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Easy ideas for Christmas Fete

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weasleybreeder Thu 30-Oct-14 15:39:50

Our PTA has a stand at the local Christmas Fete and I am looking for ideas for easy fundraising. In the past we did well with Christmas tree decorations that had space to personalize there and then and I cannot find anything like this (they were donated by a local shop which has since closed so I cannot find out where they were from). They were like ceramic stockings already decorated with space at the top for a name or small message or an angel holding a sign where a name could be added.

If anyone can find these or indeed suggest simple, non labour intensive ideas for our stand that would be great.

wyldstile Thu 30-Oct-14 16:00:30

Have you looked at Yellow Moon or Baker Ross? They do packs of things that children can decorate and take away, they go down well at our Xmas fete.

JingleSpud Thu 30-Oct-14 16:05:43

amazon sell wooden bauables for about £4 for 50

Get normal baubles and glass pen and personalise with names

reindeer food

snowman soup

Sweet sleighs

Golden ticket crackers

sell loom band bracelets for 20-50p eeach

lemisscared Thu 30-Oct-14 16:10:57

Jam jar tombola - get children to each bring in a jam jar filled with a prize- can be anything that fits. Charge £1 per jar.

lemisscared Thu 30-Oct-14 16:11:44

What is a golden ticket cracker?

Baker ross and yellow moon are ££££

Mrsgrumble Thu 30-Oct-14 16:11:57

Magic reindeer food is cheap and a good seller

Hobby craft sell cheap tree decorations that just need painting

Recipe cards with Christmas cake/mince pie type ideas


Key for santa - just gold spray old Chubb keys and attach a laminated poem about the magic of the key (will be on google)

nic013 Thu 30-Oct-14 23:45:09

Hand made Christmas cards
Hot chocolate/cookie/cake mix in a jar
Mugs with hot choc sachets and marshmallows/candy canes
Small christmas stockings to hang on the tree
Snow globes
Mini gingerbread houses that sit on top of mugs (great examples on Pinterest)
Small Gingerbread houses made from biscuits
Christmas shaped cookies
A hot chocolate station with a big pot of hot chocolate, loads of takeaway cups and a selection of stuff to put on it like spray cream, marshmallows and sprinkles

CurlyWurlyCake Thu 30-Oct-14 23:49:24

We asked parents to bring in a bottle of alchol and or cake/biscuits.

We then found wheel barrows for said alchol and cake - padded with shredded paper for a raffle. That went down well.

PurpleAlert Fri 31-Oct-14 00:05:22

Non uniform day (obviously Headteacher would need to be on board) in exchange for specific things for Tombolas. e.g. Years Key stage 1- toiletries and smellies, year 3 and 4-Chocolate items, year 5 and 6 sweets in a jam jar.

My DDs primary school used to do this and they made a packet!

JingleSpud Fri 31-Oct-14 00:14:16

Gold ticket cracker:

Buy up loads of cheap crackers. Every 1 in 20 or so has a golden ticket added to them. They pay however much you want to charge for a cracker. If their cracker has a golden ticket inside they can pick something off another stall as their prize.

natdee Fri 31-Oct-14 12:06:32

How about Christmas eve plates. take a plain white plate (cheap in places like ikea etc) then draw with permanent marker a design on the plate with a section marked out for Santa's mince pie and his glass of milk and a carrot shaped space for rudolphs carrot. Once designed you bake the plates in the oven...leave them to cool in the oven before you remove them....This seals in the design and makes the plate washable. you can do it with mugs etc too smile smile

weasleybreeder Sat 01-Nov-14 14:59:12

Thanks, loads of suggestions! I will bring these ideas to our meeting on Wednesday and see what the rest of the team think.

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