After All Is Said and Done…

The 2017 Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction fundraiser is now in the history books. On Friday, October 27th, we welcomed a crowd of about 500 guests. The room sparkled with the many glitzy, crazy, intricate, creative, original, colorful, and downright fabulous witch hats.

Lights flashed as guests took a moment at the step & repeat banner to show off this year’s wonderful witchy hat. Attendees learned more about the charities at their respective tables. Champagne flowed while guests sipped a glass of bubbly as they considered a mystery box or two from Kendra Scott, bought a few boxes of chocolates from the Candy Men, and bid on the many silent auction offerings. After a delicious lunch, personal stories of need and success captured everyone’s attention during the program. Donations to help our non-profits (Operation Freedom Paws, CityTeam Heritage Home, Family Supportive Housing) were generously given. And the lucky winner of the diamond earrings from Joe Escobar was announced.

And now, after all has been said and done, there’s not much more to do except to say, from the tippy tops of our wonderful witchy hats to the bottoms of our collective hearts,Thank You

Thank you to the non-profits who continue to support our neighbors in need. Thank you to our sponsors and donors who gave so generously to support the non-profits. Thank you to all of our guests for being a part of this yearly event. And thank you to the wonderful witchy women of the Bella Vista League who once again, pulled off another spectacular event. Until next year…

[This is an original post to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. The 2017 event took place on October 27th, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose.]

 

 

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Your Guide to the 2017 Wonderful Witchy Women Luncheon and Silent Auction

Get ready for a fabulous middle-of-the-day luncheon and silent auction fundraiser! There’s going to be so much activity going on, we thought we would help you by putting together a checklist of things to do when you arrive at the event. You don’t want to miss out on a single thing. In fact, we highly suggest you get there when the doors open at 10:30am so you have plenty of time to check off everything on this list.

CheckboxJust before registration, walk the red carpet and flash those pearly white teeth for a photo at the Step & Repeat banner. Show off that fantastic witchy hat by yourself or with your friends.

CheckboxWhen you register, you will receive your bidding number and, very importantly, a ticket for a complimentary glass of champagne to start off the event right.

As you first enter the Silent Auction area, you will be greeted by the beautiful melodies coming from the grand piano. Lee Allen has been the pianist adding relaxing music to the event for the past few years. [There’s nothing to check off here; just wanted to give him a shout out.]

CheckboxTake your free champagne ticket to the lovely witchy woman surrounded by glasses of champagne waiting to be consumed.

CheckboxFind the nearest Candy Man and purchase a box for $25 ($20/box if you get 2 or more boxes) of rich delectable chocolates from Chocolate Dream Box to receive your ticket(s) to enter the drawing for the sparkly diamond earrings valued at $6,500 sponsored by Joe Escobar Diamonds. These little boxes sell out every year.

CheckboxMake your way to the Kendra Scott table to make your donation of $50 per mystery box to own your newest piece of Kendra Scott jewelry valued at $50 to $200. Only 60 boxes will be available, so don’t wait too long.

CheckboxPeruse and bid on your favorite Silent Auction items. Many are one-of-a-kind that you won’t find anywhere else. Remember, the silent auction closes at 1:00pm sharp!

CheckboxStop by the Centerpieces for sale. These are uniquely designed each year only for the Wonderful Witchy Women silent auction fundraiser. Our Decor committee was hard at work creating these – only 58 available to purchase! They will look amazing on your dining room table or in the foyer.

CheckboxStop by the table where representatives from each of the non-profits we are supporting are seated; learn more about their organization and how they’re helping local women and children in need.

And this is just the beginning…before the program begins. Now it’s time to sit down at your table and enjoy a delicious lunch made with the freshest ingredients and autumnal flavors. And don’t forget – all mobile bidding and silent auction closes promptly at 1:00pm!

[This is an original post to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. This year’s event will be held on October 27th, 10:30am – 2:00pm, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose.]

 

 

Ask-A-Thon to Support Wine Country

Like the rest of the Bay Area, we have been horrified by the devastation the fires have wrought in the wine country. Our members have been doing their own things individually to help. We are pleased, too, that the Bella Vista League will assist those affected by the fires by donating 10% of the proceeds from the Ask-A-Thon. So, this year especially, we are asking you to give generously during the Ask-a-Thon to help our neighbors in the north.Napa Fires Page

[This is an original post to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. This year’s event will be held on October 27th, 10:30am – 2:00pm, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose.]

Candy Men and the Opportunity Drawing

They’re baaaaaack. And once again, the Candy Men will be carrying platters of gold boxes of sweet, scrumptious, delectable artisan chocolates from the Chocolate Dream Box, a local chocolatier that offered their chocolates to last year’s event as well.

Looking quite debonair in their black tuxedos and bow ties, the Candy Men will be doing the heavy lifting (it’s amazing how hefty those chocolates can be…OK maybe it’s the silver platters) carrying the platters around the floor. And no, it’s not just about the chocolates. Each box includes a ticket for the opportunity drawing to win a unique piece of beautiful jewelry designed just for the Wonderful Witchy Women luncheon by Joe Escobar Diamonds. They have been sponsoring this drawing for many years, creating a piece exclusively for this fundraiser. Each box is a donation of $25. But if you decide you would like more than one box, it becomes $20/box. And guess what – there’s no limit to the number of boxes you could get! Yay!

This year, the winner will enjoy a stunning pair of 3-piece diamond drop earrings including 24 marquise cut diamonds, 8 princess cut diamonds, and 136 round brilliant cut diamonds for a total weight of 1.90 carats set in 18K white gold, valued at $6,500. You can’t miss the beautiful sparkle these earrings bring.

The winner of the drawing will be announced toward the end of the program. So, make sure you stick around for all of the fun because you must be present to win.

[This is an original post to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. This year’s event will be held on October 27th, 10:30am – 2:00pm, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose.]

Signature Events: Game Show Dinner, Whiskey, and Baseball

Got an open evening or weekend? Looking for something fun to do? The choices are many and varied. Here are a few ideas for you.

Time to test your partner – how well does s/he really know you? Perhaps you’re newlyweds, perhaps you’re not. Either way, this game is beyond entertaining to play and a lively way to dine.Newlywed Game Page

Perhaps a cultural experience is in order, Scottish to be exact.Whiskey Tasting Page

And an All American pastime in the city.Giants vs Padres Page

[This is an original post to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. This year’s event will be held on October 27th, 10:30am – 2:00pm, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose.]

Buy Your Wonderful Witchy Women Event Tickets NOW

The time is nearing. The main event is next week and EVERYthing is on overdrive to make sure all turns out as fun and elegant as past years, perhaps even better. If you haven’t bought your event tickets yet, now is the time. The last day for purchasing tickets is Monday, October 23rd, by midnight. You can get them right here.

Don’t miss out on the 12th annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction fundraiser. We are working for Family Supportive Housing, Operation Freedom Paws, and CityTeam Heritage Home this year. All are worthy non-profits with great need.

Don’t forget your crazy, elegant, humorous, original, colorful, dramatic, sweet, terrifying…well, you get the idea…witch hat! Either make your own or purchase one at Out of the Envelope or Black Cat Hats stores in downtown Los Gatos. See you there!

See details below in the digital flyer.

TICKETS ON SALE THROUGH MONDAY! 

 

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The Bella Vista League’s 
12th Annual 
Wonderful Witchy Women with a Cause 
Luncheon and Fundraiser
 
Where: The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose 
When:   October 27, 2017 
Time:     10:30am – 2:00pm 
Tickets:  Tables of 10: $1,700 Premium Table 
     General admission $135 per ticket or $1,350 for a table 
 You will be seated with other wonderful women. 
 
Use this link as below to get your tickets
or would you please consider
making a donation if you cannot attend?
 
DONATE NOW: 
 
TICKETS: 
Attire:    An open heart, a smile and a WITCH HAT or other Halloween hat
[This is an original post to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. This year’s event will be held on October 27th, 10:30am – 2:00pm, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. Purchase your tickets now and join us!]

Behind the Scenes – Decor Committee

At Bella Vista League, all of our members take part in different groups helping with the creation of each year’s luncheon and silent auction. There is so much planning and coordinating, so many details to iron out, it will make your head spin.

You will see “Casting Spells of Kindness,” this year’s theme, prominent in the stage design, the table decor, the centerpiece, and other details as you enter the event area at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. Here are a few photos of the committee hard at work.

 

Curious what they’re making? You’ll just have to come to the luncheon/fundraiser to find out. See you there!

[This is an original post to Witchy Wonderful, the official blog of the Bella Vista League, the non-profit organization behind the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and silent auction. This year’s event will be held on October 27th, 10:30am – 2:00pm, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. Purchase your tickets now and join us!]