for them. With unique lunch boxes containing some great lunch recipe ideas and bakeware designed for little hands he caters for all ages, through from products that help in food preparation to serving in style and with pride. After all, cooking is a bit of an art and needs to look appealing as well as taste good. Children know that too well! He also caters for small and large numbers of hungry diners. The products are designed with care by someone who knows how important all those little touches are.

What Should The Host Get From This Party Idea?

Party Idea
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You have invited lots of guests, opened your home, evicted the rest of your family from the living room, put on some great food and drinks and cleared away afterwards.

Which of these factors would be the most important to you if you hosted a party?

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Running My Own Business

My business

WIth Jamie At Home Parties I have found a new venture that enables me to run my own business with the full support of a team behind me and all the tools that go with it. It means that I can work as little or often as I like, depending on how much work I want to put in. From every sale I earn a commission and I and my host also earn Loyalty Points which can be spent on the products.

I am working with an established brand that people trust if they know about the man behind it. There is the provision of training and rising in the ranks from consultant to manager. It makes me feel that I am working as part of a team even though I have my own business.

I Would Love To Hear From You About My New Venture - and this party idea

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      Christine Hulme 4 years ago from SE Kent, England

      @BLouw: Thank you!

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      Barbara Walton 4 years ago from France

      I have never heard about Jamie Oliver Home Parties - so there's a new thing that I have learned today! It looks very interesting. I'm a huge fan of Jamie and feel that anything we can do to support him and his ideas is good for the people, and especially the children of Britain. (I've added a link to this article to my Jamie Oliver lenses.)

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      rray001 lm 4 years ago

      Good luck your passion comes across in your business.

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      I wish we had Jamie parties here. I did something similar in another life (when I was still young). Just remember to keep it fun and you will do well.

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      TeacherRenee 6 years ago

      It's so exciting -- good luck!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      Wishing you the best as you pursue this new venture...thank for sharing with us!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Best to you on this new venture as a consultant with The Jamie Oliver at Home Party. How excited you must be. *Blessed because angel dust is good mojo! ;)

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      I've never heard of this business before. Wishing you all the best with your new venture.