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Pampered Chef: Theme Show Mom & Me/going to college

  1. I am hosting my FIRST show next week! I haven't gotten my kit yet, so I haven't been able to tinker around too much. My sister is actually hosting for me, and she is 18 years old. Since most of the people she would invite are going to be around her age, and they are all getting ready to go off to college, I was thinking about doing a show based on that. I want to showcase products that could be easily used in a dorm room, but I am so new to this, I don't know all the products very well yet. My cluster also just recommended that I make it a "Mom & Me" show where the teenagers invite their moms so that the moms will be the main ones purchasing the products (we all know teenagers aren't making tons of extra money!). Has anyone done anything like this before? Any suggestions/ideas to get the ball rolling on this one? I am a bit nervous!!!
    Apr 7, 2009
  2. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

    search the files, you will find stuff to help you get an idea. I also know that there are threads on here that pertain to dorms and also RVs. I think both of those topics searched will bring you a great amount of information!
    Apr 7, 2009
  3. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

    I think inviting the moms is going to be a good idea. Like they said, kids going off to college don't have a lot of extra money. And you could say that since they are going off to college they can take some of the old stuff and mom can get some great new pampered chef stuff to restock her kitchen! Also, some great items for the dorm would be like the micro cookers, the small cutting board with a small knife, the food chopper... anything that works with small spaces and a microwave...
    I know when my son moved out he got all of my old stuff and I have all new stuff now. Pretty cool! Of course, now, he's been getting some new PC stuff of his own.
    Apr 8, 2009
  4. TiffanyBarton

    TiffanyBarton Member

    Just a thought, I really am not trying to rain on your parade but I am curious how many of these girls will appreciate a "mom & me" theme. You know your sister and likely her friends the best so you will be able to judge but it's sort of awkward to be hanging out at a party, first time on your own, trying to be independent and your mom is sitting right next to you.
    I am currently in college and I just can't see most of the girls that are around here going for that sort of thing. I am really not trying to be a party pooper but thought I would say something. :0)
  5. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

    On the other hand, many girls would probably love to have a mother/daughter party. I personally would have liked to get my crazy college friends & our moms together! I think it would have been a blast!! I know I didn't really help w/ your question, but I would try to make it a little more fun than a traditional cooking show!

    Good Luck!
    Apr 8, 2009
  6. The girls that are coming are still in High school, so I am hoping that they won't think its too lame to have their mom come with them. If I was in their shoes, I would look at it like "cool, mom is gonna buy me stuff!" kinda deal. I am crossing my fingers it is successful!
    Apr 8, 2009
  7. jen5512

    jen5512 Guest

    how did this go? I"m doing a mom and me with teens in a couple weeks
    May 9, 2009
  8. lrice

    lrice Member

    I did a show like this with my daughter when she was in high school. It was mainly a way for me to meet her friends and their parents, and get my name out there. But, it was a HUGE success! In fact, I got my biggest single order from that show! Almost $400.00! Be sure that it's interactive. Get the tools in their hands! The girls were very interested in the products and asked a ton of great questions! They did most of the cooking while the moms did a lot of socializing. I'm actually going to do one this fall with my other daughter. God Luck!
    May 9, 2009
  9. lrice

    lrice Member

    oops, that should have been good luck!
    May 9, 2009
  10. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

    It could also be where all the moms sit together and visit w/ each other, and the girls all sit together, that way their moms and the $ are in the room, but they aren't necessarily with their moms. Also, you could have the mom's help put together the main dish, and have an easy dessert that the girls could assemble. (or other way around if you want the girls to have a hands-on experience so they know what to do when they are on their own). Sort of like "Ready for College? Excited to be going out on your own--but don't necessarily know how to fend for yourself in the kitchen? Come to a Cooking Class Party."
    May 10, 2009
  11. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

    I love this idea! Sure, there are girls that won't appreciate it, but I KNOW there are girls that would! And moms too! You could come up with some sort of "Dorm Survival Kit" set along the lines of the DCB set, but a few steps down, filled with stuff they could use in their dorm rooms. AKA -- microcookers, twixits, apple wedger, bar board, quikut knives, etc. I would really like to know how the original party went too!
    May 10, 2009
  12. I have two of these shows coming up(more the high school type instead of college)...do you have flyers you used for invitations? I'm new to this site so maybe they are already on here and I couldn't find them..thanks!!

    May 26, 2009
  13. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

    I have a list that I gave my Pastor's daughter last year to choose from. I gave her a $30 gift certificate. I got the attached document from here last year. You need to check prices, etc. If I get a chance, I will update it!

    Attached Files:

    May 26, 2009
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