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Breast Cancer-Free Party Ideas

by Lori Soard ; Updated November 30, 2018

Breast cancer survivors celebrating in walk

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You have beaten breast cancer and you want to throw a life-affirming celebration like no one has ever seen. A party celebrating that you are finally breast cancer-free can be a truly joyous occasion. Fortunately, there are more products than ever before to help you celebrate this milestone. First and foremost, you will want to do everything in pink, and remember to display the breast cancer awareness pink ribbon symbol.

"Pinkify" Your Guests

Pink is an excellent color theme for a breast cancer-free party. Ask your guests, even any men who are invited, to wear something pink, and pass out pink ribbons for guests to pin on their shoulders. You may even want to have pink clip-in hair extensions available. Make the theme as pink as possible.

Decorations

Decorations can include pink and white balloons with the word "free" written on them. Another option is to write "breast cancer" on the balloons and then cross the word out. Use a black marker to do the lettering, and to it after the balloons are blown up. String pink and white streamers up as well. For centerpieces, you can set up pink and white candles.

Food

"Pinkify" your food as well. Serve pink lemonade or punch to drink. The cake should be pink and say something about surviving breast cancer. Mix pink food coloring into biscuit dough and make pink pigs in blankets. Whip up sandwiches with pink mayonnaise. Add pink to anything you can think of or that ties in with the theme. You may want to get a cookie cutter in the shape of a ribbon and cut out little sandwiches with it.

Party with a Purpose

Since you're throwing a party, people will likely want to bring a gift. A good alternative to accepting gifts is to request that guests donate to a breast cancer research organization such as Susan G. Komen or the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The easiest way to request this is on the invitation, and it should be a request, not a demand. Word it something like this: "In lieu of gifts, please donate to Susan G. Komen." This wording informs guests that if they want to donate they can, but they do not have to.

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About the Author

Lori Soard has been a writer since 1995, covering a variety of topics for local newspapers and magazines such as "Woman's World." For five years, she served as a site editor for a large online information portal. Soard is also the author of several published books, both fiction and nonfiction.