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Campaign Special Events Planning Guide

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Campaign Special Events Planning Guide

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Table of Contents

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“Go the extra yard...Give” - Sports...hold a tailgate party. Have a playing field with players advancing towards the goal.

“Set Your Sights High” or “The Sky’s the Limit” - Hot air balloons - Have a balloon rising as funds are raised or hold a drawing for a balloon ride.

“Wild West”- Dress in cowboy hats and bandannas. Hold a chili contest. Serve BBQ’s for a kick off event. Use a cactus for a thermometer.

“Halloween/Fall Festival” - Pumpkin decorating contest, guess the weight of the pumpkin, haunted house, apple bobbing, apple or pumpkin pie baking contest

“Don’t leave your community to

chance” - Monopoly Theme

“Counting on you”- Count jelly beans in

a jar

“What’s Raised for CAUW... Stays for

CAUW” - Vegas Theme

“Music Mania”- Play musical chairs,

karaoke contest, musical trivia contest

“Oh, the places you’ll go” - Dr. Seuss

“Carnival” - Have putt-putt, pool table,

ring toss

“Tribute to the Oldies...but Goodies”

50’s- Wear decade attire, have a sock hop or twist contest.

60’s- Sell headbands, tie-dyed shirts, smiley face pins, etc.

70’s- Have a disco. Wear your favorite polyester shirt.

80’s- Who has the best or biggest 80’s hair?

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New Hires Reception

Breakfast at an Agency

Agency Fair

Agency Tour Day

Superhero Luncheon

United Way LSU or SU Day

Afternoon of Games

Game Shows

Spelling Bee

Movie Showing

Nacho Party

Silent Auction

Car Wash


Pie Eating

Hula Hoop


Door Decorating

United Way Trivia

Pumpkin Carving

Quiz Bowl

Mystery Hunt

Yo Yo Contest

Crazy Hat Day


Bowl Off

Balloon Race


Employee Cookbook

Garage Sale

Good as New Sale

Putt Putt Golf Tourney

Flower Sale

White Elephant Sale

Popcorn Sale

International Lunch

Christmas Card Sale

Antique Fair


Weekend for Two at a Resort

Dinner for Two

Mall Gift Certificates

Day at the Spa

Gift Baskets

Health and wellness

Mission possible

Teaming up for tomorrow

Give for the gold

Be a superhero

Get in the game

Lights! Camera! Action!

Are you smarter than…?

Teaming up for our community

Paint a better future

Make a world of difference

Expressions of hope

Dare to care

Fear Factor



Pirate or nautical

Tropical Outer space

Hollywood Indy 500 or NASCAR Medieval times New York! New York! Mardi Gras

A night at the casino Shoot for the starts Party in Paris Academy Awards/ Red carpet Political scandal Mystery theme Olympics

Back to school Christmas in September

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