My local moms' group is in the middle of a community service project right now -- raising money to buy backpacks and school supplies for students whose families need a little financial help. One of the ways we are doing this is through bake sales.
We have a good, active group of women who have really come together to share ideas, and now you can benefit from what we've learned about how to have a successful bake sale.
Look for events / locations where there are already lots of hungry people.
Some of our ideas are: at T-Ball and soccer games, at the local concerts in the park, and in front of a local grocery market. Always check with your town to see if permits are required for set-up.
Offer a good variety of treats.
Make sure you offer small cookies, large pies, and everything in-between. You'll need plenty of chocolate... and no bake sale is complete without Rice Krispie treats
. We'll even have some vegan treats and cookies for the food-allergic at our bake sales.
Set prices just right for your community.
Do you need a pricing guide
to help you get started? This one helped us out, but you'll find that you know your community and what they will pay for certain treats.
More tips on how to have a successful bake sale
, dealing with presentation and organization, can be found online. Soon you'll be on your way to raising money for your group, and maybe you can even enjoy a few leftovers!