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Polka Dot Party

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A fun way for you and your friends to bless artisans around the world!

A fun way for you and your friends to bless artisans around the world!

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 melon balls, citrus slices in water, dessert pizza, cookies and milk, or round candies. You can find international recipes in our recipes section.
  • Plan to have fun activities and play international music. Play a polka-dot-themed game. (Example: Stage a decorate-your-balloon- contest. Provide large round balloons, markers, and assorted stick-on dots. Have groups of two or three women pair up to create their entry.)
  • Plan to award prizes for the guest with the dottiest outfit as well as the most artfully decorated balloon.
  • 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. Consider ordering the Hostess Sample Set.
  • Plan to display products at your party. Download the following to have on hand for guests to read and to display with products:
  • Plan to show videos at your party. You can order the Sustain Me DVD or show free videos in our video section.
  • Decorate with polka dots accents.

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.
  • 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.