10 Effortless Ideas for Unforgettable July Gatherings

Teddy Bear Picnic

July, a month of post-exam euphoria, summer fetes and beautiful weather. If you have any remaining energy, here are a few trending ideas to keep the fun going. These ideas offer a unique blend of entertainment and fundraising opportunities.

1st July - International Joke Day: This day is dedicated to the art of humour and laughter. It encourages people to embrace the power of humour and its ability to lighten up the atmosphere. Share jokes, recommend comedy shows, or engage in activities that bring a smile to your face.

1st July - National Wrong Trousers Day: This day is a lighthearted celebration of fashion mishaps and the joy of wearing the wrong trousers. It encourages people to embrace their uniqueness, have fun, and not take life too seriously. Don your mismatched or quirky trousers and let your personality shine through.

3rd July - International Plastic Bag Free Day: This day aims to raise awareness about the negative impact of plastic bags on the environment and encourage people to reduce their usage. It promotes sustainable alternatives like reusable bags, cloth bags, or baskets for shopping. By participating, individuals can contribute to reducing plastic pollution and protecting the environment.

3rd July - First Day of Wimbledon: Wimbledon, one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, commences on this day. The tournament is known for its rich history, traditions, and high-quality tennis matches. Wimbledon fans eagerly anticipate the start of the tournament, which lasts for two weeks and features some of the top-ranked tennis players competing for the coveted Wimbledon titles. Create a sweepstake for families. Charge them a small fee as a fundraiser 

4th July - Independence Day: Host a BBQ, organise a parade in the school grounds or have a themed picnic with games and activities. 

July 7 - World Chocolate Day: Organise a chocolate tasting event, sell homemade chocolate treats or hold a chocolate themed bake sale. Host a chocolate making workshop with a fee. 

10th July - Teddy Bear Picnic Day - Offer parents a checklist of everything they need for a memorable picnic.

13th July - World Day of Rock' n' Roll: On July 13th, rock music enthusiasts come together to celebrate World Day of Rock' n' Roll. Organise a concert, a battle of the bands, or a karaoke night to showcase pupil and even possibly parent talent and raise funds.

14th July - Bastille Day: Hold a French food festival, sell French pastries and treats, or organise a French movie night. Host a French-themed market with stalls. Combine this with a celebration of the Olympics! 

15th July - National Give Something Away Day! It's a fantastic opportunity to declutter and pass on those pre-loved items that you don't need anymore. And guess what? Classlist Listings has a marketplace where parents can promote their items. That's right, you can easily list your stuff and find new homes for them with just a few clicks.

Remember, these are just a few ideas to get you started. Feel free to be creative and come up with your own unique events and fundraisers. July is a month filled with possibilities, so make the most of it and have some fun while making a difference.

Also, a raffle can be run alongside all these events. Here is a link to set up a raffle in no time. 

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