By Alex Goochey
It’s officially summertime, at least in our neck of the high-desert in Idaho. It’s a great time of year and adding to the excitement of the sunny season is the return of Bring Back My Bar. As you know, this summer’s BBMB makes 20 discontinued Scentsy bars available for the month of July. Participation was phenomenal this time around: nearly 4 million votes (not a typo — whoa) were cast by dedicated fans of these fragrances. There’s a lot to like about BBMB—the return of old fragrances (and the memories associated with them); the chance for Consultants and customers to participate in the voting process; new customers experiencing old fragrances; and the option to purchase the whole set at a discount.
Need some ideas for making the most of BBMB? Here are a couple of ways you might incorporate BBMB into parties this July.
Win, Lose, or Draw
Remember this game show featuring energetic contestants with period-appropriate clothing/hairstyles from the ‘80s? (YouTube it people — you won’t be disappointed.) Why not recreate it at a Scentsy party? Split guests into two teams. Individuals draw the name of a BBMB fragrance from a hat and then have two minutes to sketch it while their teammates try to guess which fragrance they’ve drawn. Let them smell a cube of the fragrance if they need an extra hint.
If the party guests seem better actors than artists, make it a game of charades.
Who am I?
Write the name of each BBMB fragrance on separate sticky notes. Without letting them see what’s written, stick one to each guest’s back as soon as they arrive. Their task is to figure out which fragrance name is stuck to their back by chatting with other guests — the trick is they can only ask their fellow guests yes/no questions.
Two Truths and a Lie
Have the party guests pair up. Each person will share which three bars they love the most and why with their partner (whether from experience or based on the names and descriptions alone). Encourage them to be as detailed and specific as possible (e.g. “I love Watermelon Patch because I eat three watermelons a week and used to live across the street from a watermelon patch”). The catch is that one of their explanations is a lie. The interviewer introduces the interviewee to the group and describes which fragrances they love and why. Then it’s everyone’s job to guess which two are real, and which one is not.
These games can be a fun way to get a successful social gathering going. They can also be a great way to get party guests familiar with the BBMB fragrances (or any Scentsy fragrances), and thinking about which bars they might like to try.