Organizing a bake sale is the best way to raise money, especially for charity. The good news is it is easy to put together and fun to do. With your dedication and some planning, your bake sale will be a success.
The first thing that you need to do is to identify the right food. If you want to emanate nostalgic or sentimental feelings, you should think about comfort food. Picking comfort foods is prudent because it is enjoyable to eat and it makes other people feel better emotionally.
Here are other things that you need to consider to make a successful bake sale:
Outline your goals
It is imperative at the onset that you clearly outline your goals because it will steer the whole activity in the right direction. You need to be sure that everyone understands what the money will be used for. The best thing to do is to post flyers and give out other printed materials that will explain the event. This will surely stir the awareness and interest of many people.
Gather your team
This is not a solo job. You need to engage your friends and family to help your cause. If you have kids, the best thing to do is to give them appropriate responsibilities or tasks so they can participate and see its value. When you gathered your team, make sure that you relay shifts.
Decide the venue
The next thing that you need to do is to decide the venue. Ideally, you need to pick a high-traffic area whether it is a well-frequented public spot or on the school. Be sure that you have a “rain site” in case the weather turns sour.
Plan what to offer
The good news is there are many quick and easy dessert recipes you can consider. As much as possible, you should also include some healthy options for those who are not eating sugary treats. Part of the planning is deciding how to pack the goods as well as the packaging labels. Do not forget to offer drinks.
Set reasonable prices
To ensure that many people will buy, you need to set reasonable prices. If you want to put more prices, it will be up to you.
Get the equipment you need
s soon as you are settled things with the comfort food, you can start getting the equipment needed for the bake sale. If you are lucky, you will find tables and chairs already available. If not, you should think about where to find booths, tables, chairs, tablecloths, decorations, cooler, and cash box.
Determine the time
You are almost done. Do not forget to decide on the time of the event. Ideally, it is best to coincide the bake sale with another event this way many people will come. You should also have a specific time to end the event.
A day before the event, you need to set up everything according to plan. It will be a busy and tiring day but the important thing is you are doing your part to help. If you like to have more bake sales in the future, at least you know what to do.