Prepare for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by throwing a pink party


September 17, 2010 Written by: Tyna Lewis

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the signature color of the movement is pink. As many individuals prepare to host fundraising and charity events for the cause, why not hold your very own pink party to honor those who have beat the disease and also shed light on the research that is being done to find a cure.

Luckily, there are countless pink decorations and items available to throw the perfect pink party during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the best part is that these products may be reused for other events like a sweet 16 or bachelorette party, which can help to go along with the current trend of being green and environmentally friendly.

Start by sending out personalized invitations on light pink stationary or cards. Encourage guests to wear all pink and white to the party as well. You may also try sending invitations that have the signature pink ribbon of the breast cancer movement on it. If doing a charity tie-in, don’t forget to tell your friends beforehand so that they don’t show up without knowing they’ll be making a small donation.

A Breast Cancer Awareness pink party can be either a large or small gathering, but you should always make sure to have enough paper goods for your partygoers. Pink paper plates, tableware, napkins and cups come in a variety of shapes and sizes and also go along with the party theme. They’re also perfect if you’re serving pink ribbon cookies, cupcakes and cotton candy flavored drinks.

As far as decorations are concerned, don’t be afraid to go big and bright with your pink selections. Hang a large personalized banner welcoming your partygoers to an inspiring and fun event. You can decorate with balloons and streamers in a variety of shades of pink and even incorporate larger balloons with pink ribbons on them. Try hanging wall decorations and tea lights in the shape of pink ribbons around your venue to liven up the atmosphere. Additionally, handing out pink feather boas, leis and wrist bands to your guests as party favors can be a nice touch.

You can also create gift bags for your guests to take away from the breast cancer pink party, and include pink ribbons, personalized pink pens and several other thoughtful mementos to remind them of the great party they have attended and what a great cause they were supporting.

A pink party is perfect for several occasions, but is especially poignant during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year thousands of women across the U.S. are battling the disease, and every party and fundraiser held helps raise money to bring us one step closer to finding a cure. Hosting your very own pink party is a way to bring a community together and celebrate life while rallying around an amazing cause. Of course, any excuse to transform a venue into a pink wonderland is enough for some people, and with so many different shades of pink, you’ll never feel like you can’t switch up the look and introduce more muted tones or fluorescent hues.