Put the Fun back into Fundraising!

I had the opportunity to plan another fundraiser for the Mesa Family YMCA. This year's theme was; Showcase Showdown, A Game Night Extravaganza! We recreated game shows with the guests as the contestants and let me tell you it was hilarious! We had a tiny budget so we utilized volunteers to help decorate but over all I think it turned out great and people had loads of fun. To top it off we raised a lot of money for the Mesa Family YMCA. Here are a few shots I have to share.
Thanks to Ginia at YKnot Party Rentals for helping us with the cheesy game show staging and gold mylar. It was everywhere! It was so Price is Right!

The centerpieces were each themed after a game board. The top one was a "Junior Scrabble", middle was "The Hulk Game Board", and the lower one was "Sorry". Notice that she even made coordinating napkin rings with the games pieces. They turned out beautiful and were done by one of The Y's Volunteers and Sponsors, Mrs. Patti Barna.

A few more examples her her lovely work pictured above.
We had a great auction with items such as a Helicopter Ride to Gwen Stefani Tickets and our volunteers worked diligently to pull all the pieces together.

A great idea and fundraiser is to do a Live Dessert Auction at your next fundraiser. It's crazy that people pay several hundred dollars or more when it comes to a sweet tooth. It was a big hit!

A few of our supporters and guests.

Thanks again to all that came and supported the event. If you are interested in donating your time next year to be on the planning committee shoot me an email. It's for a great cause!