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Mar
23

Add Purpose to your Party

TCN's Party with a Purpose initiative is all about adding purpose to your party.  Yes it's fine to have a glass of champas and a slab of cake, but it's important to remember why we're there - to show our love and appreciation for the Guest of Honour.

Here are some practical ways that you could add more purpose to your party..... 

First of all, put the cake down.

* Offer a gift - but not just the flowers you picked up last minute from the petrol station with little-to-no thought - a real, 'I've put a lot of thought into this' gift that shows your Guest of Honour that you truly do care about them.

* Offer to arrange the party rather than just turn up for the free food and drink

* Organise something special for the Guest of Honour - eg: fly in a relative they haven't seen for years 

* Make a speech honouring the Guest of Honour

* Engage a TCN Celebrant to create a beautiful ceremony


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"I thought Party with a Purpose was to do with charities.... Where does the charity part come in?" I hear you ask.

The second initiative of TCN's Party with a Purpose is to utilise these types of gatherings as an opportunity to help raise money for a charity.  


TCN gives our members the opportunity to choose and sponsor a charity on our website.  The charity is then given exposure not only in our website directory, but also on our social media pages as well.

So, how can you help?  

I'm glad you asked.... When you're organising this fabulous party, you could ask the Guest of Honour who their favourite charity is..... then think of ways in which you could incorporate the party and raising money.  


Here are a few suggestions:

1. Have a dress-up party where the guests pay a donation on entry

2. Run fun raffles and games throughout the party

3. Ask your guests to give donations instead of gifts

4. Instead of giving each wedding guest a bonbonniere, donate to a charity in their name


5. Sell tokens that guests can then put into jars labelled with different charities - choosing which one they like the best

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Giving is such a great feeling and knowing that you've participated in an event that will follow on to help others is an even better feeling.

Find out how you can sponsor a charity on TCN's website - click HERE

More ideas about how to Party with a Purpose - click HERE

Talk to a TCN Celebrant about assisting you in arranging a fabulous Party with a Purpose ceremony - click HERE
 
We'd also love to hear your ideas about how you add purpose to your parties.... please feel free to add a comment below or jump into the conversation on Facebook
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Dec
21

Party With a Purpose this New Year's Eve

Party with a Purpose this New Year’s Eve!

 

As 2016 draws to a close, you have a champers in one hand and a whistle blower in the other.  You’re surrounded by friends as you celebrate the year that was and look forward to the new year ahead.

 

That sounds awesome, but what if I told you that there was a way you could still do all that, but help people in need as well?

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TCN's "Party with a Purpose" is all about adding that extra meaning to your celebration and New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to do this.

 

 

As you reflect on your 2016, the ups and the downs, the highs and the lows, there are people everywhere doing exactly the same thing, except that their 2016 might have included illness, homelessness, domestic abuse or financial hard times, just to name a few.

 

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Using your party is a great way to raise money for people who have had a tough year.

 

Fancy Dress - $10 each - straight to a charity and a person or family in need

 

Whistle blower/noise maker for midnight celebrations - $5 each - straight to a charity and a person or family in need

 

Entry fee - $15 each (the price of one cocktail) - straight to a charity and a person or family in need

 

Run a raffle - $2 per ticket - straight to a charity and a person or family in need

 

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What are some of your ideas for raising money at your party? Share them on our Facebook page or in the comments section below.

 

Party with a Purpose
(seriously - it’s the next big thing!)

 

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Mar
14

Party With a Purpose - Cultural Diversity

Cultural Diversity Week and Harmony Day brings together Australians from all walks of life to promote community 

harmony and celebrate the many cultures that make our country so vibrant. 

There are some fascinating statistics about Australia’s diversity. 


Did you know:


* around 45 per cent of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was

* 85 per cent of Australians agree multiculturalism has been good for Australia 

* apart from English the most common languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek,
Vietnamese, Tagalog/Filipino, Spanish and Hindi

* more than 60 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia

* 92 per cent of Australians feel a great sense of belonging to our country


 
How do you Party with a Purpose in your culture?

 

Over the centuries as cultures have merged and intertwined, celebratory traditions have been adopted and adapted into our own wedding celebrations.
 
Have you heard of these wedding traditions?

 

Scottish:
Quaich
The Scottish Quaich or ‘Loving Cup’ is a two-handled silver bowl which is topped up with whisky, usually by the bride, and then passed around for the wedding party to sip once the legal proceedings have been concluded.

 

Irish: 
Claddagh Ring
The Claddagh Ring is one of the old traditions that's widely know. The traditional ring is given by young Irish men to their girlfriends as a gift, and sometimes it's inherited from a family member. But the ring has a part in wedding ceremonies, too.

Single women traditionally wear the ring on the right hand, with the ring facing outward. When in a relationship, it's turned inwards, indicating that the lady isn't 'available.'

But the ring is moved to the left hand when the wearer becomes engaged (point outward), and turned inward on that hand once married.

 

 
 
Japanese:
An All-White Dress Code
At a traditional Japanese wedding, the bride and groom usually wear Japanese wedding kimono. The bride wears a white wedding kimono called "uchikake" with a white headdress. The headdress is big and bulky and is said to hide the bride's "horns" as a symbol of submission. The groom's kimono is usually black and has his family's symbol embroidered on it in white.

 

 
Philippines:
Releasing the doves
The happy bride and groom release a pair of white doves — one male, the other female — into the air, which represent a harmonious life together for the newly married couple.



China:

Wardrobe Changes
In China, brides typically walk down the aisle in a slim-fitting, embroidered dress ... what is called a traditional qipao or cheongsam. For the reception, they change into a more poofy, decked out gown with Western flare. But the bridal fashion show doesn't end there! To cap the night, Chinese brides often make a final change into a cocktail dress. Total: three dresses!




This is what is so wonderful about living in such a multicultural society; each culture bringing with them their rich traditions and colourful customs. 

Together we stand in harmony

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Why not speak to one our many fabulous TCN Celebrants to see how you can incorproate cultural customs into your own wedding celebrations?

 

 

 
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Feb
10

Mardi Gras Fair Day 2016!

Party With A Purpose!

 

This Sunday, the 21st February 2016 is the Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day. 

10am - 8pm @ Victoria Park, Camperdown

It is a family day out with community minded stalls, music, food, friends and lots of fun!

 

This year, for the first time, The Celebrants Network - TCN will be maintaining a stall to share our vision for family celebrations.  
 
Celebrants do more than just weddings and funerals and there are so many more opportunities throughout our lives to celebrate who we are, what we've achieved and what our future looks like because of the families or communities that surround us.

 

Click last week's blog post to see a list of the life celebrations you could be adding more meaning to.

 

Come and visit our stall at Fair Day and meet some of our fabulous

TCN Family Celebrants.

 

 

Read more about how you can celebrate every stage of your life

 

 

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