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My first College age show...any suggestions?

Nep2nfly

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My niece really wanted to hold a show this month, and I am happy to oblige. This will be the first show of mostly non-married (future bridal registries, right?), college age adults. Any suggestions out there from seasoned vets? I really want to make it fun and successful for her ..though I know there is the potential that it won't be a huge money making show...some of them are getting ready to set up homes, and most have just graduated...so I'm hoping to get them on the PC track. Ideas, please!
 

PCJenni

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recruit them!!! jobs are hard to come by and out best product is our business!
 

Nep2nfly

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That's what I'm hoping to do! I know I have one possible recruit coming...
 

ChefKelebel

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I would add definately encourage them to bring their Moms. They'll get lots of kitchen tips and possibly some help in buying their products.
Also, I just saw a cute cookbook coming out, it's called "1000 things to do with Raman Noodles", you could show off some of the "must have products" for a college bound student, like the micro-cookers, collapsable bowls (my nephew uses the small one as his daily cereal bowl at college:)) and stuff like that. Good luck!
 

gailz2

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I've done two parties recently with "after college" kids at their first jobs. They seemed to love the bamboo, Simple Additions, pots and knives. Both parties, with some repeat customers, were well over $1000.
 

wadesgirl

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Treat it just like any other show. Just because of their age and social status doesn't mean they don't have their own place and like to cook!
 
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#1 recommendation i have ever gotten from my director is DON"T PREJUDGE
some of my best shows have been with college-age or post-college..... they have all this "new found" money from their first "real" jobs and nothing to spend it on
 

cindylpal

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I've done 3 shows on our local college campus....EDUCATE! They are looking for tips and ideas to make it simple! Yet honestly, don't really feel I did anything different then any other show.
 
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Remember, don't set other peolpe's spending limits. We learned that at conference. Treat this show like every other show; don't go to the show thinking they don't have the money to spend. You never know what our products are worth to peolpe.
 

robochick84

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You will be surprised at the audience you may or may not have!

I started purchasing PC when I was 18 and headed to college and my first apartment. Bar pans evolved around my college experiences! As I entered grad school, and didn't have roommates I started adding on larger items such as the cookware and knives.

I do not cook - I cooked even LESS when an undergrad. Plan something extremely fun and easy that will grab their attention like the lava cake! Rather cheap item but can be used for rice, veggies, and cake! However, I started as a consultant when I started my doctorate - and in result in a few months I had a BEAUTIFUL kitchen with AMAZING tools (excellent selling point for recruiting!).

On the other hand. I have friends that lived on campus their entire educational journey. Even now as professionals (22-25 years old) they REFUSE to buy a frying pan or knife that will last them a lifetime, when they can go to wal-mart and spend $30 EVERY year on junk! I have a very hard time figuring these people out!
 

cindylpal

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I did my Ice Cream Show for the group on campus....The Frosty Latte and the Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. This is my ALL TIME FAVORITE show...everyone can enjoy, even those that CAN'T bake!!!
 

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scottcooks

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Congrats on a fun show! S'CREAMingly good!
 

TheNewMrsRue

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Use the DCB and rice cooker to show how they can make REAL food even in the dorm!! do the chicken penne pasta with a chocolate lava cake in the rice cooker!!
 
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rice cooker and the micro pots! Oh and the mix and chop! mashed potatoes in the micro is amazing!
 

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