Time to get those ovens fired up and begin planning for your Treats & Sweets Day event! 

There are many great ways to have a successful celebration.  First off, get creative and have fun!  Plan an event that you will enjoy.  Maybe you will plan to host a traditional bake sale, where you set up a table at a high traffic location and sell, sell, sell, or maybe you will host a unique party at your home or other location. 

Whatever you choose, here are some tips for you:

  • If you are having a traditional bake sale, make sure to have the real crowd pleasers on hand- portable and individual servings do best...things like brownies, crispy treats, cookies and cupcakes are always popular. If you are catering to a pet loving crowd consider including some healthy all-natural dog biscuits or pupcakes. 

  • Consider offering nut-free and gluten-free options for those who have allergies or dietary restrictions. Have a list of ingredients on hand so that those with allergies or who are on special diets can make sure the baked items are suitable and safe for them. 

  • Keep food safety in mind. Make sure you and your bake team practice thorough hand washing during the baking process.  Avoid bake sale items that require refrigeration, such as dairy based items. Make sure to avoid serving undercooked items by baking everything all the way through and individually package items so that eager hands are not contaminating the treats.  Check out additional tips and policies with your local health department. 

  • Package items in clear cellophane or wrap so customers can see what they are buying.  Decorating items with stickers, bows or pretty packaging will really make your table pop.

  • Have some no-calorie options for people to support you, such as a donation jar or a raffle item. 

Do you have special human or pet recipe you would like to share?  Please email recipes and photos to treatsandsweetsday@petpartners.org and we will share them via this site, and on our social media channels. 

 

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