Does anyone in your community have a special collection? Perhaps a collection of memorabilia from a favorite sports team or movie? Or maybe a collection of one of a kind pedal cars?

Treat yourself to a night off from dinner prep and your family to an exciting new meal.

With all the great cooks around, why not ask a few of them to band together and offer a meal a week for a month? If four families get together, each can put together one meal for the month. The meals could be based on a theme - such as Around the World in 8 Weeks - offering 8 weeks of meals from different countries (Mexican one week, Chinese the next...). Another fun theme is a "color," having the whole meal be orange one week, red the next... Pre-school and kindergarten kids really love these simple themes and they can be a lot of fun to think up!

Here's how it works:

Tweek your auction items to make the everyday seem extraordinary. For example, have a group of students contribute a car wash and wax; enhance the item by ...

When printing up your flyers and invites to your event, do you ever question if you are charging enough? If you increased the price, would your attendance go down?  

Your event is finished and you are exhausted. Time to pack everything away, right? NO, this could be a huge missed opportunity.