Throw a Sisterhood Party for us!

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Throw a #SisterhoodParty and help us raise funds for an inspiring sis5International Women’s Day Festival for all the community in Derby!

Invite the women in your life to enjoy a get together at your place, and ask everyone to donate what they would usually spend on a treat, party or night out. You could make it a themed evening or a coffee and cake morning – whatever works for you.

sisHere’s a few ideas for your sisterhood party:

* Invite each guest to share their thoughts on “Sisterhood is…” e.g. on a paper tablecloth, or hang notes from a tree or peg them on a string
* Ask each guest to write an anonymous example of a kind act of sisterhood to pop in a box, then ask everyone to draw one to read aloud
* Sit in a circle and ask each woman to take a turn giving a genuine compliment to the woman on her right and the recipient simply says ‘thank you’ to receive this gift of praise
* Get your friends together to make some food – bring and share recipes that remind you of an inspiring woman
* Invite each sister to choose sisterhood-themed songs for the playlist
* Ask any creative sisters to sing, share a talent, teach a craft, read a poem, lead a meditation/visualisation, tell their story
* Make empowerment badges, gratitude jars, or feminist bunting
* Invite everyone to light a candle for a special woman or girl
* Have a sing-along of women’s empowerment or protest songs
* How about feminist party games? Women’s HERstory quiz?Feminist Pictionary? Smash the patriarchy piñata, anyone?!
* Offer stereotype-busting games and toys for children if they are coming along
* Ask each sister to recommend inspiring women’s books, films and stories
* Enjoy music and dancing together
* Consider an act of sisterhood such as inviting guests to bring pre-loved clothes to donate to a women’s charity such as Women’s Work, or items for a food bank or make up Welcome Boxes for women refugees arriving into Derby which Upbeat Communities can deliver.

Enjoy your Sisterhood Party!

Please contact us to arrange to send in the funds raised to our Co-operative Bank Account, or you can send us a cheque made payable to ‘IWD Derby’ – thank you! quote

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