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1 Week to Go – ‘Fete in a Box’ Countdown Planner!

On this page you will find:

What is ‘Fete in a Box’?

‘Fete in a Box’ is the ultimate expression of our mission at the Fundraising Directory ‘to save volunteers from having to reinvent the wheel all of the time’!

  1. Sign up to our emails counting you down to the big event, featuring a BUNCH of tips and templates to make life easier.
  2. Send us your stuff! Fete in a Box is a ‘living project’ so please send us your feedback, ideas and templates to make it even more helpful!!
  3. This project is a huge labour of love, so please support our work by letting our advertisers know you found them through us 🙂

xMandy aka the Fundraising Whisperer

1 Week to Go! It’s time for:


  • Convenor packs
  • From fb:Parking-I found having a parking space reserved for special guests and first aiders helped with getting them in on time. Fluro vests for yourself and other committee members to be easily seen. Command tent/central post for lost and found. Extra tickets or wrist bands for ‘lost’ tickets (most likely still in the bottom of their school bag if you send them home the day beforehand like we do).
    Have a person who will be your helper for the day. So much happens that you can’t be everywhere at once. Someone you trust and is happy to do lots of odd jobs on the day.
    Have fun, stop, take a breath and take it all in. It’s a magical day!
  • Plan where things are to be kept until the day
  • Plan  to get things out of storage where are they going? When?
  • Lanyards contacts special sticker for money collectors
  • Activity declaration form for Insurance – 7 days prior in Qld
  • Organise lifeline (etc) to pick up leftover 2nd hand goods 
  • Make map/phone number lanyards



  • Send out cake packaging / Cake boxes can be picked up from tuckshop /Send home cake boxes or paper plates + ingredient list checkbox


  • Facebook Daily Countdown





☐ What’s not on this list but in the email 😉

  • An extra fun tip! Make sure you’ve signed up to our countdown emails so you don’t miss out!

Suppliers who can help you – Lucky Dips and Prizes

Below is a useful list of suppliers who can help you at this stage of organising your event. If you do end up booking with any of them, please let them know we sent you, so that they know, for sure, to continue supporting our good work!

Closet Cleanout

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Quickfind Guide:

Activities, Face Painters and Entertainment

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Amusement Rides and Jumping Castles

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Animals & Pony Rides

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Bulk Suppliers

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First Aid, ATMs & Services

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Food, Drink & Fun Foods

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Glow Sticks / LED

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Showbags, Novelties & Prizes

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Stall Supplies & Stallholders

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