Based on the popularity of my posts over the years on ideas for raffle baskets, it’s clear that a raffle seems to be one of the number one ways to raise money for a worthy cause.Today’s post focuses on some unique baskets that have the potential to generate a lot of ticket sales:
This is a basket for a man’s man. Single Malt Irish whiskey, accompanied by some gourmet cheese, aged dry salami, smokehouse almonds, crackers, and other savory snacks.
Pick a favorite local team and stuff as many logo items as you can into a basket; hats, shoes, t-shirts, jewelry, keychains, party supplies, flip-flops, you name it. The fanatic fans at your event will fight over this one!
It’s a Mexican fiesta basket, and includes a cast iron tortilla grill pan, corn tortillas, tomatoes for making your favorite salsa (be sure to include a recipe or a cookbook), Mexican seasonings and marinades, and a bottle of tequila complete with shot glasses! Adapt this idea to any style of cuisine – Asian, Italian, etc.
Pirate’s Booty! Find a small wooden box that looks like a treasure chest and hide some cold hard cash inside. Cover it up with foil-wrapped chocolate coins, costume jewelry, and fake money, then watch the ticket sales soar!
When coming up with ideas for raffle baskets, it’s important to have enough variety to appeal to every demographic in your crowd. Be sure that no one will be able to resist opening their wallet and buying some tickets for that must-have item. Spend some time thinking about your audience; make sure you have something for the men, women, parents, baby boomers, professionals, hobbyists, children, and millennials in the crowd.
Tips for actually organizing a basket raffle event can be found here.