One of the easiest ways to raise funding for your nonprofit organization is to entice people to come to an event where they can also have a good time. One of the biggest misconceptions about charity entertainment events is that they can cost a lot of money to organize. However, this is not always the case if you get creative about the planning. In fact, inexpensive glass vases, which can be purchased at wholesale prices and found at thrift stores all across the country, can be used for several fun things at your charity entertainment event. Here are a few ways you can use something as simple as a glass vase to entertain those who make it to your charity event.
Create a guessing game using a large clear vase.
Pick out a rather large glass vase and fill it with something pretty much everyone will find desirable, such as M&Ms or even coins, making sure to keep perfect count of how many pieces you drop into the vase. Create a booth at your event where the vase is on display and sell chances to win. Allow patrons to estimate the number of pieces in the vase and record their entry. Whoever guesses the number closest to the actual number of pieces inside the vase gets to take the vase and its contents home.
Auction off hand-painted glass vases at the charity event.
Invest in several wholesale glass vases and have them painted by local students, children at a local hospital, or even a group of people at the nursing home. This is a great way to get the community involved with your fundraising efforts. At the charity event, you can host an auction to sell the vases off one by one. Your investment in these pieces will be low because not only are the vases inexpensive, but the time and effort to make them beautiful will be supplied by others for free.
Use inexpensive vases to set up a fun game of ping-pong ball toss.
If you have ever been to a carnival and played this game, you already know that it can be somewhat of a challenge to actually get a ping-pong ball to land in a vase. This game is a lot of fun to play, but it is made especially challenging due to the shape of the vases. Vases that have a flared top with a rim that opens up and a narrower opening are difficult to target by the average thrower. Line up 20-30 glass vases in a square and sell chances to win. For example, you could offer three tries for one dollar and have inexpensive prizes on hand, such as small stuffed animals or balloons.