Period parties are now a thing?!? Wait, what?
Birthdays, sweet 16s, baptism, they call for parties, but getting your period?
Well, now apparently that’s a thing and we’re all about it since normalizes and removes the stigma of menstruation.
What exactly is a period celebration?
A menstrual party is a celebration of the start of your menstrual cycle. A party is held to honor this new phase of life your daughter has entered. 3The party may also be called the First Moon Party, referring to its monthly recurrence. Ultimately, the purpose of the party is to make a girl feel loved, supported, and recognized as she enters a new phase of her life.
On TikTok the hashtag #periodparty shows videos of parents setting up their daughter’s party decor: red roses, red balloons, blood drop decals, and red velvet or frosted cakes.
One video with over 14 million views shows confetti cut outs, a red chocolate fountain and cupcakes shaped in a blood drop.
These parties can take many forms and involve different approaches. Some will have a small party with just close family members. Others with only women family members, and still others will invite friends as well.
If a period party is not something your daughter wants, consider a little mother-daughter pampering time.
Here are some ideas:
Allowing your daughter to celebrate her first period, means turning something that is viewed as messy or painful into something fun.
And at the end of the day, party or no party, we want to raise our girls to be proud of their bodies and to be able to recognize how powerful their bodies actually are!
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