I just want to keep goodwill with, I handle it one of the following ways.
1. Just go. It’s an excuse to get together with people, eat some food, maybe make new friends, and only buy something if I REALLY want it and it’s a price I am ok with. (Like Pampered Chef. I don’t mind going and picking up a kitchen tool I might actually use) I’m not selling it, I am not recruiting, and I can’t be recruited.
2. When it’s too many parties, I just say I have other plans sometimes. My neighbor (who also watches my son during the day)has hosted three or four MLM parties this summer. I’ve only gone to one.