Hi Everyone, I’m quite new in my job as Event Organiser and I’m looking for some inspiration for coming up with fundraising games at Balls/Dinners, etc. Has anyone done anything that was a little different to the old “Heads and Tails”, auction, raffle stuff?
I find that the old ones are always the best, but played in a different way.
Heads and Tails therefore becomes ‘sexy people’!!!
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What’s ‘heads & tails’?
I’m organising the school ball and as you can probably guess – I’m new at this!!
Heads ‘N’ Tails is a game which is often used as an ice-breaker at events.
It is great fun, can be played by adults and kids alike with the offer of a prize to the winner.
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A superb one I was told of, and actually went on to try at my Ball last year in Edinburgh, is Lemon Bowling. Create a break in your dancing and split the dance floor up into three “lanes” and put down bottles of whisky, champagne etc as jacks. People pay £1 to roll 3 lemons at the bottles. Closest lemon to the bottle without hitting it wins that bottle. We did two sets of bottles per lane. About 10 minutes for each bottle. It’s really hard to bowl a lemon straight and everyone will be cracking up trying to do it. Get your celebs/ball compere to do a running commentry and you’ll have the whole place falling about laughing!
Good luck – and remember where you read it!
Games at events are always nice, but you should always invite Gordon Brown to play.
So instead of simply making it say £3 pounds to play heads and tails, make it £1 with a £2 or more vountary donation. Sure, some people will only only give the pound, but those that give the £2 (or more) will also be adding 56p (or more) and you will also have their name and address. So not only do you get an enhanced donation, you also get a new supporter who you can add to you database.
And Gordon is so nice, that if you DO invite him to play, he will actually pay the players 23p for each pound they donate!
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