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TOPIC: Basket Raffle Ideas.. Need Help!!

RE: Basket Raffle Ideas.. Need Help!! 9 years 7 months ago #128925

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I read this some time ago and immediately put in my PTO files...suggest EVERYONE do the same....PS--I didn't write it and cannot give correct attributes to whomever did....
but they were brilliant...d

Basket Themes:

We had great success with our theme basket auction! We had each classroom do a basket and then opened it up to families and the community. We has 315 baskets valued between $75.00 and 125.00. I was so much fun! Here are some of our themes:

1. Arts and Crafts: Paint, Markers, Crayons, Scissors, Easel, Construction Paper, Craft Kits...

2. Movie Night: Popcorn, DVD's, Gift Cards to Blockbuster, Big Pillows....

3. Baking Basket: Cookie Cutters, Cookie Sheets, Pot Holders, Cookbooks, Rolling Pin, Measuring Cups...

4. Day at the Pool: Floats, Sunscreen, Flip Flops, Pool Toys, Beach Towels...

5, Pasta Basket: Various Pastas, Pasta Bowl, Colander, Pasta Sauces, Gift Card to Italian Rest....

6. Ice Cream Basket: Ice Cream Toppings, Bowls, Gift Catd to Ice Cream Parlor...

7. Christmas: Ornaments, Christmas Cards, Wrapping Paper, Decorations....

8. Wrapping Basket: Tape, Scissors, Wrapping Paper, Cards, Bows, Ribbon...

9. Coffee: Coffee Pot, Coffee, Mugs, Coffee Grinder, Tim Horton Gift Card, Mug Mats, Mug Warmer....

10. Lottery Basket: Lots of Lottery Tickets and we made it into a tree- These were brought in by the staff.

11. Dog Basket: Dog Biscuits, Bones, Dog Bed, Dog Toys, Leash, Collar, Gift Card to Pet Store...

12. Stationary Basket: Stamps, Journal, Note Cards, Cards, Pens....

13. Game Basket: Board Games, Card Games, Puzzles....

14. Harry Potter Basket: Anything Harry Pottter
We had books, hat, bookmarkers, toys, puzzles, mug,,

15. Disney Basket: Anything Disney
Games, Movies, Toys...

16. Gardening Basket:
Shovel, WheelBarrow, Seeds, Bulbs, Watering Can, Kneeling Pad, Hat, Garden Book, Pots, Gift Certificate to a Garden Center...

17. Tools:
Hammer, Screws, Drill, Safety Goggles, Wrench, Socket Set, How to Books....

18. School Supplies:
Paper, Pencils, Notebooks, Crayons, Markers, Scissors, Colored Pencils...

19. Book Basket:
Any kind of Childrens Books, Book Markers, Gift Card to Book Store...

20. Book Basket:
Any kind of Adult Book, Gift Certificate to Book Store, Reading Lamp- Staff did this basket.

21. Pamper Me Basket :
Bath Products, Tub Pillow, Relaxing Music, Gift Certificate to Nail Manicure or Message....

22. Sports Basket: Sports Tickets, Water Bottles, Bat, Ball, Hats, Golf Balls, Tees, Folding Chair...

23. Candle Basket: Various Candles, Lighter, Candle Holders...

24. Snack Attack: Chips, Nuts, Bowls, Gift Certificates for Pizza, Candy....

25. Chocolate Lovers Basket:
Any kind of chocolate candy, hot chocolate, Gift Certificates to Candy Shop....

We found parents really liked to get gift cards- Many classes we made 2 or 4 baskets per class. We supplied each student with a letter (class specific and with additional ideas) and we also had a landry basket in each room for collection. We had 2 weeks to bring in items- teachers would call when their baskets were full!

I had a team of 8 people who came in and we made 103 in one day- we packed the baskets, cellophaned with a shrink wrap gun, and added bows!

We then continued to make additional baskets with items from school families and the community!
We were able to make over $24,000.00 on our theme basket event! Good Luck!

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*Hot Wheels
*Country Kitchen (roosters, cows, etc...)
*Red, White and Blue (doesn't have to be just
patriotic things)
*Car care
*Ornaments/tree trimming

RE: Basket Raffle Ideas.. Need Help!! 9 years 7 months ago #128975

We hold a silent auction and classroom basket auction along with a regular raffle during our spring carnival. The money raised from the classroom baskets goes directly back to that particular classroom, everything else is our PTA's. For our raffle we sell tickets $1 each, 12 for $10, or 25 for $20. We pre-sell the raffle tickets for one month prior to our carnival event and this seems to help with the sales. I send home flyers regarding the pre-sell of the raffle tickets as well as other things and fill the orders as they come in. The parents are responsible for filling out their own tickets and bringing them to the carnival. We rent a raffle cage for the tickets.

Hope this helps,

RE: Basket Raffle Ideas.. Need Help!! 9 years 7 months ago #128999

  • Maxine Smart
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This is an easy one. PTO Ideas offers tons of basket ideas. The exact page is

RE: Basket Raffle Ideas.. Need Help!! 9 years 7 months ago #129009

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Thank you all for all of your helpful ideas, I know that this will be a great event because of all your help!!! This site is terrific and so are the people!!!
Thanks again

RE: Basket Raffle Ideas.. Need Help!! 9 years 7 months ago #129042

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Don't forget the men. Car detailing theme, Nascar theme, tool kits filled with manly items, golfing theme or my personal favorite, King of the Hill, all sorts of tools put together in a wheelbarrow. We just had our auction and the ticket sellers told us that the men were spending way more than the women. Appeal to them and you can make more money.

RE: Basket Raffle Ideas.. Need Help!! 7 years 7 months ago #148579

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You said that there was a good link on this site that had addresses for corporate addresses, I can't find it can you direct me to it please?
TLGinTN;128826 wrote:
Hey! I highly suggest you check out the "Tools" section of this website. There is a whole section on "Auction help". There is a page of possible donations for auctions, which will help you with your raffles. I got my list for baskets off of this list. Some of our most popular baskets were:
Cookie Monster - cookie mixes, pans, cutters, etc...
Date Night - filled with tons of gift certificates, movie tickets, etc...
Gift Wrap

Also, there is a good thread on this site that has addresses for Corporate Addresses. I received a lot of donations through this route. It's worth giving it a try.
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