As I was sitting at my kids carnival the other night, it occurred to me that there were more people in line at the cake walk than ANYWHERE else. Even the adults were getting into the spirit of the game! Who doesn’t remember being a kid and having your eye on that perfect chocolate cake that you KNEW you were going to win. SO, bring back some fun in everyone’s life and grab some fun dance music….. “Boom Boom Pow” or the ever popular “Who Let the Dogs Out” seemed to get the crowd hopping!
Just in case you need a cake walk refresher course, the object is to have your number called and be a lucky winner. This can be accomplished in many ways, but I think the easiest is to write numbers on squares of paper, and tape them in a large (15 feet across) circle on the floor. Make sure that you do not have more than 1 person per paper square. Play music and encourage people to dance and go around the circle. After a minute or so, stop the music, make sure everyone has found a number, and pick a corresponding number out of a box. Call the number, and the person who is standing on that number wins a cake! If you have many donations, you can call more than 1 number at a time.
Really, this couldn’t be more simple! Just ask for volunteers to make some goodies, and have this walk before a big game….or better yet, why not ask if it can be half time fun? Charge a dollar a ticket, and keep everyone dancing!