How to get started with Cocktails & Cuisine Fundraisier

Cocktails & Cuisine LOGOIf you’ve been thinking about how to get started with “Cocktails and Cuisine for Women in Crisis” – look no further! Here’s a simple, recipe for your first fundraiser!
Recipe for Success
1. Do a little research to pick a women’s charity you and your friends are passionate about. Local domestic violence agency, or International education with Girls Rising! What pulls at your heart?
2. Send out an electronic invitation with date, time, dress and what they can bring. Everyone can bring their favorite appetizer or small portions of their favorite entrée. Let them know the anticipated headcount. Check out Paperlesspost.com ( or if you like snail mail – go for it! )
Sample:
Cocktails and Cuisine for Women in Crisis Benefitting (name of charity)
Hosted by Sally Smith
Date and Time
Dress – Fall Casual
Skinny Girl Margaritas or Cosmos and Wine provided.
Please bring your favorite Tapa for 20. (appetizer or small portion of entrée) Remember people only eat 8 to 10 bites on average!
Optional competition: Secret voting for your favorite! Recipe to be shared by all! Winner gets bragging rights as “Best Chef” till our next party! (A chefs hat and special wine glass prize make for a great photo opportunity) Send a few pics into your local newspaper or social magazine!

3. Hostess should offer and select a special signature Skinny Girl drink for the night. Stir in laughter of girlfriends!
4. Offer two choices of wine – Pinot Gregio and Pinot Noir – if your friends are real winos – include a chardonnay.
5. Donations can be made to ( put the name of the charity) The charity will send out tax deductable receipts when they receive the donations. Or make it really simple and have the ability to text a donation!
6. Women who have more, taking action on behalf of women who have less! Networking, Sipping, Grazing and Giving Back – it doesn’t get better than this!