Spring is coming! The snow will be melting away, the early birds will be chirping and people will be excited about getting outdoors whether it’s to do yard cleanup, go for walks and chat with neighbours they haven’t seen over the winter months.
Many neighbourhood associations, whether formally established as such or simply made out of having a specific list of residents in a particular area encourage parties/events as one of the options to bring people closer together. Getting to know your neighbours is not only advantageous in possibly building new friendships but also encourages information sharing regarding pertinent issues such as crime prevention, neighbourhood projects, traffic issues, etc…
Having a neighbourhood Easter Egg Hunt is just one way a community can get together for fun and leisure so everyone once again becomes familiar with faces (sometimes new over the winter months), names and news. Here are a few simple steps to organizing and accomplishing your neighbourhood Easter egg hunt.
- Establish the people who will organize and buy/hide candy.
- Make your Eventastic online invite including cover photos (neighbourhood kids, Easter candy, theme related, etc.), fun video option, event details (including the where, start time, reply by date etc), registration tickets (per child so fee covers cost of candy to be purchased), photo album/sharing so everyone can add photos during and after the event
- Send Eventastic invites page link to all those to be included and shared around
- Establish the number of attendees by the responses and purchase enough wrapped candy (or candy put in the coloured plastic eggs) knowing kids will be finding multiples
- Ensure someone is available to distribute and hide the candy a short time prior to the event and that someone is able to actually start and end the hunt
- Consider a drinks/snacks option on someone’s driveway or in a garage (depending on weather) for fun chatting during and after the event
Having an invite where people can respond and pay online will make your event planning much easier. It can be a tedious/overwhelming job if you have to create/print up and distribute flyers advertising your event, spend time going door to door trying to catch people when they are home and collect and hold all the monies.
We hope you consider using Eventastic for your neighbourhood event!
Reading Week is the scheduled week off for students in graduate schools where there are no classes so they can take the week to research course information for the next term and begin studying madly in order to excel beyond their wildest dreams….. NOT!
Time For A Break
Everyone knows that winter break in February/March is used by most students as a time to relax, let loose and have fun with friends before the next school term begins. Some plan to remain in their city of study, some return to their home towns, and others plan to get away to a holiday destination.
Reading? It’s not likely that the economics books or science texts will even be opened during this time and the only reading which will occur will be on Twitter, Tumbler and other social media accounts to keep them in the know of which parties are occurring and where. While this may be a bit of an exaggeration, it’s not necessarily a bad thing that students take this time to reconnect with friends and maybe family. Everyone needs a break from stressors; take a time to mentally regroup, and subsequently be ready to go hard and steady for the following term.
Whether you’re talking trips, parties, keggers etc., you need an organizer or a group organizing this to make it happen. Everyone wants their event to be successful, where the words “Wasn’t THAT a party!” are repeated over and over again. It all starts with a great idea. There are basic things to consider once the idea is formulated.
Your Party Planning Checklist
- Where will the party will take place
- Date of the party
- Time the party will start and goal for ending
- Details guests need to know – food? drinks? theme? passport required?
- Costs – will you charge an attendance fee to offset costs of food, kegs, next day cleaning lady? Or lodging fees if its a destination trip?
- Goodwill – Are you considering adding a charitable cause for your party where donations can be made to a community organization?
- Theme – do you want to sell themed t-shirts etc. to get everyone in the spirit?
- Who will be invited
- Collect your money safely
- Get the word out – social media, email etc…
If you’re wanting to do something for Reading Week now is the time to get on it!
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Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Mother’s Day means different things to different people. It can be a day of celebrating with your immediate family or a day where extended family get together to celebrate all the moms at different generational levels. It can be a quiet celebration, a larger louder get together, a one on one, or if a long distance relationship is currently the circumstance then maybe a phone call or communication via the computer. (thank heavens for Skype and Face Time!)
For some, Mother’s Day means honouring someone whom they’ve had a maternal bond; maybe a foster mom, or a friend’s mom who has been extra special, or someone who has taken you under their wing and made life that much more enjoyable. And, for some, it is a day of remembering their mom and all the wonderful times they shared even though she is no longer with them.
Though sometimes a call, flowers, or a sweet cupcake and card; often there is a gift given to mom in association to Mother’s Day. We all know Mother’s Day isn’t about the gift or the amount of money involved but more the sentiment and well wishes expressed to the mother(s) whom you cherish. Sometimes distance and number of participants plays a factor in how a family will celebrate and subsequently make gift arrangements.
Considering a group gift is a great way of people coming together to share their feelings in a joint effort while getting mom something that she will love and appreciate. All it takes is one participant to begin the process and others usually truly appreciate being able to contribute towards the gift of choice. Eventastic is a great online platform that does way more than event planning and ticket sales. It also allows you to fill in a template with picture and details of a gift for any occasion and then by sending the link to those involved, they can then open the link and pay online towards the special gift. You can even be more creative by everyone contributing current and past photos with mom for simple enjoyment or to have made into an album on the website.
So whether a piece of jewellery, flowers, wine, day trip etc. Eventastic can help make your family’s gifting experience easier for Mother’s Day and any occasion. Happy Mother’s Day!