Archive for 2011- Black Tail Affair

Remaining Basket Ideas

  • Family Night In– DVD, board game, cards, snacks
  • Kids Camping– pup tent, flashlight, batteries, items for smores, compass
  • Hiking– backpack, hiking guide, can coolers, swiss army knife, compass, park maps around KC, bug spray, snacks, canned beverages
  • Winter- snow shovel, holiday lights, couch blanket, hot chocolate, sidewalk de-icer
  • Halloween– Halloween decorative items
  • Team Spirit– KU, MU, K State, etc- grill cover, can koozies, pop up ice chest, grill tools, bumper sticker
  • Winter Wonderland– disk sled for the basket, scarf, gloves, hat
  • BBQ– BBQ sauce, meat seasonings, tongs, spatula, skewers, BBQ themed apron, basting brush, grilling cookbook
  • Royals Baseball– Royals bucket, hat or visor, peanuts (in shell), baseball glove, bumper sticker, baseball cards
  • Bookworm– Barnes and Noble gift card, bookmark, lap blanket
  • Tea Time– tea pot, various flavored teas, Godiva dark chocolate truffles, chocolate pretzels, chai and rooibos tea shortbread cookies, chocolate caramels, strawberry preserves, Lily O’Brien’s double chocolate chip cookies and sugar sticks complement the teas.
  • Picnic – picnic basket, checkered tablecloth, cheese, crackers, meats, bug spray, citronella candles
  • Spa– loofah, fragrant soaps and lotions (bath and body works?), bathrobe, candles, bath beads
  • Relaxation– wind chimes, yoga book or cards, meditation book, herbal teas, candles
  • Lottery tickets– lottery scratcher tickets of all kinds
  • Guy’s Night– poker tabletop, poker chips, cards, chip and dip platter, cigars, beer mugs, coasters
  • Hot Wheels – lots of hot wheels cars, trucks, anything with wheels.
  • Dog Spa– dog tote carrier, dog shampoo, bath spray, doggie bathrobe, nail clippers, brush, charms for dog collar
  • For the Birds- bird house, bird seed, bird watching book to identify different types, bird feeder
  • Beer Basket– place all items in a cooler, collection of single bottles of many different beers (some liquor stores do mix/match 6 packs, could also try some of the Boulevard Smokestack series bottles), bottle opener, coasters, pretzels, nuts,
  • Good Luck Gift– four leaf clover items, horseshoe, ladybug, candy, cookies
  • Teacher Gift– items that relate to apples, cinnamon apple tea, apple chips, apple flavored jelly beans, coffee mug, pens/pencils

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Live Auction Item Ideas

Live Auction Ideas

We need 15 live auction items preferably with a value of close to $500 each

According to Tanna, Trips, Food and Wine sell very well at her auctions

Anyone know someone willing to donate:

  • Timeshare stay (one couple donates a 3-4 night stay in Branson each year- looking for something similar to this where we can package it with other options like air fair or a car rental or something)
  • Frequent flier miles- these can be donated
  • Season tickets holder who would donate their seats/parking pass for 1 game (Royals, Chiefs, KU, MU, Sporting KC)


Other ideas we need contacts and/or people to ask for donations:

  • KC Ballet tickets (pair with dinner and limo?)

  • Royals – dugout seats
  • KU tickets to a game (possibly from a season ticket holder?)
  • MU tickets to a game (possibly from a season ticket holder?)
  • Howl at the Moon- Happy Hour Party
  • Stanford and Sons- comedy show tickets
  • Dave and Busters- Dinner certificate and gift card to play games
  • Ballroom dancing lessons
  • “Editor for a day” – KC Star
  • Coterie Theater tickets
  • Schlitterbauhn- season passes
  • Worlds of Fun/ Oceans of Fun- season passes
  • T-Bones- tickets and autographed merchandise
  • Sporting KC- Miranda has sent request
  • KC Chiefs- tickets/parking pass (possibly from a season ticket holder?)
  • KC Symphony- tickets
  • Ballet tickets
  • KC Zoo- painting by an animal and/or campout over night
  • Westin Crown Center- overnight stay
  • Turpentine Creek- feed a tiger, Treehouse bungalow stay
  • Chateau Avalon- Bed and Breakfast, overnight stay
  • Re/Max- Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Jewish Community Center- fitness pass and tickets to a musical
  • Waterway Car Wash- Clean Car Club membership certificate
  • Marriott- overnight stay
  • KC Rep theater- tickets to a show
  • Incred-a-Bowl- happy hour party
  • Gym Membership- 24 hour fitness, community center
  • Jewelry Store- tennis bracelet
  • Hampton Inn at Legends- overnight stay
  • Tivoli Cinema- movie passes
  • AMC Theaters- passes for 2 to a year of movies
  • Bearden’s Stained Glass
  • Limo rental
  • Beauty Brands- basket with products and services
  • Event Space rental- Berg Event Space, 1617 Event Space, Union Station,
  • Boulevard- Beer tasting for 30 people 
  • Car rental certificate
  • Catered dinner party (either by a restaurant or catering company)
  • iPad or Android tablet (Motorola Zoom)
  • Round of golf at a nice course including cart
  • Cooking class with an executive chef
  • Gift card to a high end boutique
  • Amini’s Galleria- has donated a pool table or air hockey table to groups in the past
  • Private tour of the Nelson Art Gallery by a tour docent and lunch at Rozelle Court
  • Wine for a year certificate from a liquor store
  • Chocolate for a year certificate from a chocolatier
  • Roses for a year certificate from florist
  • Single bottles of wine


Restaurant Certificates- preferably for a party of 8-10

  • Tasso’s
  • Capital Grille
  • Lidia’s
  • Elephant Bar
  • Bristol
  • Fogo de Chao
  • Houlihans
  • Longhorn
  • Westport flea market (they have done a certificate for 1 free burger and fries each month for a year or a Monday night football party for 25 people with free food and beer for other groups)
  • Cheesecake factory
  • J. Alexanders

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