There are only 50 days left until the official ESTC weekend! But don't panic, we have lots of ideas, resources and advice for you to help make sure your event is a success.
If you're not sure what type of event to host yet, here are a few ideas:
- Cocktail Party
- Potluck Dinner
- Casino Night
- Housewarmining Party
- Talent Show
- Wine and Cheese Night
- Silent Auction
- African-themed Party
- Wine Tasting Event
- Crazy Hat Party
Also be sure to take our facebook 'event ideas' quiz: http://apps.facebook.com/eat-so-they-c-jigeff/?start=1&target=home
Our resource guide is packed full of ideas, information and resources. If you don't have yours yet, visit: http://www.eatsotheycan.org/resources/resource_guide.php
Cass is one of the founders of Eat So They Can and the Executive Director of GVNF Australia. Cass has 4 children, is working on her PhD, running GVNF Australia AND organizing a huge Eat So They Can event this year in Sydney. She has had an amazing variety of items donated for her auction, including a diamond and an hour of training with the Australia rugby captain!
Cass' advice is:
1. Create a buzz so that everyone is anxiously awaiting an invitation – this can be done through dropping hints about things that will occur on the night to make it one not to be missed e.g. a great auction item; African drummers; fire; someone famous.
2. When asking people to donate an auction item think about what is in it for them. The most obvious is marketing. In planning a big event you have a great deal of marketing power.
3. On the night have creative things to make it a night that is talked about a long time afterwards. A theme is always great for this. Africa being the obvious one.
4. Most importantly, have a blast on the night!