Last Saturday, Joy and I hosted a Cook for the Cure® fundraising party.
It was the perfect opportunity to treat our girlfriends to an afternoon of food and fun.
Cook for the Cure gives people with a passion for cooking a way to support the fight against breast cancer. A passion for cooking? Hey, that’s us! (and probably you, too.)
The campaign is a partnership between KitchenAid and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Over the past 10 years, Cook for the Cure® has raised over 8 million dollars for the fight against breast cancer, and hosting a Cook for the Cure® party couldn’t be easier.
A Cook for the Cure® party can be any kind of gathering – a backyard BBQ, a dessert bar, a pancake breakfast, happy hour at the office, or even a sit-down dinner. We decided to throw a Saturday afternoon PINK party for our girlfriends and it was a blast.
Joy found a pink ribbon invitation on evite.com, and sent we sent out invitations a couple of weeks before the party with only three requests:
1. Wear something pink.
2. Don’t bring anything but yourself.
3. Consider making a donation to Susan G. Koman for the Cure at the party.
Our menu featured some of our favorite catering and party recipes, and we prepped almost everything in advance, so the party was stress-free! Our friends loved the food and Joy and I had a great time planning the menu together.
A Passionate Plate PINK Party ~
Menu for 12
We greeted everyone with a raspberry sorbet champagne splash and, after a brief introduction about how to make a donation to Cook for The Cure®, we all dished up some yummy food and spent the afternoon eating, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company.
We had so much fun cooking for our PINK party and treating our girlfriends to an afternoon of fun and good food. Hosting a Cook for the Cure® event is one of the easiest fundraisers ever!
From July 20th to the 29th, KitchenAid is sponsoring a 1,000 Cooks for the Cure® Campaign. This week-long “do-it-yourself” fundraising initiative’s goal is to reach 1,000 parties in homes and offices across the country!
Joy and I hope you will decide to join other cooks from around the country and host your own 1,000 Cooks for the Cure party. We’re happy to help with ideas, so keep us updated with your plans!
Get all of the details you need to get started by reading our post: How to Host a 1,000 Cooks for the Cure® Party.