While you may need no excuse to host a cocktail party this summer, why not do it for a good cause? International Cat Care’s Cocktail Parties are a fantastic fun way to fundraise in celebration of the charity’s 60thanniversary year.
The idea is fun and simple – invite friends, family or colleagues for cat-themed cocktails and collect donations from your guests for International Cat Care, a charity that works tirelessly to raise the standard of treatment and care provided to cats all over the world.
To help you hold a great event, you can download party resources. These includes advice on hosting a cocktail party, a cat quiz, cat ears photo props, a poster, invites, donation envelope and nine (for cats’ nine lives) cocktail recipe cards. Take your pick from:
- Fellini Pawsecco: A deliciously refreshing combination of prosecco and fruit. The feline twist uses raspberries instead of the traditional peach, giving it iCatCare’s signature pink colour.
- Ginger Tom: Gin and ginger is an inspired pairing – like gin and tonic with an extra kick!
- Kitty Royale: A French cocktail, traditionally made using Champagne (although you can use other sparkling wines). The addition of Crème de Cassis adds some sweetness, as well as a wonderful iCatCare-pink colour.
- Meowgarita: A tangy cocktail that combines tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. To give it an iCatCare pink add strawberry puree.
- Mogito: This classic cocktail mixes fresh mint, white rum, sugar, zesty lime and cooling soda water. Add a few raspberries or strawberries for an iCatCare pink splash.
- Moscow Mew: A vodka-based cocktail that’s fizzy, tangy, sweet and spicy all at once.
- Pawstar Martini: This sweet and fruity drink consists of a passionfruit martini with a shot of Prosecco on the side.
- Sourpuss: Simple and sophisticated with a sharp flavour, this classic drink combines whiskey, lemon juice and sugar, with a traditional garnish of half an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
- Tom Cat Collins: This classic cocktail has been around for almost 150 years and is made by mixing gin, lemon juice, sugar and soda water. The result is sharp, sweet, sparkling and delicious.
So, what are you waiting for? Register for your iCatCare Cat Cocktail Party Pack here >>. It’s a catsolutely fabulous idea – chin-chin!
Raise a glass to 60 years of caring for cats
The Cat Cocktail Parties are part of International Cat Care’s 60th anniversary. The charity, which relies on donations, estimates that its work touches the lives of 25 million cats worldwide every year. Projects include:
The Cat Friendly Homing programme: Developing best practice guidelines and free training tools for staff and volunteers in homing organisations, big or small, all over the world to ensure that good feline welfare is at the heart of all homing efforts.
The Cat Friendly Clinic programme: Taking cats to visit a veterinary clinic can be very distressing, both for cats and owners. The Cat Friendly Clinic programme is designed to help address this by making clinics more cat-friendly, thereby reducing the stress for cats, and consequently their owners.
Educating veterinary professionals worldwide: iCatCare’s veterinary journal, featuring the latest research in feline medicine, as well as the charity’s long diistance education courses, educational events and free nurse journal and webinars, help vets and vet nurses all over the world to provide the best possible care for cats.
Educating cat owners and cat professionals: iCatCare’s website and free online magazine features articles on cat health, welfare and behaviour, and the charity is developing new distance education courses, to help cat owners and those who work with cats to develop their feline expertise and give the cats in their care the best possible lives.
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