Updated: Sep 1
Summer, bonfires, lake days, and backyard cookouts. The muggy evenings are just right for gatherings of family and friends. Why not party with a purpose?
Here are 5 tips for a conscious, purposeful summer get together!
Send it Forward – Encourage guests to continue using their summer to give back by sending home a little gift that gives.
Take Action Together – Include a fun craft or activity that gives back. Plant milkweed for endangered butterflies, pack care packages for soldiers, craft cards for cancer patients ….
A Twist on Tradition – Who doesn’t love a great conversation starter? Instead of the usual random questions, use more purposeful, action-driven q’s that get guests thinking. You can even throw in some facts on current issues and ways to help.
Food for Thought – Put a spin on traditional BBQ fare and make it vegan. Support your local farmers and avoid sketchy supply chains by buying local – from the fruits to the florals. Even the food you eat can be food for thought!
Pretty and Purposeful Table Numbers – Get creative with your table numbers by letting each:
(a) correspond with a current issue and way to help
(b) feature a photo of an animal in need of adoption at a local shelter
or (c) correspond with a nonprofit organization.
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