With the most terrifying night of the year just around the corner, people of all ages will be searching for something to keep themselves entertained.
This makes it the perfect time to get some fundraising activities thrown together, as you already have the perfect theme to go with.
Below are five ways you can fundraise for your charity, entertain people and have a fantastic Halloween all at once.
1. Host a Haunted House
This can be held for both children and adults, at separate times in the day obviously. First clear out your house as much as possible and decorate each room with a different theme; you could go for a witch’s house theme in one and a mad scientist in another. You can get decorations pretty cheap these days, or you can make your own with a wide selection of different household items.
For children try having a selection of different activities in each room, such as making a witches potion in one room or designing their own Frankenstein in another. For adults, make it a bit creepier and add black out rooms, blind folds, and even enlist a few friends to hide out and scare unsuspecting visitors. You can charge friends, family and others to come to the haunted house and donate the proceeds to the charity of your choice.
2. Night of the Living Dead Party
If you don’t feel like dressing up your home and inviting a load of people inside to have the life scared out of them, then hire a function room and throw a fabulous, yet creepy Halloween party. Enlist a group of people to decorate the building and get some music, throw in a few games, a raffle and a fancy dress contest and the night is sure-fire hit. You can charge entry to the event, with those who don’t come dressed up paying more than those that do, and all proceeds can help raise the money made throughout the night. This can be an event you could host for children in the day/evening and adults at night.
3. Pumpkin Smash
Someone has to grow those pumpkins, and we can guarantee those sellers will have a whole host of unsellable ones. Try and secure as many unsellable pumpkins as possible and hold a Pumpkin smashing event at a local place with a large car park, such as a pub or social club. You can then charge people to enter and see who can throw their pumpkin the furthest, with the winner getting a prize.
People can watch the event, and there could even be a secondary Halloween themed event inside the venue with music, food and games and prizes for children.
4. Spooky Bake Sale
Who doesn’t love a good bake sale? These are a great way of raising funds for a whole manner of different charity events at various times of the year, and Halloween is no exception. You can do this at work, arrange something at your children’s school, youth club or games styled activities they take part in; just get co-workers, teacher or other parents involved, get baking and you’re pretty much done.
5. Hammer Horror Fest
This is one for the adults. Find a local venue with a large function room, set up a projector, get some comfy seating and a whole host of horror films and you’ve got yourself the perfect fright fest; they don’t all have to be Hammer Horror films either.
You then charge people an entrance fee, and they can bring their own food and drink. The next steps are simple, just sit back, relax and prepare to be scared.