Planning a New Moon party
In the last few years, New Moon parties have been growing in popularity and at Luna, we’re all for it!
So, what is it exactly?
Well, getting your period can be a bit stressful, so to make it a bit more fun, young girls hold New Moon parties where they celebrate getting their periods.
Think about it…why not?
Any opportunity to throw a party is a good one right? And one that encourages open and honest discussion about periods and how to manage them can only be a good thing!
Alright, so how do you organise one?
Most girls start their period somewhere between the ages of 11 - 13, so why not get some friends together on a Saturday afternoon, get some snacks and sodas and have a go at these fun experiments!
If you’re into baking, why no make these cute menstrual cup and tampon cookies. All you need is a sugar biscuit recipe and some food colouring - recipe is listed below.
Some other idea for your first period party!
A great party trick is to dunk some tampons in water and watch them expand. It’s heaps of fun and will demonstrate how tampons work when they’re inside your vagina.
For extra effect, you can add a little bit of red food colouring to the water.
Bake some plain vanilla cupcakes and then ice them with red icing and sprinkle them with red sprinkles. The bonus is you get a delicious treat at the end of it, and your friends will love it.
It’s important to talk about periods and normalise it, and ask lots of questions.
The more you know, the more you’ll be prepared and the easier the transition into womanhood will be.
And remember, every girl and women gets their period (eventually), so you’re never alone - we’re all sisters in the same boat, sailing on that crimson tide.
Sugar biscuit recipe:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
Wait for the biscuits to cool.
Then mix some icing sugar and food colouring together and start decorating!