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Step-by-step guides

NEW! Step-by-step: murder mystery

Murder mystery nights promise lots of fun for a modest amount of effort. After all, who can resist a night of spirited super-sleuthing?!

NEW! Step-by-step: circus

Circus tents and clowns

Bring the circus to your school – it is an easy and profitable fundraising event to organise, and the wider community will want to come along, too!

NEW! Step-by-step: beetle drive

Dice and a beetle

A beetle drive is an old-school fundraising event that involves shouting out, making it a lively and sociable activity for the whole family to enjoy!

NEW! Step-by-step: quiz night

Quiz nights are a popular event on the PTA social calendar, providing lots of fun (and funds) for very little effort.

NEW! Step-by-step: swishing

Rail of clothing

A swishing (or clothes-swapping) party is a fun way for your supporters to freshen up their wardrobes while raising money for your cause.

NEW! Step-by-step: disco

Discos are simple to organise, offer guaranteed fun and are a firm favourite on the PTA fundraising calendar!

NEW! Step-by-step: ceilidh

A traditional Gaelic gathering, involving music and dancing, a ceilidh promises lots of fun for the whole family.

NEW! Step-by-step: music festival

Music festivals on the school field are becoming an increasingly popular PTA fundraiser – we can see why!

NEW! Step-by-step: pet show

Dogs, cats and other pets in a row

Who could resist seeing which dog wins the wettest nose competition at your very own pet show? A lovely way for children to show off their furry friends.

NEW! Step-by-step: car boot sale

Running a car boot sale is a popular PTA event and a great fundraising activity, but there are a few things to bear in mind...

NEW! Step-by-step: campover

Camp site with tents and sun

A campover on the school field offers families a digital detox, while relaxing with friends and supporting the school at the same time!

NEW! Step-by-step: bingo

A charismatic caller, rhyming numbers and eyes down folks... A bingo event is simple to put on and can be a great way to raise money.

NEW! Step-by-step: film event

Imagine the buzz and excitement of hosting your own film premiere? Here we guide you through the requirements of running a film event.

NEW! Step-by-step: leavers' prom

Forget the humble disco – today’s school leavers want to let off post-exam steam with a US-style prom.

NEW! Step-by-step: pamper evening

A pamper and shopping event provides the perfect opportunity for mums to treat themselves to a night of self-indulgence.

Stargazing guide

A stargazing evening makes a great event for the whole family, and it’s reassuringly educational too!

Auction of promises

An 'auction of promises' is a fantastic way of raising money for your PTA and helps get everyone, including local businesses, involved.

Grand ball

The end of the summer term is the perfect time to hold a grand ball - think posh frocks, black ties and champagne on the lawn!

Art exhibition

An art exhibition is a great way to showcase the talents of your school cohort and to encourage support for your PTA from new quarters.

International evening

International evenings are really popular, benefiting the PTA and the school in many ways. They offer the opportunity for everyone to sample something exotic!

Fireworks display

A bonfire and fireworks event promises a big audience and big returns. This guide aims to make sure your night goes off with a bang!

Wine tasting

Organising an evening of wine tasting is simple – all you need is a group of enthusiastic parents, some good wines and an expert...

Casino night

Use a professional casino provider and dress up your school hall for a glamourous night of high drama and high living.

Talent show

Celebrate the diverse range of talents your students possess by literally putting them centre stage in a talent show!

Fashion show

Give students the chance to strut their funky stuff down the catwalk in a school fashion show.

Race night

Race nights are a fun way to get people together and raise money – just choose what type of race to show – from greyhounds to motorbikes!