d-o-n-e, get it done!



If I seem a little distant right now... I am. I am a little torn in every direction. Today I managed to bake over 160 cupcakes for Lecia's Saskatchewan Scraps event. Tonight The Fan came over and helped me make seven batches of frosting and tomorrow I will assemble everything on site just before they are served.  If I did my math correctly I should have about twelve flavours. I'll show you highlights on Monday, you can bet on it.

Also, if I accomplished nothing else this week, I got the Cheerios in order. I found a fantastic deal on shoes at Payless - and it's BOGO right now! The uniforms and poms have been ordered and they're on their way. If you can follow this: I'm having them shipped to my friend's mother in Detroit - and then Veto's cousin and wife will pick them up at her house on their way from Windsor to Chicago when they meet us in December. I'm taking an extra suitcase with me and packing everything to bring home with me. Does it sound like a bit of a dog-and-pony show to you? An apple pie hubbub? Quite possibly. Keep your spirit fingers crossed for me.

Lastly, I set up a private blog for the Cheerios, their parents and the assistant coaches. I'm going to post all the information they will need there. My new motto will be, "when in doubt, check the blog." It's a huge improvement from my old motto, "if you can't say anything nice, come sit next to me."

Now, I have to get the Cheerios on the business end of a fundraiser - and quickly. I've been out of the coaching loop for almost a decade. What's the scoop? What's a hot seller on the circuit right now? All suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Magnet.com has car magnets you can puchase. They are real reasonable, ship fast, and you can turn around and sell them as a fundraiser. Just upload your design and you are done!

Anonymous said...

One class in our school purchased a laptop for approximately $800. They then sold tickets on it! They made 'a ton of money'! ($2000)

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Can you come up with some fab school pride designs and set up a Cafe Press shop online? You choose what items to sell - T shirts, hats, tote bags, etc. - upload your designs, and customers put them together. You don't have to invest in the product (Cafe Press gets paid when customers order, you get the rest) AND it's always open, 24/7 all year long. Just promote the site and get people to it!

MJ said...

Our school had a coffee fundraiser that worked quite well. It was a company based in your town (the Roastery?) that roasts its own coffee. I didn't care for the coffee myself but it did sell and they have ran it 3 times. I know it was very successful the first time but am not sure how well it went the last 2 times.

Anonymous said...

My daughter's team did a carwash-each girl was required to presell 10 tickets-they gave them 20-most sold 20. then the day of the carwash most people that prebought didnot come to redemn tickets. they had posters they waved by entrance to parking lot-they had non syop lines the entire time. So moral of story always presale what ever you do-

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good work, Saucy! I set up a blog for our PTA, same reason. I don't send out the minutes & agendas via email any more. I post them and then email everyone a reminder to check out the website. Easy peasy.

Saucy said...

I'm going to call the Roastery on Monday, these are all good ideas! Keep 'em coming!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, Saucy, those cupcakes were to die for! Thanks so much for bringing them!

Jennifer

Karen of the KAGS said...

The cupcakes were AWESOME! The perfect sugar rush! I feel honoured to have met The Fan IRL ant tomorrow I get to meet Loopy too. Little Ed will be there with his new mini iPod & headphones THANK YOU so very much - from him & me!

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

The seperate blog is the way to go! Saves you time and energy from sending out individual emails (been there done that)! You can also post all their pictures there (parents love that sorta stuff;o).

Rosa said...

A little busy? I don't know how you do it all. Just baking a dozen cupcakes overwhelms me!!!

Pepper said...

One of our best ones was a steak night with some awesome silent auction items. If you keep the ticket price low, people are happy to bid on the silent auction items....we also did a 50/50.

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Hmmmmn..... OK, so this one may require a lot of work. But it's SO you that I can't believe you haven't thought of it yet, Saucy: What about a 'Cupcake of the Month Club'? ;0)

Create a menu of twelve uber fab cupcakes - one for each month. Sell memberships that include a delivery (or pickup) of four or six cupcakes each month for a year. Maybe stagger deliveries all month long, or just do them all for one week each month. And they all get delivered by Cheerios in uniform with a special 'delivery cheer'!

Offer some done in school colors on Spirit Days/Game Days at school each week or month, or just for special days like Homecoming & Prom.... again with special delivery. Promote this by delivering one to every single teacher during morning Homeroom!

OK now I'm hungry for cupckakes....