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Our kids' school has a trivia night each year. It is a social event, with a small fund-raising agenda.
I have been to the last two and they were lots of fun. This year, because our team stupidly won last year, I am involved in the organisation of the night.
We are having a 'music' theme: Splendor in the Heights. The organisation is coming along nicely. Now. But earlier? We tell ourselves we work best under pressure. It could be true.
To date I have managed to weasel out of most of the 'hard' jobs* . This seemed to go under the radar initially but my gift for delegation was discovered at our last planning meeting. My *actual* participation may be forced to improve henceforth**.
It is interesting working with friends on a project like this. We all have different backgrounds and the usual workplace cultural norms aren't there to facilitate the process. We don't have usual roles that we conform to; like at work or even in a family. It is different. But in a good way.
By Thursday, when we meet again, we have to decide on a costume and crank up the marketing. To date only one table of six has RSVPed. We have 12 days to pull a crowd!
My brief is to focus on the kindy families. The newbies to the school. I am starting with a personal invite via email and an offer to help them create a table of ten (figuring a barrier is that we don't really know each other).
But what else can I do?
What would you do to lure the kindy families to the event? And if you could chose anything musical to go as (idol, character, album name, anything!) what would you choose?
* Like approaching local businesses for donations; I hate doing that sort of thing. And being emcee.
** Astute readers will realise I am still delegating. Only now to you.