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Have a Heart! Hold a Cards-for-Charity Girls Night In

With winter in full force, don’t let the idea of six more weeks of snowy cold give you the blues! Warm some hearts today by planning a charitable card party for your girlfriends. Sharing fun times and memories with the ones closest to your heart is a great way to stir up one’s soul in the still of winter. Girlfriend Celebrations has planned a unique way for you to show appreciation to friends who are loved, provide inspiration for charitable giving, and celebrate the life you cherish with your girlfriends. In honor of February’s American Heart month or March’s American Red Cross month, why not host a unique charitable hearts party for your next girl’s night in and spread some love. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate Lunar New Year on Your Next Girls Night

Girlfriends, looking for something different to do for your February Girls Night? Try a Lunar New Year Celebration to gather with your girlfriends in the spirit of new beginning, good fortune, and colorful festivity. This girls night is certain to liven up your winter routine!

Lantern photo via flickr
Lantern photo via flickr

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Valentine’s Day Alternative: A Self-Love Soiree (And Necklace Giveaway!)

“There is nothing more beautiful, powerful or free than a woman who truly loves herself.”
So says our contributor and Girltalk…Taking it Deeper™ creator Christine Arylo. What do you think, girlfriends? Isn’t it true? Don’t you love to be around a girlfriend who is really comfortable in her own skin (few and far between though they may be)? How about hosting a Self – Love Soiree for your girlfriends, using a a free downloadable party kit as your guide?

Loving yourself is a radical idea to many – but we can help change that! Because she is so passionate about self-love, Christine has created a series of events, tools, and resources to help women learn to love themselves. And, she has declared Saturday, February 13 to be Madly In Love With Me Day – and it just might be the perfect antidote to the Valentine’s Day blues.

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Ways to “Heart” Valentine’s Day With Your Girlfriends

Happy Valentine’s Week! Here at GirlfriendCelebrations, we love Valentine’s Day, and we encourage celebrating it with your girlfriends. Even if there’s no romance in your life right now, you still have plenty to appreciate and celebrate – you have friends! We know one woman who sends Valentine cards to all her friends instead of Christmas cards. It’s her way of showing appreciation from the heart. In that spirit, here’s a short roundup of ideas to get YOU thinking of ways to brighten your February with Valentine-themed girls nights. Watch for new posts this week with even more creative ideas for February festivities.

“I Enjoy Being a Girl” Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Party – Our girlfriend Jen Luby at Second City Soiree has done it again! This time she’s got some great entertaining tips centered around Chinese New Year, which falls on February 14 this year, and usually occurs somewhere around Valentine’s Day. Here’s how she came up with the theme:

“I Enjoy Being a Girl” is a song from Flower Drum Song, a Rogers & Hammerstein musical which relates the tale of Chinese immigrants in San Francisco during the 1950s.  The are various opinions on the musical, and it’s not among R&H’s better-known works.  It did enjoy a brief spike of renewed interest when Sarah Jessica Parker performed “I Enjoy Being a Girl” in a 2004 Gap commercial.

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Our 10 Favorite Posts of 2009

Another girlfriend year is coming to a close, so we wanted to look back and remember some of our favorite post of 2009. We’ve had some great ones this year! In fact, narrowing the list down to 10 favorites was tough, but we selected 5 party ideas and 5 articles that we thought represented the best of GirlfriendCelebrations this year. Read on and see if you agree, and let us know in the comments. You can also VOTE for your favorite GirlfriendCelebrations party idea of 2009 in our twtpoll in the left-hand column. If you missed any of these great posts, you may want to consider subscribing to our e-newsletter. That way you’ll never miss a minute of the celebration!

Party Ideas

1. Patio Crawl Tina says: “I like this because it’s hip to host at any age. It can be held virtually anywhere from a large subdivision to a small apartment complex. If you wanted to include the opposite sex, it wouldn’t too hard to modify. What a great way to celebrate the fall season! And last but not least…I secretly really, really, really want to host one of these ~ sounds like so much fun.”

2. Welcome-to-Town Cookie Party Tina says: “I love that you can host this for girls of all ages. It’s a unique twist on the old favorite cookie exchange. It’s a fun way to get the “chore” of seeing all your close friends and extended family without traveling from house to house during the time-crunched holiday season.”
3. Karaoke Girls Night Dawn says: “Classic GirlfriendCelebrations: Fun, easy, cheap, and unique. This is a great Japan-themed girls night to warm up a winter night by bringing out your inner diva.” Read the rest of this entry »

New Year’s Eve Appetizer Party and Pampered Chef Giveaway!

Win this very festive set!
Win this very festive set!
Congratulations to our winner Sarah D.! Contest is now closed, but read on for GREAT New Year’s Eve party ideas. What are you doing New  Year’s Eve? No plans, you say? Well, we bet you have some gal pals in the same boat. Why not invite them over for an easy appetizer party and ring in the New Year together? With a little help from our friends at The Pampered Chef and their you can easily make an elegant appetizer buffet for your girlfriends to enjoy. We’re giving away this cocktail shaker and ice bucket to a lucky girlfriend to help you have a successful girls night in. But we’ll have to hurry to get it to you by New Years Eve, so this contest will end Sunday, December 27. Read on for party ideas and contest details. Read the rest of this entry »

Local Foods Holiday Breakfast and Cookbook Giveaway

Here’s another great party idea designed to help you fit some girlfriend time into the busy holiday season, while doing good for the planet (more multitasking – we love it!). Our friends at Florida’s Natural want to help you host a holiday brunch for your girlfriends while promoting the selection of locally produced foods. We think this is a great idea! 

North Georgia Apple and Crispy Brussel Sprouts
North Georgia Apple and Crispy Brussel Sprouts
The concept is simple: Invite some girlfriends to your home, collect ingredients, use specially-prepared recipes and secrets, cook together, then enjoy the brunch.  It’s a fabulous way to share news and tips about what each of us can do to save our environment and develop more healthy eating habits one step at a time. And we’re sure you can inject some holiday spirit into your girlfriendly gathering as well.

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Have a Hip Hanukkah – Courtesy of Second City Soiree

Looking for a simple yet chic way to present the holiday meal, perhaps for a girlfriend gathering? We can always count on our girlfriend Jen Luby of Second City Soiree to have impeccable taste and do-able entertaining ideas. She recently posted this chic Hanukkah party menu detailing how to have a latke bar, better brisket, delicious donuts and the perfect cocktails for the occasion. We wanted to share it with you, with her permission. Enjoy, and Happy Hanukkah!

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Welcome-to-Town Cookie Party

The holiday season is here, girlfriends! Along with the snowflakes and cold, many out-of-town holiday guests will be dropping in soon.  Oh,’tis the season

milka stars
to be jolly, but with everyone vying for time with the out-of-towners, it can quickly create seasonal chaos. But don’t get your panties in a wrinkle just yet, girlfriends! You can host a fabulous cookie fete for girls big and little, with just a bit of planning and possibly some help from our friends at Pampered Chef. Add a smidge of charity for the troops and Voila! you’ll have a wonderful occasion to create memories, a party to inspire goodwill in all and bring everyone in one fell swoop right to your door. Yes, wouldn’t it be nice for the out-of-towners to do a one-stop-see-all instead of scurrying around from house to house? Sit back and read on, for GirlfriendCelebrations has the perfect multigenerational party to end your holiday blues. Read the rest of this entry »

Girls Like Makeup – Why Not Make it A Party?

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to host an eyeslipsface (E.L.F.) Make Up At Home party with 20 of our gal pals. Here’s what we discovered: Girlfriends LOVE to play with makeup, no matter what their age! Why not try having a makeup-themed party for your next girls night?

Zee works her magic
Zee works her magic
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