Please allow us to be excited about this event on your behalf. A night of French food, wine, culture and fun…what could be better? Perhaps two nights? The idea behind this fundraiser is to allow people to indulge their senses for one night with a celebration and immersion into French culture which happens to include some great food and wine.

If you already have some familiarity with the French culture, then you should have no trouble coming up with a menu and planning activities. If you’re not that familiar with all things French, find someone who is or simply start searching the web for some great ideas.

Here are a couple of fun activities you may want to try.

  • Set up a wine tasting table and allow guests to try wines from a variety of French regions while enjoying French appetizers.
  • Let guests participate in a French cooking demonstration and have drawings for themed prizes like dinner for two at a local French dining hot spot.
  • Have an impressionists painting contest and vote to see who is destined to become the next Monet or Renoir.
  • Rent some French Revolutionary period costumes and allow people to dress up and take photos.

Bottom line, just plan a fun party and ask attendees for donations. You’ll want to start promoting your event at least 2-months in advance (depending on how many people you want to attend). Since you will likely need to rent out a facility and hire a caterer, you’ll need a pretty good idea what the guest count will be. Create a sign up form on your website and be sure to promote heavily on all your social media channels. Also, create posters and flyers that you can place throughout the community.