Everyone’s been to or participated in the traditional bake sale fundraiser, where there’s a large selection of traditional cakes, pies, breads and cookies to choose from. That’s all well and good, but also a little boring, and no one wants boring! So why not shake things up a bit? Add a little excitement to your bake sale by creating a theme or taking advantage of some of today’s trends.

For example, you can focus on selling healthier baked goods or require that all ingredients be organic. Another idea would be to require particular ingredients like dark chocolate or strawberries in the baked goods. Or, you can build a theme around your bake sale like having all of food tie into a Disney theme. You can even make it a sampling event where people are charged to get in, but receive an endless supply of free samples (sell cups of Starbucks coffee for even more revenue). Whatever you decide to do, adding a special twist to your bake sale makes it stand out and that can mean more sales.

You’ll want to start promoting this fundraiser at least 1-month in advance. Be sure to promote heavily on all your social media channels. Also, create posters and flyers that you can place throughout the community.