Easy Fundraising Ideas: Candy Bar and Party Favor Bags


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 A candy bar and party favor bags are two easy fundraising ideas you can incorporate into your next fundraiser. 

Candy Bar Fundraising Idea

We have all seen candy bars at parties and weddings, but have you thought of having one at your next fundraising event?  This is a yummy and creative way to raise a little more money at your event, and give your guests something nice to take home to remember your fabulous organization!  At a recent event, our client created a candy bar with keepsake branded jars. Increase profits by selling a candy bar sponsorship and allow the sponsor to brand the jar. Each jar sold for $20 and a colorful, variety of candy was available for filling the jar. It was so fun and, of course, we needed to buy one for each of our four children!

Party Favor Bags Fundraising Idea

easy fundraising ideas

Party favor bags can be a great way to sell sponsorships at your event.  Sponsors pay for the privilege of putting a coupon, prize or small gift in each bag given to your guests when they leave. You can contact local retailers like The Container Store, Wisteria, or Trader Joe’s for a donation of bags, or purchase custom branded bags with your sponsor or organization’s logo.  Consider giving reusable bags, so your guests will continue to see your logo every time they bag their groceries!

What do we fill the bags with? How about an issue of a local periodical like D Magazine, or Forth Worth Magazine, who agreed to promote your event with an ad?  Cookies from a local bakery with a coupon attached are a yummy surprise!  A local retailer or restaurant can include a coupon attached to a small gift item or give a gift card to entice your guests to visit their place of business!  Remember to charge each sponsor for the right to gain this valuable exposure to your guests.

A cute idea for a party favor at a Rock and Roll themed event was a bag of rock candy with a tag that said, You rock on one side and a coupon for the sponsor’s business on the other side.  A Western themed party favor could consist of a branded jar (with the sponsor’s logo) filled with trail mix and a Happy Trails to You tag.

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