Throw a birthday party and fundraiser, all in the same day
July 28, 2010
Some people are so picky about gifts - what do you give someone who has everything, or doesn't like anything? Sometimes these are the trickiest people for whom to plan an affair, since they tend to re-gift presents they receive or, even worse, tell everyone they don't want anything at all.
If this sounds familiar, why not instead throw a combination of a birthday party and fundraiser for that special person in your life? In lieu of gifts, guests can bring a charitable donation and offer it in the guest of honor's name. This way, your birthday guy or gal can still have a special shindig, but potential partygoers won't have to search high and low for that spectacular, unique gift.
Nowadays, one of the most notable causes out there is breast cancer. One in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime, so finding a cure remains close to the hearts of most people.
If you've decided to throw a huge fundraiser birthday party, why not raise money for breast cancer? The event is bound to be a blast while contributing to an incredible cause.
To begin, start sending out invitations. While these can include any text or information you like, there is only one shade that should be used to design the announcements - pink! The rosy hue is the official color of breast cancer, so don't forget to use it generously when planning out your affair.
Next, try to find some spectacular birthday decorations. And while these should be purchased in the cause's signature color, there are other ways to add a bit of flare to them.
For example, why not find a bunch of paper lanterns that have pink ribbons all over them? The look will set the mood and, as you dim the lights, get people excited to party. Of course, it will still call attention to the disease and remind people that they are there to make a contribution to something important.
If you really want to go crazy, why not purchase a bunch of electric pink martini glasses? You can fill them with scrumptious cosmopolitans or refreshing cranberry cocktails. Guests will slowly sip on the beverage as they toast the birthday guy or gal.
As a party favor, consider handing outpersonalized pink pens. If you're working on a budget, these can be found for an extremely low cost and people are bound to love them. Months - and sometimes years - after your shindig is over, they will be able to keep this special keepsake with them.
Planning a party for someone picky isn't always easy, but if you take the time to think about something special, it's bound to be a hit. Throwing a fundraiser birthday party is something people of all personalities can enjoy.