Need some help with how to run the Raffle Draws? Plan to shut down the games no later than midnight, as you will need time to run the raffle draws. When your guests purchased Raffle Tickets throughout the night, they would walk along the long line of prizes on the Prize Table, and choose which prize(s) they wanted the most. Then they would tear half of their ticket and put it into a Raffle Container that corresponded with that Prize.
One big mistake people make when they have lots of raffle prizes, is that they use a microphone to draw the raffle prizes all at once which stops your party dead. It also drags on and on and on, and it can be annoying. Especially if you are one of those parties that have 100 prizes.
It is a good idea to draw a couple of prizes publicly and either have the DJ announce the other winners in between songs or rent our Dry Erase Boards to post the winning numbers silently. This is a good way to keep the sale of Raffle Tickets going, as your guests will be constantly reminded about the prizes people keep winning. As the night goes on, the prizes get more expensive and more appealing, thus encouraging people to stay longer and spend more money.
Another idea is to have people write their names on the Raffle Tickets before they put them in a Raffle Container. This way, the announcer does not have to read the numbers eight times before people hear him correctly, they will understand a person’s name much easier and it will go faster. Also, if they are not there anymore, you can get them the prize another day. So people don’t have to stick around…. however you kind of want them too! The longer they are there for, the more they will spend on drinks and games, so you choose what is best.