Normally, I really dislike sales parties. Thirty-one, Party Lite, jewelry, etc. The only kind I really like is Tastefully Simple (quick-prep party foods), and I think I like it because it's a consumable, and I'd rather purchase these than a knickknack that I have no use for. I NEVER throw these sorts of parties, and don't often attend them. I almost never purchase anything unless I genuinely like it, not because I feel obligated to.
I know these parties are generally frowned on, because the host is not actually hosting because she wants the pleasure of your company, but because she benefits from your purchase, right?
Ok, now on to my actual question. If someone already frequently hosts several parties a year, is it ok to host a sales party? I'm asking because I found out about a new kind of sales party this week, and I think a lot of my friends would enjoy it! It's a well-known chocolate company, and they sell items that aren't available in stores. I actually am not interested in the hostess gifts, I just really think that people would enjoy the products available.