Happy Women’s History Month! This is the annually declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. There are thousands-millions of women who deserve to be highlighted this month. Not only that, but there is so much to be talked about during this month. The future for women and more. These discussions need to be created, and I want to task you with doing just that. Host your own women’s history month party!
I know, it sounds odd, but you can use it as an excuse for a girl’s night! Invite every woman you know (friend, frenemies, mom, aunt, sister-in-law-cousins friend). Anyone and everyone that identifies as a woman. This is a time to create a community with your fellow females.
For everyone you invite, task them with picking a woman who should be highlighted! Your guest can research, take notes, and prepare a few minute long speech about their highlighted woman.
While all of you are together, pop the champagne and have a charcuterie board of every flavor, and you’re almost ready to begin. Start your evening with introductions, followed with the woman they chose, and why they chose her. After this introduction round, you’ll have new friends and information about amazing women in history.
Before continuing on to the next activity, take a moment for refills and to apply face masks! While those are drying, turn on your favorite female artists and get to work with the next activity!
In addition to a woman of the month, ask your guests to bring as many magazines as possible. As host, you’ll need to provide scissors, glue, glitter, and paper. Did I mention you’re never too old for arts and crafts? This activity may seem for kids, but I promise it is a lot of fun! It is time to create your own women empowerment poster! Going through your magazines, pick out images and words to cut out and glue them on to your page of paper. Try to take up as much room as possible, don’t leave any blank space! Once you’re done, you’ll have your own empowerment poster!
If the night is still young, take the time to discuss issues plaguing women today. They can come from the media or your own personal experiences, but discuss what needs to change. As a collective group, discuss what you can do to create change! From writing to your representatives, to creating a community based organization, the sky is limitless in how you can create change!
These are only a few activities you can do to celebrate women’s history month. If you want to find more, Pinterest is a lovely website that can help you find more ideas! In all, I hope you enjoy this month, and you take the time to appreciate how amazing women are.