Event planning is definitely something that's harder than it looks. Even small events can turn into big headaches – and let's not even talk about prom and graduation! Don't worry, Spike is here to save the day with some of his tried-and-tested event planning tips:
- Send out invites three weeks early – for most people, this strikes the perfect balance between not too early and not too late.
- Incentives for kids (and parents) – if you're having trouble with getting enough attendees for your events, try using some kid and parent-friendly incentives, such as a 'no homework' pass for kids and free childcare for parents.
- Use your site to promote your events – your site is your best communication tool! Let parents know you have an upcoming event by advertising it through voice and text messages or with a popup message on your homepage. Teachers can also advertise events on their pages!
- Share photos on your website, particularly high-profile events like prom! You can also do a past-to-present Prom photo shuffle on your site – extra points if teachers are featured!