I hope this does not come off as rude or disrepectful, but I'm still can't understand how any woman who has gone through the agony of a period herself would want to celebrate their daughter getting a period.
My period were horrible. Every month, I endured painful cramps, I threw up and I used to miss days from school because of my period. We had swimming at school and every month I had to sit out, very embrassing because everyone knew WHY you had to sit out.
Had my mother thrown a party or celebrated in any other way me getting my period, I would have felt she deceived me. Celebrations and parties are for happy occasions, not for things that cause you so much pain and inconveince every month. Really, is there ANY TIME you've gotten a period that was a happy occasion for you? And I'm not talking about the times you found out you weren't pregnant.
Had my mother thrown me a party I would have felt like she lied to me, leading me to believe a period is such a great thing. I would have been very mad at her.
I don't mean to be harsh, but still I have to caution any mother who is thinking about celebrating her daughter getting her period. Your daughter may come back to you a couple of months later and say "Mom, why did you throw a party for me for getting my period, when they're nothing but a PITA? You made me think it was going to be a good thing but it's not!"
I'm not saying you can't raise your child the way you want to, or you can't throw them a party. I'm just saying think about what kind of message you are telling your daughter when you throw a celebration for something as horrible as periods can be. She's not thinking about "becoming a woman" she's thinking about - now I can't go swimming and now I have to deal with these horrible cramps!!
Just my two cents, for what's it worth.