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Y Down the Garden Path Show

Y Ideas for a Garden Show

Y Panic Show Cake

Pottery Show

Y Pottery Home Show Game: Table Game

Y A Morning at Home with Longaberger

Y COUPLES SHOW

Y Ideas for presenting to "Twenty-Somethings"

Y Cyber Show

Y 24 Hours in My Day Show

Y Bad Luck/Good Luck Jan Show

Y Let’s get Organized!

Y No Show Show

Y Know Your Spring '07 Wish List Game & Show

 

 

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One of the best ways to keep customers "coming back" is to have a variety of show styles.  Change styles with the seasons, the holidays, the weather ... be creative!

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Y Down the Garden Path Show
 

Oval Waste Baskets - Work well for storage of fertilizers and plant foods.

13" Measuring Basket - Great to store potting soil or a garden hose.

Cracker - Create a greenhouse effect by inverting an extra cracker protector over one already filled with newly planted flower seeds.

Med. Gathering - Fits perfectly between garden rows to collect fresh vegetables for the dinner table.

Med. Fruit - Makes a super gift filled with gardening items and books.

Lg. Picnic - Works well to store books on gardening tips, cooking with herbs and flower arranging.

Lg. Berry - Use to create a dish garden by placing a thin layer of stones in the bottom of the protector and then filling with a variety of green plants and flowers.

Lg. Spoon - Displays a beautiful fresh flower centerpiece.

Key Baskets - Filled with vining plants creates a waterfall effect in a sunroom or bathroom.

Just another note - at our Hostess Appreciation of our Branch members and our Regional Advisor did a flower arranging demonstration with Longaberger products. Everyone loved it! One of the easiest and most popular was creating a Dutch Garden in the Small Gathering. Six small plants/flowers in their plastic containers from the store fit neatly inside. Peat moss was placed on top for a finished look. Very pretty and easy!

Janene

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Y Ideas for a Garden Show

 

For a creative Hostess and/or Sponsoring packet:

"Be a Blooming Success as a Longaberger® Hostess”  -- Set your display around the Longaberger flower pot and accompany your packets with flower seeds or flower note cards.

 

A great Booking Idea: 

Attach a packet of flower seeds with "Your Home Show will be a Blooming Success!" Give out to all those who book a home show. 

 

Good Luck with your home show!

from Melissa

Y Pottery Show
 

I just did a pottery show. Told the pottery story.....then I showed the 12 ounce mug and told guests that I start my day drinking coffee out my Longaberger® mug. Great to use 8 mugs and grease each one and mix up a batch of brownies and bake the brownies in the mugs normal baking time. You can take the brownies out and cut them in half and make ice cream sandwiches or else serve them in the mugs with ice cream on top. My boys use to love this when they were at home.

I took the wrought iron two pie server, and showed how the 2 qt casserole fits on top, showed the 2 qt. casserole lid fits on the large mixing bowl and the pie dish too. The wrought iron two pie can hold all the mixing bowls on the top and you can even use the 9" Woodcraft Measuring Basket Lid to cover the mixing bowls. Put the lg. mixing bowl on top and use as a punch bowl or serve soup out of it with crackers on a dinner plate on the bottom of the two pie server . Put the small covered dish in the center of the dinner plate or pie plate and put crackers around the plate and cheese spread in the small covered dish. Does this help? I did more, but let me know if you need more ideas. Paulette B. Illinois balda@essex1.com

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Y Pottery Home Show Game: Table Game

Answers to all the questions are found on the kitchen table.

1. Home base in baseball?    (Plate)

2. Many roads come to this?   (Fork)

3. Used in making windows?   (Glass)

4. Key player on a baseball team?  (Pitcher)

5. Unidentified flying objects?  (Saucer)

6. People do this in alleys?  (Bowl)

7. Given for 25th anniversary?  (Silver) 

8. A criminal shot? (Mug)

 

from Melissa

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Y A Morning at Home with Longaberger

 

Here's a great home show idea you might want to try.  Best part about it is that you can show up in your pj's, robe and slippers!

Start your presentation by telling the guests that you are going to walk them through a typical morning at home and show them all the different Longaberger products that can be used along the way.  The following are just some examples--use your imagination to come up with a script you're comfortable with.  Most of all, add a fair smidgen of humor!

What's the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?  Go to the bathroom? 

Well, the person before you forgot to refill the toilet paper holder, so grab a new roll from the SPRING basket (or whatever basket you like to use for storing toilet tissue).

Next?  Do you blow your nose?    TISSUE BASKET

Need to throw it away now?  OVAL WASTE

Wash face  (Washcloths folded up in SMALL VEGETABLE, SOAP/LOTION DISPENSER)

Brush teeth (TUMBLER)

Brush Hair (SMALL SPOON)

Head downstairs for that first cup of coffee!  (coffee in SMALL CANISTER or SMALL SPOON, filters in BUTTON, MUG/MUG COVER, CREAM & SUGAR, SWEETENER HOLDER)

Grab the newspaper and relax for a minute before the kids get up (NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINE)

Kids up--fix their breakfast (STACKABLE BOWLS)

Pack lunches (bread in BREAD basket, snacks in PANTRY basket, lunch bags in TALL KEY)

Gather up homework (9 x 13 SERVING SOLUTIONS--1 for each child--stored on WROUGHT IRON 5-LEVEL RACK)

Grab book-bags, hats, gloves, etc. (MEDIUM WASHDAY near door) and send them off on the bus (whew!)

Back upstairs to get dressed, do hair and makeup (VANITY basket)

Start laundry (WASH DAY baskets, laundry soap in LARGE SPOON, fabric softener sheets in MEDIUM KEY, clothes pins (if you hang clothes outside) in another MEDIUM KEY which hang on wall in laundry room with WROUGHT IRON WALL HOOK. 

Grab your RECIPE basket and start thinking about what you might like to fix for dinner before you head off to the grocery store.  Show all the sizes of MIXING BOWLS and CASSEROLES, plus utensils in CROCK.

When I do this show, my customers are amazed at how many products you can use in just one morning on a daily basis!  You can probably think of lots of other products to use for this Morning at Home with Longaberger show.  Use your own lifestyle to adjust these ideas and have fun with it!

 

Nancy in DE

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Y COUPLES SHOW

I thought I would give a really quick idea for a couples show.  I have done a couple of them, but the one I had the most fun with, was done at this time of the year, during the Mother's Day campaign.

 A really neat couple had the idea and asked me to also invite my husband.  They decided to do it on a Friday night, and have a no kids night out. 

When I asked my husband about it, he was delighted to come and started brainstorming right away about what "we " could do to make this show special.  Any of you who know my husband, Chuck, know that he is a true gem and loves to be involved in all aspects of my business.

He came up with the idea of doing a presentation for the men in the basement, while I had the ladies upstairs doing mine.  After our shows they got together for the refreshments.

He even went around the house picking out what products he wanted to take with him and how he wanted to decorate them.  I will admit that 75% of his baskets had tools in them and the other 25% had golf stuff !!!  But, I figured if he was willing to do this, he could take them any way he pleased.

For the history he showed a video that featured the manufacturing process and then he talked about the products.  We all got a kick out of all the laughter and noise coming from the basement and could tell they were enjoying themselves.

When the hostess sent out the invites (a flyer we made up) she also included a wish list for the wives to fill out.  Since it was during the Mother's Day campaign, she promoted the fact that they could buy a gift for their wife at the show.  I think the guys really appreciated the fact that they were downstairs and could buy the gift without their wives knowing. 

After the show was over and the guests had left, we added up the sales and the hostess had a great show !!!  I am sorry to say, that Chuck's basement crowd out sold mine.  Almost every one of them bought the MD combo and some of them even a few more items.  I think they wanted to make Chuck feel like he did a great job.  They all wanted to know who had sold more, him or me.

All in all it was a great night out.  And I think Chuck enjoyed it as much or more than I did !!!

For those of you who are thinking, I could never get my husband to do that !!  I would encourage you to get your husband as involved in your business as you can.  Get him to visit the plant and see how our product is
made (guys love that !! ) Help him feel an ownership of your business and that his help is vital to your success.

One of the things I have always done is tried to observe those who are where I wanted to be and see what works for them. What I noticed is that many of the most successful Advisors had husbands that were by their side and interested and supportive of there business.  So, I really tried to get Chuck as involved as I could.  Now he knows as much, if not more than I do.  And we have really enjoyed my business and it's growth as a couple.  My consultants can tell you he is a big help and I would not be where I am today without him.  So, if you want Chuck to consult with your men, let me know !!!  I know he would be delighted to do so. 

I would love to hear other ideas for couples shows or how you have gotten your family more involved in your business.
   
                    Baskets of Blessings,                              Becky Bernard

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Y Ideas for presenting to "Twenty-Something's"

Play up the fact that they are perhaps in their first apartment and want to personalize it-that there are LB products for young people and that baskets can fit any decor not just country.

Sometimes this age group may be more interested in the "lower priced" products such as berry baskets, the address basket, cracker basket, catch all, pen pal and note pal.  Several of these items can be used for desk
organization.  They may want to hear about entertaining options (maybe more casual) like cookouts, tailgate parties, impromptu have your friends over for a movie night, picnics, hiking or going to parks.  In regard to the larger products they may be interested in the LB cooler for beer or other canned drinks.  Also think about how they might want to pamper themselves and use baskets that could hold bath products/hair supplies/etc.

In a lot of apartments storage space is limited.  If somebody really wants to splurge or start collecting the basket bin and bins would alleviate the clutter in an apartment.

Focus on builder baskets: Cake, pie, Key baskets, Berry baskets, Recipe basket etc.  These are the first baskets someone buys.

Talk about practicality, usability etc.

Go for the functionality of the basic baskets that have names that reflect their original purpose:
Bread basket for CD's and Vanity basket for VCR tapes.

Paper trays; Note pal and Pen pal baskets for their computer desks

Small Loaf basket for diskettes.

Measuring Baskets for plants or ice.

Medium gathering for carrying that cake pan to work.

Small gathering with Road Trip Lid for road trips of course!

Small Key basket for keys.

Tall Key Baskets -- great for mail and bills instead of piling it (and you need more than one, it helps to have a separate one for bills so you bills don't get lost in all the junk mail you need to go through). 

If any are married, one for him, one for her, and a bill one is great. I prefer key baskets to the paper baskets because I have trouble with flat surfaces collecting things. With the mail hanging on my wall, I can't lose it.

Recipe basket for the obvious, but can also organize photographs.

Newspaper basket to throw the paper into.

Magazine basket to keep magazines.

Small Vegetable, Pie, Darning - Hold paper plates.  Keeps them right there on the counter!

Address basket -- keeping everyone's number & address easy to find.  Organize nail polish.

Medium or Large Market Basket, Cake - Use on top of the fridge or counter to hold chips/pretzels.

Spring Basket - Great to hold lotions & hairsprays.

Vanity Basket - great to help organize that cluttered bathroom counter!  Holds makeup & hair stuff.

Envelope Basket - keeps those bills handy so you don't forget to pay them!

Small Bakers Rack w/bread basket & serving solutions basket - Put vitamins, medications, etc., in the bread basket, and put little snack foods in the serving solutions.

Medium or Large Mixing Bowl - Great for fresh fruit on the counter so it's there when you're in a rush!

Candle Basket - Keep note cards handy for writing little thank-you's!

Picnic Basket - takes on an entirely different ~ and very romantic ~ character when it is loaded for two, instead of a family of four!  :o)

Romance: Do the wine basket or the romantic desert basket. (Took my fiancé on an after work picnic one night (11 years ago) and used the large picnic). 

Working-Out:  (going to the gym) A basket is perfect for holding workout clothes, athletic sneakers, energy bars, water bottle, etc. (I use the Med. Market) also I *hide* my purse in the car by putting it inside a basket w/
lid in the rear floorboard.

Lunch: Medium Chore great for a sandwich or salad, diet soda, and pretzels.

Photography: Any basket for camera, film, or photo albums. (Med. or Lg. Market, Magazine, Recipe)

Gifts: Other friends having babies or getting married.  (Be sure & show them how to sign the basket when giving it as a gift)

Decorative plus Functional: I started out using baskets to decorate with (made my first apt. not so empty) then when we started to go somewhere to a ballgame, race or family get-together I dumped everything out (or replace protector!!) and toted it w/ food, clothing inside.

Pottery: Many 20 y/o have mix & match dishes (left over from college or hand-me down from Mom) stress the idea of the durability, etc., perhaps this could be a good booking tool.

Bathroom: Baskets.... For organizing styling products...and hiding personal hygiene products!

Opportunity: This is a great sponsoring group. You never know what guest might be sitting back there wishing she had a way to help pay off that student loan (w/o getting a public part-time job) PLUS own her own business and earn FREE baskets.  Get started now in your own business, which will give you opportunities later (if you decide to stay home with kids).  Otherwise you are beginning a business, having kids all at once.

Shared from my files:
Laura M.
Montana
 

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Y Cyber Show

Here's an idea for your hostess who'd like to have a cyber show. You can e-mail her this note and she can just send it on to everyone in her address book.

Hi! I'm having a Longaberger cyber show and you're invited. Simply go to
http://www.longaberger.com/yourname and browse through the beautiful on-line catalog. When you're ready to place an order, simply put my name as "hostess." Your order will be shipped to me in 4-6 weeks, and we can have the social part of the party when I get your products to you!

If you have any questions, you can e-mail my consultant at bettybaskets@isp.com and she'll be happy to help you. And if you'd like to earn some baskets for 1/2 price or free, you can talk to her about having your own show - home or cyber!

Baskets of cheer,
Jane Basketlover

HTH
Lynn in WA
 

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Y 24 Hours in My Day Show

I just wanted to share what I did at my home show last night. It was over $900 so I feel like it was a success! We watched a tape of Becky Bernard (thanks for the idea Becky!) at my last region meeting that talked about theme shows. I had never done this but it sounded like a great idea so I thought I would try it.

One of Becky's show ideas was "24 hours in my day" and she said that she started it in her bathrobe and slippers. So, I went through my day and thought about some of the ways I use baskets, made a list and tossed my bathrobe and funny slippers into the car and off I went.

Here is what I used for the "24 hours in my day":

First I introduced myself and told them that we were going to do something a little different (of course, based on the robe and slippers, they had already guessed that). I thanked everyone for coming and then got started.
I tried to add little personal experiences with each basket/item. To save your time, I will leave those out but I would suggest that you add your personal experiences to your show if you try this.

1. Journal Basket - holds my glasses on my nightstand - talked about handmade quality of baskets, signed and dated by weaver, made in USA, etc

2. Wash Day - holds clean towels next to shower - thanked hostess for having me and talked about exclusive hostess only line

3. Medium Wall Pocket - holds blow dryer and curling iron - talked about liners and protectors
 

4. Woven Reflections Small Vase - holds brushes on vanity - talked about pottery

5. Spring - holds makeup - talked about versatility (could use a spring basket for something different in every room)

- now, time to get dressed so took off robe and slippers and put on regular shoes (talked about how I got into Longaberger® at this point)

6. Coffee Mug - holds coffee (imagine that!) - talked about different pottery colors and mixing and matching

7. Small Bakers Rack - vanity basket holds loaf of bread on top (for toast for breakfast) - talked about wrought iron products

8. Market Basket - sits by door to hold everything to go to and from work

- talked about history of company, office building, Dave (I was brief here because this was an audience of experienced Longaberger® customers, I would tailor this to my audience)

9. Cake Basket and Large Mixing Bowl - have to take a dish to work (banana pudding) - talked about using baskets and pottery together, also using feature fabrics (jelly bean napkin) to match seasons

10. TV Time - next to phone at office - talked about line of "office baskets" to help organize

11. 9x13 baking dish - pop in oven for dinner  also fits on top of Market Basket - talked about feature products and being on my mailing list

12. Recipe Basket - Hand out a couple of good recipes (maybe the Frito dessert recipe). Type these using the postcard feature on my Create-A-Card. I added a cute piece of clip art to each and put my shop with me address on the bottom. I printed them on cardstock (four to a page) and cut them apart with a paper cutter. These were a hit!!!

13. 5" round keeping basket - holds sweet n low for glass of tea - talked about booking a show and hostess earning this for free

14. Large Tote Basket w/ carrying handles -show the new flexible woven marriage of wood and strong nylon webbing -- holds scrap booking supplies (off to a crop I go, very popular with my audience!) - again mentioned hostess benefits and hostess only specials on wrought iron and basket bundles and upcoming and current specials.  That is the gist of it. I handed out lapboards after this and explained about the feature flyer and wish list.

Anyway, sorry so long! I just wanted to post in case someone could use this.

Lacey in KY
 

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Y Bad Luck/Good Luck Jan Show

To incorporate all of the sale products and Lucky You related products into one show, I am going to work from the St. Patrick's Day theme. I thought that I would present my show in a bad luck/good luck format. For example, I might say something like this: "Bad luck is not being able to find your keys when you are in a hurry. Good luck is having a Small Key Basket near the door to keep them in!"

First I was thinking it would be fun to do the introductions by asking people to share the thing(s) they do for good luck, like crossing fingers or the thing(s) they avoid for fear of bad luck, like breaking a mirror.  This will get things rolling.

To tie in the Products, here are some "Bad Luck/Good Lucks" that I came up with:

BL - A counter full of clutter when unexpected guests arrive.  Good Luck - Having a Magazine Basket to quickly sweep the clutter away before you answer the door!

BL - Running out of space on your buffet table.  GL - Adding the Paper Tray Stand & Baskets for silverware on the bottom and rolls up top.

BL - When your favorite house plant dies.  GL - Planting it in the 9" Measuring Basket with protector insert, so you can easily lift out the insert to check the health of roots.

BL - Coming home from a long day at work and then having to fix dinner.  GL - Having froze that left over casserole in the 8x8 Dish.

BL - When you are feeling blue.  GL - When your best friend shows up with fresh baked blueberry lemon bread just for the two of you in the Small Loaf Dish.

BL - Mountains of bills to pay.  GL - Having them nicely organized in the Envelope Baskets on the W.I. Stand.

BL - Not having a stamp to mail that last minute birthday card.  GL - Having a roll of stamps stashed in the Business Card Basket.

BL - Morning Sickness.  GL - Seeing your baby for the first time on delivery day and forgetting about everything else!  2002 Baby Tie-on

Anybody come up with any others?????

Stacy in IL

 

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Y Let’s get Organized!

By: Angela Onermaa

It’s a new year and we all have New Year resolutions!

Lose Weight, Spend more time with our family, start reading more books, ………..

How many of you would like to start the new year off by being more organized? (raise your own hand too).

Well, I would love to share some ideas with you today about using Longaberger ® baskets in a variety of ways to organize your home beautifully.

I first would like to thank my hostess ____________for inviting me into her home to share Longaberger ® with you.

Just for being a qualified hostess today, ______________ will get to choose from wonderful hostess benefits such as any product in the Wish List for half-price and products for FREE! Who loves to get things for free? If you would like to have a few friends over too, you can host a show to earn products free and ___________will get one of these cute “friendship” baskets for free if 2 of you set a date to host a show with me.

If anyone is interested in starting the New Year off with more time at home, flexible hours, and extra income please talk to me after the show and I’d love to give you more details!

Let’s get started!

Imagine being able to walk through your family room without tripping over toys. Or having a place to put keys and cell phones so the morning rush out the door runs a little more smoothly. Sound like an impossible dream? It's not. Baskets are great ways to keep essentials handy without having them underfoot, and they still look nice and organized. Here are some room-by-room ideas for using baskets to help organize your home.

The Entryway/Foyer/Mudroom

Collect mittens and scarves in the cold weather and sunglasses, hats or sunglasses in warm weather in a medium market basket or medium storage solution basket with lid. Use key baskets, the gatehouse baskets or wrought iron wall hooks to hang items off the floor and out of the way yet easily accessible.

The Bathroom

Use baskets in the bathroom to keep it neater—and to save you the embarrassment of running out of toilet tissue. Roll guest or hand towels in the bathroom and put them in a vanity basket. Even kids can roll a towel. It will keep the bathroom neater for guests too. You can also place the vanity basket on the back of the commode as a great place to keep an extra roll or two of toilet tissue. A quick glance and you'll never be surprised to find the tissue is empty. This is also a great chore for a little helper. Arrange reading material in a magazine basket. Someone always seems to leave a magazine or ten in the bathroom, and a basket will keep it looking neat. Use the stackable protector set and lid for a cosmetic or toiletries organizer.

Use the 2 Qt. Pottery crocks to organize your blow dryer, brushes, and curling iron. It’s easy to clean and is safe for hot curling irons.

The Kitchen

Our kitchen counters seem to be magnets for everything. Baskets are a great way to keep essentials neat and make healthy snacks immediately available and appealing.

Use the pantry basket to neatly arrange fruit or other healthy snacks on the kitchen counter or table. It will look great and keep healthy snacks a focal point. Use baskets for bread, snacks, mail, homework papers in the bread basket—just look at what usually ends up on your counter to see what might be a good candidate. Add a divided protector to your baskets and you can use them double duty for organizing bills, school papers, or mail and stamps.

Family Room

If you have kids, you probably have toys. Especially with younger kids, you want the toys to be accessible, and you also want to reinforce the little ones' ability to start picking up after themselves. Baskets are a great way to make all of these things happen. Use the medium market basket because the swinging handles make it easy for little ones to carry and place items in. The chore and spring baskets also work great for this purpose. Have a special basket for each child that stays in their room. Mom can put items in their baskets that need to be put away. 

Liven up a room with plants in baskets. This will make your potted plants look neater too. Our measuring baskets have planter inserts to keep the plant roots healthy and makes watering easy and neat. Re-potting plants is easy with the lift out insert.

Use a large basket to hold blankets. They're perfect for snuggling on the couch, but you can't expect little ones to fold something that's bigger than they are. Putting them in a basket keeps them where they belong and neat. The hostess medium wash day basket holds several blankets with ease and style or the newspaper basket measures up well for big tasks too!

If, like in many households, a new week brings a new remote, then designate a small basket just for the remotes. The candle basket or envelope basket work just perfect. Anyone caught not putting them back where they belong has to listen to the story about "way back when, before we had remote controls and had to get up to change the channel..."

Magazines and newspapers can threaten to take over a room, but a basket (recycled weekly) is a good way to keep them accessible without feeling like every living space or tabletop is buried. The magazine and newspaper baskets come to the rescue.

Videos and DVDs pile up to spell clutter in flash. Use the medium storage solution basket with lid to hide away video game cartridges, videos. The large storage solutions basket with wood dividers will hold 3 rows of CDs by your entertainment center.

You name it.

Use Longaberger ® baskets to make seasonal accents. Our beautiful fabrics are available in interchangeable liners for colors for every season. For spring and summer, potted bulbs and flowers are often on sale and add so much to the room. Use a teaspoon basket to cover up the inexpensive plastic pots and group a few containers together for a delightful room pick-me-up. The 5” measuring adds greenery pizzazz that fits just about anywhere in your home.

 Do you do crafts? Storage solutions to the rescue!

Try keeping a basket or container in every room to collect clutter, toys, etc. If you have time, sort through items and put them where they belong; if not, you still have clutter that looks like décor’!

I’d be happy to help you with specific organizing solutions in your home. Please feel free to ask me any questions.

I’d like to Thank you again for coming, and don’t forget to pick a date for your show to help _______earn her “friendship” basket for free. I had a terrific time sharing about Longaberger with you.

 

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Y "No Show" Show

The "No Show" show consists of no formal presentation, no folders, no table to bring, no games and no ice breakers. No sitting on the couch either. The "No Show" is only two hours long. The 'No Show" was developed by another direct sales company.......works for them and now works well with Longaberger.

Here is how it works.

Set up on a kitchen or dining room table and pull all the chairs away.  This leaves walking room around the entire table. On one side set-up core line and the other side holiday (current feature). Have dips in your display for tasting.

Greet people when they come in the door and hand them a catalog, order form and flyer. Tell them to get something to drink and them come and visit me in the dining room to see my display and taste dips. No one can be late if they come anywhere between 7 and 9 o'clock because you are working one-on -- one or in small groups of two or three.

Basically, you ask a few key questions....are you new to Longaberger? What baskets do you own, like the best or use the most? Have you tried our pottery?

Then you take it from there. If they are new... go into the construction, features and benefits in about 4 minutes. Then show them quickly how to use our baskets, give ideas, value saving sets, etc.  Hand them a sticky note pad to make the pages of the catalog with products that interest them.  Then sit and write up their order.  Walk around and ask if anyone has any questions.

This show is great because you are filling individual needs one-on-one. No boring presentation for people that heard it many times before. You can ask specific booking and recruiting questions.

My team has been using this new style and has had a huge successes, and very high shows. Be sure to let the hostess know you are doing this style.  Print it on the invitations.

When you are closing each order ask each how they liked this new style.  You will be surprised how much they love it.   Make sure the hostess had background music playing...holiday music this time of the year. 

To me it resembles a fun "cocktail party."  People are moving, talking, eating, drinking and enjoying themselves.

One thing.....just make sure old hostesses know what you are doing.  Some don't like change and want the games and formal presentation.  But I assure you the  busy, young, and seasoned hostesses that are bored are loving this new "UN Show."

 

 

 

 

Y Clutter’s Last Stand

Ideas to organize your home

By: Independent Consultant Angela Onermaa

Clutter-Ending it’s toll on your family

Put baskets in every room to hold things while you are too busy to put them where they belong

Every kitchen deserves a “catch-all” basket. Clean it out once a week

Take a long look at your home to eliminate clutter in corners or “hot spots”

Don’t store things in wrong places such as light bulbs in the pantry or greeting cards in the kitchen unless you have a desk there.

Create “theme” baskets so you know where things are in a hurry: medicine and/or first aid basket in the bathroom, Light bulb/battery basket in utility room, gift wrap basket to hold wrapping paper, bows, tape; game basket to hold cards, games, dice, score-pads, etc. in the family room

 

Organize your Desk Space

Pen and Note-pal baskets

Wrought Iron paper tray stand and baskets to organize incoming mail, bills, outgoing mail, homework papers. Make sure the junk mail goes in the trash

Use your wall space to create free space. The wrought iron envelope rack and utility shelf help get things off your counters and organized.

Use shelves and varying heights to create organized space. The wrought iron small baker’s rack, 5-level shelf, or basket bin organizer in the kitchen, bedroom or bathroom creates useful storage space for just about everything! Longaberger baskets and wrought iron work great together for function and style

Hide -Away Storage Help

Use baskets with lids that stack for floor storage space. The Generations baskets with lids can nest on the floor to store craft projects, photos, greeting cards, books, etc.

The storage solutions baskets with lids store away those bigger items and carrying is easy with the cut-out handles. Shelves become beautifully organized with winter clothes, shoes, crafts or toys inside

The catch-all baskets with lids also nest nicely for dresser top organizing for jewelry, coins, watches, or collectibles

 

Pet Organizing

Use the “dog” pewter wall hook to keep the leash in one spot-never hunt for where you left it again

The measuring and fruit baskets are a great place for dog toys or even dog treats when used with a lid

The Mulligan pottery collection keeps your pet pampered-Never buy another plastic or metal dog dish again-your dog can’t bite through our pottery Dog dishes J

Store dog food in the oval waste baskets with a lid and dog biscuits in the Mulligan canister

A small basket such as the tea or small key keeps your dog vet shot record, medicines, dog tags, and emergency vet information all handy

Ready for the Ultimate in Home organizing, de-cluttering, & cleaning?

Visit http://www.FlyLady.net for detailed lists and routines that come straight to your email!

 

         Angela Onermaa
Independent Sales Consultant
 

 

 

 

Here's a fun show idea passed on by Branch Advisor Susan Bayer, who received it from one of her GST buddies. Baskets of Gratitude for your sharing, Cindy

 

A BIG Thank you to Nancy Parcels for sharing her theme show with us at our meeting!

Here is how to do the cooking demonstration:
Have all the guests gather around you in the kitchen.  Have all your products arranged nicely in your hostess serving tray.  Talk about the hostess serving tray.  Give ideas for it and talk about the hostess program.  Show the pie plate - talk about the qualities of our pottery and why you love it!   Tell them why Grandma Bonnie's pie plate is famous.  Did you know she made dessert for 14 people every night? A serving was a quarter of a pie!  That is 4 pies to be baked a day!  Talk about bookings when you add the sugar from the votive cup.  Nancy said the votive cup will hold 1/3 cup and the custard cup will hold 1/2 cup.   Other products to have are the spoon rest and the bread plate.  Nancy had a white star candle and cranberries floating in the large mixing bowl on the counter.  It was beautiful!  

Other Tips:
Keep the recipe between the protector and the basket.  This is also a good idea for "idea cards" so you can look in any basket and read ideas for it.  
You could set your recipe on the lid of the recipe basket.  

As you are talking about the qualities of our pottery, to get a laugh out of the audience, tell them to just read the bottom of the pottery if they forget what they can do with it.  

Here is the recipe:
1 large can sliced peaches, undrained
1/3 cup sugar in votive cup wrapped in saran wrap
1 yellow cake mix
1/2 stick butter on bread plate

Stir peaches and sugar in pie plate.  Top with 1/2 to 3/4 cake mix. Slice butter and sprinkle over the top.  Bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes.

Go back to the living room to show the rest of your products.   When the bell goes off - you should be finished with your presentation!  

Be sure to bring scissors, a can opener and a spoon.  Give each guest a copy of the recipe as a favor.  Have the hostess provide vanilla ice cream to serve with the cobbler.  

It was good!!!!
 


 

BIBLICAL BASKETS SHOW

 

Vonda,

 

I know this is long, and I'm not a consultant, so I don't know if this would even be appropriate for a show.  I just had fun going through the wishlist and my bible and thinking things up. 

 

Barbara

 

Adam & Eve - fruit or berry baskets for ease in picking all the bounty in the garden of Eden.

 

Methuselah - he rates the 14" generations basket, since he's seen the most at 969 years old.

 

Noah - several large oval waste baskets to keep all the animals' feed in.

 

Abraham - address basket to help keep track of all his descendants.

 

Jacob - big and little basket bins to help keep those 12 sons organized.

 

Joseph - envelope basket to keep all those dream interpretations handy and organized.

 

Moses - large picnic, first for the ride down the river, then for all the years of travel and camping out.

 

Ruth - medium gathering for gleaning in the field.

 

David - small picnic, first to hold the shepherd's lunch, then to hold the warrior's weapons, then finally to hold the king's treasure.

 

Esther - darning to put on her dresser to keep her crown in.

 

Job - tall tissue during his sorrows and 13" measuring to remind him that God restored and doubled his fortunes.

 

Solomon - pen pal and note pal baskets to help keep his desk neat and tidy while he's dispensing all that wisdom.

 

Joseph, Jesus' earthly father - the key baskets would work well hanging in his carpenter's shop, keeping all the small hardware handy and organized.

 

Mary, Jesus' mother - the candle basket would be a reminder that she gave birth to the Light of the World.

 

Martha - recipe and serving solutions baskets, to help her serve her guests.

 

Paul, the apostle - the mail baskets to keep all his letters to the early Christians organized and ready to send.

 

Grandma Bonnie’s Pie Plate Show

Do standard introduction, history, about company, overview of product line, etc.  Then say, "People often say that our products are expensive.  Well, so are Cheerios if your children won’t eat them.  Anything that sits unused can be determined to be expensive.  Really “use” our products and you will call them indispensable instead of expensive.  I will give you an example of how you can really use Grandma Bonnie’s Pie Plate throughout the week."

Monday night use your favorite meatloaf recipe and make it in a ring with a hole in the center of your pie plate.  Make enough hot side dishes for planned leftovers.   When dinner is over put all leftovers in the pie plate with the meatloaf, cover with lid from 2 qt casserole or foil, and save for . . .   

Tuesday night dinner for hubby while you go to Bunco night with your friends.  He can put dinner in the oven or microwave & not have to settle for fast food fare.

Make Wednesday dinner barbeque chicken and use the pie plate to serve the cooked chicken.  Make sure you make extra and use 3 chicken breasts to make up the Mexican Chicken Casserole* or your own personal favorite.  You can mix it up and put it in the pie plate as you are cleaning up after dinner and put it in the fridge and your ready for . . .

Thursday night you have step class at the gym right after work so you’re a little late getting home.  Turn on the oven and pull the dinner out of the fridge & then jump in the shower.  While the casserole is cooking, make a salad and you have an easy weeknight dinner.

Friday, it’s your turn to take sweets to work.  Take Easy Apple Crumb Pie*.  Let it bake while you get ready to go to work.  With a brick in the bottom of the cake basket, it will stay warm under the wood riser.  You can put napkins, forks and plates on top of the riser.  Don’t forget the container of cool whip in the button basket.  Watch it, they’ll sign you up for sweets every week.

 Saturday evening you and hubby are going to a couples gathering for church and you volunteer to bring the appetizer.  Mix up the Artichoke Dip* in the pie plate and place the wood riser to one side in the medium gathering basket.  Next to it place the spring protector and fill it with pita triangles.  Place a hot button brick on the riser and then the pie plate with hot dip on top for nice presentation of a yummy appetizer.  Or, put your favorite bean layer dip in the pie plate and tortilla chips in the spring protector.

Sunday you are hosting a wedding shower for your favorite niece.  For a simple yet elegant appetizer, fill the pie plate with water; place a custard cup in the center and place it in the freezer.  Just before serving, place shrimp on ice around the pie plate and put sauce in the custard cup.  For an even more elegant look, turn small mixing bowl upside down and place pie plate on top.

And there you have it.  How your pie plate can help you thru a busy week.

Artichoke Dip

Mix together:

  • 1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped

  • 1 pkg (8 oz) Feta Cheese, crumbled

  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 jar (2 ox) diced pimientos, drained (optional)

Spoon into Grandma Bonnie's Pie Plate.  bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.  Serve with assorted crackers, veggies or pita triangles.  Makes 2 cups.

 

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mix together:

  • 3 boneless/skinless cooked chicken breasts, cubed

  • 5 corn tortillas cut into "bite size" pieces

  • 1 can low fat cream of chicken soup

  • 1/2 cup low fat chicken broth

  • 1 cup low fat grated cheese

  • 1/2 small can diced chilies

Pour mixture into Grandma Bonnie's Pie Plate.  Sprinkle Mexican seasonings on top, cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  This serves 4 people (5 pts per serving for you WW)

 

Easy Apple Crumb Pie

Place one can apple (or other fruit flavor) pie filling in Grandma Bonnie's Pie Plate.  Sprinkle with one package dry "Jiffy" yellow cake mix and pour 1/4 cup melted butter over the top.  Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until golden brown.  Delicious served warm over vanilla ice cream.

 

Whew!  There it is.  I did get lots of requests for this.  Sent lots off but decided I better just go ahead and do some retyping to make it fit the vine format.  I hope you have fun with this show and the recipes.  I have made the Easy Apple Crumb Pie at shows and it is always a hit.  If you have more than 6 people, you better have 2 of them.  Guests always go back for seconds.

 

 

Cake Basket Show

 

I don't know why I didn't think of it before I forwarded it to 30 more people today!  Here is the show for all who missed it and would like.  One thing I noticed is it is not mentioned in the flyers as an option for the hostess...I don't know why but I would definately make sure to mention it at shows.  Dena  dep@mtco.com

WHICH CAKE IS WHICH??    

Clue you give ............................................Answer

1. Satans Meal…………………………..Devils Food

2. Light as a feather…………………….Angel Food

3. Chiquita……………………………….Banana

4. Bugs Bunny Delight………………….Carrot

5. Dark Woods…………………………..Black Forrest

6. Bits of chocolate………………………Choc. Chip

7. Nuts or Crazy…………………………Fruit Cake

8. Sweets from Abroad………………….German Choc.

9. It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature…Chiffon

10. Comes from the bottom of the sea…Sponge

11. Sunkist………………………………..Orange

12. 16 ounces……………………………..Pound

13. Herbs………………………………….Spice

14. Dairy………………………………….Butter

(I accept cheese sometimes)

15. Coward……………………………….Yellow

16. Vanna’s Choice………………………White

I find it easiest to tell them to number their papers 1-16 Before I start reading clues. This way if they skip an answer they can ask me at the end to read the clue again for that number. I explain to them that I will give them a clue and they are supposed to figure out what kind of cake I am referring to. It must be a true cake fluffy bread like. Number 10 & 14 always throw them for a loop. they want to say crab cakes and cheese cake. These are not fluffy bread like cakes. Sometimes I just accept cheese cake, but I will not accept crab cakes. This has to be made clear in the beginning before you give clues.

Whoever has the most answers correct wins a prize.

When we finish the game I go right into talking about the cake basket.

Cake Basket Ideas (most are taken from the LB website)

Fill the Cake Basket up with ice and then place a large mixing bowl full of potato salad or any other salad in the ice - it stays nice and cold all day with no worries!

Rest a Cracker Basket, with the protector set, at the back of the Cake Basket and fill it with condiments and put chips and pretzels in the Cake Basket.

Put a med. Key protector in the back to hold paper plates and napkins standing up. Stand stacked cups to one side and use the small spoon protector to hold forks. Great to keep things organized at a birthday party.

Carrying 3 or 4 drinks in the cardboard trays from a fast food place can be very tricky. The Cake Basket is a perfect fit for the tray.

Use the Cake Basket in a minivan right between the two front seats. It slides in perfectly back to front with the handles facing front and back . If you go through the drive-thru or stop to pick up drinks for co-workers on the way to work , just put the cup caddie from the restaurant in the bottom of the basket. If you buy food the bags will fit on top or between the cups Then you can just carry the basket into work, home or to the park for a picnic with your kids. It makes juggling all that stuff so much easier.

You can place your address book and pads of note paper and pens under the riser and set the phone/answering machine on top of the riser. Makes the kitchen counter cleaner and classier!

It holds a pack of diapers on one side and a box of wipes on the other. If you tip the wipes on end, then there is enough room for a small spoon protector to hold diaper rash cream and Vaseline or whatever else you need close at hand. This way you can carry your changing station throughout the house

This idea would only before those of us who have a Lavender basket.

Tie each loop of the Lavender Basket with a napkin to the upright handles of the Cake Basket. Put fresh grated parmesan cheese tossed with croutons in the Lavender Basket and serve a fresh garden salad from the Cake Basket beneath. It makes a great centerpiece also!

The last time I did this presentation of the cake basket at a home show I sold 5 cake baskets. Many purchased various other accessories to do some of the ideas above. One even purchased the basket, liner, protector. Lge mix. Bowl, and the lid. That was a $171.00 order!!!! Feature a basket like this and watch your sales grow. Give it a try!!!!

 

Keyword:  S.u.m.m.e.r. Show

S Stunning  All-American Pottery Just in time for fruit
desserts and fireworks is our red, white & blue pottery
collection. Joining the pie plate, large pitcher and large
mixing bowl are the 8" x 8" baking dish and the 1 pint crock
and berry scented candle. Just like our regular pottery it is dishwasher,
microwave, oven and freezer safe.  All the pieces
have that wonderful Stars and Stripes pattern and go very
well with our new paprika and cornflower pottery. This will
be the final year for our All-American pottery and is available
in April only.  It will be a star spangled addition to any summer
picnic table.

U Unique The new large BBQ Buddy Basket is quite unique!  
It joins the small and medium BBQ Buddy Baskets from last
summer that have been added to the regular line all in classic
weave. The next time you are asked to bring drinks to the
picnic or cover dish, take your BBQ Buddy Basket, as it will
hold two 2 liter drinks.  It will also hold the large pickling
crock, or take it filled with hamburger buns or some KFC,
or roll some fluffy white towels for the guest bath when
summer company arrives.  Everyone who sees it will think
it's quite unique.

M Market Basket  The signature basket of the Longaberger
Company, it just wouldn't be summer without it. It goes from
the ball field with snacks and ball gloves to the business office
with your datebook and files.  It goes from the pool with
towels and suntan lotion to the party with a 9" x 13" casserole
on top and salad fixings on the bottom.  It goes in the car, in
the camper or on the boat.  Add the new divided protector and
the possibilities are endless.  You ll wonder how you ever made it through
the summer without one.  Also because "The
Longaberger Story" hit #1 on the New York Best Sellers' List,
any hostess with at least $500 in guest sales will earn this basket (classic
or whitewashed) for absolutely FREE in April Only!

M Multi-tasking  The Medium Gathering Basket is a workhorse
when it comes to multi-tasking. Take it to the garden to gather
your summer vegetables and herbs. Take it with the 9" x 13"
casserole to all those summer pool parties and cover dish socials.
Put it on the picnic table filled with hot dog and hamburger
buns, or filled with all those paper products.  Keep it by your
chair to collect all those magazine you won t have time to read
until the fall.  The gathering basket will quickly become one of
your favorite baskets not just for the summer season but for
all the seasons.

E Entertaining  One of my favorite baskets for entertaining is a Longaberger®
classic.  It's the Darning Basket. You just can't
party without one.  It's goes from the buffet to the back yard.
Filled with chips, fruit, potato salad, green salad, Jell-O salad
(you know you can mold it right in the protector), rolls and buns,
and of course paper plates.  Add the divided protector and use
for pickles, green olives, black olives and cheese cubes, or
blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and a fruit dip, will hold
a bucket of chicken or the Longaberger® pie plate. This was the
first basket I ever bought and still remains one of my favorites.
E is also for extra.  Extra Savings. When you purchase this
Darning Basket or any other basket during April you can get a
Picnic Plaid tablecloth (a $59 dollar value) for only $29.  The
tablecloth is 52" x 116" and will perk up any summer party or
picnic table.

R Ripe  In April our Strawberry Basket will be ripe for the picking.
The basket has ¼ inch weaves, with an old fashioned stationary
handle, a new picnic plaid liner, and a painted pewter tie-on that
looks good enough to eat. Fill this sweet basket with the berries
of summer, or some healthy snacks for the kids. Use it at your
next party for nuts or pickles. Use it on your desk for notepads,
pens and pencils or take it to the bathroom for cotton balls and
other small toiletries. The combo includes the basket, liner and protector
all for only $39. Savings will be ripe for the picking
for our hostesses, too.  Host a show in April and you will receive
the Strawberry combo, Single Wrought Iron Pie Server and the
All-American pie plate all for $49 as your half-price selection.
A $129 value, this hostess bonus offer is available as a half-price selection
or with hostess dollars when you reach $350 in guest
sales.  With summer just around the corner, get ready for all you
do - picnics, baseball and strawberry pie, and you of course
nobody does summer like Longaberger®.

 

This was on my branch website-idea by BA Rhonda Gebhart:
Take a drawer out of your dresser and fill with things that can go with the products you want to take to your show.  Junk drawer items such as:

-batteries to go in the Parsely booking basket(the batteries fit great in this basket and can be found easily when needed)
-CDs to go in the bread basket("The CDs work better next to the stereo/computer than when they're in the junk drawer".)
-paper clips, screws, tape, etc. that could be organized in something with a compartmentalized protector(like the little basket bins or catch-alls)
-a pack of old photos(to be organized in the recipe basket)
-a box of matches("better stored in the new solid-colored pottery pitcher on the fireplace mantle where it is beautifully hidden from curious toddlers".)

This show can be what you want it to be by using the products you want to use and by placing the appropriate "junk" in the drawer before you go.  Show up in paint-stained jeans and an old sweatshirt with a bandana on your head and a feather duster in your back pocket.  If your appearance doesn't grab the guests' attention, announcing that you are doing "Spring Cleaning" and then dumping the drawer on the floor, surely will!  Start organizing the mess while talking about the products you are filling and the result is a beautiful display.  Go ahead and sit on the floor with the display and the junk.

Then tell them because they are so organized they will find extra time to become Longaberger Consultants!  

You could even wear your incentive apron and present it to the hostess as a gift for letting you dump your junk drawer on her carpet!


 

Picnic Basket Show

There have been several requests for a rerun of this show.  I was the original poster of this and KNEW that it was available anytime I needed it on Vonda's site.  Well, guess what?  Anyway, this came off of another site 2 years ago from a fellow viner - hi Paula! - and I have used it many times, always with a great response.  I rewrote it relying on memory (not as good as it used to be) so if you see something missing by all means add it.  Have fun with it and please save it somewhere. *grin*   Kitty karudo@pacbell.net

Pack the large picnic basket as follows:

  • Put grandma Bonnie’s pie plate in bottom (for dessert)

  • Top with the riser and scoot to one side

  • Set on top of the riser the large berry basket with button brick and medium mixing bowl (for the baked beans)

  • Set cracker basket filled with plastic cutlery, salt & pepper shakers, serving spoons & chives basket (for cutlery at the picnic).

  • Fit in 6 plates, cups, small ketchup & mustard and a bag of chips

Put a medium garter around the picnic lid and place a tablecloth on top between the lid and the garter.  Tie either a handle tie or a napkin around handle before you start.

Pack the Magazine basket as follows:

  • Lay 6 cans of soda on their sides in 2 stacks in one half of the bottom and top with a cold pack

  • Set 1 qt crock at other end (for cold potato salad)

  • Set saucer (from 5 piece place setting) for the tomato slices

  • Set “meat” on top of the cold pack

  • Set protectors from cracker set on top of tomatoes (for pickles & onions)

Place bread basket on top of magazine basket and fill it with the single protector, barbeque tools, matches, potholders, bread brick and buns.  Tie the handles of the magazine basket also.

When you do the show you first spread out the tablecloth and then set the 2 big baskets next to each other so that the lid of the picnic rests on the magazine and forms a table.  Slip the napkins under the medium garter on the lid of the picnic and balance the riser over one corner of the picnic basket so that you can set some of the “picnic” on it.  When you warm the buns, take out the bread protector, put the warmed bread brick and then a napkin and then the buns.  Put the protector over the top to keep the flies away.

Have fun.  This show doesn’t include a hostess only product.  It originally did – the saucer from the 5-piece place setting represented the hostess only product.  You might want to include some additional basket to carry the Frisbees and other games to your picnic.  The only "real" food I use are:  6 cans of soda, mustard, catsup and a bag of Fritos.

Family History Show:  I typed information on the family history and then
went back and inserted products that pertained to the point I wanted to
make.  As I did my show, I showed the products and told the history all at
once.  For example, when I talked about J.W. and the 12 original baskets, I
showed the collector's club miniatures and talked about CC.  When I talked
about Grandma Bonnie, I show the pie plate.  When I talked about Dave
growing up, I talked about the berry basket and how he hated it because he
knew that he had to pick berries when he saw it, etc.   My typed version is
very rough, but if anyone would like to see it for a sample, e-mail me at
lmbossart@firstenergycorp.com.  I might have to dig it out, but I'll get it
to you.

What do you know show:  I went around the room and asked each person what
they knew about LB.  When someone would say that they are hand made - I
expanded on that, showed some product, and then went onto the next.  The
next person was not allowed to repeat what someone else said.  As it got to
the last few people and they were having trouble coming up with something,
I would whisper something to help out.  By the time they were done going
around the room, I was done with my presentation.  Sometimes I have a
little handout, maybe some candy, for each person when it is their turn.

 

RE: HOME SHOW IDEA

First, I want to thank you for all the positive comments.  I am so thrilled
that I have helped you in some way.  I am officially "unlurked" and will
continue to share some of my "harebrained ideas !!!"    Here is one of them
.....  

    Here is a show theme I like to do in Feb. when the "hop up " program is
featured.  It is basically just a theme based on the words "hop up ."
    1. Focus your history on the growth of the Company.  The "hop up" in
sales we have experienced in the past few years, we are multiplying like
bunnies, we are adding new buildings and facilities, we have outgrown our big
basket office, etc.  Of course, this is the point I wear my bunny ear
headband.  I've always dreamed of wearing bunny ears and I am not gonna miss
my chance to do it !!!!
    2. Gather any of your favorite products that come in various sizes.  We
have tons of things you can choose from.  Of course, you can use the obvious
ones like the generations, purse, berry, etc.  It's even fun to do some like
the cracker and darning, the creamer, small pitcher and large pitcher.  You
get the picture !!!  Each one has a smaller and larger version available. 
When you present them start with the smaller version give some uses and then
say "if you want to hop up to the tall key basket, here is how you could use
that ."  Give ideas on how to use them individually AND how to use them
together.  All of these products are great by themselves, but together they
are a force to be reckoned with !!!  Think about it, 1 generations basket is
great, but all 5 together are just awe inspiring.  And, book a March show
tonight with the goal of getting 2 bookings at your show and then add the new
sage.  Well, now you got the cherry on top !!!!
    3. You can talk about our recipe basket special.  And now we have 2 sizes
of those too.  The new one I consider the "heirloom recipe basket."  It holds
those special recipe cards hand written by my Grandmas, special friends and
family members and my Mom.  Those older special recipes seem to always be
written on the smaller size recipe cards that will fit best in that basket. 
One of my BA's (Thanks Karen) told us she has her 2 young sons write their
favorite recipes out on recipe cards.  That way she can remember their
childish hand writing and favorite dishes as they grow older.  Every time I
share that idea at a show I get tears in my eyes. Somehow my 15yr old turned
into a man while I blinked !!!  So, to me it makes perfect sense to have both
proudly sitting on my counter.  One with the special hand written memory
filled cards, and the other with those recipes I have cut out of magazines
and newspapers and taped and glued on the cards.  Now, if I could only learn
how to cook !!!  I'm sure fool anyone who visits my house, someone with 2
recipe baskets must be a gourmet !!  Somehow that only works if I'm not
serving
food !!
    4.  When you talk about the feature Easter baskets, guess what?  There
are 2 sizes and they are great alone, but how could you not want both to use
together ?
    5.  Here is the fun part.  Hopefully, you have got them all wanting more
than one product and you use that old standard line, " if you only want one
item tonight I'm excited and would be thrilled if you order, if you want more
than 1 item I invite you to hop up to being a hostess and if you want 2 or 3,
or them all I would love to have you hop on up and join our growing Company
as a consultant !!!!

    This is a really fun, easy no-brainer kind of show that some of you may
have already thought of.  I find it is one of the only times of year I bring
2 or 3 sizes of a product.  Usually, if I have the button I think, well, I
don't need the darning.  But, it is great to show how well our products work
together.  So, hop up to the challenge and.....
                        Happy Home Shows,
                                        Becky
 

HOME SHOWS:
I have a lot of customers who know all about Longaberger and dont want to sit through a presentation.  I offer a  open house show for them at their house and it is a walk in.  They invite there friends to come and look.  I set up different areas all in one room usually and they love it.  They dont have to stay long if they dont want to but they get to see the new and upcoming products.  This works real well for me and my hostess really like when I offer it to them. 

 

 

Lunch Hour Show

 

Awhile back I asked for suggestions for a show I was having in a conference room at my hostess' place of business.  She also wanted serving ideas since they often have potlucks at the office.  Following are the suggestions I received:

*I do lunch hour shows fairly regularly (same group of ladies at work) and I LOVE them!  I take one of my BIG baskets full of products being sure to include a sampling, the FEatures, and my magazine basket filled with my lapboards. 

 

As for the flyer, I make up a "virtual" invitation for my hostess (I make it in PowerPoint2000 and then SaveAs .gif or .jpg) and she emails it out to everyone.

 

I typically set up in a small conference room and spread everything out on the table (I put a fabric overlay(s) down first).  I "try" to leave room for them to put their plate of food.  The food is set up right outside the room so each guest gets their plate and comes in and sits down.  Since I'm there at the office, they don't have to feel like they "have" to complete their order form at the show.....I usually get them by the end of the day. 

 

My lunchtime shows are usually $800+ and it's an hour for the guests and 1.5 hours for me (setup/takedown).  Plus, I don't have to drive anywhere.  I LOVE them!  Of course it helps that my boss is one of my (best!) customers and she is not watching the clock!

 

Good luck.....have FUN!

 

*May want to focus on business type items like the magazine with insert as a brief case of sorts, the business card basket,
recipe basket to hold quick and easy recipes or keep things organized on index cards!  And, for the busy women/people, gift ideas!  Weddings, baby presents, graduations presents (like the medium market filled with shampoo, a roll of quarters, shower slippers and a bag a chips.  Perfect for the person going off to live in the dorm and they could carry it to the showers with
their stuff in it!  Since it is during lunch, you will need to make sure that your show is about 30  minutes or so.  May want to pre print up and ideas/gift page with prices including shipping and tax already figured out so they can write checks quickly if needed.  Also, the boardwalks for the gettaways and picnics for fun family gettaway time.  Could be a great opportuni! ty.  
Must be really organized and ready to go to make it a hit.  

 

 

You may want to lend her a 9x13 pan to put in the serving solutions or medium gathering with a casserole too.  Pasta salad in
the large bowl set in ice in the cake basket!  Have a large basket with ice and sodas in it!  Wow, endless ideas.

 

 

*Where we work, sometimes we will meet at lunchtime bring our brown bag lunch---usually someone hosting the training or topic will provide the cold drinks.  It is a nice way of getting out of the office and learning about something new.  let me know how it goes.

In the little town I live in, the will have lunch in the park and someone will provide music--a culture outing .   

*One product I'd suggest bringing is the cake basket.  It is super for bringing potluck items to work or elsewhere.  I'd have the medium pottery bowl in it, and also set the pie plate on the table beside it with the wooden divider on top with another dish/chips or whatever.  That displays a couple of useful functions with it.

Since you don't have time to explain it to the rotating guests, this way they can visualize a couple of different ways to use it.

Also the medium gathering which holds a 9x13 pan, and is another great food-taker basket!   Those are 2 of my best sellers when people are looking for baskets to bring food to picnics, etc.  Have Fun!

*How about serving them on our new pottery, or, using the bread, darning, 2 pie server, spring with cuttlery/napkins, etc. It would WOW them. Just a thought. Let us know how it went.

*Hi!  Remember, even if your display is "abbreviated" to show something from each line.  I would set up the display in functional "zones" (entertaining, functional, gift-giving).  Have two gifts "made up" (maybe the Spring as a Baby Bed with the Liner pulled up to the handle, filled with baby goodies & maybe a basket with 2 Mugs & Coffee/Tea accessories (etc.) or a Recipe Combo.  Shrinkwrap them or wrap in clear cellophane & ribbons & they will get the idea how to use LB in gift-giving occasions.

You might try the small Wrought Iron Bins as an idea for Desk Top organizing (good for working gals) along with the Pen, Pencil, Address Card, Business Card baskets.

Entertaining display could include the Cake with the 2-Qt. Casserole or Cookie Jar inside, the Bread with 3 Tea Protectors for Serving Food (it may be worth your while to have "idea sheets" made up for the gals to take back to read after lunch or at least have idea cards attached to the baskets)  

Since you are showing veggies in the Serving Tray, maybe candies or crackers in the Bread/Tea (not too expensive).

Show the Booking Miniatures and the Collectors Club Membership Baskets & info.  Boardwalk Series should be a great seller & display.  The Wash Day Baskets are very appealing and don't forget to mention the Horizon of Hope Campaign coming up.  You may want to have the inverted bottom, a Generation Basket, and white-washed basket.

My Branch buddies & I got together and ordered/shared new Pottery Mugs on the Mug Tree so I have one of each new color & one Woven Tradition Mug - it's a great display!   Good Luck!  

Now, here is what I actually did.  We had quite a bit of food in the baskets mentioned.  I had the features, "office" related baskets, select regular line items including pottery, and the HOH basket.  I made up a few handouts -- ideas for the spring basket, ideas for the bread basket, gift giving guide with price categories, and an idea sheet for the features.  I used some fabric sample squares and napkins.  I think the display turned out pretty nice, especially since I only had 15 minutes to set up.  Had a fairly good turnout of people coming to the conference room to check things out; I'd say about 20 people came by.  I only gave out about 10 wishlists and flyers.  She got two orders that day (Wednesday) but people seemed to want to look at the wishlist and get back to her so we kept it open until today (Friday).  When I talked to her this afternoon she hadn't gotten anymore orders.&! nbsp; She will have enough to get a half-price item.  I feel my hostess did everything right.  She emailed people to invite them, circulated a couple of wishlists before the show, sent a reminder email the day before the show and another reminder today.  Everyone loved the products but just "can't buy right now".  I still think this is a great idea and don't really think I did anything "wrong".  It may just be a matter of timing.  I also think if it was a regular thing, like every few months or so, people would eventually start buying.  Or maybe I'm just trying to justify it in my mind.  Anyway, I loved working with my hostess and I now have this experience to try it again another day.  Just wanted to pass on all the great suggestions and thank everyone for sending them.  Thanks again!

Patty in WA

gilmorefamily@earthlink.net

 

Organization Show

To everyone who e-mailed me (including Vonda) for the Organization Show
ideas....here goes:

I got 3 e-mails. The first person who wrote (and I can't remember anyone's
names...I'm sorry), said that someone in her branch shared the idea of
bringing a bunch of empty baskets and a box of "junk". She took the box and
dumped it in the middle of the group and proceeded to put all of the "junk"
neatly in the baskets as she gave her talk.

The second e-mail I received expanded on this theme and said that instead of
dumping everything in the middle of the group, she had a table and piled all
the "junk" on top and covered that with a blanket. She then pulled off the
blanket to reveal all the "junk" and them filled her baskets. I thought that
was a little more appropriate for the two groups I had the shows with only
because of space concerns.

The third e-mail had an attached flyer with all sorts of Organization ideas
grouped by room. I copied that and gave one to each guest. I've pasted it
onto the end of this e-mail.(I'm sure she won't mind that I share it with
you!! She did a great job!)

So, to be specific, these are the baskets I used (and by the way, I bring a
lot of baskets):

Medium Wash Day
Medium Gathering w/ 5-way protector
Newspaper Basket
Bread Basket
Wrought Iron Paper Tray Stand w/ 2 Paper Tray Baskets
Cosmetic Purse
Parsley Basket
Magazine Basket with Personal Solution Protector
Bookkeeper Basket
Pen Pal Basket

This was the "junk" I had on top of the table:
Kids Books
Makeup
Paperwork and  Mail
CDs
My glasses, contact lenses,a nail clipper and floss
Several cookbooks
lots of pens and a pair of scissors
Baby wipes,baby powder, vaseline, a thermometer, and baby nail
     clippers
a blanket

The table was covered by the blanket and my baskets were kind of piled
underneath the table. In front of me I had the recipe basket, the pasta
bowl, a wrought iron wall hook, botanical fields pillow and the travel
series bag that looks like a diaper bag (can't remember the actual name).

At both parties, I had some old customers and some new customers so I told
the Longaberger story from a little bit different point of view because I
didn't want to bore anyone. Instead of telling only Dave's story, I told the
story of how Charlene Cuckovich discovered the baskets and suggested to Dave
that we sell the baskets through homeshows. I explained the progression of
our products from baskets to pottery to WI to home decor to the travel
series.

Then I pulled out all of my other baskets, and pulled the blanket off of the
table. I explained that,much to my dismay, every room in my house could look
like the top of the table  if I let my guard down at all (I have two young
children who get into everything!!)Then I explained that without my baskets,
I would have a tough time keeping the clutter in my house under control. I
folded up the blanket and put it in the Med. Wash Day (after first letting
everyone see how heavy and strong a basket it is) and I spoke a bit about
hostess benefits and the hostess line. Then I took each basket and put away
my stuff:
CDs in the bread basket with divider and berry protectors (music on
      one side, computer CDs on the other
Cookbooks in the Bookkeeper
Bills in the Paper Tray Baskets (explaining that my stuff goes in one, my
husband's goes in the other)
Kids books in the Newspaper Basket
Glasses etc in the Parsley basket (explained booking program)
Makeup in the cosmetic purse (which I then passed around so everyone
    could see how much they hold)
Baby things in my Med. Gathering
Pens and Scissors in the Pen Pal

Then I also showed the Magazine Basket as a personal organizer, as well as
the Saddlebrook Basket.

It was very practical, and the show was very well received...I have to say
though that both of the groups were great...very enthusiastic and jumping
right in with their own ideas.

I was happy because as I began my first show a couple of the guests
commented  (rather loudly) at how expensive some of the products were, which
I always warn new customers about. I don't apologize but I do say to expect
some "sticker shock" the first time you glance through the catalogs, but I
also explain why our baskets cost what they do and use that opportunity to
encourage people to become hostesses. By the end of the presentation, the
person who had complained the most placed a $113 order, bought the thing she
said was too expensive, and took home a recruitment packet as well.

So that's the scoop on my shows....sorry it was so long! :o) If you have any
questions please e-mail me, but I do give all of the creative credit to the
viners who e-mailed my their ideas!! Thanks guys!!

Kristen
kriscrn@aol.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
ORGANIZATION SHOW FLYER

              Organizing with Longaberger

In the kitchen: Wrought Iron Baker’s Rack to contain clutter.  Large
Berry Basket for napkins.  Recipe for recipes!  Tapered paper tray with lid
at desk for “in” basket.  Pantry basket with healthy snacks to
encourage good eating.  Large spoon basket for utensil crock.  Bookkeeper
basket for special cookbooks.  Spring basket with four-way protector to hold
napkins and utensils when entertaining.

In the bathroom:  Vanity or envelope basket with divided protector and
Woodcrafts lid for makeup.  His and hers medium key baskets for perfumes,
colognes, and lotions.  Pantry basket for blow dryer and curling iron and
brushes.  Wrought Iron Basket Bin rack with basket bins to display rolled up
towels, and to corral bath supplies.

In the car: Magazine basket fits perfectly between front seats of a van.
Cake basket or medium market basket fits perfectly on the passenger seat of
a sports utility vehicle. 

In the Family Room: Newspaper basket for magazines and catalogs.  Flower pot
basket for TV remotes.  Medium washday basket for blankets and quilts to
snuggle up in.

In the office: Bread basket for computer CDs.  Paper trays with Wrought Iron
Paper Tray Stand for organizing papers.  Address basket for addresses, of
course.  Pen Pal and Note Pal baskets to keep pens handy and for quick
notes. 
 

"On the Move" home show

How about a "On the Move" home show instead of an open house.  Throw some sheets, newspaper pages etc. over some cardboard boxes, and put your display on them. Use packing supplies such as rolls of tape, markers, small cardboard boxes, and postal change of address cards as props. Focus on those baskets that would be handy moving from place to place whether it is to a family picnic or to a new home. Set up a box with a "romantic moving meal": pottery for two, candle in the middle-unlit-don't want to tip it over, and a pizza box or take out containers. You could also do a demo on based on the Organization show, stressing how during a move it is essential to stay organized. Use the Easter baskets as a "Hop from one place to another" theme.  By having a show, you have a start and approximate end time instead of a whole day to keep your home available. Hand out change of address cards to your customers along with their new WishLists. Good luck with your move and let us know how you made out!

Ginnie

 

MOVING SHOW   

Vonda, I am soooo sorry I forgot my keyword and tildes on my first post about this subject.  I got so excited and the ideas were flowing...

Well, lying in bed at 6 a.m. I thought of more ideas for the "On the Move" show.  Am I obsessed or what??!!

More props to use:  bubble wrap and/or packing peanuts which if you don't have them on hand already for your packing can be purchased at Mailboxes Etc. and used later on to ship orders to customers. Use the February Hop-Up theme for "hopping up to a new home."  Stacked and/or wadded up newspaper can be put in the Newspaper basket or Medium WashDay (or any large basket) ready to use for packing. Have signs with words of songs relating to moving: "Pack up all your cares and woes..", "Movin' on up, to the East side.." etc. Make up maps to your new home and possible display a picture of it so your customers know how to find you. I think that's it for now.  Good luck!

Ginnie

 

 

Candy Corn show...  This idea was passed along to me from Becky Mitchell and I added some things and thought you all might like to give it a try in August!!!  Good Luck and see you all at the BEE if your going!!!!  Glenda

I was going to use different candy bars to keep the show going and hand out one candy bar to everyone as I went along.  A treat for all and a show presentation to go by: 
 

 

SNICKERS:  "Satisfy your hunger" for the fall with your favorite recipes (recipe basket) in our pottery....
 

 

THREE MUSKATEERS:  Three ways to light up your fall....Yankee candle in Sm. Spoon - Three wick candle in the pie plate....Pillar cake candle in the Candy Corn 1 pint crock.
 

 

JR. MINTS:  Have any Jr's on the way in your family or with your friends?  Spring basket or kiddie purse as a gift idea.
 

 

NESTLE CRUNCH:  "In a crunch for space, Stack 'em high in our 5 level wrought iron rack"  or the Sm. bakers rack.
 

 

100,000 BAR:  "The perfect basket to put all your Dough in is the Bread basket...."  and talk how it works with the magazine.
 

 

MOUNDS:  "Do you have mounds of school papers to organize... try our paper tray stand and baskets..."
 

 

SWEDISH FISH:  "Are you fishing for different ways to serve your family and friends for the holidays?  Try our Serving tray for ice cream fun, or different munchie foods: doritos, fritos, potato chips...etc.  Or try our 10" Generations with the custard cup in the middle on top of the three way divided protector...
 

 

YORK PEPPERMINT PATTY:  "Are you hoping to serve that one last hamburger patty on one more picnic before the snow comes,  check out the new Collectors Club picnic basket or our Classic line picnic basket...."
 

 

MILKY WAY:  "Reach for the Milky way as a Longaberger Consultant... the possibilities are endless....!"
 

 

SWEET TARTS:   "Be a sweet tart and host a September show..."
 

 

SNOW CAPS:  "Before the snow comes, Longaberger will be celebrating Christmas with their new holiday products starting next month...."
 

 

LIFE SAVERS:   "Help save some lives this month and participate with the Horizon of Hope Campaign..."
 

 

CANDY CORN:  The candy corn basket and accessories...
 

 

KIT KAT BAR:  "Thanks for giving me a break tonight....."
 

 

These don't have to be in this exact order  Maybe you will have
everyone pick thier favorite candy bar out of a basket and they you can go around the room depending on what they chose.   Or you could pass them as you go to the person who can give you a great idea for that particular item after you have spoken on it.  I'm sure you can think of more candy to use and create your own SWEET show!!!
 

LEFT / RIGHT – THE LONGABERGER SHOW (I also have a Christmas version of this)

When ____________ decided to book a Longaberger Home Show, I knew RIGHT away that working with her would make my day. She made up her list of who to invite and went over it twice to make sure it was RIGHT. She also called Mrs. RIGHT and Mrs. LEFTner to make sure they got their RIGHT invitations. Mrs. RIGHT and Mrs. LEFTner said they would love to come. They certainly did not want to be LEFT out. _____________ chose the RIGHT things and waited to see what she could get from the Longaberger Wish List for free. As I packed up my baskets for the show that night, I hoped that everything would go just RIGHT. I looked through my home with a thought in mind, sometimes I’d LEFT products behind. With everything packed, I LEFT RIGHT away thinking about the show and the RIGHT things to say. I arrived RIGHT on time and set up my display.

 

In the meantime, Mrs. RIGHT picked up Mrs. LEFTner RIGHT on time and they LEFT RIGHT away. When they came to the corner, Mrs. RIGHT asked Mrs. LEFTner which way __________ lived. Mrs. LEFTner did not know, but suggested Mrs. RIGHT turn LEFT. Mrs. RIGHT misunderstood Mrs. LEFTner and instead of turning LEFT, she turned RIGHT. Well, RIGHT away, Mrs. RIGHT knew she should have turned LEFT. So, she made sharp RIGHT, came across the block and then turned LEFT. Fortunately, they found the RIGHT house and made it RIGHT on time. When they saw all the beautiful baskets and pottery, Mrs. RIGHT and Mrs. LEFTner couldn’t wait to book their own home show. The baskets were passed LEFT and RIGHT and everyone realized that these baskets don’t have to just sit around. There’s much LEFT to show and much more to see, so why not book a show of your own RIGHT away.

 

And remember, if you are looking for just the RIGHT position, know that Longaberger would make the RIGHT decision. That’s all I have to say for tonight, except for our winner is LEFT on the RIGHT.

 

Grandma Bonnie’sÔ Pie Plate Show

Do standard introduction, history, about company, overview of product line, etc.  Then say, “People often say that our products are expensive.  Well, so are Cheerios if your children won’t eat them.  Anything that sits unused can be determined to be expensive.  Really ‘use’ our products and you will call them indispensable instead of expensive.  I will give you an example of how you can really use Grandma Bonnie’s Pie Plate throughout the week.”

 

Monday night use your favorite meatloaf recipe and make it in a ring with a hole in the center of your pie plate so that it cooks faster.  Make enough hot side dishes for planned leftovers.   When dinner is over put all leftovers in the pie plate with the meatloaf, cover with lid from 2 qt casserole or foil, and save for . . .   

 

Tuesday night dinner for hubby while you go to Bunco (or a scrap booking crop, or Stampin’ Up – whichever fits the group) night with your friends.  He can put dinner in the oven or microwave & not have to settle for fast food fare.

 

Make Wednesday dinner barbeque chicken and use the pie plate to serve the cooked chicken.  Make sure you make extra and use 3 chicken breasts to make up the Mexican Chicken Casserole* or your own personal favorite.  You can mix it up and put it in the pie plate as you are cleaning up after dinner and put it in the fridge and your ready for . . .

 

Thursday night you have step class at the gym right after work so you’re a little late getting home.  Turn on the oven and pull the dinner out of the fridge & then jump in the shower.  While the casserole is cooking, make a salad in the Darning Basket and you have an easy weeknight dinner.

 

Friday, it’s your turn to take sweets to work.  Take Easy Apple Crumb Pie*.  Let it bake while you get ready to go to work.  Placed in the bottom of the cake basket, it will stay warm under the wood riser.  You can put napkins, forks and plates on top of the riser.  Don’t forget the container of cool whip in the button basket.  Watch it, they’ll sign you up for sweets every week!

 

Saturday evening you and hubby are going to a couples gathering for church and you volunteer to bring the appetizer.  Mix up the Artichoke Dip* in the pie plate and place the wood riser to one side in the medium gathering basket.  Next to it place the spring protector and fill it with pita triangles.  Place the pie plate with hot dip on top for nice presentation of a yummy appetizer.  Or, put your favorite bean layer dip in the pie plate and tortilla chips in the spring protector.

 

Sunday you are hosting a wedding shower for your favorite niece.  For a simple yet elegant appetizer, fill the pie plate with water; place a dessert bowl in the center and place it in the freezer.  Just before serving, place shrimp on ice in the pie plate and put sauce in the dessert bowl.  For an even more elegant look, turn small mixing bowl upside down and place pie plate on top.

 

And there you have it.  How your pie plate helped you thru a busy week and you didn’t make a single pie!

 Kim in WV

St. Paddy's Show

I did this show up real quick for my show tonight - it would work through the month of March though. Just thought I would share in case anyone can use it.

Luck O’ The Irish Show

 

I feel very fortunate that (Hostess) allowed me to come into her home tonight to share my Longaberger products with you.  (Hostess gift) .Now let’s see how lucky you are!

 

Take a candy/point if you are Lucky enough to:

 

Have a birthday/anniversary in the month of March – Longaberger 30 yr. anniversary – LB History.

 

Own an original piece of art. (quilt – painting- ect) Do you use your art on a daily basis? Hand-made- heritage- collect ability. Show shamrock basket and give current going rate.  LB originals: Bread, Darning, Market, Gathering

 

Serve a home cooked meal every night: Pottery –  coasters in booking basket (bring up bookings) new Proudly American. Dessert caddy

 

Have a home where everything matches: Fabrics – show flap in wish list, explain about replacing ? with fabric number. Fabrics go with pottery, we have napkins, placemats, ect.

 

Have your house completely organized (wrought iron)  Desktop, wrought iron envelope rack & basket, Utility shelf and basket.  Key baskets, coffee center

 

Have no errands to run: baskets on the go -Boardwalks, market, spring

 

Entertain in your home/or go to parties!  Serve it up, bagel, recipe, salt&pepper, Cake

 

Have a gift giving event in your future: (Mother’s/Father’s day) Great gifts, everyone remembers a Longaberger – brass splints, sign & date bottom, kiddie purse for new baby, Mothers Day and Fathers Day baskets – limited time.

 

Own your own LB basket (have them share what basket is their favorite and why)

 

Have hosted a LB show before: hostess benefits, hostess only items on back.

 

 

End show – shipping times, order form, cc’s accepted


Sharyl Williams   
Bazketgal2@hotmail.com

 

Posted by: Karen Epley
E-mail:
kepley@wcoil.com
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Ugh! 6 a.m. already and time to start my day! Oh I wish I could go back to sleep for a while…I was having such a wonderful dream. Mel Gibson was bringing me breakfast in bed! As he walked into the room, I just couldn’t take my eyes off of his gorgeous…HOSTESS SERVE IT UP BASKET! He was carrying it towards the bed and it was filled with delicious smelling breakfast foods! Oh well, reality sets in and I realize I’ve gotta get to the potty! Into the bathroom I go. Still half asleep I sit down, look over, and dagnabit! Once again my DH has left an empty roll on the T.P. holder! But never fear! I am never stranded anymore because on the tank behind me, I have my VANITY BASKET w/ an extra roll in it, and room for a box of tissues too! Next I need to get rid of my morning breath, so I go to the sink and grab my toothpaste and toothbrush out of my TEASPOON BASKET. That done, it’s time to head downstairs. To jump start my day, I have to have my cup of tea and of course I drink it out of my beautiful LB MUG. (Available in a fabulous array of colors!) Now I need to get my husband's breakfast ready. Luckily I don’t have to root around in the cabinet for the coffee and filters because I have them right next to the coffee maker. The coffee can in my SMALL SPOON BASKET and the filters in my SAFFRON BOOKING BASKET (available FREE to hostesses who have 2 friends book their own shows!). While the coffee is brewing, I get his bagels ready, which are right here, handy on the counter in my SMALL SERVING TRAY, which fits nicely on the bottom of my SMALL BAKER’S RACK. So I pop them in the toaster and, oh here comes my DH now! "Good morning dear, how are you this morning?" "Coulda used more sleep." "That’s nice dear, here’s your breakfast, have a good day!" "Grrrr." (Okay, so maybe I’m exaggerating a little…Tom isn’t really that grouchy in the morning, but I am definitely that cheerful! Uh Huh right!!)

Now my darling son makes an appearance. "Good morning Tommy! How are you this morning?" "Grrrr" (Now that is NO exaggeration!) Not being much of a morning person I just stay out of his way, quietly drinking my tea, while he pours his cereal into our big LB CEREAL BOWL (also available in a wide variety of colors). Soon he’s out the door and peace and quiet are mine! But only for a moment because it’s time for me to get a move on. I need to clean up the kitchen so after I put the dishes in the dishwasher, I grab my scrubbie out of my 1 PINT CROCK and wipe off the counters and table. That done I head back upstairs to get my shower. I take a fresh towel out of my HOSTESS SMALL WASHDAY BASKET, and jump in the shower. All clean and fresh I need to start the beautification process! I have my hair dryer and curling iron close at hand, hanging on the bathroom doorknob in my LARGE KEY BASKET. After my hair is done, I need to fix my face. On the bathroom counter I have my BUTTON BASKET WITH THREE WAY DIVIDED PROTECTOR, which stores all of my make up.

Now that I’m beautiful, back downstairs I go to do my cleaning (yes I always do my hair and put on make up before I clean!). First job, clean out the cat box! Next to the cat box I have my SMALL GATEHOUSE BASKET hanging with those plastic bags that newspapers come in…perfect for storing these bags that I use for cleaning out the cat box. That done, looking around I see gobs of cat hair everywhere! So I’d better brush the cats before I bother to clean the house. I take the cat brushes from my MEDIUM KEY BASKET, which I have hanging on the doorknob of the laundry room. "Here kitty, kitty!" I said, "HERE KITTY, KITTY!!!" I chase the cats around the house for a while and eventually get them sufficiently brushed. Next I get my CAKE BASKET in which I have all my cleaning supplies stored. I can easily carry it from room to room with all my supplies inside! Just then the phone rings. "Hello?" (put hand over phone and say, "It’s one of my customers! She wants to book a show!"). "Uh huh, sure! I’d love to do a home show for you!" (I don’t even have to ask her to hold on because right next to the phone I have my PEN PAL AND NOTE PAL BASKETS, so I can grab a pen and piece of paper and write down all the info I need!). "Okay, sounds great! Can't wait to see you!"

After the phone call I finish my cleaning and looking at the clock I see that it’s lunchtime. Today I think I’ll have a sandwich for lunch so I grab the bread out of my SMALL SERVING TRAY, (yes it’s big enough to hold your bagels AND your bread!), and I eat it off of my LB pottery LUNCHEON PLATE. After lunch, I’m tired! I’ve worked hard all morning so I think it’s time for some R&R. What’s that? Oh I hear my pool calling me so I put on my bathing suit and grab my MEDIUM MARKET BASKET. Inside of it I can put my lotion, my book, my towel, my sunglasses, my headphones, and my water bottle and carry everything easily down to the pool. Ahhh, this is the life! After relaxing by the pool for a while, I realize it’s time to start thinking about dinner, so I gather up my pool gear and go back in the house. Now I could get out my RECIPE BASKET or my FRESH FROM THE PANTRY COOKBOOK and whip up some fabulous meal, such as (insert name of a few recipes from the cookbook here)…but as usual, I’m not in the mood to cook. Instead I take my MEDIUM GATHERING BASKET off the top of the refrigerator. Inside I have my phone book and what I really need right now…my take out menus! Tonight seems like a pizza night so I call Pat’s and have them deliver. Of course, Tom and Tommy don’t get home til late, so they get to eat reheated pizza on our LB DINNER PLATES.

After dinner, I feel like doing a little Stamping so I take my CRAFT KEEPER BASKET with all my stamping supplies to the kitchen table and proceed to create some beautiful thank you cards for my wonderful hostesses. It’s getting late now and I’m ready for bed. I get my jammies on and wash my face and brush my teeth. Into bed I go but I think I’ll watch a little T.V. first so I take the remote out of my LITTLE MARKET BASKET, which is on the bedside table and turn the T.V. on. As I lay there slowing drifting off to sleep, I think to myself, "I sure hope Mel returns tonight with his beautiful HOSTESS SERVE IT UP BASKET. I just don’t know how I ever got through the day before I had my fabulous LB products!? A day without LB truly is like a day without sunshine!"

The End

 

THIS IS GRANT BUNTING'S SHOW PRESENTATION:

 

We all know the story of J.W. and Grandma Bonnie and the 12 children (that in of itself is a miracle - any woman who has 12 children should definately be commended.)  But one of the things that we know is that one of Grandma Bonnie's favorite things was apple pie .. thus we have Gr'ma Bonnie's pie plate, which is made of American Vitrified China.  What that means is that it is fired twice at 2000 degrees F to create one solid bonded non-porous unit.  This makes pottery that is resistant to chipping, cracking and crazing.  It is also microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.  Durable enough for every day use.

 

But wait, there is more -- that pie plate fits so nicely into our 2 pie server.  Now our 2 pie server is made by Stone County Ironworks. 

 

When we expand our line, we are always looking for things that keep American craftsmanship alive.  This wrought iron piece and all our wrought iron pieces are done in the traditional hammer and anvil method that has been kept alive in the Ozark mountains for hundreds of years.

 

You will note that ll of our wrought iron pieces carry the distinctive maple leaf -- that maple leaf is there because of our history.  All of our basktes are made of hardwood maple.

 

These baskets were developed by J.W. Longaberger when he created a wooden form and he attached a basket bottom to the wooden form and began to weave around that form.  What this did was to create a basket that was both uniform and unique. 

 

He also used 2 splints while doing the weaving, making our baskets both durable and flexible and allows them to be used for a lifetime. 

 

Our baskets come in 3 different styles - (remember this show was from around 1996) - the Classic, our Heartland Collection, which is known by the Dresden blue shoestring weaving. 

 

Now, how many of you believe that the Dresden Blue is actually green?  How many of you think that Dresden Blue is actually black?  How many of you don't care what color Dresden blue is?  to tell you the truth the Dresden blue shoestring denotes the Heartland collection and the Woven Traditions collection is denoted by the red, blue and green shoestring weaving. 

 

This collection was created to go along with the Woven Traditions collection of Pottery, which also comes in red, blue and green and carries the distinctive 4 petal motif that runs throughout our fabric line, as you see in our napkins ... in red, blue, green and natural and a ton of other colors that you already know about.  We also carry this through the home decor in our chair pads, rugs, pillows and now wall border (again remember this show is from around 1996).

 

That's it in a nutshell!  He used the 2 pie server w/pie plate, small picnic w/liner, WT bread filled with napkins and a Heartland basket ... Grant also stands on the coffee cup at his shows to demonstrate the Pottery's strength!

 

As a side note - the woodcrafts (lids, etc.) are not mentioned so I would suggest adding a divider or lid to this presentation.

 

PANIC CAKE SHOW

 

Try this at a show ... Instead of greeting the guests at the door - be in the kitchen.  As they come in (of course curious why YOU are in the kitchen) - explain that you are making PANIC CAKE.  Your hostess is busy and so you are doing the dessert.  Proceed to make the cake as you tell what you are doing ...

 

Supplies

9x13 Baking dish

1 can of fruit pie filling (my fave is cherry)

1 yellow cake mix

1 stick of melted butter (in the dessert bowl)

 

Directions

Grease 9x13 baking dish

Pour pie filling on bottom

Dump cake mix on top

Drizzle butter on top

Set Timer

Bake in Oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

 

Head into livingroom, telling them that when the timer goes off the dessert is done and so is your presentation!  Then serve your yummy cake!

 

Panic Cake ~ Another version I made up was to use "Pumpkin Pie Mix" do everything the same plus add pecans on the top.  Serve warm with cool whip ~ great cold too!

You will LOVE it!!

 

Posted by: Karen Epley
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Ugh! 6 a.m. already and time to start my day! Oh I wish I could go back to sleep for a while…I was having such a wonderful dream. Mel Gibson was bringing me breakfast in bed! As he walked into the room, I just couldn’t take my eyes off of his gorgeous…HOSTESS SERVE IT UP BASKET! He was carrying it towards the bed and it was filled with delicious smelling breakfast foods! Oh well, reality sets in and I realize I’ve gotta get to the potty! Into the bathroom I go. Still half asleep I sit down, look over, and dagnabit! Once again my DH has left an empty roll on the T.P. holder! But never fear! I am never stranded anymore because on the tank behind me, I have my VANITY BASKET w/ an extra roll in it, and room for a box of tissues too! Next I need to get rid of my morning breath, so I go to the sink and grab my toothpaste and toothbrush out of my TEASPOON BASKET. That done, it’s time to head downstairs. To jump start my day, I have to have my cup of tea and of course I drink it out of my beautiful LB MUG. (Available in a fabulous array of colors!) Now I need to get my husband's breakfast ready. Luckily I don’t have to root around in the cabinet for the coffee and filters because I have them right next to the coffee maker. The coffee can in my SMALL SPOON BASKET and the filters in my SAFFRON BOOKING BASKET (available FREE to hostesses who have 2 friends book their own shows!). While the coffee is brewing, I get his bagels ready, which are right here, handy on the counter in my SMALL SERVING TRAY, which fits nicely on the bottom of my SMALL BAKER’S RACK. So I pop them in the toaster and, oh here comes my DH now! "Good morning dear, how are you this morning?" "Coulda used more sleep." "That’s nice dear, here’s your breakfast, have a good day!" "Grrrr." (Okay, so maybe I’m exaggerating a little…Tom isn’t really that grouchy in the morning, but I am definitely that cheerful! Uh Huh right!!)

Now my darling son makes an appearance. "Good morning Tommy! How are you this morning?" "Grrrr" (Now that is NO exaggeration!) Not being much of a morning person I just stay out of his way, quietly drinking my tea, while he pours his cereal into our big LB CEREAL BOWL (also available in a wide variety of colors). Soon he’s out the door and peace and quiet are mine! But only for a moment because it’s time for me to get a move on. I need to clean up the kitchen so after I put the dishes in the dishwasher, I grab my scrubbie out of my 1 PINT CROCK and wipe off the counters and table. That done I head back upstairs to get my shower. I take a fresh towel out of my HOSTESS SMALL WASHDAY BASKET, and jump in the shower. All clean and fresh I need to start the beautification process! I have my hair dryer and curling iron close at hand, hanging on the bathroom doorknob in my LARGE KEY BASKET. After my hair is done, I need to fix my face. On the bathroom counter I have my BUTTON BASKET WITH THREE WAY DIVIDED PROTECTOR, which stores all of my make up.

Now that I’m beautiful, back downstairs I go to do my cleaning (yes I always do my hair and put on make up before I clean!). First job, clean out the cat box! Next to the cat box I have my SMALL GATEHOUSE BASKET hanging with those plastic bags that newspapers come in…perfect for storing these bags that I use for cleaning out the cat box. That done, looking around I see gobs of cat hair everywhere! So I’d better brush the cats before I bother to clean the house. I take the cat brushes from my MEDIUM KEY BASKET, which I have hanging on the doorknob of the laundry room. "Here kitty, kitty!" I said, "HERE KITTY, KITTY!!!" I chase the cats around the house for a while and eventually get them sufficiently brushed. Next I get my CAKE BASKET in which I have all my cleaning supplies stored. I can easily carry it from room to room with all my supplies inside! Just then the phone rings. "Hello?" (put hand over phone and say, "It’s one of my customers! She wants to book a show!"). "Uh huh, sure! I’d love to do a home show for you!" (I don’t even have to ask her to hold on because right next to the phone I have my PEN PAL AND NOTE PAL BASKETS, so I can grab a pen and piece of paper and write down all the info I need!). "Okay, sounds great! Can't wait to see you!"

After the phone call I finish my cleaning and looking at the clock I see that it’s lunchtime. Today I think I’ll have a sandwich for lunch so I grab the bread out of my SMALL SERVING TRAY, (yes it’s big enough to hold your bagels AND your bread!), and I eat it off of my LB pottery LUNCHEON PLATE. After lunch, I’m tired! I’ve worked hard all morning so I think it’s time for some R&R. What’s that? Oh I hear my pool calling me so I put on my bathing suit and grab my MEDIUM MARKET BASKET. Inside of it I can put my lotion, my book, my towel, my sunglasses, my headphones, and my water bottle and carry everything easily down to the pool. Ahhh, this is the life! After relaxing by the pool for a while, I realize it’s time to start thinking about dinner, so I gather up my pool gear and go back in the house. Now I could get out my RECIPE BASKET or my FRESH FROM THE PANTRY COOKBOOK and whip up some fabulous meal, such as (insert name of a few recipes from the cookbook here)…but as usual, I’m not in the mood to cook. Instead I take my MEDIUM GATHERING BASKET off the top of the refrigerator. Inside I have my phone book and what I really need right now…my take out menus! Tonight seems like a pizza night so I call Pat’s and have them deliver. Of course, Tom and Tommy don’t get home til late, so they get to eat reheated pizza on our LB DINNER PLATES.

After dinner, I feel like doing a little Stamping so I take my CRAFT KEEPER BASKET with all my stamping supplies to the kitchen table and proceed to create some beautiful thank you cards for my wonderful hostesses. It’s getting late now and I’m ready for bed. I get my jammies on and wash my face and brush my teeth. Into bed I go but I think I’ll watch a little T.V. first so I take the remote out of my LITTLE MARKET BASKET, which is on the bedside table and turn the T.V. on. As I lay there slowing drifting off to sleep, I think to myself, "I sure hope Mel returns tonight with his beautiful HOSTESS SERVE IT UP BASKET. I just don’t know how I ever got through the day before I had my fabulous LB products!? A day without LB truly is like a day without sunshine!"

The End

 

 

BIRTHDAY PARTY SHOW

Posted by: Carole Sweetland Rose
 

I had a show Friday night with a group of my oldest customers all of whom have quite a collection. It is always a challenge to come up with something new and fun, and since we didn't have a lot of new products introduced in this Wish List, I was trying to figure out a new twist on how to use what they already have. It happened to be one of the gals birthdays so I did a very simple birthday theme! You could easily use this even if it isn't someone's birthday. Or you could ask if someone has a birthday that month and they could be the guest of honor! Hostess could serve cupcakes.
Things associated with Birthdays-
Cake! Cake basket with new divided protector
Cake plate- use to serve hot appetizers or chill and use for cold cuts, cheeses etc. Nestle on top of round basket filled with ice. Have baggies of veggies or whatever you are serving on cake plate in underneath basket.

Ice Cream-Either place round container of ice cream in crock or fill crock with ice cream and freeze. Place crock in pie plate to catch drips, hold scoop.

Toppings- Desert Caddy and Desert bowls. Also talked about using it as a centerpiece, outside with citronella candles to ward off bugs, or hanging from a chain and s hooks with candles, using in fireplace(idea from Vine!)showed using combo of desert bowls and 1 pint crocks or covers.

Presents- Umbrella for wrapping paper
Extra large oval picnic for stashing gifts you buy before someones birthday.
Bread for holding ribbons and threading thru splints (I know I've shown this before but it was new to them!)
Cracker for tape and scissors

Birthday cards- recipe or Large Desktop

Drinks- Proudly American Wash Day.

Flowers- Gatehouse- also shared idea from the Vine about using as attendent gifts for wedding and as a way to hold bouquets at the reception.

Large Boardwalk- use for carrying things to a party or for a weekend getaway or for holding decorations, cups, plates, confetti etc as you find it for a party.

Setting a party table- using pottery, silverware, serving pieces, glasses

At the end I presented the birthday Girl with a coconut cream pie in one of the pie plates- her favorite! Have fun with this and add your own ideas.

Sweets
 

Suggestions for

Proudly American Cooking with Longaberger® Shows

*Chicken Salad.  Have hostess buy or prepare chicken salad.  Spread the salad onto regular bread using our flatware.  Cut out sandwiches with Star Shaped Cookie Cutters for an added touch.  Serve on Rectangular Pottery Dish, Divided Pottery Dish, Small Serving Tray or Bagel Basket.

 

*Punch.  Have hostess buy a gallon of punch or prepare punch from a powder mix.  Serve it in our Large Mixing Bowl, Large Fruit Basket, 13” Bowl Basket or Soup Tureen.  Don’t forget to place your serving piece in the freezer before the show and add a little water to the bottom of the piece to form an ice ring.

 

*Potato Salad.  Have hostess buy or prepare her favorite salad.  Serve it in our 9” Bowl Basket, Proudly American Darning Basket or in Medium Mixing Bowl… or for something special, put the salad in a utensil crock that has been in the freezer.  Place the crock inside the Tiny Tote for transportation ease and a stunning addition to the table!

 

*Apple Pie.  Have your hostess bake or buy an apple pie.  Place it right in the

pie dish.  Set the dish on top of the Large Mixing Bowl as a cover.  Suggest that if

she’s going to a potluck or picnic, she can double-up her space by taking her fruit

salad in one dish and her pie in the other… but transport them both in a cake basket for

 efficient carrying space.

 

*Fiesta Dip.  Ask hostess to buy one can of Hormel Chili, one package of cream cheese, one package of shredded cheese and Tostitos.  At her show spread cream cheese on bottom of pie plate or rectangular tray.  Pour can of chili over cream cheese and top with shredded cheese.  Pop the whole thing in the oven for 5-10 minutes until bubbly.  Serve on wrought iron stand with Tostito chips in a favorite basket (Darning, 9” bowl basket, bread basket, Large Berry, etc.)

 

*Bologna and Cheese.  Cut these treats with our flatware and serve in our Small Serving Tray divided protector (with lid for easy leftovers).  This is a typical treat at a party… spice it up!  Serve assorted meats and cheese in a paprika, ivory, and cornflower dessert bowl lined up in a Proudly American Cracker Basket!  Yea, the Red, White, and Blue!

 

*Fresh fruit.  Place the Large Pasta Bowl in a freezer with a little bit of water in the bottom of the dish to set.  (Do this before the show, or drop off the product with the hostess and ask her to do this.)  Place a dessert dish in the center of the bowl for cream (marshmallow fluff and cream cheese) and place fresh fruit around the bowl.  Use whatever is in season.  WOW!  Easy and BEAUTIFUL!

 

*Apple Orchard Cake.  This one is great to prepare before the show!  It’s right out of our Longaberger® cookbook.  Walk the guest through the preparation by showing them the batter bowl to mix the ingredients, the 9x13” baking dish to bake the dish and the 9x13 cover for storage.  Then serve it on the Small Baker’s Rack (bottom shelf) and use a medium berry on top with spoons and napkins and a small crock full of whip cream for topping.  This is a show in itself! **Feature the fact that this baker’s rack, 9x13 dish, bagel and small serving basket can be purchased as a SET at ½ price to a Hostess with a $500 show!**

Heather Pfeffley - BA

 

Picnic Basket Show

 

 

Pack the large picnic basket as follows:
Put grandma Bonnie’s pie plate in bottom (for dessert)
Top with the riser and scoot to one side
Set on top of the riser the large berry basket with button brick and medium mixing bowl (for the baked beans)
Set cracker basket filled with plastic cutlery, salt & pepper shakers, serving spoons & chives basket (for cutlery at the picnic).
Fit in 6 plates, cups, small ketchup & mustard and a bag of chips
Put a medium garter around the picnic lid and place a tablecloth on top between the lid and the garter. Tie either a handle tie or a napkin around handle before you start.
Pack the Magazine basket as follows:
Lay 6 cans of soda on their sides in 2 stacks in one half of the bottom and top with a cold pack
Set 1 qt crock at other end (for cold potato salad)
Set saucer (from 5 piece place setting) for the tomato slices
Set “meat” on top of the cold pack
Set protectors from cracker set on top of tomatoes (for pickles & onions)
Place bread basket on top of magazine basket and fill it with the single protector, barbeque tools, matches, potholders, bread brick and buns. Tie the handles of the magazine basket also.
When you do the show you first spread out the tablecloth and then set the 2 big baskets next to each other so that the lid of the picnic rests on the magazine and forms a table. Slip the napkins under the medium garter on the lid of the picnic and balance the riser over one corner of the picnic basket so that you can set some of the “picnic” on it. When you warm the buns, take out the bread protector, put the warmed bread brick and then a napkin and then the buns. Put the protector over the top to keep the flies away.
Have fun. This show doesn’t include a hostess only product. It originally did – the saucer from the 5-piece place setting represented the hostess only product. You might want to include some additional basket to carry the Frisbees and other games to your picnic. The only "real" food I use are: 6 cans of soda, mustard, catsup and a bag of Fritos.

 

Fun in the Sun Party   

Carefree Gum would be a great party favor.  Beach balls could be prizes.  Spread out a large beach blanket and the following baskets.  Here's a game that might work:

 

Choose the basket with which you'd carry the following stuff to the beach:

 

Your camera, extra film: 

 (Weekender, Market)

 

Your beachtowel and extra clothing:

(Boardwalk)

 

Your sandwiches, hotdogs, or other treats:

(Medium Gathering with protector and extra protector turned over top to keep bugs and sand out)

 

Your sandcastle building toys (old protectors?):

(Small Washday Basket)

 

Your complete picnic lunch, drinks, chips, etc

(Craftkeeper Basket or Large Picnic)

 

Your Straw Hat, sunscreen, romantic novel, sunglasses:

(Workabout Basket)

 

Your S'mores ingredients:

(Medium Boardwalk)

 

Of course, other baskets would work as well; just substitute what you have that would work.  This is just to teach guests that our baskets are for fun as well as work.  They're durable and forgiving.

Rose in WA

PIE PLATE SHOW

This is a variation of the Pie Plate Show that I came up with for my Pottery Loving Customers, I give all credit to the originator of the Seven days with Grandma Bonnies Pie Plate and the recipes also included here.(I copy the recipes and give them out when I take their orders).

Seven Days of Longaberger pottery Show
Do standard introduction, history, about company, overview of product line,
etc. Then say, "People often say that our products are expensive. Well, so
are Cheerios if your children won't eat them. Anything that sits unused can
be determined to be expensive. Really "use" our products and you will call
them indispensable instead of expensive. I will give you an example of how
you can really use Grandma Bonnie's Pie Plate and all of our pottery throughout the week."

Monday night use your favorite meatloaf recipe and make it in our loaf pan . Make enough hot side dishes for
planned leftovers. When dinner is over put all leftovers in the pie plate
with the meatloaf, cover with lid from 2 qt casserole or foil, and save for .
. .

Tuesday night dinner for hubby while you go to Bunco night with your friends.
He can put dinner in the oven or microwave & not have to settle for fast
food fare.

Make Wednesday dinner barbeque chicken and use the large pasta bowl to serve it in. Make sure you make extra and use 3 chicken breasts to make
up the Mexican Chicken Casserole* or your own personal favorite. You can mix
it up and put it in the 1 QT Casserole as you are cleaning up after dinner and put
it in the fridge and your ready for . . .

Thursday night you have step class at the gym right after work so you're a
little late getting home. Turn on the oven and pull the dinner out of the
fridge & then jump in the shower. While the casserole is cooking, make a
salad and you have an easy weeknight dinner.

Friday, it's your turn to take sweets to work. Take Easy Apple Crumb Pie*.
Let it bake in the 8 x 8 baking dish while you get ready to go to work. With a brick in the bottom of
the medium gathering basket, it will stay warm . You can put
napkins, forks and plates on the side of the basket. Don't forget the container of
cool whip in the button basket. Watch it, they'll sign you up for sweets
every week.

Saturday evening you and hubby are going to a couples gathering for church
and you volunteer to bring the appetizer. Mix up the Artichoke Dip* in the
Regular Serving size pasta bowl. Put the bowl on the top of the wrought iron two pie server in the bottom rung put another pasta bowl or the darning basket with pita chips or tortilla's. I love to serve this dip with celery sticks, Or, put your
favorite bean layer dip in the pie plate(or casserole dish) and tortilla chips in the spring basket
protector.

Sunday you are hosting a wedding shower for your favorite niece. For a
simple yet elegant appetizer, fill the pie plate with water; place a custard
cup in the center and place it in the freezer. Just before serving, place
shrimp on ice around the pie plate and put sauce in the custard cup. For an
even more elegant look, turn small mixing bowl upside down and place pie
plate on top.Or maybe its time to watch the big game at your house, make a 6 layer dip using the turkey platter as the base piling up all the goodies, place the cake basket alongside filled to the brim with chips.


Artichoke Dip

Mix together:

a.. 1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
b.. 1 pkg (8 oz) Feta Cheese, crumbled
c.. 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
d.. 1 clove garlic, minced
e.. 1 jar (2 ox) diced pimientos, drained (optional)
Spoon into Bowl bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or
until lightly browned. Serve with assorted crackers, veggies or pita
triangles. Makes 2 cups.

Mexican Chicken Casserole
Mix together:
a.. 3 boneless/skinless cooked chicken breasts, cubed
b.. 5 corn tortillas cut into "bite size" pieces
c.. 1 can low fat cream of chicken soup
d.. 1/2 cup low fat chicken broth
e.. 1 cup low fat grated cheese
f.. 1/2 small can diced chilies
Pour mixture into 1 Qt Casserole. Sprinkle Mexican seasonings on
top, cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. This serves 4 people (5 pts per
serving for you WW)

Easy Apple Crumb Pie
Place one can apple (or other fruit flavor) pie filling in 8 X 8 Baking pan . Sprinkle with one package dry "Jiffy" yellow cake mix and pour
1/4 cup melted butter over the top. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until
golden brown. Delicious served warm over vanilla ice cream.(served from the Pickling Crock!)

Six Layer Dip for a Crowd

2 8 ox containers of whipped cream cheese
2 cans of El Paso Green Chilies Chopped
1 large jar of Salsa - heat according to your tastes (i am a wimp I prefer mild)
1 large can of black olives, pitted and diced
2 Large tomatoes diced
4 Cups of shredded cheese I like a Monterrey jack and cheddar blend

Spread cream cheese on the bottom of turkey platter, top with chilies, then salsa then olives tomatoes and cheese, serve with lots of chips.
 

" Memories of Mom and Dad"

 

She shared some heart warming memories of her mom -and during a show would invite the guests to share as well- especially pointing out how you can use the ' Special Things ' Basket to store keepsakes from Mom in,   like her string of pearls she inherited.  She had beautiful old fashioned framed photos from her parents and used 'The Pocket Change" basket for some old photos of Dad. 

Using her memories of family picnics in a local park to bring out the 'Proudly American" collection and the practical use of the Dessert Bowl Caddy.

She finished by showing the new Boardwalk Baskets. It was a warm short show you can use by itself or in combination to the Traditional Show from the second tape in your business kit. Even if you don't have the new products to show just use the beautiful photography from the campaign flyer.

 

Kim in WV

 

Y Know Your Spring '07 Wish List Game & Show  (Click here to be taken to WORD document)