Grand Opening...need Some Ideas

Business By golfgirl1227 Updated 30 Oct 2007 , 4:37am by ChrisfromNOLA

golfgirl1227 Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 3:32am
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I'm having my grand opening on Saturday. I will be open daily with cupcakes/cookies/etc so I will have those available on Sat. but does anyone have any thoughts/ideas/suggestions of other things to do/have/etc that will make this more of a fun thing and not just something boring. I'm not really sure how this will go, and I'm getting nervous so that's not helping the creativity!!

TIA!!!

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fraggle Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 4:47am
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What about having door prizes, or announce that you're having a cakewalk (if space permits) at a certain time, or even do it outside if the weather's nice? Sorry, I'm not really good at this either.

mommyle Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 4:59am
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Hi there.
What about having little decorating stations for the kids? Decorate cupcakes or cookies... Make spiders out of fondant? I know, lots of work and supplies, but the kids will remember it, and then later you could be a birthday place perhaps...

KoryAK Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 5:23am
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When I do mine we will be serving free champagne! (ok for a one time event if you are not selling it and portion wise think wedding toast)

sweetreasures Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 5:34am
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As a customer I'd want to have samples of cake flavors / fillings, designs of the type of work you do - even if the designs are dummy cakes

Door prize is a good idea. If decorating cupcakes with kids be sure there is plenty of help on hand to supervise.


coffee/ tea available

Erdica Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 11:30am
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I love the door prize idea and having a kids corner. I personally wouldn't put fondant out but maybe they could decorate sugar cookies. Kids love that. And lots of sprinkles. My DD is 8 and if I say she can have a couple cookies or cupcakes to decorate on her own, I get "Cool Mom" points!

Good luck! I can't wait to hear how everything goes.

golfgirl1227 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 1:42am
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These are good ideas. Keep 'em coming!!!

Thanks!

indydebi Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 3:41am
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Did you join your local Chamber of Commerce? Perhaps have one of their Business After Hours at your place to introduce all the business folks to your offerings!

ChrisfromNOLA Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 4:37am
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If you could give everyone a simple goodie bag with a cookie, business card/brochure/magnet with your info they could not only taste your cakes, cookies, while they were at your shop, but they may share the cookie and your info with a friend or neighbor after they leave.
Congrats on your Grand Opening!!! icon_smile.gif

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