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HOST A WATCH PARTY

WHAT IS A WATCH PARTY?

On Saturday, September 26th gather a small group of friends, family, or community members (as conditions safely allow) in the comfort of your home or in your backyard for an unforgettable 2020 Be The Match Virtual Gala event! Your guests will be inspired by our mission, stories of hope and will be eager to join us in our mission to save more lives through cellular therapy for all patients around the world.

By becoming a Watch Party Host, you are stepping up as a leader and advocate of Be The Match, and not to mention making a HUGE impact! We are encouraging our Watch Party Hosts to embrace the evening, set a fundraising goal for the group, and encourage others to leave the party spreading awareness of the Be The Match mission to additional friends, family and community members!

WATCH PARTY TIPS

  • Decide on the amount of people you feel comfortable inviting/where your gathering will take place.
     

  • Encourage your guests to RSVP and register for the evening prior to September 26th, to stay informed on event updates throughout the summer and receive early access to our online auction items!
     

  • Ask your guests to embrace the evening and arrive in style! Creative black tie or summer formal are strongly encouraged! Show us your group's get-up on social tagging, @bethematch and utilizing #TogetherWeCure
     

  • Set a fundraising goal for the evening. Challenge and encourage your guests to make a donation, create a specialty cocktail for the evening that your guests can taste per a donation, etc. to help you reach your Watch Party fundraising goal!

STREAMING

  • Plan ahead and decide which platform would be best and easiest for your group. Watch utilizing your preferred Streaming Device (Apple TV, Roku, Fire Stick, etc.). Or tune in on your computer or phone via the Gala Website, YouTube, Facebook or Instagram Live!
     

  • If you have additional streaming questions, please review the FAQs. If your question or issue is still not answered, please contact Amanda Albertson at aalbert2@nmdp.org and we would be happy to help you!

make it a night to remember

Want to be the hostess with the mostest? Here are a few ideas from our Events Team that are sure to make your Virtual Gala an evening to remember!

Bites

  • Craft or pick-up some easy-to-grab appetizers or dishes that will be sure to please all of your guests. Check out out BTM Event's Virtual Gala recipe ideas!
     

  • Have a sign-up sheet or delegate courses/appetizer ideas to your guests. Make it a friendly competition and vote on the evenings top dish!

Beverages

  • Mix-up a couple batched cocktails that will be easy to share with your guests! Here are a few of BTM Events Team's favorite sips!

KEEP THE PARTY GOING!

In true Gala fashion following the inspirational program we like to keep the spirits high and the party going. Enjoy LIVE entertainment and Djed music to cap off your evening and virtual experience!

If you find yourselves STILL dancing when the DJ drops off, we've created an epic 2020 BTM Gala Playlist on Spotify for you and your guests to dance the night away to!

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