Monday, March 9, 2009

Silent Auction Prizes

Finding prizes for a silent auction or wedding social can be very time consuming and overwhelming. It is important to utilize all your resources and funds wisely. It is important to have a theme for your prizes.

Here are some great social prize ideas:

1. Ladies Health & Beauty Theme- items like hair dryers, hair straighteners, facial creams, body lotions, bath accessories.

2. Kids Theme- assortment of toys for boys and girls: Lego, plush animals, ride on toys, craft items, dolls, toy cars.

3. Men's Theme- Tools ( cordless drills, hammer, saws, laser level, ratchet sets, tool box) also items like poker chips, golf clubs, fishing rod,

4. Alcohol- is always a popular item- commonly used is a Texas Mickey

Grand Prize Ideas:

1. TV
2. Gaming System- Wii, Sony PlayStation, XBox
3. Trip To anywhere in North America- Las Vegas is always a popular one.
4. Concert Tickets
5. Laptop

The trick is to get as many donations from local businesses and friends and that alone will keep your cost down.