I have not yet joined -- I have to get those four dates -- but I am finding that a lot of people like Pampered Chef, would like to have a party, but all of their friends are sick of parties -- they have been to the candle parties, etc. How do you get around this? Pampered Chef parties seem like they would be a lot more fun than a candle party (although I have never been to one, and don't generally like them (they make me sneeze)). I have been pushing catalog parties instead hoping this will work. Also, how do you approach Senior Citizens with the party idea -- I know my mother thinks she has everything she needs, but I see a lot of items in the catalog that she could use to help w/ her arthritis. Sorry this is so wordy. Any help will be appreciated -- You all have great ideas.