Ok I sold Tastefully Simple so I am biased, but I love their food. And that really is the biggest key to home parties and direct sales. You need to love the product so you can get excited about it and sell it!.
This company sells gourmet food products and home taste testing parties. Really who doesn't like to eat and it fairly reasonable for the items. Plus if you order enough it can be shipped right to your door and not the hostess.
There are other gourmet food sales company's out there so I think I should mention the Direct Sales Association www.dsa.org - they list reputable companies to think about joining in all venues.