Host a Dinner Party

If you and your girls are into good food, chatter and laughs, then hosting a dinner party is the thing for you. And what’s more rewarding than knowing that your fun dinner party is making a difference to the lives of all women across Queensland.

How do I host a Dinner Party?

It can be as big or small as you like; set a theme for your dinner party and ask your guests to bring a dish. Pre-prepare and cook as much as you can to make sure that you have all night to enjoy yourselves. Add some décor to your dinner party and prepare a playlist to set the scene. Don’t forget to ask each guest to donate what they would have spent on a night out.

Check out our board game and movie night Pinterest board for more ideas.

Register to set up your online fundraising page

Make it easy for donors, both before, during and at your event by setting up your online fundraising page. It’s an easy way to ask for donations. Even if people can’t attend, they can still make a donation to support you and your cause.

Set a fundraising goal

Think about a realistic goal and share it with your friends. Knowing how much you’re hoping to raise will give your friends a sense of how much they should donate to help you.

Kick-start your fundraising 

Show you’re committed by making a contribution to your own fundraising page to get the ball rolling. Your guests will soon follow.

Spread the word

Share your fundraising page via Instagram, Facebook, email, and ask your guests to do the same. Unfortunately, we all know someone affected by cancer, so you’d be amazed how supportive even strangers can be.

Remind people to donate

Don’t forget to keep guests up-to-date with details of your event and your progress as you near your goal. Remind them to donate online anytime. Make sure you have donation boxes on the night – even spare change helps.

Approach your employer

Ask your employer to match the amount you raise at your event to double your impact.

Approach local businesses and boost your fundraising

Identify local businesses that could assist in catering, supplying raffle prizes, game prizes or items for auction. Ask your hairdresser, beautician or even piliates group – they'd love to support your cause too! Download our handy guide for how to get the support of local businesses.

Share your impact

Use the Girls' Night In resources in the lead up to and at your event. Share your story, let everyone know why you got involved and the impact that your making together.