Giving away tickets to an event involves fewer steps than selling them, but it still requires some preparation. With a kids' carnival party, the guests to target are parents and children, so people who are giving away the tickets will need to bring them to places that children and parents frequent. It is essential to know how many guests can fit in the kids' carnival party and to make more tickets than the number of guests who can fit in the party. Print the information for the party -- what will be there, where it will be and when -- on each ticket.
Bring tickets to local ice cream parlors, convenience stores and toy stores. Ask the managers if they will allow you to leave a stack of free tickets on their counters.
Split the tickets up among the businesses that give permission for you to leave them behind. However, distribute only as many tickets as the approximate number of guests you can accommodate. Save the extra tickets for the day of the event.
Arrange for a person to give out tickets at the entrance to the party. Some guests will have free tickets for themselves, but extra guests without tickets. Furthermore, not everyone who took tickets will use them, and some of your tickets may still be on counters. You could have extra space if you don't save tickets for the event day.
Tips & Warnings
- Use colorful tickets for the event so they will be more noticeable on business counters.
- Contact the businesses where your tickets are available the day before the party. Ask them how many tickets, if any, are left on their counters. This will give you an idea of how many you should try to distribute at the event.
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