Celebrate Women's History Month with These Simple & Memorable Ideas
So, it’s Women's History Month! It’s a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout history.
While women have made great strides in recent years, they still face many challenges. This month, let's all take some time to learn more about the great women who have come before us and the struggles they faced.
Wondering how you can celebrate Women’s History Month? Here are our top 10 ideas.
1. Send A Card to a Friend celebrating a Woman Who Made History
Research and purchase a card featuring a woman from history. Write a personal note to your friend about why this woman is important to you and how her accomplishments have inspired you.
Examples of women you could feature include: Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Sacagawea, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Oprah Winfrey.
2. Make A Donation to a Local Charity Supporting Women
Many charities focus on helping women and girls. Find one that is local to you and donate in honor of women’s history month. You can also donate feminine hygiene products, which are often in short supply in shelters and other facilities that support women and girls.
3. Plan A Movie Night Featuring Films About Inspiring Women
There are many great movies about inspiring women. Get together with some friends and plan a movie night featuring some of these great films. One example of an inspiring movie about women is Hidden Figures - based on a true story of a group of African American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA during the Space Race.
4. Attend A Lecture or Symposium
You can attend a lecture or symposium honoring women's history. This is a great way to learn more about the accomplishments of women throughout history and to see how far women have come. There are often many different lectures and symposiums to choose from, so you can find one that interests you.
5. Make A Piece of Art in Honor of a Female Hero
Many famous women throughout history have accomplished amazing things. Choose one of these women and create a piece of art in her honor. It can be anything from a painting to a sculpture to a song or poem.
Just let your creativity flow and have fun with it! Some examples of women you could choose to honor include: Sojourner Truth, Maya Angelou, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frida Kahlo.
6. Have a Dinner Party Featuring Dishes from Around the World
Women have made great contributions to cuisine all around the world. Celebrate this diversity by hosting a dinner party featuring dishes from different cultures. You could choose a different country for each course, or even just focus on one region. Be sure to do some research on the different dishes so you can prepare them correctly.
7. Give a Present to a Woman You Admire
Many women in your life have accomplished great things. This month, take some time to show your appreciation for them by giving them a present. It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive.
Just something that shows you were thinking of them and that you appreciate all they’ve done. Some examples of women you could give a present to include: your mother, your grandmother, your favorite teacher, or a mentor.
8. Write a Letter to Your Representative thanking them for Supporting Women’s Issues
Women’s history is full of progress thanks to the efforts of many women who have fought for change. Show your support for these efforts by writing a letter to your representative thanking them for their support on women’s issues.
Be sure to mention specific bills or votes that they have made in support of women. This will let them know that you are paying attention and that you appreciate their efforts.
9. Volunteer with a Local Organization That Supports Women
Many organizations focus on helping women. This month, take some time to volunteer at one of these organizations. You could do something as simple as passing out flyers for an event or collecting donations.
Or you could get more involved and help with planning or running an event. Some examples of organizations you could volunteer at include: Dress for Success, Girls on the Run, and She Should Run.
10. Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Party!
One great way to celebrate women’s history is to throw a party! This can be anything from a small gathering of your closest friends to a large bash with all your family and friends.
Choose a theme for the party, or just go with a general “women’s history month” theme. Be sure to have plenty of decorations, food, and drinks to make it a fun night for everyone.
Some ideas for party decorations include pictures of famous women throughout history, “She-roes” posters, and banners with inspiring quotes from women.
For food, you could serve traditional dishes from different cultures or make a special women’s history month cake. And for drinks, you could create cocktails named after famous women or have a wine tasting featuring wines from different countries.
No matter what you do, make sure to have a lot of fun and celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women!
Women’s history is full of inspiring stories and achievements. This Women’s History Month, take some time to celebrate these accomplishments by doing one (or more!) of these 10 fun activities.
From throwing a party to volunteering with a local organization, there are plenty of ways to get involved and show your support for women’s issues. So, get started and have a great month!