October is a great month to throw a party for a good cause. With milder temperatures and beautiful fall leaves, it’s a perfect time for an outdoor party. Since this also happens to be breast cancer awareness month you can turn your fall festivities into an opportunity to party for a cause!
Breast cancer research and support organizations rely heavily on private donations. Every donation is crucial to the important work these organizations carry out on a daily basis. Although breast cancer organizations host many large scale fundraiser events throughout the year, you too can make a difference on a smaller scale. Here are four simple party ideas that will help you have a great time with friends, while raising money for a cause that affects so many:
Pink Mustache Party: Have you ever heard of Pink Mustache Month, where guys do not shave during October and dye their mustaches pink to support the cause? you may not be up for actually growing and dyeing a mustache, but you can still host your own pink mustache party. Mustache parties are a hot trend in party design right now. Head over to the TOPS website for free downloadable templates for Pink Mustache Party invitations, banners, cupcake toppers, place cards, drink flags and thank you tags.
Invite friends over for a casual get together, like a cookout or potluck. A fun party activity for a mustache themed party is a picture “booth”. you don’t actually need a photo booth, just hang some wrapping paper or fabric on a blank wall. Set out silly props like hats, sunglasses, and, of course, mustaches, so guests can get dressed up for their picture. Also, you’ll want to remind you guests in a subtle way that the reason for the party is to raise money for charity. On a small table, set out materials and brochures about the breast cancer organization you would like to support. Provide a box where guests can make donations for the charity you choose.
Pink Dessert Party: Since breast cancer affects so many women, a breast cancer fundraiser is a great excuse for a girls night out. invite your favorite girl friends out for a night on the town or for a night in at your house. Having a few pink desserts and pink signature drinks will remind guests that you invited them out to support breast cancer awareness. you could also turn your evening into a pink cupcake decorating party. Purchase or make enough unfrosted cupcakes for each guest to have two cupcakes. Then provide pink frosting, sprinkles, candy, and other pink cupcake decorations, so guests can make their own creations. Guests can enjoy a cupcake at the party and also take one home for later.
Pink Lemonade Stand: kids can also get involved in fundraising. Help your kids set up a neighborhood pink lemonade stand. Don’t limit your stand to just pink lemonade, though. Homemade pink treats and desserts will be big sellers at your stand. Make sure to let customers know that all of your proceeds will be donated to breast cancer awareness. Also, provide brochures or other materials that customers can take with them in case they want to make donations at a later time.
Pink Golf Event: if you’re a golfer, you might consider organizing a golf tournament to benefit breast cancer awareness. invite guests to show up in their favorite all-pink golf attire. tournament fees can be donated to the breast cancer charity of your choice. And if golf isn’t your thing, any sporting event would work. you could host a tournament or event for any of these sports: baseball, softball, kickball, tennis, football, Zumba, basketball, or biking.
Planning a charitable party allows you to gather friends for a good time. At the same time, you can also enjoy knowing that your party will support the fight against breast cancer!