Fundraiser Planning and Food
We have lots of experience catering successful fundraisers. Ask us about our menus, ranging from brunch to cocktails to dinner, drinks and desserts. In the meanwhile, here are some helpful things to think about when planning a fundraiser. Remember, a successful fundraiser begins with careful planning!
It is important to determine what exactly is the goal of the fundraiser. This may seem like an obvious question to ask, but in fact it is important to be very specific about what you wish to achieve with the fundraiser. Set a goal of a specific amount of money or awareness that you want to reach. Tell your guests about this goal. Your enthusiasm and passion will help spark their inspiration to help you.
It’s important to know the limitations of your budget versus your goals. Planning a budget will be helpful in keeping things organized. It’s also a great way to save time and money by doing research on what types of services you can get for your budget.
Considering what theme to choose is a great way to fine-tune your own vision for your fundraiser. It’s also a great way to get your guests in a good mood and excited about the idea. A costume themed party is a great excuse for your guests to dress up and celebrate a specific concept. If you tie in the costumes with the goal of your fundraiser, this is even more effective. At Food First Chicago we offer many themed menus to suit your fundraising needs. These may include tacos, burgers and anything else that may fit into your vision.
Entertainment is essential to creating a good ambiance at fundraiser events. Consider hiring a live band of musicians, or a DJ to set the mood. Watch as your guests loosen up to the music and feel inspired to engage with your goal. The marriage of entertainment, music and food will be sure to make your fundraiser a success. Will there be children attending the event? If so, renting a petting zoo or a kid-friendly playground is a great way to give the adults some time to relax and enjoy the party
Call Our Caterers for Fundraising Events
With all these ideas in mind, we are sure that your fundraiser will be a great success. With our team in charge of catering, you will be relieved and utterly impressed with how smoothly things are going. Call us today and let us help you reach your fundraising goal today!