We have just had a brainstorm of new ideas and we are doing Tug the tinsel you put lengths of tinsel in a big box, ends hanging out and the kids pull them ones with a star on the end win a prize Hook a bauble like hook a duck Guess the weight of a turkey Find santa on a map, map divided into 150 squares you pay 50p for a square santa is in one win a prize Find reindeer around the school everyone who finds them all wins a prize We are also doing Sweetie tombola Bottle tombola Craft stall Mulled wine and biscuits Large catering stall Cake stall Splat the rat Guess the weight of an xmas cake Secrets room for parents pressies Grotto Raffle and others I can't remember!!!!
it's so depressing to find that everywhere the same stalls/games/raffles take place! Can't offer anything different to above really - although we shelved the bottle tombola as it took from the main tombola (clearly too many parents more keen on alcohol than on letting their kids have a go on the kid-friendly tombola!) and we do a guess-the-number-of-baubles-on-the-tree thing too but I might nick the guess the weight of Xmas cake idea and put that forward at our next meeting!
how about a wall of bids /auction of promises - individuals donate a skill etc that can be bought by being the highest bidder ~ evening of babysitting / a baked cake for a month / gardening / donated tickets to an event eg panto etc. Contact local pubs etc for a free meal etc
Jolly-Jars are always popular. Each child brings in a decorated jam jar filled with sweets or this year our school are having a boy/girl theme and asking them to be filled with a small toy / hair slides/toy car etc. Put a coloured raffle ticket on top ... pay 50p for a lucky dip ticket! No cost involved for PTA as donated by families.