Party Plans

In light of the typhoon that recently struck the Philippines, host a holiday party and donate the money you would have spent on decorations to an organization with focus on Typhoon Haitian relief. The New York Times posted an article with information on some of the organizations providing relief to Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda) in the Philippines.

Create homespun decorations out of everyday items or items you have around the house, then print or hand write a tag to announce your charitable contribution – “a donation was made to XYZ charity” with the money you saved on décor.

  • Glowing Gift Boxes

    Invert square or rectangular clear glass vases, then attach ribbon in a criss-cross shape and a bow on top using double stick tape to create presents. Wrap battery operated LED string lights around colored tulle and place inside the glass vase.

    Tag: “A donation was made to the Red Cross.” The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Philippine Red Cross are both accepting donations and coordinating disaster relief on the ground throughout much of the central Philippines.

  • Colored Water Centerpieces

    Fill varying height cylinder glass vases with water. Add drops of food coloring to each vase to make different colored waters of your choice. Place a floating tea light in each.

    Tag: “A donation was made to UNICEF.” The Philippine branch of UNICEF says that children affected by the typhoon need urgent access to drinkable water, medical supplies, food and shelter. It is accepting donations online as part of an emergency typhoon appeal.

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