I threw a period party for my daughter, 11, & friends, people say I’m embarrassing but we just didn't tell their parents

A MUM-OF-FOUR has revealed that she threw her eldest daughter a period party – and divided the internet.

Jade Powell, from the US, hosted a party for her 11-year-old daughter to celebrate her period and to help destigmatise the subject.

On Jade's TikTok account, clicknbloom, she shared some of the creative ways she created the celebration.

It included period themed confetti – with blood drops, sanitary towels and uteruses, a giant blood drop cake, a red coloured chocolate fountain and even goody bags.

Jade invited ten of her daughter's friends to join in the celebration – and each one got to tie-dye a shirt using red dye.

Many asked what her daughter's friend's parents said about the party and Jade revealed she didn't tell them what the party was for.

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The video has gone viral with over ten million views and users were divided as to whether it normalised periods or if it was embarrassing.

In response, Jade made another video and said: "Ending the stigma around periods is one of the main reasons we wanted to throw this party, and to have a little fun too.

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"I want my kid and her friends to know my house is a safe space and they can come to me with any issue or problem."

The mum explained that we celebrate lots of our children's 'firsts' but ignore the apparent 'gross' ones like periods and didn't want her daughter to feel shame about having a period.

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"If we don't end the 'gross' stigma, nothing is going to change," she added.

she also revealed that at the party, they didn't talk about periods and instead had a fun day with lots of red themed pizza and tie-dying shirts.

Some users were super impressed by Jade's parenting tactic, one wrote: "I love that millennial parents are turning all the generational trauma/"taboo" topics into healthy conversations and celebrations. The world is healing."

"I love this!! Way to normalize this for our young ladies," added another.

A third said: "OMG I love this! I remember being so excited when I got mine only to have people tell me not to ever talk about it. Warms my heart seeing this."

Others were less impressed and said they would have hated this happening to them, one commented: "I am so happy my mum and dad never did this for me."

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"This would have me so embarrassed," wrote another.

A third agreed: "I would be so embarrassed."


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