Party with a Purpose

January 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm 1 comment

So I know this is not a one-of-a-kind idea, nor is it something that hasn’t been done a lot, but it is such a great idea that I think it is worth promoting. We all love parties. We all love getting together with friends and family and celebrating -well – anything. So this year, why not give those Parties a Purpose

Plan a get together – whether large or small – and instead of having guests bring gifts or food, ask them to donate to a much needed charity. There are all kinds of ways to plan this and of course, all kinds of charities that would be worthy of such an event. Here are a few ideas (some are mine and some are from great friends and fabulous sites that I have read): 

January – “National Blood Donor Month” 

Thanks to the fabulous “Mix Mingle Glow“, this is a wonderful idea that is easy, fun and life-saving. 


photo courtesy of Mix Mingle Glow


“Gather a group of buddies for a good cause!  Visit a local blood drive and donate together.  Then, skip the standard stale cookies and apple juice offerings and spike your blood sugar with a dessert party back at your house.  Set up a sundae bar or ask everyone to bring their favorite baked goods!  Eating dessert AND saving a life –  Super sweet!” – Mix, Mingle, Glow 


“Valuable Valentines” 

Plan an early Valentines Day party with your kids. Let them invite their friends over for a Valentine Card making party. Let all the kids create as many cards as they can that can then be delivered to your local Children’s Hospital or Orphanage to be handed out to the kids that won’t be able to attend a party of their own. This has lots of valuable benefits – for your kids, their friends and you. You can also invite the moms to stay and enjoy the festivities with you.  



“Party with a Pint for St. Patrick’s Day” 

Thanks to my neighbor, Suzanne, for being the inspiration for this idea. She had a great idea to host a party in which everyone brings their favorite, wildest beer that they can think of. We have taken that idea one step further for St. Patrick’s Day and recommend not only having your friends bring their favorite beer, but also $5 or $10. Then, whoever wins for having the craziest beer selection, they get the honor of choosing which charity the money gets donated to. So raise your pint and toast your friends for the luck of the Irish is sure to find you for doing such a good deed. 

May your neighbors respect you,  

Trouble neglect you,  

The angels protect you,  

And heaven accept you. 




Entry filed under: Good Things, Inspire, Make Someone Happy, Reasons to Connect. Tags: , , , , , , .

So many holidays, so little time! Happy Valentines Day!

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. MixMingleGlow  |  January 17, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Kellie, thank you so much for including me in this post on your awesome blog! I am honored. Hope lots of people find many reasons to help others in the process of celebrating life’s every day moments together!

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