When my then heavily pregnant best friend told me we're going to a Goddess Party, I wasn't sure what to expect. Flower crowns and matching togas? A party without guys was not my kind of a party, but you can't argue with a pregnant lady.
My expectations were beyond low. However, I was more than pleasantly surprised, and ever since, I want nothing more than to celebrate the women who are making every day shine a bit brighter.
Naturally, some of you are wondering: "What is a goddess party? Can I throw one? What do you do at such a party?"
Here are all the answers, including fun activities for your first ever Goddess party!
What Is A Goddess Party?
The first Goddess party I attended was a celebration of the Ph.D. I learned that it's a celebration of women's accomplishments and a support system for ladies going through rough times.
Goddess Parties celebrate womanhood and experiencing empowerment through thick and thin. While you're not dressing up as a goddess (unless you don't want to), you feel liberated, supported, and thankful that you are a woman.
Women supporting women is more than a hashtag; it's a lifestyle, like a spa for your mind, and almost an instant uplifting of your soul.
Your feminine beauty, inside and out, deserves to be praised, and having a great group of women behind you is one of the best things a gal could ask for.
I genuinely thought that a Goddess party is reserved for celebrating joyful occasions, but then I learned that you don't need a special event to feel empowered.
Even more, some sad life events deserve more attention, and through these parties, you might be able to learn and rise above while enjoying all the perks of being around smart, beautiful, and knowledgeable ladies.
Top 10 Empowering Goddess Parties In Celebration Of Womanhood
From a new way to celebrating birthdays, milestones, painful life-changing events, Goddess parties honor women going from one life stage to another. In essence, it's a way of women being there for each other and fixing each other's crowns.
First, you create a safe space. It is weird to say it out loud, but you speak about what being a woman means to you. The next part is a bit easier: you state something honorable or admirable about the women you're sharing the party with.
What happens next is up to the hostess. It's usually like a giant sleepover, where you can talk about anything without fear of judgment. You swap stories, laugh, cry, and in the end, there's so much positivity that you fall in love with life all over again.
If you want to throw a Goddess party to honor women in your life, you don't have to have a reason. However, there are ten most empowering parties with themes, and we hope that this list will give you an additional push into this unique way to celebrate womanhood.
1. Getting Married
A bachelorette party simply celebrates that you managed to get the ring. It does not prepare you to be someone's wife. What's even worse, it is often presented as the last day of freedom.
A Goddess party for the bride-to-be means that you're celebrating a new chapter into a woman's life. Of course, you can play dirty games and drink, but the essence is in relationships and marriage.
2. Having A Baby
Baby showers focus on the baby. However, a Goddess party for a pregnant woman is all about celebrating motherhood and supporting every new mom's needs.
The pregnant woman needs to feel the love, good energy and to know that she has a great group of friends to talk to once the baby comes.
3. Turning Another Year Older
Typical birthday parties usually stop once women enter a certain age. However, a Goddess party celebrates your womanhood, no matter how many candles you have on the cake.
Having a meaningful conversation as well as numbness fun with women who are lifting your spirit and swapping stories about you is much more fulfilling than dwelling on how the years go by.
4. Going Through A Divorce Or A Break-up
When a woman is going through a divorce or a break-up, she often needs her friends to light up her fire and ensures her that she is still the queen.
Uplifting women when they are going through positive changes is great. But lifting their spirits when they aren't at their best is even more nurturing.
Having a group of women who are your biggest fans and who love you just the way you are will undoubtedly help you cope with a divorce or a break-up.
5. Embracing Your Sexuality
Celebrating your body and its needs is nothing short of amazing.
Set up a Goddess party where you and your friends can talk about sex, orgasms, perhaps dress up in leather or other sexy outfits.
Learning to love your saggy breasts, cellulite, bloated belly is all part of getting to know your femininity honestly, and it's a way to gain self-confidence and learn more about yourself.
6. Spiritual Awakening
The concept of the Goddess parties sounds like some strange hippie project. While that's not what it is, it does have an aspect of spirituality.
You can't touch empowerment or see womanhood. You have to feel these things. So, in a way, by wanting or attending a Goddess party, you're already going throw a spiritual awakening.
If you want to celebrate it with your gal pals, you get to invite them to mix essential oils or meditate. There are no rules, judgments, or limitations to what you can do at a Goddess party.
7. Coping With Miscarriage
Even the most dependable men will never understand what it means to lose a life that once was inside of you. But women do, and even those who are blessed with healthy babies will empathize with your situation. How? Because they were once pregnant, and of course, they felt that things might go wrong.
Throwing a party when you lose your baby sounds out of touch. However, sending an invite to your girlfriends, saying that you had a moment that you want to grieve over and that you need them, is a step toward healing.
Instead of sitting in your room wondering what happened or crying your heart out, invite your goddesses and share. Our bodies can let us down, but our spirit should always be alive.
8. Setting Future Goals
It doesn't matter if your goals are big or small. What matters is that you can gather around your girlfriends, have deep conversations, and share your plans with them.
Knowing what you don't want is common. But setting actual goals, and understanding what you want, is worth celebrating with your goddesses.
9. Sharing Your Thoughts And Worries
Perhaps you want to talk about the meaning of life. Maybe you read a great book or wrote a poem, and you need to share them.
Remember that Goddess parties aren't just celebrations. They include your concerns, deepest anxieties, as well as your hidden talents, such as writing, knitting, or playing an instrument.
The goal is to uplift a woman and help embrace her experiences, even if it simply means talking about female insecurities.
10. For No Reason At All
If you can't settle on one event, or you can't decide which event should become a Goddess party, you can have one for no reason at all.
It's not about a specific date, nor something that needs to happen for you to celebrate your womanhood. That's why simply sending an invite that you're having a Goddess party is more than enough.
You can set up a Goddess party for entering menopause or getting your period. Really, it's about everything that affects a woman, from everyday annoyances to extraordinary, larger-than-life changes.
How To Throw A Goddess Party
As I said, flower crowns and gowns are not usual, yet they are a good way to introduce this concept into the lives of your beloved friends.
Encourage your friends to go with the idea of dressing up, whether your Goddess party in face to face or due to the pandemic, over Zoom.
Start by sharing empowering messages and express gratitude for having each other in your lives. From then on, it's time to light up candles, put on some music, and let your femininity take over.
Invite your goddesses to share their deepest concerns, joyful moments, whatever it is that it's on their minds. If it's a Goddess party honoring your bride-to-be, talk about what marriage means to each one of you.
You can include tarot readings, burning sage, or stick to more traditional activities, like dancing, singing. Whatever you do, one thing is a must: creativity, strength, individuality, hope, fertility, periods. These are all things worth celebrating.
By doing so, you're creating a stronger bond among your goddesses and becoming more aware of what it truly means to be a woman.
Instead of gifting just a woman celebrating the date of birth, you can create a gifting circle. It can mean that you're not buying but sharing something you own with your best friends.
Similarly, you can create a secret Santa-like gifting circle, where you all get to buy and get gifts.
Goddess Party Activities
Apart from the obvious, like chatting, drinking or dancing, Goddess parties can include other fun and empowering activities.
It can be organized at your place or outdoors. As long as the chosen spot feels safe, calming, and filled with positive energy, you don't have to overthink the event. Simply focus on your friends and what you can gift each other on a spiritual level.
From makeovers to learning tantra yoga, here's what you can do to make your goddesses feel more welcomed and loved:
Calming dance sessions
Making vision boards
Making healthy meals or sharing cooking secrets
Tarot card readings
Learning about herbs, nature, or even houseplants
Embracing mind, body, and soul, celebrating your sex appeal, the spirit of womanhood, learning about each other's histories are all bits and pieces of a Goddess party. It's like a workshop to make each lady feel more in touch with her femininity and her truest self.
The idea of a Goddess party is to leave you feeling rejuvenated, uplifted and more connected to your female friends.
There's no wrong way to throw a Goddess party, but it needs to be done for the right reasons.
You're not doing it to prove that men are bad. Not at all. It's a simple fact that women need that feminine, nurturing energy, and having a safe space means being free to be yourself.
After all, it's about creating a sisterhood, profound female friendships, and mutual understanding only a woman can provide to another woman.
Remember: every woman deserves to feel healthy, loved, supported, sexy and empowered!