Sunday, April 10, 2016

Purse Party

Purse Party!

It was called Power of the Purse and it was a fundraiser for Mercy Community. Mercy Community is an organization that provides housing and services for homeless mothers with children. 

Basically the Power of the Purse was an online auction of purses ending with a lovely party of music, champagne, drinks, appetizers, gifts bags, door prizes, winning new purses, and fun with your friends.

Mercy Community had put purses up for auction on their website as they were received. Many of the purses were donated but the organization also bought some to round out their collection.  Each purse had a starting price and a buy it now price. The auction was to end at 8 pm during the party. Tickets for the party sold for $50.00 and included a flute of champagne, goody bag, and heavy appetizers. There was a cash bar. There was also a table of items to be raffled off at the end of the party.

It was so much fun.  The purses were gorgeous. There were all kinds and sizes, mostly designer, although some were beautifully handcrafted. For me, I could bid on the purses I like without feeling guilty about the amount of money I was spending because it was for a good cause. We enjoyed champagne and appetizers while discussing and bidding on purses and looking through our goody bags. We took home a pretty good haul of cosmetics and spa stuff.

I don’t know why but you just can’t have enough purses!  Shoes are the same. A shoe party would be fun too.

It is a wonderful idea for a fundraiser! You are giving money to a good cause and getting something great for yourself at the same time while having a great time with your friends!

Visit the Mercy Community website if you would like to donate.

This is a very creative idea for a centerpiece!

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