Hosted Parties are essential to the success of the Auction. They are fun, extremely popular, and – by far – our best-selling items and our largest source of revenue. But besides all of that, they are a great opportunity for community building! Whether you host a party or just sign up to come to a party, you are sure to have a fabulous time as you mix and mingle with other School Within School families that you may have never met.
What are Hosted Parties? They are “sign-up” events that parents, or a group of parents, agree to host for as many people as they find appropriate for the specific activity/party. Attendees can be adults, kids or a combination of the two. The hosts cover all expenses of the party, and 100% of the funds raised by the event benefit our school. Prices range from $20 to $50+ per person depending on the event, with most adult parties falling in the $25-$80 per person range and most kid parties in the $20-$40 range.
Parties don’t need to be elaborate, but they can be! They can be as simple as an organized kickball game for 10-20 3rd-5th graders at a local park for two hours and as elaborate as a Progressive Dinner hosted by multiple families. It’s up to you. Think Poker Night, Tequila Tasting, Treasure Hunt, Kids Scrapbooking, or just a casual cocktail party. You can host a lecture on quantum electrodynamics if you want – there should be something for everyone!
To host, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
We need every single family at School Within School to donate to the auction …and Spirit Parties are by far the most fun way to do so!
Host a party for your child’s grade level, or an age-range… or something where parents and kids can both participate!
Read on for lots of ideas – copy them freely, or use them as inspiration for your own social creation!
Competitions: (These are insanely popular)
Workshops: Do you have a special skill, interest or hobby? Combine a “workshop” for a small group with drinks and appetizers – et voila! Super-cool party.
Activities: Are you into sports/fitness? There’s always interest in a group workout followed by treats (and cocktails…)
Plan a party for adults around a theme with music, costumes, themed cocktails.