Decade of Decadence

By Kelinda Foo


Decade of Decadence has been and gone.  Thank you to all the beautiful girls who made the night a success; without you this night quite simply would not be what it is today.  Thank you to all who gave to this wondeful cause - we raised over $2500 this year!  You all ROCK.  Bring on 2020!

And Now....

Let it all begin.... Saturday November 2nd is here.  Girls Night In 2019 has arrived.  After 5 wear for the event (not P.J's!).  Looking forward to hosting another great event this year.  God Bless



The theme for 2018 was "Saved by cake.. Tarts, Flans and Creme Brulee!".  Food is one thing that brings us together.  There is something special about sharing a cup of coffee and cake!! Need I say more.


The year 2017 was a very special "Girls Night In" for me.  My beautiful daughter had made me feel like a wonderful Mum and woman with how she treated me - that I thought it was time to make this night a combined event for Mothers and Daughters - and so "Awesome Daughters" GNI was born.  Girls 10 years and older were invited to come along with their Mum.  It was a wonderful night and the younger generation of girls embraced it completely.  Thus, girls 10 years and above have been invited ever since.  GIRLS RULE!!


"Rock up or Frock up!" was the theme for 2016 - simple!  You could rock it or dress up a little.  As the years go by one thing has become very clear!  There is so much more food coming forth than when this all first started.  I say - bring it on!!  A night like this can never be under catered.  What more can you ask for - good food, coffee and great company!!


Yes - the year was 2015 an dthe inspiration was loosely based on Bond - James Bond.  The theme was "Shaken not Stirred", not so much in the alcohol sense but more so in the fun spirit sense.  More desserts, coffee and tea!!  Time to sit, chill and relax. AAHHH!!!


"Ribbons and Lace" - another get together for the girls!!  This was number 5 for Girls Night In at the Foo Houshold.  It was starting to become a yearly event for many people - for which I am thankful for all the support.  You all ROCK!!


In 2013, the theme was a girly one of flowers for all - with floral being the theme.  I think as the years have gone by that the desserts are definitley getting more fancy - but my family and friends are worth it!!  This has come to be a night where I want to make the world stop for a little while and treatmmy loved ones to a special time.  All for a cause that is close to my heart! 


Girls Night In for 2012 brought the colours Pink or Purple as the basic theme.  Dancing shoes were an option; with X-Box Dance off taking place well into the night!!  Body Shop products were also on sale with proceeds going to Cancer Council.  Another great night was had by all!!


It was back!!  2011 saw the return of 'Girls Night In' for me. The theme for the night was "Chilli in Chocolate" - what goes with hot chocolate!!  This night called for everyone who came to bring a dessert that was chocolate of at least a little chocolate.  You may think that I can cook up a storm (ok... that is true!) but this night had chocolate desserts coming out of everywhere - it was great to see the support of everyone who came.  You all ROCK!!


Well,  I did not hold a Girls Night In for 2010 - and I am not sure why. By this time we had moved to a new church, our first-born was starting school and our family was getting bigger.  I still love cooking and baking and all things FOOD.  It was only a matter of time before the bug for doing an event again would bite.  I thank God that it did.  Looking back over time reminds me of why I hold these events and of the beautiful friends that I have been blessed with! Thank you all (family and friends) for filling my life!!


I thought I would use this blog to go through a history of 'Girls Night In' in the Foo Household!  The first one was way back in 2009....  I was looking for a way to get women from my church together and did not have any idea - until watching a TV add on 'Girls Night In' to raise money for Cancer Council.  It started from there - a small idea which morphed into a night of chocolate fun.  A chocolate fountain, a few fondues and lots of food to put into these.  It was a great night.  The theme was 'HOT PINK CHOCOLATE' - yes.. the chocolate was mostly coloured pink (at least in the fountain!!).  I can still remember taking spoonfuls of pink chocolate to our mouths for photo opportunities!  There was a lot of chocolate consumed that night!!  It is funny to look back and think that this was the start of what the night has now become.

Decade of Decadence - Welcome to GIRLS NIGHT IN 2019!

That time of year has come for me to get going on another adventure with food and fun.  It is awesome to think that I first started with 'Girls Night In' for the Cancer Council way back in 2009!!  Skipped 2010 and then picked the baton back up for 2011.  There have been many calories enjoyed over that time - and I am hoping that this year will be yet another year of Decadence - being the tenth!!  I am looking forward to having so many friends and family come on over for a night off the everyday.  I hope to make this year one of the biggest yet.laughing

Help me create a cancer free future!

I’m hosting a Girls’ Night In to change the future for all Queensland women.

Every day almost 12 Queensland women will hear those dreaded words, “you have cancer” and while the survival rate has increased, there is still more work to be done.

That’s why I’m bringing everyone together - to raise funds to get us closer to a future free from women’s cancers.

I would love for your support!  Come along to my Girls’ Night In or donate today on this page.  

By supporting my Girls’ Night In, you will contribute to freeing the future from cancer. 

Your support will be powering vital research, prevention and support services. Making a difference to so many in their most vulnerable time, now and into the future.

Together, we can create a future for all Queensland women.

Thank you to my Supporters




Girls Night




Kelinda Foo


Alofa Brown

Thank you for inviting us. God bless you always for organizing a great night for the ladies and support the Cancer council.



Gets bigger and better every year both food and fun. Thanks for the amazing effort you put in. Good Luck with your goal hope you smash it.


Liz Mienert

You are inspirational Kelinda. Liz 💕


Maree Mcgregor

You and Amy are awesome!


Louise Talbot


Miranda Powell





Sorry I can't be there this year (although my hips and thighs are breathing a sigh of relief). Hope you all have a great night celebrating your Decade of Decadence for a wonderful cause xo


Brenda Nagel

Thank you for helping to support such an important cause, we appreciate it.


Hope Paton


Joan Macrow

Hi Kelinda, sorry I couldn't get to your evening however I would like to donate $50.00




Vicki & Bridget

Congratulations Kelinda on your inspirational fundraising efforts. Looking forward to sharing an evening of decadence with you.


Bus Buddy - Rad

Good luck reaching your goal.



Amazing as always.


Heather Williamson

Looking forward to an evening of Decadence and helping you reach your goal


Petrina Duncan


Jenny Robinson

For the ones we love. Thanjs Kelinda 😉❤


Wendy Blakeney


Cindy Mayes


Tamasha Wernich


Julia Gough

From bus buddy Julia. Thanks for a great night. Thank you for all the work you do caring for people with cancer and raising money to support them. You are amazing.


Trisha Khatri



Well done on another outstanding fundraising event! Love from your favourite SIL. :-)


Jodie Erfurth


Kelinda Foo


Brenda Cull

Hi Kelinda, Hope your night was a great success. I ended up not doing the garage sale as Mal hadn't been well but ok now. I know I would have enjoyed your lovely goodies but I don't need the calories. love Brenda


Ellen Pettman