A client wanted to have a charitable activity station set up at their theme party that their 350 guests could choose to do in order to help sick kids at Florida Hospital.
How it worked.
A station was set up where guests could stop by to stuff a teddy bear and dress the bear in their choice of adorable outfits such as a nurse, doctor, firefighter, policeman, ballerina, etc. A line quickly formed at the party to make a bear. We assumed this was because it was at the entrance to the party and people thought they had to join the line. But, when we explained that the activity was optional, nobody left and the line grew. As this was an optional activity and the client chose a package based on his expected participation rate, there were only stuffed animals for a portion of the guests. Because of the cause and the cuteness of the bears, we ran out quickly and some couldn’t “bear” it when they learned all of the bears were already stuffed!