I was recently asked to help some of my fellow Tastefully Simple consultants learn more about how to put together a Facebook party. Since I think it's something that will be useful for them AND for some of you too, I figured here was the place to do it.
I am by no means an expert. Most of what I know about Facebook parties I've learned from attending them. They're very fun because they're versatile, have a broad reach, and let your guests see that you enjoy whatever your party is 'promoting'. Depending on what your needs are you can spread the fun out over several weeks or as little as an hour. But first you need to learn the most basic stuff so that's what today's post will do: give you the bare bones you need to get a party set up.
Please don't hesitate to ask questions or comment! I would love to have more useful tips and tricks to share if you know some and want to answer ALL questions you have.
Some things to consider first...
These are specifically for hosting/consulting for TS Parties but may apply otherwise.
- You need to have a Facebook account.
- You can set up your event as yourself from your own profile or your Page though they work a little differently (the instructions here are for doing it from your profile save for the last one).
- Set up your event about 2 weeks before the actual Party to allow time to promote it.
- Decide if you are having the Party the whole time the event is up or if you are scheduling it for a specific day and time. Make sure guests know what time zone if a specific date and time apply.
As you go through each step you can enlarge the images by clicking on them.