The Chore Game
Have your party guests (and host) write a chore they don’t enjoy doing on a piece of paper. After they have that written down, have them write 3-5 reasons why they don’t like doing that chore. Once everyone has written their chores and reasons, tell them to cross out the chore and replace it with the word “SEX”. Everyone will then read their reasons (i.e. “Sex is….Sex has…Sex…). The person who gets the most laughs from the group wins. Some prize suggestions are samples, novelties, discounts, product credits, etc.
Dirty Little Secret
Have everyone write down their deepest, dirtiest, sexiest secret on a piece of paper without their name! Assure them that no one will know who said what. Have them fold up the piece of paper and collect them from everyone. Shuffle the papers around, pass them back out and have each person say their name and read the paper they got. This will start the laughter and loosen everyone up for a fun party!
At a party and the guests are too loud for you to focus on your demonstration? Buy some Blow Pops! I used the Naughty Straws we sell (business supply) and took the penises off of them and put them on the lollipop sticks because why not? Have everyone suck on their Blow Pop. The first one to get to the gum in the center without biting it and blow a bubble wins a small gift or percentage/amount off! It’s fun for them and a blessing for you…ahh, peace and quiet!
Get a piece of paper with 50 numbered boxes printed on it, the boxes should be large enough to write in a name and phone number. During your orders, let the customer pick a box for each $50 (retail) they spend. This is a perfect time to upsell! If they’re close to another box, tell them that…they may order something else on their wish list! Once all 50 boxes are filled tell them you will be drawing a number and that person will win a $250 shopping spree! I suggest recording you pulling the number and sharing it via social media and email so everyone knows you pulled it. Play fair! Here’s the breakdown: 50 boxes at a minimum of $50 each (this will probably be more) is $2,500.00. Your profit from that is $1,000.00. If you do this in 1 month you’ll receive a $100.00 cash bonus! The $250.00 shopping spree will cost you $150.00…if you put aside $3.00 from each order that is associated with the blocks this will have paid for itself essentially. Now, if you submit this shopping spree order in the same month, that gets you that much closer to the next cash bonus level ($3,000.00 in one calendar month is a $150 cash bonus!) I suggest you do this when you have multiple parties within a 30-45 day time period…you don’t want to make this go on too long without pulling a winner.
This is one of my favorite home party games. Guests sit in a circle or around the table and you present “the grab bag”. The grab bag is a simple bag filled with index cards that have directions written on them. One of the cards is the winner and the person who draws this card gets to claim the prize. This can be one of your products, auction bucks, or a raffle ticket for a drawing. See below for more details on the last two prize options. The other cards will contain directions for who will receive the grab bag next.
Start with the host and let them pull out the first card. He/she must reach in and follow the directions and pass it to the person that fits that description, if more than one guests match, he/she passes to the first one he/she sees or that claims the description.
A good idea to make sure the winner card is not chosen to early in the game is to tape it to the bottom of the inside of the bag. When the last direction card has been chosen the players will think that the bag is empty. Simply tell the last player to “look again” and they will discover it.
- Look around with your eyes discreet and pass it to the one with the smallest feet.
- Take the bag and look around, pass it to the one with eyes of brown.
- Who loves the shop? Who can’t resist – buying more than is on your shopping list?
- Take your time and don’t be harried, give it to the one who’s longest married.
- You can’t keep it, you must share, pass it to the one with the longest hair.
- Another year older, another pass in time pass to the birthday next in line.
- Winner card reads: It’s time to end this party game, the gift is yours to take and claim!
Ask Me About
This is a fun icebreaker game that helps create a fun, personal connection among guests. Before the party, create 20 or so topics on index cards that start with the phrase “Ask Me About…”. Attach safety pins to each card and have them set out on a table for when guests arrive at the party. You can also type these on labels and print that at home before the party. Each guest is asked to choose one when they arrive and wear it. They are also asked to ask the questions off at least two other guest’s cards. Some fun questions might be:
- Ask me about my first kiss.
- Ask me about the worst job I ever had. (This might be a good one for you to wear as it can lead into you telling them what an awesome job you have now as a consultant)
- Ask me about the funny joke I heard the other day.
- Ask me about my dream vacation
Raffle Tickets/Ticket Slips
Using tickets are a great incentive idea for your home party games. You’ll need 2-5 grand prizes depending on how many people are expected at your party. You can also have smaller prizes such as coupons…etc. Have the prizes on display at the party. This is also another way to promote and talk about your products.
In front of each prize place a ticket box, an empty tissue box works great. For each ticket your guests receive they can place it in the box of the prize they would like to receive. Each slip will ask for the guest’s name and number. These Ticket slips can be handed out to the winners of games and other things such as
- Arriving on time (1 ticket)
- Asking questions (1 ticket)
- Participation (3 tickets)
- BOOKING A PARTY (10 tickets)
At the end of the party draw a ticket from each box and reward the prize! This is one of our most fun and popular home party game ideas.
Similar to using tickets for incentives at your home party games is using auction bucks and having an auction at the end of your party to give away your prizes. You’ll need to print out auction bucks from the Consultant Resource Center. The auction bucks are in different dominations such as $20, $50, and $100-dollar bills. Decide if you want the guests to know what items they are bidding on or if you want to add a sense of mystery and excitement by making it a blind auction. For blind auctions, you’ll need to wrap the product prizes beforehand.
You should build anticipation for the auction throughout your party planning. Talk it up during host coaching and throughout the show to increase orders and future party bookings. Reward Auction bucks for different accomplishments throughout the party such as:
$100 – as soon as everyone arrives for attendance, add $50 for arriving on time.
$100 – party game participation
$200 –For anyone who brings a friend.
$100- For everyone who places an order.
$200- For orders over $40.
$200 – For those who opt to pay at the party instead of being billed later.
$300 – For booking a party, and an additional $200 if they book it within two weeks.
Throw the auction at the end of the party and encourage bidding to begin in earnest. The trick here is to get everyone excited and into the bidding fun. The highest bidder wins the prize!
Deal or No Deal
This game is great for booking more parties! It works best if played at the end of the party when people are already thinking about booking a party.
You’ll need four envelopes and a basket of inexpensive, wrapped prizes. The four envelopes will each have an index card in each one that has a different value written on it. One with $1, another with $2, another for $4, and finally one for $7. These values are worth actual dollars toward a purchase from the catalog.
- To start the game, choose one player to come and pick an envelope. Explain to everyone what’s inside the envelopes and that they can go toward any purchase tonight.
- Have all the guests join in a circle. Now have the envelope holder roll a die and pass the envelope down the circle however many times the die indicates. For example, if they roll a three, they must pass the envelope down three players. They get to decide if they want to pass it to their left or their right.
- Repeat step 2 four times. The person who ends up with the envelope on the last roll wins.
- BEFORE they open the envelope offer them the 1st DEAL. The deal is that since they are the lucky one who ended up with the envelope then they could decide to keep the envelope they are holding are trade it in for another. Usually, by this time everyone is encouraging them to either “keep it” or “trade it”.
- Whatever they decide before they open the envelope offer them another deal! Tell them “That envelope could be worth $7, or it could be worth just $1. I will trade for any prize out of the gift basket.” Again, the other guests will be rooting for them to “trade” or “keep”. The excitement is building and that’s just what you want.
- Now it’s time to offer the player the FINAL DEAL. Tell the player that you have one final deal to offer them before they open their prize. The deal is that you will give them back their envelope (if they traded it) and double the amount inside and let them pick out a gift from the gift basket IF they will book a show tonight and help the host out.
Most of the time, if you play this game near the end of the party, they will book a party of their own because you have already gotten them to think about booking one anyway.
Print out blank tic tac toe boards, they should take up the whole page. Pass one to each guest at the start of your show or demonstration. Guests are asked to fill in each tic tac toe spot with one of their favorite items in the catalog thus far. At the end of the show/demonstration, the host calls out his/her list of favorite items in random order and the other guests can mark off their board as the items are called out. The first one to get a tic tac toe wins the game by being the first to call out “I love Naughty Cocktail Parties!”
This is another game for getting bookings. You’ll need a mystery box such as a nice jewelry box or ornate case works perfectly. Inside the box, you’ll write the name of a nice gift on a piece of paper or index card. I like to use pretty stationary paper just because it gives the game a more style. The first guest that agrees to host a party gets to open the box and receive the gift listed inside. I bring the gift with me to their party and make sure to give it to them in front of all of their guests. Then I pull out the mystery box again with a new gift listed inside.
Another way to play this game is to have enough mystery boxes for all the guests. Each box having a different prize listed inside. The only way they get to open it is if they decide to book a party, otherwise, they must give it back, sight unseen, at the end of the party.
This is an excellent game to play during the Christmas season, but it’s also hilarious for a Naughty Cocktail Party year-round. To play you’ll need to purchase around 10 glass ornaments. Remove the tops and place FREE, $5 and $10 certificates inside. Replace the tops and arrange ornaments in a basket. When you arrive at your party set the basket on the floor or table. This will create curiosity as guests wonder what they are and why they are there. Explain that whoever books a party that night will be given a chance to smash the ball with a rubber mallet and keep the gift certificate inside. The certificates will allow them to purchase any item in the catalog costing under $100 for whatever price is listed on their certificate.
Along with a rubber mallet, I also make sure to bring Ziploc bags to put the ornaments in before being busted. People really get into this game, and often book 2 or more parties from it because watching the first person smash it often gets others to want to try. Depending on the crowd you can even encourage them to write a name on the ornament before busting it.
This is another game you can use with auction bucks. I let each guest go through the catalog and pick out a product that really stands out to them. Then I ask for volunteers to come and draw their product for our Pictionary game. They cannot write words or give it away, but they can tell everyone about the product as they draw it. Anyone who volunteers to come up to the drawing board automatically gets $10 auction bucks. The first person to guess the product correctly wins another $10 and is asked to be the next to draw.
Create your own BINGO game. There is a great website called print-bingo.com where you can do this for FREE. All you have to do is plug in a list of your product names and they will create as many bingo cards as you need featuring these words in a new random order on each card!
Print and pass these out among the party guests and as you call out the different products, you’ll have the opportunity to talk about each one, or discuss a point of interest about your company or business (such as “if you book a party today, you will receive this product for free”, etc.).
ABC Scavenger Hunt
This game is great for product promotion. You’ll need a pack of toddler alphabet cards and enough catalogs for each guest.
For each letter you hold up the guests must try and be the first to find a product in your catalog that begins with it. Make sure not to include any letters that don’t have at least one product that begins with it.
The first person that answers correctly for each letter receives $5 in auction bucks (or another incentive). After each product is called out you can take that opportunity to educate your guests on that product. You can give out bonus auction bucks to whoever gets the most right by the end of the game.
This is a great game to play at a couple’s party to loosen up your crowd and get them laughing and having fun. You’ll need a set of toddler alphabet cards (are you can make them yourself on index cards). Explain that for each letter you hold up the first player to stand up and shout out a sexy word that begins with that letter get to keep the card, the person with the most cards at the end of the game wins $5 auction bucks, or whatever incentive you’re using. This game gets funny and shocking fast, a great way to loosen up the crowd.
Purse/Pocket Scavenger Hunt
In this game, you will call out items that might be found in a purse or pocket. Each item is worth a certain amount of points and the person with the most points at the end of the game wins a product prize, auction bucks, or ticket slips. Call out the items one at a time and give about 20-30 seconds for the guests to search and find them. Some ideas for this scavenger hunt are:
- family picture
This is a very popular direct sales party game you may have heard of. It is called the right left game. Everyone sits in a circle. I use three gift envelopes filled with auction bucks, or sometimes gift certificates. I start the game by handing out the envelopes to three different people in the group. Inform everyone that you are going to tell a story and that every time they hear the word right, they need to pass the prize to the right, and every time they hear the word left, they need to pass the prize left. Tell the story. Here is the one I use, feel free to use it or make up your own.
“Once upon a time not so long-ago Ms. LEFT met Mr. RIGHT,
RIGHT away they knew it was love at first SIGHT.
He did all the RIGHT things and that LEFT her heart flipping.
She filled in all the RIGHT holes that his life had been skipping.
Soon he got down on his RIGHT knee and took her LEFT hand,
And said he wanted to always be her RIGHT man.
So, Ms. LEFT LEFT the LEFT name behind and became MRS. RIGHT,
And they LEFT their old places to find a new home that was just RIGHT.
Soon a RIGHT baby was born into the happy RIGHT home,
And Mrs. RIGHT decided that it would be best to stay home.
Mr. RIGHT agreed, but was worried about the financial stress,
With Mrs. RIGHT not working the money, LEFT would be much less.
Then Mrs. RIGHT found (company name) and wondered could it be?
Is this something I can do as a mom, is it RIGHT for me?
She went to a party hosted by her friend, and it started that night.
When she LEFT, she knew she had found a fit that was RIGHT.
She booked her own party, and it LEFT her feeling excited and fun,
She made friends and made money, and she knew she wasn’t done.
She LEFT her job and became a consultant. The company fit just RIGHT.
She started booking parties RIGHT away, and my how it changed her life.
Mr. RIGHT LEFT his worries behind as money started rolling in.
And baby RIGHT loved having his mother at home with him.
Mrs. RIGHT received tons of perks that made the company so satisfying,
She got free products, prizes, trips, that LEFT her a career so gratifying.
In this economy, you may feel that there are no good jobs LEFT for you,
But don’t get LEFT out, this is for real. Could it be just RIGHT for you too?
So, learn what Naughty Cocktail Parties can offer you, and host a party in your home!
You may find you are LEFT with the RIGHT business of your very own.”