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I've been bulldozed: Come and tell me what kind of Stall I should run at next year's School Fair [horror]....

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ghostyfucker Wed 29-Oct-08 12:18:51

I have had my arm twisted (am not usually very good at volunteering for PTA crap stuff but felt cornered) so I have decided, if I am going to do it I want it to be brilliant [fledgling Alpha Mum emoticon]...
Tell me what stalls they have had at your school ... Need ideas ... aaaagggghhhh
<What the hell have I done????>
shock

ghosty Wed 29-Oct-08 12:22:47

OMG! shockblush
I meant to namechange back before I did started this thread ...
Failed at Alpha Mum test already ... Hardly WI material am I? blush
sorry
<gets coat>

scaryfucker Wed 29-Oct-08 12:24:49

pmsl, heyyyy sis

sorry, no help on school fair. I would run like the wind say I was busy.

What time of year is it being held?

Can you do face painting, are you an artisticfucker?

childrenofthecornsilk Wed 29-Oct-08 12:26:19

Don't do face painting - it's back breaking.
What about make a card or decorate a biscuit? Nice and easy.

pumpkinscantdancethetango Wed 29-Oct-08 12:29:30

Its not bad if you sit on a chair and they sit almost beside you but with their chair facing the other way. You could have a limited number of "faces" for them to pick from so you don't get something really hard to do.

ghosty Wed 29-Oct-08 12:30:36

It's at the end of March '09 ... that's end of summer here and could still be hot but hopefully won't be the unforgiving 40 degrees that it can be in December/January/Feb.
I could do facepainting I suppose but I judging by every other kind of fete/fair I have ever been to there is no let up with 7 million 2/3 year olds lining up all day
Maybe I should do the beer tent [hopeful]

ghosty Wed 29-Oct-08 12:31:59

Card making? What does that entail? Am not very artistic.
Biscuit decorating sounds sticky and there are a lot of flies in Australia

scaryfucker Wed 29-Oct-08 12:32:25

is it outside?

wellie-throwing is fab if you have lots of space

what country are you in?

scaryfucker Wed 29-Oct-08 12:34:57

oops, x post

Ugg boot-throwing?

thong-throwing? (that is flip-flops to you non-Oz people, not knickers!)

ghostyfucker Wed 29-Oct-08 12:38:30

I like that scary ... yes, like that A LOT ...
That's going on my list - so far it's the only thing on my list but it's a start grin

(can't be bothered to change back and forth with the names so I am back to being in your gang grin)

scaryfucker Wed 29-Oct-08 12:40:53

I HAVE ARRIVED ON MUMSNET.

I HAVE A GANG

as you were

ruddynoraaaaaaggggggghhhhh Wed 29-Oct-08 12:43:37

well there are hundreds of possibilities..are you looking for something original?

what time of year will this fair be? at our local primary the pancake stall was the most popular.

ghostyfucker Wed 29-Oct-08 12:44:02

<<cue Gary Glitter music>>
grin
Rightski ... I'm off to bed so hopefully some more helpful fuckers folk will come along and give me some ideas ...
Night all
<<wonders if squeaky clean image of ghosty of 'yore is well and truly over>>

scaryfucker Wed 29-Oct-08 12:44:14

throwing something (wellies, thongs, knickers (maybe not knickers), whatever...) is easy

you just mark out an area, they pays their money and you put a marker in the furthest one (grouped by age eg. toddlers, toddler-10 yrs, teens, grownups or suchlike)

cue much hilarity and seriously competitive dads getting in on the action

Notquitegrownup Wed 29-Oct-08 12:46:11

A really easy, and hugely popular one is a transfer stall. You just order boxes of those temporary transfers, have a few sponges and then charge for them.

ghostyfucker Wed 29-Oct-08 12:46:38

Ooooh ruddynora ... pancake stall sounds a bit like hard work ... but sounds interesting ... tell me more ...
The time of year of Fair is Australian Autumn (Melbourne, so can be Autumnal, although it is still warm in March ... usually can be highs of around 25/28 degrees ... not hot though)

titchy Wed 29-Oct-08 13:03:42

Bottle tombola - piece of piss

ghostyfucker Wed 29-Oct-08 22:27:19

How does that work titchy ...
<clueless>

stealthsquiggle Wed 29-Oct-08 22:30:46

Has someone bagged cakes already?

dilemma456 Thu 30-Oct-08 08:05:25

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VaginaShmergina Thu 30-Oct-08 08:15:26

Our school does a bottle tombola but the bottle are all sourced from the parents !

Kids dress in their own clothes instead of uniform for the day and have to bring in a bottle of anything, shampoo to champagne !!

smellybunion Thu 30-Oct-08 08:16:33

hello you bunch of fuckers. grin

at my sons school fair, we had loads of good cheap stuff.

one great one was buy in loads of cheap white mugs (do you have ikea in oz?) and let the children design things on them using ceramic pens....the child takes them home and bakes them in the oven to set the design.... was really popular!

they did t shirt painting...same concept...cheap white t shirts and fabric pens....

agree, the tattoo stall would be great and very popular....

our school hands out a paper sweet bag (like the pick and mix bags...not too big, but not tiny) to every child about a week before the fair....you have to fill it with bits of shit you find hanging around goodies like sweets, pencil, small toy, tiny book, rubber, etc, and they sell them for £1 each on a stall. they go down a treat! really popular, and cost the school no more than the price of the bags.

hth.

mysteryfairy Thu 30-Oct-08 10:38:22

I have done a stall where you collext loads of cuddly toys, give them all a name label and then charge child an amount to pull a name out of a hat. They get the correspondingly named toy.

This involves relatively little effort (although I did machine wash all the donated toys) and is hugely popular.

ghosty Thu 30-Oct-08 10:42:36

Yes, actually, I like the bottle tombola thing ... when I was teaching one of the teachers used to run one of these ... every child brought in a bottle (from shampoo to champagne), she stuck raffle tickets on them and then everyone paid 20p to pick a ticket out of the a hat - they then got the corresponding bottle ...
I like that, yes I do ...
<strokes chin>

slayerette Thu 30-Oct-08 10:47:48

What about the treasure map? (confession time: read about this in Horrid Henry blush)

Draw a treasure map on squared paper, squares numbered 1 -100. Everyone pays to initial a square and at the end the one who has initialed the winning square (pull the number out of a hat) wins the prize.

Similar ideas: guess no. of sweets in a jar; guess teddy bear's name.

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