Santa comes to Town

Brian and Ann have hosted their annual Christmas dance. highlights included Santa being chased around the dancefloor!

Brian and Ann have hosted their annual Christmas dance. highlights included Santa being chased around the dancefloor!

1, Describe your event and why you chose to do this particular one?

We arranged a Christmas dance… We tend to try and arrange a single quiz night (about April time) and dance (in September or October) each year.

2. How long did it take to organise and plan?

About four weeks, which was unusually short for us. Normally it can be a couple of months.

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3. Describe how you felt in three words

Pleased, although concerned prior to the event in case no-one turned up

4. How did you feel on the day/evening?

Good… and a little tipsy by the end of the night.

5. Most memorable moment?

Father Christmas being chased around the dance floor by the children

6. Any tips for others doing the same thing?

For events, try and avoid the holiday season… Organise a raffle for most prizes but for anything special do an auction. Don’t be afraid of approaching any organisation and asking for a prize. Although not all of them will be supportive some can be unusually generous. You can double the money you get through ticket sales. Also try & find a free venue which will sell alcohol (a fine lubricant for freeing up cash). Roman Catholic Church clubs are a good bet provided the event is for a charity. 

Thank you for your support!

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Author: Hannah Attenburrow

Date: 03/12/2015

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