Want to give your young teenaged daughter a really memorable birthday party? Arrange for her and her girl friends to enjoy a “Day of Beauty.”
Young teenagers love experimenting with their appearance, but haven’t yet learned how to use skin care products and makeup in a manner that’s age-appropriate. Fortunately, there are several nationally known skin care and makeup manufacturers who routinely make house calls to demonstrate their products. Pick the one you like best and ask a representative to do a group demo for your daughter and her friends. Explain that as they are just entering young womanhood, they need some guidance on how to apply makeup with a light hand.
This approach to teaching skin care and makeup offers advantages for everyone concerned. Daughters get to try on different looks and have their questions answered by a professional. Parents are freed (at least to some extent) from battles over what constitutes “too much makeup” because another adult is defining the boundaries of good taste. The skin care and makeup pro acquires some future clients.
Because giving birthday party favors to guests has become a standard practice, consider giving each guest a $10 gift certificate for skin care or cosmetics from the representative’s company, which gives the rep some immediate sales as well.
It’s a “win-win” party for everyone!