Gardening Dinner Auction Items-Now Available!

***Our entertaining live auction is always a fun part of the evening. Our auction items are listed below and a link is here for LiveAuction2013.


Downtown Party for Foodies, Complete with valet limo service!
Arrive in style in your own limo to spend an evening for 10 at the Head of School’s historic Forest Park home, dining on gourmet inspirations from the kitchen of your child’s Head of School. Perfect for 5 couples, specialty signature dishes include fried okra with buttermilk dip and grass fed short ribs in cabernet sauce. Wonderful, exclusive wine pairings to your meal provided by The Smith Family & Small Cellars. Date to be mutually agreed upon, warmer months recommended so guests can sit outside and take in the panoramic view of downtown Birmingham. Limo to pick up and return all guests from a mutually convenient location.
All proceeds of this item benefit the Cindi Stehr Scholarship Fund Program.

Hilltop Montessori School Beekeeper of the Day
Spoil your child with this day to remember! On a school day to be mutually agreed upon, let your child spend the day as the school’s apiarist, harvesting honey from start to finish with a friend, planting bee bushes and investigating the life cycle of bees in their own personal bee suit. End the day with a party for their entire class making bee lip balm, complete with a bee themed cake. Take the party home with one pound of honey, jarred under their own individually designed, signature label and your own bee suit. Spend the rest of the year celebrating your new expertise with a $150 gift card to Steak and Shake! Perfect for a birthday or special recognition for a job well done! All proceeds from this item benefit the Deep Roots Gardening Program.

Extreme Makeover/Holiday Treat for “Her”
Renew your inner self with these treats from Heritage Medicine & Dr. Matthew Parker: 30 units of botox, 10 lipo/B12 shots, 2 LED facials or 2 IPL facials. Courtesy of Extreme Fit, utilize 3 months of boot camp and for a fitness finale, utilize your 30 day pass to Lifetime Fitness. Courtesy of Massage Envy Spa in Greystone, treat yourself to a 3 month membership for 3, 1 hr massages! Treat your outer self with a mani/pedi from Foxy Nails in Lee Branch and a cut/color/consult and keratin treatment courtesy of Hair Reflections. It’s a new YOU for a new YEAR! Enjoy!

Family Fun for the Year in Birmingham
Knock out two birthday celebrations at Treetop Family Adventures & The Southern Environmental Center; take birthday/portrait photos with HeartSmile Photography and Bill Segrest Family Photo Packages; spend 30 days for free at Lifetime Fitness, take in a movie for 2 at Rave, lunch at Jim N Nicks ($25) and Nothing but Noodles ($50), spend at year at Aldridge Gardens and enjoy golf and lunch for 3 at Old Overton Club for the adults. End the fun with your $150 Steak and Shake gift card and happily snuggle under your new “Bug in Jar” family quilt as you rest from your fun. It’s a year to remember!

Stone’s Throw Private Dinner Party in Mt Laurel
Did you like the food tonight? How about having a private dinner party here in privacy? Chef Chris Harrigan of the Stone’s Throw will host a dinner party for 8 in the Stone’s Throw private wine room, complete with wine pairings to make the evening more festive. Using local, seasonal produce, Chef Harrigan has trained under the best chefs in America-from San Francisco to Miami and now he’s all yours! Multiple courses of food & wine make the evening special.

 “Wine & Dine” Date Getaways in Birmingham AGAIN AND AGAIN…

Dine luxuriously with a $100 gift card to Flemings, A dinner for two at Bellinis, Dinner for four at Chez Fon Fon & $100 gift card to Ruth Chris. Pair TWO of your date nights with two free overnight stays at the Embassy Suites. Celebrate with a $1,000 bottle of Vin Perdu Napa Valley 2010, personally signed by Heidi Barrett (courtesy of Small Cellars).

Week in Taos, New Mexico

Donated by Ms. Ona and The Gribben Family, spend a week in this unique, 3 bedroom “off the grid” home in Taos, New Mexico. Local hiking, balloon ride, golf and kayaking in this unique artist community makes this a most memorable, earth friendly vacation. The home is situated on top of a mesa with a stunning view of Taos and has 3 bedrooms so friends can join you in your dessert tranquility.
All proceeds from this item benefit our art program so bid now on this exclusive home!
Iron Chef Winner Chris Hastings’ Personal Chef for the Evening in Your Home
Yes, the Chef that beat Bobby Flay is in your kitchen, designing a menu for your dinner party for 8, complete with wine pairings. Personalized for the season and your expectations, Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club throws this interactive dinner party that your guests will always remember. Includes alcohol, appetizers, dinner and dessert. Nobody else will have a party like this! He’s famous and he’s yours for the evening!
Veranda on the Highland Chef’s Table Party for 8 with Wine Pairings
It’s a special night in Birmingham as you host this party at the exclusive Chef’s Table at Veranda on the Highland. It’s a private dining experience for you and your guests as Executive Chef Jeffrey Hansell makes this a memorable celebration. Complete with wine pairings, this renowned Southern and seasonally themed menu impresses your friends and family for this unique dining experience. It’s a night to remember with this chef, who was nominated for Best Chef’s of America of 2013!

A 10% house fee will be added to the cost of all live auction items. Item list subject to change prior to November 14th. See you there!

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