There are many activities already listed on my page around Easter gatherings in St Louis, but why not host your own? Holding your own Easter gathering allows you to invite friends, family and your community together to celebrate Easter, have a good time and perhaps raise money for a good cause. Whatever reason you choose to host your own Easter gathering here in St Louis, here is everything you need to know.
What is an event without food! You can ask people to all bring their own offerings to the event or ask for help from your local cake shops or cafés. This could be a great way for them to sell themselves and gain some free advertising, all while making delicious Easter themed foods for your gathering. Of course, Easter means Easter eggs, but there are so many Easter themed foods out there that you can make for your gathering here in St Louis. Get people to get creative and perhaps even offer a baking competition to get both adults and kids into the true Easter spirit.
Decorating your event means getting creative! Get friends and family involved in this, as well as children too. Children love Easter, therefore use this to your advantage to decorate eggs and make signs for your event. There are many aisles within supermarkets that have Easter sections, with decorations and other things needed for your party, such as plastic cups and plates. Amazon is another useful website for getting Easter decoration supplies for a cheaper price. Easter is usually associated with pretty pastel colors such as baby blue, pale pink and light yellow, but it doesn’t mean you need to stick to this. Check out these 50 Easter decorations that you can do yourself.
Marketing Your Event
The more people that know about the gathering, the better. The first people that should know about the event is your close family and friends. This means they can help you out and can then register their interest. Knowing how many people are interested in the event means that you can plan accordingly. Your friends and family can then use word of mouth to get people talking. You can also ask to put up flyers or posters in local cafés and shops. This is a great time to ask if they want to have a stall at your gathering and make any foods or bring crafts for the event. Social media is another easy and free way to market your event. Post in St Louis group pages, make an event on Facebook and get people to share it. Post information about the event and make it sound exciting! Include the activities that will be there and how much it will cost if there is an entry fee. If people are paying, they want to have lots of food and activities provided. Also, letting your children’s nursery or school know about the gathering may mean they share it with parents or add it to their newsletter.
Easter Themed Activities
There are tons of Easter themed activities out there, and the more you can offer, the better. Arts and crafts are a simple way to bring the Easter theme to your gathering and allow both adults and children to get creative and take their masterpieces home. The most obvious Easter themed activity is an Easter egg hunt, but be creative with this. Perhaps you want to hold your gathering in one of St Louis’ parks? Choosing a larger area to host the hunt means that more people can get involved. Egg and Spoon races are another great Easter themed activity, or you can get a little more creative and hire a mascot for your Easter gathering. To see options available for your Easter gathering, check out Chicago mascot rentals. They also provide shipping for their rental characters, including the Easter bunny, meaning you can bring some extra fun to your Easter gathering.
Don’t Forget the Adults!
Even though Easter is an exciting time for the children, it doesn’t mean you cannot have activities for the adults. Actually, many Easter gatherings focus solely on children and a good selling point to your event may be that you are doing something for the adults too. Perhaps host a separate adult and child Easter baking competition, so the adults also get a chance to show off their baking skills and get involved. You may want to hold an adult Easter egg hunt too, where the prizes are more adult based. Don’t forget to have drinks such as coffee and tea for the adults. Having a space for parents to sit and relax while the children get on with activities or participate in the Easter egg hunt is also a good idea.
Doing It for a Cause
You will need cash to run this event and host it, so doing it for a good cause means people will be more likely to donate and willing to pay more. You could sell tickets for the event and ensuring that you market the gathering effectively means you will get more interest. You may ask for donations when guests arrive at the gathering, and asking people to bring their own contributions is another way to limit the amount of spending. You can then choose where you want the profits to go. Perhaps you want to support a local St Louis charity or fund-raise for a special event that you or a family member is taking part in. Whatever you choose, Easter is a great time to bring a community together and raise money for a great cause.
Holding an Easter gathering requires a lot of thought and planning, but there are many places in St Louis that would be willing to help you out! This is a great community event and can raise money for a good cause. Once you have food, activities and decorating sorted, don’t forget to market your event to the community. Adding extra activities for the adults means that your gathering will appeal to a wider audience.