From Traditional to modern: A Guide to Entertainment

From Traditional to modern: A Guide to Entertainment

Planning for your election day barbecue

by Julio Guerrero

Around the country parents and citizen's committees (P&C) use elections as an excuse to run a barbecue for the voters and raise some much-needed funds. Here are some tips to make sure the barbecues run smoothly. 

Make sure your stall sticks out

The political parties will also have stalls set up and it can be easy to blend into the background. Try and have some colourful decorations in different colours to the major political parties, as well as having the barbecue cranking from an early start to have some tasty smells attracting the voters. 

Check your restrictions

For the day of the election, the schools hand over control of the ground to the Australian Election Commission (AEC) for the day. The AEC may have some restrictions on what you can do on the day in terms of where you can have stalls set up and how much advertising you can have around the school. They may also restrict your access to areas with electricity and water, so it can be a good idea to make sure that you have a backup idea that doesn't require refrigeration, such as using an icebox for drinks for sale. Gas barbecues can also be a good idea for the day as you don't need access to other facilities. 

Hire a marquee

Even if the weather looks fine, it's a good idea to have a marquee. This can stop your cookers from getting soggy if there are showers or too hot if it's a long day. No matter what the forecast over a long day, there can easily be periods of time where having some cover can be well appreciated. Check with the AEC if there are any restrictions on the size of the marquee that you can set up. 

Sell a range of products

In addition to the traditional hot dog and bacon and egg buns, it can be good to offer some alternative products. This could include vegetarian options, fresh coffees, and muffins and cakes for people who don't feel like eating barbecue on the day. You can also sell some non-food options such as crafts made from the kids arts or tote bags with the schools logo. 

Many voters love the chance to support their local school on election day. Setting up a great stall can help to maximise the sales from the local community and help provide extra funding for the school. 


About Me

From Traditional to modern: A Guide to Entertainment

Welcome to my blog. My name is Emerson, and I love old school acts... I love physical comedy, barbershop quartets and orchestras playing classical music. However, I also love modern entertainment. I enjoy everything from comics who push the envelope to performance art. I wanted to bring all of those ideas together so I decided to start a blog. In this blog, I am going to explain entertainment and help you look at it in new ways. I also plan to include tips on booking entertainment and on saving money when you're trying to inject entertainment into an event. Enjoy and thanks for reading!