Origami Owl parties are a fun way to earn free bling, but it’s not always convenient to have an in-home party. Luckily, with Facebook, you can still earn all the rewards of hosting a party even if your toddler (or you, no judgement) turned your house into something resembling a crime scene. Even better, your bestie who lives across the country can party with you! Whoop whoop! Not sure how to host a Facebook party? It’s easy.
What is a Facebook party
A Facebook party is an event held live at a specified time on Facebook. I tend to book most of my parties on Sunday at 7 p.m., since most people are home then, relaxing and preparing for the upcoming week.
How to host a Facebook party: What to expect
The party will be held in real-time in a Facebook event we have set up for your friends. We will play a few games, look a pretty jewelry and I’ll explain what Origami Owl is and how to build a locket. The party is fun and fast. I will number posts and let everyone know when we are moving on to the next post. The entire party lasts about 90 minutes. And I promise, the 90 minutes will go by in a blink of an eye.
How to host a Facebook party: Tips
Once we’ve picked a date that works for you, pick a fun theme for your party. Yes, themes are cheesy, but so is cheese and everyone loves it (and them). The theme brings the whole party together and encourages your guests to participate and sometimes act silly.
Keep your guest list small. Don’t invite everyone on your friends list, only invite the people you would actually invite into your home. By keeping the guest list small, it creates a sense of intimacy. I recommend no more than 20 invitations.
Send your guests a private message before you add them to the event. Something as simple as “Hey Windy, I’m hosting an Origami Owl party on Sunday night right here on Facebook just for my besties. I hope you can join me.”
A day or two before the event, introduce me to your guests through a private message. “Hey Sarah, this is Windy who will be our designer for my Origami Owl party. If you have any questions, just let her know.”
Share your excitement with your friends in the days leading up to the party. If you are excited, your guests will be too. I will begin posting fun pre-party posts, like our virtual song list and virtual menu, in the days leading up to the party. Comment and interact with your guests on these posts to get them excited about the party too.
When your party starts, be on a computer. The party will move fast and you’ll be better able to participate from a computer than your phone. Remember, you are the hostess and I am the entertainment. Your guests will follow your lead, so have fun and engage and interact on the posts in your party.
After the party has ended, send your guests a private message thanking them for coming.
Now that you know what to expect and how to host a Facebook party, what are you waiting for? Let’s schedule your Facebook party today. Connect with me in my Facebook VIP group or contact me to schedule yours.