Seriously. Avon, tupperware, lia sophia, passion parties, mary kay...the whole gamut.
Seriously, if you're that strapped for income, just ask your friends for the money directly. Stop draping it in the notion of "oh what a lovely party" that basically puts whomever you attend in the position of having to buy your stuff (or to feel like they have to buy your stuf).
If you have to go to your friends and family for financial support because you are that strapped for cash, FFS cut out the middle man and ask them for a handout directly.