Grand Opening...need Some Ideas

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

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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!!


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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.

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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...

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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)

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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

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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.

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


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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!

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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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