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East Asia Party

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A fun party focused on WorldCrafts artisans in East Asia.

Take a journey to East Asia and the Pacific and bless the WorldCrafts artisans by hosting a party themed around the countries of the region.

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 dishes from several of the countries represented in Asia. Find and create your own or use one of our recipes found in our recipes section.
  • Plan to have fun activities. Play a trivia game about the region. See who knows the most about the culture, language, religions, and politics of the countries in East Asia.
  • Facts for the trivia game can be found at the CIA World Factbook Online. Prepare to play Asian 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 featuring 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:
  • 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.
  • Decorate with Asian-inspired pieces, such as fans, prayer flags, elephants, pagodas, photos of the Himalaya Mountains, etc. Many cultures are featured in the countries in East Asia. Choose one that most inspires you.
  • Plan to show videos at your party. You can order the Sustain Me DVD or show free videos in our video section.

2. During

  • Play music, welcome guests, and give guests time to mingle.
  • Introduce the WorldCrafts ministry and offer a few facts about the ministry. 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.
  • 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.