Thursday, April 24, 2008

Auction Donation Ideas!

Restaurant Certificates

Wine Baskets

Tickets to an Event (Sports, theatre, etc…)

Sports Memorabilia

Books signed by the author

Anything (fun and safe) for our children

Sailing Trip or Fishing Charter


Sporting Goods

Memberships to various places

Piece of pottery

Pizza party and movie for 3-4 children

coffee basket made up of various kinds of coffee

Earring and necklace set (handmade is often popular)

Day at the zoo, beach or aquarium, etc. for 3-4 children

Spa certificates for manicure or pedicure or facial

Art supplies basket

Prepare a special dessert (or your "specialty" dish) to be delivered on a mutually agreed date

Auction something on ebay for someone (free listing)

Offer an hour of your professional experience (consultation)

Free night of babysitting

Family Ideas for Silent Auction

Team up with other families to put together some of these ideas

Ice Cream Social...Ice cream with ALL of the FIXINS

Montessori Materials Basket....Various Montessori Materials that are appropriate for a specifc age

Photography Session...Do You know a Photographer (I'm thinking Robyn Ivy)

Educational Basket...Educational Games and Educational Materials

Music Basket...Cd's, Musical DVD's, concert tickets, small instruments, shakers, music books, IPOD

Gourmet Italian Food Basket...Italian Cookbook, Pasta, Sauces, Italian Specialty items & some dinner certificates to some fine R.I. Italian Restaurants

French Food Basket...French Cookbook, Fondue Maker, French Specialty items, chef's hat, apron and a gift certificate to Chef-A-Roni in East Greenwich.

Mexican Food Basket...Mexican Cook Book, maracas, gourmet chips & salsa, gift certificate to a Mexican restaurant, margarita glasses, margarita mix and of course… tequila

Physical Fitness Basket...Membership to a fitness facility, hand weights, exercise CD, gift certificate to a Sporting Goods Store

Wine & Dine Basket...Wine, wine glasses, gourmet cheese, candles, chocolates, restaurant certificate

Nature Basket...Nature Book, Gift Certificate to a local Nursery, seedlings, gardening tools, gardening gloves packed neatly in a patio pot

Relaxation Basket...Spa Treatments, massages certificates, candles, Yoga sessions, herbal neck pillow & lavender oil.

Everything Organic...A burlap bag full of "organic" products with a certificate to a local health food store & a Family Membership to Casey Farm.

A Taste of Rhode Island...Anything RI… Del's Lemonade, Saugy, Autocrat coffee syrup, chowda & clamcakes, Johnny Cake mix, etc…

Golf Basket...Golf balls, tees, towels, certificate to a Pro-Golf shop, mini golf