We had our first Diengie Purse Party on February 20 and it was a huge success! It was exciting getting ready for the party, yet very nerve-wracking. You know what they say about first impressions. . .well, we wanted our first party to be a big hit! We planned and prepared and took care in setting up our 'shop' in Angie's house. Then, our guests started to arrive, and kept arriving, and arriving. Angie's home was soon filled to capacity and our party was off to a great start. As I mentioned, we are rookies at this purse party scene, but not the women at our party. Oh no, they knew what to do. They went straight for the bags and snagged any and all that caught their eye. Now I may be biased, but I think for many it was love at first sight! Soon after, our shoppers were wanting to complete their purchases. We newbies had to ask them to slow it down and let us catch up. Their zeal was a huge compliment to us. We then sat them all down, pulled out our brag book and told them about our baby--diengie. It was a brief intro, but we hope it conveyed our hearts which are now totally entwined with this business which dreams of becoming a ministry. Ok, on with the sales. . . With a diengie bag or two hanging from their forearms, they lined up to become a diengie bag owner. When we saw the line of customers--well, wow! What else could we say? Needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised at our sales for the evening and with the number of people who attended.
After the party, still basking in the glow of our bright success, we got a call from a friend who had been at the party that evening. After leaving Angie's house she had gone to a movie--carrying her diengie bag. While there someone asked, "Is that a diengie bag? I have one too!". Well, our friend was surprised and happy for us that our name was spreading. As for us, well, that was the icing on the cake for that evening! Since our business was born we have dreamed about diengie being a household name. Ok, so we're not there yet, but here we come!
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