Calling all Party Hosts for a FUNdraising opportunity!
Thu, Jan 19 11:32am

Fundraising opportunity–calling all party hosts! 

Longtime Thornhillers and newbies alike, we are in one of the most fun times of the year in our little school community… the annual fundraising auction, this year on March 11. The event is a huge part of our fundraising to make the extra magic happen at our school - library with Ms. Fox, PE with Coach, music and dance for the youngest students, our wonderful teachers aides and so much more. 

But the fun (and fundraising) isn’t limited to March. It also includes ticketed parties - called Hosted Parties - big and small, hosted by families and teachers throughout the year. Now’s your chance to put the fun in fundraising by hosting a party.

You do not have to be an experienced host or an extrovert to hold a successful Hosted Party! Email for more info.

These events are organized by a Thornhill parent, group of parents or family members, or our teachers. Hosts share the cost of putting together their event, while guests pay to attend and all proceeds go to the Thornhill Parent Faculty Club (PFC) to support school programming.

What sort of party might you like to host?

Hosted Parties offer a world of creative opportunities for fun, and can be as elaborate or simple as you’d like. Let these past and new party ideas inspire you:

  • Cookie decorating party
  • Park parties marking cultural fests (last year’s Holi party was a blast!)
  • Bike-riding class and family ride
  • MasterClass-style learning events - share your expertise for a good cause 
  • TK/K teddy bear tea party
  • Make your own “Thornhill Class of 2023” T-shirt
  • Neighborhood scavenger hunt
  • Virtual parties, like cocktail tastings, escape rooms 
  • Hosted private dinners with wine pairings
  • Moms’ movie night, family game night
  • Nail salon soiree 
  • Kickball tournament
  • Celebrate summer pool party

Hosted Parties are a fun way to bring Thornhill families together and raise much needed money for the ones we care deeply about – our kids. Past year’s parties raised more than $40,000 to help fund Thornhill programs. And last year’s parties proved that even during pandemic times, hosted parties can be held safely, in accordance with COVID-safe guidelines. 

Want to host? Email with the host name(s), event date and a description of the party, maximum or minimum number of guests (if applicable). And if you don’t have all the specifics but just a willingness to host something, email anyway! We are happy to help you get started, connect you with other families to co-host an event, or answer any questions regarding this fundraiser.

We look forward to party planning with you!

Laura Borrman and Michelle Collins
Auction Hosted Parties Committee