MY GIRLIE GIRLS’ NIGHT IN 2016

MY GIRLIE GIRLS’ NIGHT IN 2016

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Cancer sucks { THE END }. Those two words pretty much sum up how we all feel about cancer, but the reality is we will probably all be directly or indirectly affected by this horrible disease at some point during our life. While there are many charities and initiatives I am passionate about supporting, sometimes it’s good to bring it back to one or two that you can totally pour your heart into. For me personally, Cancer Council’s Girls’ Night In is one of them. As all my readers know, I am a BIG supporter of the sisterhood and now more than ever as I raise my own little lady. I recently hosted a Cancer Council Girls’ Night In event at my home, where I invited some of my nearest and dearest girlfriends to raise money to help beat women’s cancers. I am also lucky enough that one of my lovely friends also happens to be an event stylist extraordinaire, Ashlea Young from Styled By Plan A, and she helped me put together the most beautiful event for this wonderful cause. I will be sharing some pics of my event soon on the blog and in the meantime below is all the info you will need to organise your own Cancer Council Girls’ Night In.

ABOUT CANCER COUNCIL’S GIRLS’ NIGHT IN:

Girls’ Night In is a fantastic chance to catch up with the girls, have fun and raise funds to help Cancer Council support thousands of Australian women affected by a breast or gynaecological cancer. Getting involved is easy. Simply invite the girls over for a fun night in and ask them to donate what they usually spend on a night out (including the dress and shoes, ha!). The money you raise will help Cancer Council beat women’s cancers through prevention programs, support services and world-class research.

WHEN? You can host your very own Girls’ Night In anytime during the month of October
HOW? You can click < HERE > to register online or call 1300 65 65 85 (all registrations are free and include a free host kit full of planning and fundraising tips, which will be sent to you once you’ve registered)

THEME IDEAS: This is totally up to you, but here are some ideas: dinner party, movie night (chick flicks a must!), weekend escape (aka daddy day-care for my fellow mammas!), cooking or baking classes, hire a pro – this could be for a yoga or Pilates class, hair or make-up class etc., a pamper night or simply a group of great girlfriends, lots of fabulous conversation and laughter!


MY VERY OWN CANCER COUNCIL GIRLS’ NIGHT IN:

Did someone say… Get your favourite girls together and host a gorgeous event (in the comfort of your own home!), and one that will help fund Cancer Council’s research, support services and prevention programs to help beat women’s cancers?! Yes they did and it was a no-brainer. YES! I will jump at any excuse to host a celebration and particularly one that celebrates the sisterhood, friendship and beating women’s cancers together. I lost my grandmother to bowel cancer and secondary cancers that followed, and my father who had prostate cancer recently passed. While an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude is a short-term coping mechanism, unfortunately the reality and the statistics are that an estimated 20,000 women will be diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer this year. As a woman, as a friend, as a sister, as a daughter, as a mother and the member of the wider sisterhood community… Let us come together and celebrate life, but also to raise money and support those who need it.

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Above is my 2016 Cancer Council Girls’ Night In mood board which includes some very pretty inspiration for my Girls’ Night In  event. I have invited some of my oldest and dearest friends (17+ years of friendship!), some gorgeous work colleagues and new-found ‘mummy friends’. These are all women who I adore and admire for their own reasons. Many of us have young babies, so while Daddy Day Care is in full-swing (or BYOC!), it’s our time to relax and enjoy an evening of great company and lots of pampering! I have no doubt there will be multiple episodes of the Real Housewives in the background, multiple pairs of slippers and lots of giggles! I cannot wait to share all the images and creations with you soon on the blog – stay tuned!

DONATIONS / MAKE IT COUNT:

Even if you’re unable to attend your friend’s Girls’ Night In, you can still make a donation – just search by state on the Girls’ Night In website and follow the prompts. If you don’t know anyone hosting a Girls’ Night In, aren’t able to host an event yourself, or you’d prefer your donation go towards helping beat all cancer types, then you can also donate directly to Cancer Council < DONATE NOW >

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