We have just returned home, exhausted but super happy as the Fun(d) Fair we organised with our church youth group is over... and was a huge success!!!
I for SURE have caught the sun, that is - I am pink and freckly (not tanned!). Weather-wise, we had the best day of the year in Toronto so far, with beautiful hot sun and around 19°! Pretty amazing... and lucky, because we did not want umbrellas and rain for our outdoor planned event.
So for our Fun(d) Fair we had a yard sale, bake sale, games, cotton candy and face painting! It was all SO fun and everybody worked so hard and also so well together! Yey!
The yard sale had an incredible amount of donations from church members, youth group families and members of the public who wanted to donate a few boxes! We rented a super cute cotton candy machine, and also had our talented arty youth group members doing the face painting, and tattoos for the kids. We had a LOT of fun with a few different games; pick a stick, water balloon toss and guess how many jellybeans in a jar! For our bake sale, we just asked if anyone who felt like baking for us could bring along things to sell... we had some beautifully packaged butter tarts, biscotti and cookies, and also some of the traditional Estonian 'saiad', amazing almond pastries and then of course cupcakes and other fun baking :-) Late last night I baked some mini cupcakes and did various colourful toppings and decorations.
The best part was how well it all went! We had such a great day... This was the first year we had tried this event and worked hard (really hard!) to make sure all of the details worked and that everything was organised... and it was a success! Phew! We had a lot of fun, altogether, in the sunshine - joining not only our church community but also the local neighbourhood - we had a few kids who just could NOT stop playing the games - they had a lot of fun!
And the best part... it was all for charity! For the last few years, around this time of year FOJ (our youth group) had done the 30-hour famine in aid of World Vision. Challenging and also fun, being together fasting and learning about the charity and why we were doing it... but this year we wanted a change. And we went big! But for sure we'll be doing it again next year :-)
We are so proud to have raised $1200.50... And this was just the first year. Hopefully we will get even more visitors next year, more yard sale donations, more baking and even more fun!!
|The night before, planning and sorting!|
|Water balloons ready to go... |
There were many many many that popped before we got a bucket full!
|Pick-a-stick game all stuck in the sand :-)|
|The morning of! Yard Sale being set up and all laid out.|
|Posters and banners on display...|
|A couple of "former" youth group members helping us out!|
|Tall people and banners!|
|YUM! Bake sale goodies making their way outside.|
|The shopping begins...|
|Fire Escape doing double duty, clothes rail for a day!|
|Well this water balloon toss didn't win the hamper or |
Toronto Maple Leafs mini stick set, that's for sure!
|SO CUTE! I love the cotton candy machine we rented :-D|
And a few of the cakes I made for the Bake Sale...