|1st, 2nd, & 3rd place chili prizes|
For planning this event, I got most of my ideas from Chica and Jo. Whoever Chica and Jo are, they really know there stuff when it comes to hosting a chili cook off! I only used a few of their ideas/resources and I thought my chili cook off was a success. I had several guests comment on some of the printables from the Chica and Jo site.
We had right at 20 guests. I charged $10 to enter chili and $5 to eat. We had 8 chili's plus mine (I didn't enter the contest). I rounded up 3 guests that didn't enter chili to be the judges. We used voting ballots from Chica and Jo, gave each vote a number value, and then totaled it all.
I also had a "CF" related contest. It was guess how many pills are in the bottle. I also had a picture frame set out with a pic of Rachel and wrote a little about CF and Rachel.
I really loved the chili cook off. I didn't have to spend so much on food, it was fun, it raised money & awareness for CF and did I mention it was fun! Oh, and speaking of raising money...drum roll....for a small chili cook off of 20 guests.......we raised $240! Many of the guests donated more than the $5 or $10. Not too shabby if you ask me. I think it sure beats the usual kickoff event.....the one that I have to fix all the food/drinks and we don't raise any money. You better believe I'll be doing this again next year!
I dont' know where my head was, but I failed to get good pics.
I had a cute display inside on the island with cornbread, butter
chili fixin's, hot dogs wrapped up cute, hot dog condiments, and corn chips.
|one of chili tables|
|one of the chili tables|
|guests hangin' outside|
|my gal pals hangin' out in the kitchen.....|
where the dessert is - yea, we're the smart ones!
|Rach and some friends|
|my same pals....I'm just in there this time|
you can sort of see the food station/display
|of course you know she's still gotta get that|
chest therapy done....but in true Rachel fashion!