Dust off your frocks (or buy a new one) and join us for the biggest party of the year as we gather our community, connect with our homes and celebrate 15 years of Hands Across the Water. We might not be able to raise a glass at Night of Celebration together, but that doesn't mean we can’t say “cheers’ virtually so we’re bringing the party to you this year!

Join us for a night of fun, laughter and celebration as we glam up for our annual night of nights. Invite your friends, family, loved ones over for dinner and get involved in the festivities as we pack the night full of auctions, entertainment and inspiring stories.

This year we’re bringing our global community together to:

  • Celebrate 15 years of supporting our children in Thailand
  • Raise much needed funds to keep Hands alive
  • Share the future direction for Hands and how you can help us in the next phase
  • Create a life of choice for the children that Hands supports.

We will take a walk down memory lane, share stories of our kids and how far they have come, and you will see first hand the impact that you have had on them. We will share our future direction and invite you to come on the journey, no matter how big or small your contribution is, you are important to the future of Hands and that is definitely worth celebrating.



Do you have what it takes to be the hostess with the mostest?

Yes I do!

Here's how the night will work:

  1. Purchase your Big Night In Dinner Box - these can be purchased for 2, 5 or 10 people. Planning for a different number of guests? That's ok, you can purchase multiple boxes. Your dinner box includes:

    • Wine from Blacklea Vineyard
    • VISA gift card to order your dinner for the night
    • Table decorations
    • PLUS a few surprises that will turn your evening into the ultimate dinner party
    • Online access to the LIVE broadcast with entertainment, auctions and live crosses to our homes

  2. Invite your friends, family or neighbours over for dinner on 31st October. As a host you will be responsible for managing your guest list, preparing your dining space for a night to remember, and pre ordering your food using the Menulog voucher provided in your dinner box. Don't forget to cover off on dietary restrictions. We'll take care of the entertainment on the night!  

  3. You will receive your dinner box from Hands in the lead up to the event. This will have everything you need to throw the party of the year. We'll be in touch over coming weeks and we've also put together some FAQ's to help set your night up for success. 

  4. Dress your dinner table, get glammed up (dress code: sequins and bow ties) and join the celebrations on 31st October. We will be broadcasting live from the studio and promise the night will be jam packed with entertainment, inspiring stories, live crosses to our homes and much much more. All you need is a TV or Laptop (for better viewing) to dial into the Zoom experience. 

Evening Running Schedule AEST 

6:00pm: Opening Music Performance

6:05pm: Welcome from Peter and Claire Baines

6:35pm: Live Performances

7:00pm: Drinks Break 

7:15pm: Live Cross to Baan Tharn Namchai

7:35pm: On the Couch with Cameron Merchant

7:45pm: Comedy 

8:00pm: Dinner Break 

8:45pm: Peter Baines Address

9:05pm: Live Cross to Home Hug 

9:30pm: Music Break

9:45pm: Loy Krathong Celebration 

9:50pm: Live Cross to PAMA House and DPF 

10:15pm: Close, with a link to a party playlist to continue the lounge room party 


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We would love to see you hosting your own dinner party to help us raise money to support the kids. We'll be here to guide you through the planning to ensure your night is a huge success. All you need to do right now is purchase your dinner box and start inviting your guests. Oh and you might want to hit the online sales for a new outfit! 

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International Guests Invited 

Whether you live across the ditch or on the other side of the globe, you are invited to the party and we would LOVE to see you. If you've always wanted to attend our Night of Celebration but haven't been able to get to Sydney, well this is your chance to be part of our annual night of nights. I think we call that a silver lining during this global pandemic!  

The broadcast will take place at 6pm AEST which could be breakfast in London, lunch in Dubai, late lunch in Singapore or Supper in New Zealand. Get creative, gather your loved ones and join us for an amazing Hands Across the Water experience. 

We will not be able to issue any food or wine for your soiree, however we can put together a package for you to be able to host your own event and join the celebrations. You will receive all of the goodies and access to the 4 hour show run out of our studio. Shoot us an email at [email protected] to get a cost and make arrangements.