It’s not uncommon for school auction themes to be inspired by children’s books.
Here’s one example.
This Wonderland auction was inspired by the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I worked this event earlier in the year.
The committee put a lot of care into creating this experience. Everywhere I turned I saw clever details that supported the theme.
View the video to see how this auction committee re-imagined Wonderland for their own school fundraiser.
- Venue was a hotel.
- 250 guests
- This was a “strolling supper” concept — no sit down dinner.
- 12 live auction items
- The “Raise the Paddle” supported faculty professional development
- In addition to bidding on silent auction items during the reception, guests could pay t0 play a wine ring toss game.
If you’ve got a favorite auction theme based on a book, I’d love to hear about it below!
In the last few months, I’ve worked several school auctions with themes pulled from books. This is one, but I’ve also seen themes from Dr. Suess’ Oh the Places We’ll Go and Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.