2018 Centerpieces – Front and Center

IMG_9252 copyOur design and decor team leader has once again WOW’ed us with her concept of this year’s Witchy Women centerpiece. Stephanie J incorporated another collectible witch from the Witches of Pendleton series, imported from the United Kingdom. Her name is Elizabeth Device. Isn’t she adorable?

Elizabeth is completely handmade and wears a black gown embellished with a lace overlay and shawl. Her witchy hat is made of black velvet with a lace overlay as well. A smiling face and hands are of hand painted porcelain. She holds one end of her black witchy broom which juts out behind her, though it’s difficult to see at this angle.

Elizabeth contentedly rests on top of metallic gold painted grape roots wrapped with warm, soft lights. Her faceted crystal ball sits on a crystal base awaiting her next conjuring.

You may purchase one of these beautiful centerpieces at the Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause luncheon and fundraiser for $95. There will be a table just outside of the main ballroom. Make your purchase as soon as you can as only 65 were created. Like last year, we expect these to sell out quickly!

[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 2018 event will take place on Friday, October 26th, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. Purchase your tickets now.]

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Tickets On Sale Now

2018WWWPostcard4x6_FRONTTickets are on sale now to the annual Wonderful Witchy Women With A Cause Luncheon on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Fairmont San Jose starting at 10:30am. This year’s theme is “Conjuring Good Will For All.”

Join us for a delicious luncheon and silent auction to celebrate and support the endeavors of three local charities working to lift up children and families in need including:

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (http://cadvocates.org) – Child Advocates of Silicon Valley provides stability and hope to children in the foster care system who have experienced abuse and neglect by providing a trained, dedicated volunteer to mentor and advocate for the child’s best interests.

The Village House (https://www.villagehousesccca.com/) – An interfaith shelter of hope serves as a place of refuge for homeless and medically-fragile women to serve as a safe place to take the first step towards a productive and stable life.

Heritage Home (https://www.cityteam.org/san-jose/programs/heritage-home/) – A residential program to help pregnant women overcome homelessness, learn life skills to overcome life obstacles to become loving mothers Heritage Home is restoring lives and rebuilding communities through innovative programs which provide food, shelter, clothing, training, and spiritual transformation.

We are looking forward to seeing 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. The 2018 event will take place on Friday, October 26th, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. Purchase your tickets now.]

SAVE the DATE – October 26th

WWW LogoWe are back at it again! SAVE the DATE – October 26, 2018, starting at 10:30am at the Fairmont San Jose. Plans are already underway to make this year’s Wonderful Witchy Women With a Cause luncheon fundraiser the best one yet! With Child Advocates of Silicon Valley (http://cadvocates.org), The Village House (https://www.villagehousesccca.com/), and Heritage Home (https://www.cityteam.org/san-jose/programs/heritage-home/) inspiring our efforts, we hope to see you all 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 26th, 10:30am – 2:00pm, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. SAVE the DATE! Tickets go on sale on Sept. 17, 2018.]

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.]

 

 

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.]