Sunday, October 28, 2012

Silent Auction Basket

Our school's major fundraiser every year is our Fall Festival.  It's huge!! Our building is transformed into a family friendly Halloween celebration.  There are games, a haunted house, concessions, a pumpkin decorating contest, and my favorite...The Silent Auction!!!

Each class is in charge of providing a themed basket for the auction.  You can usually find a family fun night basket, cleaning basket, gift card basket, etc.. One of my favorite this year was "Keep Calm and Bake On!" Super cute theme, right? This year my firsties and I made a basket themed "We LOVE Reading!" Each student brought $5 OR an item for the basket. I am sooo happy with the way our basket turned out.  (I actually thought about bidding myself!) The most impressive part of our basket was the basket itself.  My room mom did an AMAZING job of painting it to match the theme.  I just fell in love and hated to see it go!!

We had about 10-12 books, a Barnes and Noble giftcard, a custom Dr. Seuss quote cup, a framed Keep Calm and Read On sign, Dr. Seuss socks, and a SkippyJon Jones notecard set.

Here is a shot of the back of the basket. Just fabulous!

I'll be back later this week with a freebie that I'm working on! Giggles...


  1. Such a cute basket! Our PTF did a basket raffle last year and it was pretty awesome!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  2. Oh my goodness that is the cutest basket ever! Your mom did such a wonderful job painting the basket! I would definitely have bid on it!

    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

  3. Wow what an amazing basket. I'm your newest follower!
    The Hive

  4. I WANT that basket for my reading nook!!! We just had an auction last week and the most popular one was a cupcake one, but I love the Keep Calm and Bake On. I may "borrow" that idea next year. :-). I have gotten some freebies from you...thank you. And bought some things too. Subs have complemented on the clear use of the charts and how organized my room feels, thank you! Stop by and take a look!