PAJAMAS & PEARLS – Ladies Night Out

According to President Barack Obama, “What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly.” – Jan. 20, 2009.

As the needs in our cities expand and the services provided by non-profit organizations is greater than ever, corporate and personal budgets are being cut and sponsorships are drying up. How do we step up to the President’s charge and our own community needs in these challenging times? Well, we can either withdraw into a puddle or rise to the occasion.  We can choose to live in circumstance or choose to live in vision – I choose vision! So that’s what we’re going to focus on for the next couple months. It’s imperative that those of us that can step up – Do!

What can you do to make a difference for a cause you’re passionate about? Is there a way your organization can join forces with another service club to share muscle, dollars and passion to make a difference in your area? Do you have a great idea/theme/event you want to create but you’re not sure where to start? Just check out my blogs to get ideas from all over the country then make them your own!  The time to be creative is NOW!

Here’s a great idea to get those creative juices flowing:

How about a ladies night out? A party with a purpose!

Pajamas and Pearls

  • Friday night at Susie Smith’s House
  • Date: (what works for you?)
  • Time: 6 to 11 PM
  • Dress: Your favorite PJS and PEARLS of course!
  • Donation: $25.00, $50 or $100 (depending on your friend’s budgets?)

Please join me for this grazing event of yummy appetizers, cocktails and games as we raise some money for the Domestic Violence Agency.  (Or whatever cause you’re passionate about)

You can do all the cooking yourself or get some friends to help you or hire a caterer! Any way you can afford to do it – just do it!  And after women have eaten and talked it’s time to play games. Everyone moans about games but everyone LOVES them!  Charades is a timeless crowd pleaser but a couple of my favorites that allow people to keep their seats are OUTBURST and SMARTASS.

Wanna think bigger? Have a group that wants to do some work? Turn this into a stay-over night at a hotel with a complete agenda of pampering, speakers, vendors etc. You can get some pretty good deals out there right now, too.  Speakers/Venues with open time from unexpected cancelations. Masseuses, nail techs needing to promote their, slower than usual, businesses.  Again, be creative and ALWAYS ask, “can you do better for us?”  If you decide to make this a really WOW offering however, I encourage you to pull in a professional meeting planner.  The potential is limitless!

Visit my blog often and “seize gladly” the opportunities that abound!