(Closed) Creative Bees Needed

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What about having a high tea? Or a bake sale? Cake auction? What are you good at?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I used to work at a union hall, and they would hold a picnic at the park every year. During it, they would sell of raffle tickets. Maybe you could raffle off any special talents you have or even buy something small like an iTunes gift card and have people pay $1 to enter? 

You could also do door prizes to encourage attendance (again, something small! Like a bottle of wine or something). Another really popular idea from the union was a 50-50, where people pay money to get tickets into a raffle. Half the money would go to a charity, the other half would go to the winner of the raffle. 

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The humane society does a bowling fundraiser and it’s pretty popular. People can buy tickets for shoes, two or three games of bowling, and pizza and soda. The humane society gets the pizza and drinks donated (they bring it in from outside) and discounted prices for the shoes and bowling, so say the tickets were $25 and they would make $10 profit and the bowling place would get $15. People also bought beer and other food from the bowling alley so they made more money on it. 

You could do a 50/50 raffle, or make gift baskets to raffle off. 

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jo.lee: 50-50 raffles are a great idea So i second that idea!

Talk to local buisness you can have them sponser you then maybe you can puffy paint the buissness name on the back of your shirt

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I threw a cocktail party.

You might be able to get some places to donate stuff to you, or be your sponsor, if it’s a well known charity. I was able to get restaurants to donate gift cards to me, and little local shops to donate goods, for a silent auction. If you’re willing to market yourself you can get anything done.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love all of these ideas! I love the park idea. Maybe have it set up like a fair. Have games and popcorn, candy apples, water dunking, bibbing for apples, etc..you can charge a buck to get in and sell tickets for folks to participate in things.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We organised a quiz night with small supper which went down really well.  We sold tickets for £12 and had about 80-100 people.  We also did small prizes (bottles of wine for the winners, chocolate for the runners up).

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you have friends who would help by donating one course of a meal, you could sell raffle tickets to a dinner catered in the winners’ home. We have done this several times and raised thousands of dollars. People love the idea of entertaining without doing all the work.

The prize includes delivering the dishes to their home with instructions for serving, cooking or reheating. We do not stay to serve as that might not be wise if a stranger won the prize.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@newenglandgirl: The good thing about having it at a actual restaurant/bar/bowling alley is that they might allow you to advertise there and you could get a larger crowd than if you just asked family and friends. 

Good luck!

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