Monday, March 14, 2011

Real Party: Pink Party for a Cure

I love a good party... anyone whose read my blog would know that.  But I love parties even more when they're for a good cause, like today's feature.  I came across this party on Catch My Party and knew I had to share it.  Catch My Party is one of my must-read party sites for inspiration because so may talented and creative ladies post their parties there!

As some followers may know, my grandma was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma last winter and it's my dream to be able to host an awesome fundraising party like this in her honor in the future (I actually wanted to do it this year, but life just got in the way - I hate when that happens!).  I adore fundraising events like these because it allows the opportunity for those people (including those who are diagnosed with the disease or illness) who aren't able to participate in another event other than a run/walk that many organizations tend to put on to support a disease .  Plus - who doesn't love a good get together with great friends, great food and desserts and of course drinks and socializing!?

So - on to the details of this party.  The hostesses, Jennifer and her friend Jenn, threw together this Pink Party as a way to raise funds to support their team in the breast cancer 3-day walk.  They had items from local businesses donated for raffle baskets as well as a silent auction.  Each guest was asked to donate money as part of their entry to the party - it was $10 per adult and $5 per child, which included 2 raffle tickets for adults and 1 for each child... additional raffle tickets were available for purchase at $5 a piece or 5 tickets for $20.  Their guest list for this party was approximately 30 people and they were able to raise more than $10,000 to support their team (although, I'm not sure that was all for this fundraiser).

Check out the party's awesome set up in the photos below:

Sign explaining entry cost
The duos story as to why they were joining in the 3-day Walk to Cure Breast Cancer
Some of the raffle baskets
A close up of some of the baskets
Some simple decor
The favor table
Cookie raffle basket (how cute are those cookies... seriously!)
Ribbon cookies for favors
pink candle favors
Pink chocolate cookie lolli's (those look awesome!)
Part of the dessert table set up

more desserts

I LOVE the idea of having a pink chocolate fountain - how fun is that... and such a great focal point!
Drink station.  I just loved the encouraging signs posted throughout the party
Live auction item (I'd love one of those mixers in pink... I especially wouldn't mind buying it know the money is going to a good cause!)

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at this awesome fundraiser party for breast cancer!  It's such great inspiration for future fundraisers I'd like to host.  It's also a very welcoming site seeing parties for a cause.  To view some more photos, head over to Catch My Party!

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