For an event planner, there are few things as exciting as organising a charity event. There is simply so much scope to work with, as far as event theming and ideas. This is one of the few occasions which actually warrants extreme silliness and creativity. At Alive Events Agency, it all about creating a custom event, with a unique theme.
Generally speaking, the more absurd and entertaining the event, the more money it is likely to raise for the cause, so it is worth thinking big. Whether you choose to hold a competition, a costume party, a fun run, or an Alice in Wonderland tea party, take the opportunity to make it big, bold, and unforgettable.
Let us help you to build a completely immersive world, where everything from the decorations to the props, branding materials, music, and more is perfectly selected. Whether you already have a strong theme in mind or you want us to provide one, our experts will do all of the research and work needed to guarantee a successful event.
This guide to four great charity event theming ideas will give you a little inspiration and help you to create something special.
There is a wonderful event held every year in Wisconsin, in America, to raise money for domestic violence charities. It is called ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ and it invites men to travel an actual mile wearing high heels. It is a great example of strong event theming, because it clearly links the cause to the event. Why not give the idea a new spin and hold a party for which male guests have to wear female clothing and vice versa?
Or, you could go for a classic charity idea and hold an eating contest. This is a popular event theming choice because it is easy to organise and fun for guest and donors to watch. Plus, the contest can involve pretty much anything that you like; just try to avoid anything which might end in digestive calamity! Remember, if you work with an event theming agency, you get to approve every decision; nothing goes ahead that you are not happy with.
The simplest (and most successful) charity events organised by corporations tend to involve doing something unusual in a familiar setting. So, for example, coming in to work in your pyjamas. Or, eating nothing but jellybeans all day. The possibilities are endless, as long as you can encourage participants to dig deep and donate. And what makes people melt faster than furry animals? Perhaps a ‘bring your pets to work’ day is the perfect event theming idea.
Everybody loves a quiz. It boosts camaraderie, encourages a little bit of silliness, and it gives people something to really get stuck into. It is also a good way to raise the amount of money donated to the cause. All participants could be asked to pay a small fee to take part in the quiz and the accumulated sum then given to a charity chosen by the winning team.
by: Antony Hampel