The biggest suggestion I have for open houses is make large sturdy signs (like the size when houses are for sale and the realtor puts up an open house sign or larger) and put them at all key intersections with arrows directing them to your location. I did an open house at my house for the first time in October (split it up Friday night 6-8pm and Saturday 9:30-11:30 am) and had sent out an invite to about 50 people plus talked it up to the parents in 3 early childhood classes. I had a few signs up right in my immediate neighborhood and of the 12 people total that stopped in 10 were because of the signs!! Then today I did a 4 hour open house at a friend's (there were actually 7 different consultants from Mary Kay, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple etc) and brought my same signs that say "Pampered Chef Open House" on them and placed them again directing people to the house. There were at least 10 people that came in just on the signs alone. (And mind you all of us had sent out emails to our contacts so that's 7 consultants x alot of emails and that didn't do much of anything!) I had 7 orders today for $208.75 (not great but still better than I thought considering all the other "competition" from the other vendors) plus several people who took my catalog and left their names with me to follow up with them once they had time to browse and see what they want. So that's 7 new customers that stopped in in addition to the 7 consultants that now have my info for the future. One funny anecdote is the Tastefully Simple woman came up to me and gave me a hug and said "Thanks so much for putting up the signs...I just had an order from a woman who came in intending to buy from Pampered Chef but saw my table and bought from me." That purchaser did not buy from me however! So my signs did something for everyone I guess. I'm going to try and do an open house every 3 months at my house and now that I know the power of signs I'll get a ton more put up to pull people from much farther away. I liked doing the one at my own house because I didn't have to tote all my stuff anywhere. Ahhh. Lisa White #412746 Your Independent Kitchen Consultant for the Pampered Chef ® 952-886-9236 www.pamperedchef.biz/LisasHotDish Secure, convenient, personal shopping 24 hours a day, seven days a week!