Halloween Fundraising: Costume Party Fundraiser

This post is part of the series Halloween Fundraising Ideas

Other posts in this series:

  1. Halloween Fundraising: Planning a Haunted House Fundraiser
  2. Halloween Fundraising: Cemetery Walk Fundraiser
  3. Halloween Fundraising: Costume Party Fundraiser (Current)
  4. Halloween Fundraising: Pumpkin Festival Fundraiser
  5. Halloween Fundraising: Reverse Trick or Treating

So you don’t have enough time or a place to hold a haunted house.  There are no old spooky cemeteries in your neck of the woods.  So have a Halloween Costume Party Fundraiser, and if you’re an animal rescue group, invite the dogs too!  What’s cuter than seeing the animals dressed in their Halloween finery?  And instead of a haunted house or a cemetery walk taking up your weekends the whole month of October, you’re only sacrificing one night.

Halloween Costume Party Fundraiser

As always, location, location, location…  The first thing you’ll need is a venue to have your party at.  A banquet hall, reception hall, local dog park, fire hall.  You pretty much just need a large area to host your party.

Check with your insurance agent, to make sure you’re covered!

Decide what all you want to have at your Halloween Costume Party Fundraiser.  Some Kiddie Carnival games, a Chinese auction, refreshment stands, bake sales with Halloween themed goodies.  You can add all kinds of fun to your party.  The sky – or well, the size of your location, is the only limit.

Solicit donated decorations and goodies for treat bags, and some prizes for the costume judging.  If you’re inviting the dogs, don’t forget them.  They love goodies of all kinds.

Find a local DJ willing to donate his/her time, or to play the event at a reduced fee.  And ask a few local business people, or local government officials to be judges for the costumes at a set time.

Pick out your costumes!  And costumes for your dogs if needed.  I just love to see doggies dressed up, our own are not so content to wear clothing.  We fight to keep their sweaters on them outside in the winter.

Charge a small “cover charge”, a donation to your nonprofit organization.

Decorate your party place, and set up.  Make sure you have enough volunteers on hand the night of the party to keep everything running smoothly.

And have fun!  It’s hard not to at costume parties!

This post is part of the series Halloween Fundraising Ideas

Other posts in this series:

  1. Halloween Fundraising: Planning a Haunted House Fundraiser
  2. Halloween Fundraising: Cemetery Walk Fundraiser
  3. Halloween Fundraising: Costume Party Fundraiser (Current)
  4. Halloween Fundraising: Pumpkin Festival Fundraiser
  5. Halloween Fundraising: Reverse Trick or Treating

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