Christmas is all about goodwill and helping those less fortunate than yourselves. This year the lovely folk at Macmillan Cancer Support are inviting people to throw a Wonderland après-ski themed festive fiesta to raise money to help the two million people living in the UK with cancer.
The idea is that you kick start the Christmas season with an après-ski themed Wonderland party. Party planners are encouraged to set a fundraising target, set a ticket price and start inviting guests to their party of the year and spread some festive cheer.
Of course it doesn’t have to be all shots of schnapps in trapper hats, why not have a Christmas movie marathon whilst wearing natty knitwear? Or get your friends together for an evening of festive baking, or getting crafty and decorating your own Christmas stocking? Whatever style of party suits you, gather your friends, raise some money and help make sure that no one faces cancer alone.
The Wonderland website – www.welcometowonderland.org.uk – has lots of amazing tips to help party hosts plan the perfect party. Here you can find recipe ideas, music playlists, games to play, decorations to hang and costume ideas to make your party the pick of the pistes.
There are also extra incentives (as if you needed them!!) to encourage party enthusiasts to raise as much money as possible for Macmillanby collecting Piste Points. The more money you raise (and Piste Points you collect) the better the prizes you win, including sunglasses, t-shirts and entry into a mystery prize draw to win a ski-tastic prize. Oohh Bruce Forsyth would be proud! And the good news is, you can throw your event any time in December which suits you and your friends best. Perfect for busy little elves!
Every pound raised will be used to help people affected by cancer, giving care, support and advice and making sure that people living with cancer are helped to take back control of their life and feel themselves again. Sounds like a good reason to throw a party to me!