You've got that big ticket vacation. (See the Pearl Bids Blog on Adding a Dream Vacation for tips.) Use a touch of TLC and transform this already super trip into a spectacular package. 

Who doesn't want front row seats to watch their child in the school concert, performance, or graduation? Parents would love to know the their VIP seats are reserved and there is no need to arrive super early. These VIP seats make a super auction item!

Who doesn't love to find new places to hike and explore? Have a hiker in your mist donate to lead a guided hike in their favorite local spot. 

Instead of cluttering up your silent auction tables with gift certificates and service donations, create a "Gift Certificate Wall." Tape columns of 8.5" x 4" item descriptions on a wall.

A fun activity for any function, is Buy a Balloon. Make strips of paper that read You’re a Winner. For every You’re a Winner paper, create 9 strips that say, Sorry, Better Luck Next Time. Slip one paper into each balloon before you blow it up.

With wifi becoming increasingly accessible, WhatsApp made my life so much easier and saved me a lot of money! 

WhatsApp will allow you to message any of your contacts that also has the app. By using WhatsApp, I avoided my per text charges that I would have been assessed. We even conducted an experiment and found that messages sent with What’s App came through faster than did those that were texted - as long as both parties had wifi available. 

 

In addition to basic messaging, WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video, and audio messages.

Find out more at http://www.whatsapp.com