Creating a memorable event can provide a big boost for your parent group. Success motivates everyone, and a great event will almost always result in more potential volunteers.

Some memorable events are big in scope and complicated to execute. But you don't necessarily need to think big; often it's the little things that make an event special. When you're planning your events for the year, think about ways to enhance what you're already doing.

We love the story of the group that offered valet parking for Grandparents Day. And the group that recruited chefs from the culinary academy for its chili cookoff. They took existing events and added a special, memorable element. Small things like adding a book swap to your reading night or having a match-the-baby-picture-to-the-right-teacher can add fun and flair.

Here are a few resources to get you thinking creatively about your events: