How to Host a Daddy & Daughter Ball
Normal 0 Because princesses are so widely popular, many schools or other non-profit organizations are hosting daddy/daughter fundraiser balls. You will find some that are ...
Because princesses are so widely popular, many schools or other non-profit organizations are hosting daddy/daughter fundraiser balls. You will find some that are simple and easy such as a disco ball in a school gym and an arbor trellis to take pictures at. Little guests are encouraged to dress up in their fancy princess gowns while Daddy's wear a suit and tie or a tuxedo. They then have a DJ to play romantic music and they dance the night away as well as mix and mingle with the other children and parents. Some like it simple, but if you want to go all out, here are a few simple suggestions to follow.
Start by renting a beautiful reception hall or garden area (weather permitting) with a wood floor for dancing. You will want to look into venues that host weddings as they will be beautifully decorated and large enough to hold hundreds of guests. The nicer the event hall is, the more your guests will be inclined to donate to your cause. You could have different tiers of donations and incentives they can get for large donations. You can charge a fee to attend the event and specify what percentage is going directly to the charity you support.
For example, a family that donates $100 may get a free dress up costume of their choice to take home. Families that donate $250 may get a free dinner with the princesses at Disneyland. Donations $500 and more may get a matching princess costume for Mom, daughter, and doll. You should always contact vendors or online retailers that sell princess costumes to see if they would donate items like this to your cause or give them to you at a discounted price. If not, many retailers will give you a bulk discount. You could offer to promote their product in return for the discount.
Next invite your selected guests. You will want to have fancy invitations or beautiful brochures to promote your princess ball. If you would like to invite mothers and sons, you could ask the mothers to dress up in an adult princess costume and the sons to dress as a handsome prince. Follow up with your guests 2 days before the event to make sure they are planning to come.
At the event, make every child feel special. Greet them at the door and tell them how beautiful they look and how handsome their date is. Make sure the music isn't just loud enough and there are things to do the entire time to occupy their short attention spans. You will want to have different activity "stations" where they can go in-between dancing.
A real adult princess is perfect to "show up" and meet the girls at an event like this. You can often find adult princess costumes in your area and have a teenager dress up in it for a nominal fee.
You can have dinner available to a fee as well as it is going to a good cause.
A local photographer may want to donate his time to attend your event and take pictures and sell the prints for a small fee to give to your charitable organization. This will give him leads for new client.
End the event with a bang! Have fireworks to end the night on a flashy note. At which time, you may remind the attendees to be generous in their donations to a worthy cause. Make sure to follow up and send thank you notes to those members who were generous donors to express your sincere appreciation.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shelby Strong is a stay at home mom of 2 girls and a boy. She is also a small business owner of an at home business called My Cute Dressups. Visit her site at http://www.mycutedressups.com/. She has seen the immense benefits princess dress up costumes and boy costumes has made in the life of her kids.