So now that I have a minute, I thought I would tell you all about my first BabyBird Clothing Party. It was touch and go for a while there, I probably jumped in and organised it way too quickly, but in typical fashion (and being part of the now-now-now generation) that's what I did. In hindsight, it's not a great time of year for short notice, but I was lucky enough to have six lovely women come along.
At first I thought the number was too small and that things would be awkward and weird, when in fact, it was probably the perfect number to have! The day turned out to be 34 degrees, so I decided against holding it on my back deck and set up my tables and racks in the air conditioned loungeroom instead.
When all my guests started arriving, I was a tad nervous - I always feel a bit nervous about putting all my stock on display. It's like opening up a big part of my heart for people to see, which is a bit scary. Anyhow, I shouldn't have worried, because of course, everything was fine! The clothes were well-received and everyone was kind enough to buy something and it was more successful than I had hoped.
My biggest consideration was pressure - I absolutely hate being pressured into buy something, which is why I avoid Tupperware Parties like the plague. So I gave a brief and very relaxed introduction about what was for sale and then I went to make tea, letting everyone browse in peace. Later I spent some time chatting to everyone one-on-one, which was lovely too.
Huge, huge thanks to those who came along to support me and made my first party a success!