Maybe your farm is in dire need of a new tractor, your stables are looking a little the worse for wear or you really need a new trailer to help you get stuff from A to B. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided to hold a fundraiser and as we all know, any good fundraiser has a good theme. Since you’re clearly all about the country living, why not go for a fun Wild West theme for your event? Here are three great ideas to help you get the ideas rolling.
- Get yourself the right outfit
A great reason to head for the wild west when going for a theme is that all you really need is one of those iconic hats and people will know what you’re dressed as even if you’re just wearing jeans and a t-shirt otherwise. Now obviously for the players of your games you’re just going to want to provide your standard party wear of cheaply made, brightly patterned stetsons – but doesn’t the host need something a little more upmarket? Get yourself an authentic country cowboy hat from Gone Country Hats, to look the part on the day and to keep forever as a practical and fun memento of your fundraising event.
- Make the games as competitive as possible
If you want to set up your own version of the traditional ‘strongman’ games for your fundraising fete then you’re going to need to get your hands on a Force Transducer. The kind of games we mean are of the ‘hit the target with a hammer and see if the bell dings’ variety – they’re pretty simple stuff, but to bring them into the 21st century and provide an actual measurement of force to introduce some real competition into the game then you’ll need a force transducer. People will want to have turn after turn if they can see exactly how much force they’re using, and won’t take kindly to being outdone by their friends!
- Have one amazing prize on offer
Although you don’t want to break the bank on these – it wouldn’t be great for fundraising if you did – every fundraising event should have at least one high-quality prize to get people going on the games and competitions you’ve put on for them. Appropriate for a wild west themed fundraiser might be a crossbow case, the perfect addition to any serious country hunter. Crossbow cases can be pretty expensive, and a mid-range one could be a very enticing prize for your fundraisers to get their hands on.
Planning a fundraiser can be a daunting prospect, but making sure you have a killer theme, some friendly competition and a great prize will have you well on the way to hosting a successful event.