Bake sales are a deliciously fun way to raise money whilst socialising with friends and family.
They can be held almost anywhere and at any time of the day or evening, making them a really flexible option for you.
Here are some things to think about when planning your bake sale.
1. Where and when?
If you are hosting a bake sale at work, choose a busy day of the week. For example, some colleagues working part-time hours won’t be around on Fridays. Your building receptionist or security guard is usually a great person to ask what days of the week are busiest. Choose a busy, accessible area where it’s easy for colleagues to see and visit you.
Hosting a bake sale at home? To make sure as many as your friends and family are available, try to avoid public holidays or dates of popular events.
2. Who can help?
Encourage lots of different people to bake to ensure a variety of different goodies. Ask your bakers to fill in a cake name card, highlighting any potential food allergens. Those who don’t want to bake can drop off some of their favourite store bought sweet treats.
3. Spread the word
Advertise your bake sale as much as possible – share details on social media, email and text your contacts, put up posters, etc. You can download and personalise your bake sale posters using the link below.
4. Don't forget
Remember you’ll need plates, napkins, food bags and a cash float.
We can supply:
- Collection cans
- Flyers about the cause you are supporting
- Donation forms
Just let us know what you need and we’ll be delighted to help.
From selling cakes in a world record bid to running a 10k, Pauline Ward shows that supporting a cause can be heaps of fun.