I have been invited to participate in something completely new to me -- a Quartermania. I've been to one, so now I'm an old pro, but the concept is very new to me. Basically 10 vendors get together (the home party gals, mostly), wrap up lovely lavish prizes consisting of their products, then raffle them off for anywhere from one to four quarters each.
The main money comes from the customers who pay a flat fee to get in. Then they start bidding their quarters for the prizes. Since I declutter, my "prizes" are basically certificates for an hour or two of my time. I've been thinking of ways to make it more fun: one prize could be for cleaning out the medicine cabinet (1 hour) + a basket consisting of fuzzy slippers, tea, and magazines for the winner. She'll be able to kick back and put her feet up while I do the work!
Other prizes I've thought of are an hour of pantry cleaning + a lazy Susan and shelf extenders, an hour of closet purging + a sweater bag for under the bed, and another closet hour + a pack of nice wooden hangers.
The other gals have tee-shirts and aprons that advertise their companies. I don't, so I went out and found a very cool/hip full apron in a tan and aqua leaf pattern. I'm going to wear my distance glasses so I can see the nice people in the audience and I'll probably look like everyone's mom, LOL!
I'm excited! If you're reading this, and you're local in Southern CA, find me on Facebook and request the flyer. Tickets ahead of time are $12 and they're $15 at the door.