I LOVE House Party. And I have good reason to love House Party. Ever since I applied to host my first party in the spring of 2010, I've experienced some pretty awesome products and been able to share some pretty special gifts with my guests. If you've never heard of House Party - stop on by their website and sign up to receive notifications for upcoming parties. Basically, it's a marketing program, kinda like a Pampered Chef type of deal, except there's no consultant and your guests don't buy anything. The hostess is selected based on a survey she fills out and then shipped a hostess package from the company she is hosting the party for. These hostess packages can be as simple as a coupon for a free product that you pick up at your local super market and then make and serve to your friends or they can include some pricey items that you may not buy for yourself, like the water bath canner I got from Ball. Oh yet, the parties that I like to apply for are the ones that either have really great gifts for the guests (like free Shutterfly Photo Albums) or a really great hostess gift - like the BRAND NEW TASSIMO machine that I got from Tassimo!!!