Women are amazing.
From working full-time jobs and raising families to caring for those in need and having to deal with awful things like breast cancer, women are powerhouses.
We don’t let life get us down, and even in the midst of a struggle, we keep our heads held high.
For that reason, it’s no surprise that International Women’s Day, which falls on March 8, was established in order to celebrate women from all walks of life.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve won a Nobel Peace Prize, or if you’re simply the peacekeeper in your home.
You (and all of your lady friends) deserve to be recognized and honored.
During the week of March 8, we invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day with us.
Not sure how to celebrate? Check out some of the fun suggestions below!
Bake an International Women’s Day Cake and Host a Party
No celebration is complete without a cake!
This year, bake your favorite cake, decorate it, and then host a party for all your favorite gal pals. There’s nothing better than being surrounded by cake and good company.
If you’re worried about making enough dessert for everyone, ask your friends or family members to all contribute a small cake or dessert of their choosing. Doing this ensures you’ll have enough food and that everyone at your party will be able to enjoy their preferred dessert.
You could also ask people to contribute things like drinks, plates, or plastic silverware.
Volunteer at a Women’s Shelter
Serving women is one of the best ways to celebrate women. After all, many women are nurturers by nature and are great at loving on others and building them up.
The best way to serve…volunteer at a women’s shelter.
From homeless women’s shelters to domestic violence and abuse centers, there’s no shortage of places that could use a helping hand.
The best part…you don’t have to have a special talent or gift in order to volunteer.
Whether you’re serving a meal, helping with laundry, providing entertainment, or just spending time with someone who could use a friend to talk to, your presence will be greatly appreciated.
Gather up your girlfriends and make a day of it while giving back to the women who need your help.
Tip: Be sure to call around to your local shelters and women’s centers to see what they need help with. Some places might need volunteers, while others might need physical donations like blankets, soap, or food.
Enjoy a Chick Flick Movie Night Starring Your Favorite Female Leads
A long time ago, women’s movie roles were often limited to wives and love interests.
However, in the past few decades, women have really started to make headway in the film industry, taking the lead and starring as strong, independent, and intelligent characters.
For this reason, we think it would be fun to have your girlfriends and female family members over for a chick flick movie night that features female actresses.
Here are a few movie suggestions that feature female leads…
- Thelma & Louise
- The Wizard of Oz
- Legally Blonde
- The Help
- The Heat
- Miss Congeniality
Enjoy a Spa Day with Your Girlfriends
Every lady deserves a day of pampering. And what better way to be pampered than with a mani/pedi, massage, or new haircut?
In honor of International Women’s Day, get your best girlfriends together and make a day of it at the spa.
Splurge on the gel nails or foot massage–you deserve it!
Tip: Make your spa day even more extravagant by enjoying brunch before your appointment or lunch and drinks after your spa day.
Give Your Kids a History Lesson on Amazing Women
Harriet Tubman courageously led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.
Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize for research on radioactivity.
Amelia Earhart was a fearless female pilot.
These are just three examples of amazing women role models that we should be teaching our children about.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we encourage you to talk with your kids about the brave, intelligent, and powerful women who have helped shape our country.
It’s so important that kids (especially young girls) understand that women can do anything that men can do.
How do you celebrate the women in your life? Let us know in the comments below!