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Cultural Crossroads Party

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Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East have served as the world’s cultural crossroads for centuries. Bless the artisans of this diverse area by hosting a themed WorldCrafts party!

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East have served as the world’s cultural crossroads for centuries. Bless the artisans of this diverse area by hosting a themed WorldCrafts party!

1. Before

  • Choose a party site (church or home) and date.
  • Recruit volunteers to help with your party.
  • Send out invitations to guests.
  • Plan for food at your party. Serve refreshments from the countries in the region. Use the international recipes found in our recipes section.
  • Plan to have fun activities and play international music.
  • Plan and prepare to educate guests on WorldCrafts with the Presenting WorldCrafts and WorldCrafts Story information.
  • Guests will enjoy having the latest WorldCrafts catalog at your party. You can secure catalogs for your party by downloading it online and making copies or by ordering printed copies for your guests.
  • Create a WorldCrafts interest center showcasing products, as well as pictures and stories of the artisans.
  • Plan to display products at your party. Download the following to have on hand for guests to read and to display with products:
  • Choose one of the countries in this diverse region and decorate to reflect that country’s culture. Or, decorate different areas or each table to reflect a different country. Ideas include using the country’s flag (or its colors), traditional dress and jewelry, traditional music, and photos from the country.
  • Plan to show videos at your party. You can order the Sustain Me DVD or show free videos in our video section.
  • Plan for product orders. Guests can order online or use an order form. You can print an order form or use the one in the catalog.

2. During

  • Play music, welcome guests, and give guests time to mingle.
  • Introduce the WorldCrafts ministry and offer a few facts. You can use the downloadable resources and videos from the Before section to aid your presentation.
  • Have a share time and activity break.
  • Serve refreshments.
  • Invite guests to take one of the Artisan Biographies, Display Cards, or the World Map as a prayer prompt in the weeks and months ahead.
  • Encourage party attendees that they can bless WorldCrafts artisans both physically and spiritually by purchasing their products.
  • This party is about more than just ornaments. Share the other products available through WorldCrafts throughout the party and encourage your guests to bless the artisans by purchasing additional products.
  • Take product orders. Orders can be placed online, call in order to Customer Service at 1-800-968-7301, or use the catalog order form. We encourage group orders to avoid individual shipping charges. You can use the blank or catalog order form.
  • Reminder: WorldCrafts products are handmade, not mass-produced, so quantities are limited.

3. After

  • If a group order was taken, complete the order for the party. Complete product purchases and/or take orders.
    • We encourage group orders to avoid individual shipping charges. You can send in the catalog order form. A blank order form is also available. You may want to print extra copies of the blank order form before the party. Please only send one check per order form made payable to WorldCrafts.
    • Mail the order from to P.O. Box 830711, Birmingham, AL 35283-0711
  • Make any returns necessary.
    • If you bought items in advance and need to return what did not sell, please return within 30 days of purchase to WorldCrafts for credit.
    • Our address is 100 Missy Ridge, Birmingham, AL 35242. You are responsible for return shipping.
    • Note however that the Sample Sets and items purchased on clearance (50% discount) are not returnable.
  • Evaluate the party.
    • Talk with people who helped you with the party and ask for feedback.
    • Send feedback or ideas to worldcrafts@wmu.org.
  • Tell us your story.
    • Submit your story using our party story form.
    • Share your story on our social media pages. Be sure to post photos on our Facebook page and use #worldcrafts on social media.