5 Tell Tale Signs That You Have Been To The School Fete

Sunday, 5 July 2015

5 Tell Tale Signs That You Have Been To The School Fete

5 Tell Tale signs that you have been to the school fete






The school fete: A time for the community to gather together, celebrate all that is great about their school and part with a ludicrous amount of money in order for their child to win a packet of sweets that can be purchased from the local newsagents for 10p. 




Schools fetes are happening up and down the country at the moment raising money for the schools PTA's. Here are my 5 tell tale signs that you have been to a school fete. 




1. You have spent your weeks wages trying to win a coconut on the coconut shy.  This would make some kind of sense if anyone in your family actually liked coconut. It makes even less sense when you already have one which has been sitting in your fridge for over a week as no one has worked out how the hell you are going to open it.
 




2. After having spent the last 6 months decluttering all the plastic tat from your home, your kids go and bypass anything half decent on the second hand toy stall and opt for the most useless pieces of small plastic tat possible.  





3. Your three year old has a full on arms and legs kicking tantrum as they don't understand the concept that you don't win sweets every time on the sweet tombola. 





4. Even though it is hard to find your child at night in amongst the millions of soft toys they own, you supply them money to enter the "name the teddy bear" stall and hope to God that they don't win.  





5. Tempted by the numerous bottles of wine on the tombola, you try your luck. 




Your luck is in! 




You have a winning ticket!  




You find yourself heading home with a tin of Heinz soup. 





Have you had the school fete this weekend? Did you manage to win the wine?

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29 comments:

  1. oneblueonepink5 July 2015 at 11:10

    Haha! Love this, we had Chesters school fete yesterday. I did actually manage to win a bottle of red on the bottle stall and also come home with yet more teddies!

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  2. Louise Fairweather5 July 2015 at 19:47

    Oh you lucky thing! Heinz carrot and coriander soup here :-D

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  3. Ha - this is all very true! We ran a plant stall at our school fayre so I missed lots of the games, but we have our village fayre coming up next weekend which I'm sure will be very similar. There's a bar there though, so at least I can always head there if the sweets and coconut shy all get a bit much...

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  4. Louise Fairweather5 July 2015 at 21:24

    A bar for guaranteed wine sounds good to me!

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  5. We've got ours on Wednesday and I am dreading all of the above, the kids are usually really lucky on the tombola and we come home with some body cream that has been sat in the back of someones cupboard for a year lol. Hoping to win some wine this year ;) Thank you for linking up to #magicmoments

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  6. Louise Fairweather6 July 2015 at 14:30

    lol - I shall send lucky wine vibes over to you!

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  7. Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)6 July 2015 at 16:57

    And this is why we didn't go to the school fete at the weekend! Fab post :)

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  8. Lots of plastic tat bought back here but they raised about £800 from a school of 55 pupils so thats been a great result! And its more fun than just handing over money.

    Ps - just throw the coconut down on to a slabbed area to crack it and then wash away the sugary water. Thats what we always did. Sometimes we removed the water first by drilling in to those divots on it with a corkscrew. HTH

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  9. Louise Fairweather6 July 2015 at 17:33

    Wow that is good! It's all fun and games. I'll smash it later ;-)

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  10. Louise Fairweather6 July 2015 at 17:33

    Mine are clever and get the kids involved - they love it

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  11. Sara (@mumturnedmom)6 July 2015 at 19:05

    This is all so true, I kind of (almost!) miss school fetes!!

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  12. Louise Fairweather6 July 2015 at 20:51

    Do they not have similar things in the States?

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  13. hahaha this made me laugh so much. I haven't been to a school fete with my little one yet (she's way too young) but this took me back to the days of my own. x

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  14. Louise Fairweather8 July 2015 at 14:52

    You wait it won't be long! pre schools do them too!

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  15. Ha! I haven't had the *joy* of attending one of these yet... but I'm sure plenty are in my future. How DO you open a coconut?

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  16. Louise Fairweather10 July 2015 at 09:32

    We still haven't yet - I expect my OH will get a hammer on it over the weekend x

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  17. I was running the white elephant tombola at our school fete last week - lots of tins and not much wine! One boy spent a mini fortune on the stall but won lots too. I'm not sure how happy his mum was going to be when she saw all the 'stuff' he'd won! #pocolo

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  18. hehehe! So funny! We had our school fete a few weeks ago! It was fantastic fun but yes cost a small fortune....

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  19. Sharon Saunders11 July 2015 at 07:26

    Ah yes our Fete wasn't any easier when the 7yo still got upset that she didn't win the tombola but big bro did. I wonder when that stops?! #PoCoLo

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  20. Louise Fairweather11 July 2015 at 22:15

    Oh bless I bet he was very happy with all his tins!

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  21. Louise Fairweather11 July 2015 at 22:15

    I save all our change!

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  22. Louise Fairweather11 July 2015 at 22:16

    Yep the year before last we played until we won.....a pair of rubber gloves!

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  23. I have so far managed to avoid the school fete because it is always on a Saturday, which is a busy day for us. But my main fear is that should we go, then they will buy back all the toys I have donated for the toy stalls. Still, all in a good cause, eh?

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  24. Mum in a Nutshell12 July 2015 at 16:27

    I always end up coming home with more plastic tat than I went with! Ali popping over from Mum in a Nutshell & guest hosting #PoCoLo

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  25. Louise Fairweather12 July 2015 at 18:24

    Yep that seems to be the case!

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  26. Louise Fairweather12 July 2015 at 18:25

    Yep - Peppa Pig has that in an episode! Not sure I should know that.

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  27. I have never heard of these but I am sure I will once B starts school soon. I cant imagine but remember something similar when we were growing up called school fair. I can only imagine. lol :) Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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  28. Rosalind Blight24 July 2015 at 22:53

    hahaha this post is perfect. As I work in a school my children have the joy of helping me on a stall so saves money lol. They then get given a small amount every o often. I was quite impressed at the last one sent them off with 50p each both came back with toys in boxes but the boxes were slightly battered but were good usable toys

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