Valentines Day

01/02/16

Share the love and boost your fundraising this Valentine's Day (14th February)! PTA's can easily get involved in this hallmark event of the year. Take a look at these ideas to help your PTA raise some extra funds:

1. Bake sale

Simple Valentine’s cakes or cookies will go down a treat. If it’s a cold day you could even sell hot chocolate and marshmallows too – both parents and kids will love it!

2. Valentines crafts

Get the children involved in creating some wonderful Valentines crafts that can be sold to fundraise – such as bracelets, fingerprints made into hearts, ‘reasons why I love you’ gift jar, hats, lollipop butterflies and more. Take a look at our Pinterest board for more ideas.

3. Dress up day

Charge £1 for children to come into school dressed in red/pink or Valentine-themed outfits. It doesn’t get much simpler!

4. Post box

Run a gift shop and postal service with either cards or small gifts that children can send anonymously from one to another. Make special Valentine’s stamps – or just a fixed postage card. Some PTAs ensure that every child gets a little something.

5. Valentines auction/raffle

Solve Valentine’s gift dilemmas whilst raising funds. Ask local businesses to donate some appropriate gifts such as champagne, restaurant vouchers, jewellery, cinema tickets, and a night at a hotel. Ask parents to buy raffle tickets or alternatively list the items and let parents bid as part of a silent auction.

6. Disco

A disco with a red or hearts theme. Decorate with red balloons and serve all sorts of Valentine-themed drinks and snacks – red velvet cupcakes for example! Older children may prefer the subtlety of a masked ball and you can award prizes for the best outfit, mask or crazy hairdo.

7. Love bug drive

Like your typical beetle drive but change it to a ‘Love Bug’ and you’ve got the perfect Valentine’s Day game.

8. Valentine's quiz

Put together a Valentine’s Day quiz – find out who St. Valentine really was and why Valentine’s Day exists!

9. Film night

Choose a film with themes of love and friendship for all ages – Shrek is a good example! Make sure it appeals to everyone. Alternatively choose a film to show as a date night for parents. Read more about organising a film night here.

10. Pamper evening

Organise a ladies pamper evening and tell all the parents they could buy it for their partner as the perfect Valentine’s treat!

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