Our PINK Cook for the Cure Party


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

Bloody Mary Shrimp Shooters

Melon, Prosciutto & Blue Cheese Skewers

Chicken Breast Marbella

Citrus Basmati Rice Salad

Spinach & Strawberry Salad Skewers

Parmesan Thyme Crackers

Cheddar Cornmeal Crackers

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Pink Lemonade Sugar Cookie Bars


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.



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  2. Mary Jordan says:

    This was a super fun way to break up my Saturday and go to lunch. I know it took Mary and Joy hours to prepare this, but for the guest…it was perfect, just an hour and half out of your day, a great meal plus a fantastic cause. I think it would be well attended for all who wish to give it a go. The food was awesome, I already made the parm crackers and can’t wait to make some of the other recipes.

  3. Such a great party! Thank you for feeding me all these wonderful treats.

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