"I like large parties. They are so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Join us as we step back in time to enjoy an evening of 1920s inspired fun! Blessed Sacrament School will hold it's annual dinner & auction, Gatsby Under the Stars, on March 10, 2018. The event will include live and silent auction, raffle, dinner, dancing and more! We hope you will join us and be transported back to an era of modern renaissance where style, opulence and grace was the only way to swing.
New this year! Join us early and gain access to a 1920’s style Speakeasy pre-party from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. This experience includes one hour of open bar and gourmet hors d'oeuvres and live music by the Xavarian Jazz quartet. Access to speakeasy lounge is limited so make sure to purchase your tickets early!
Tickets go on sale in January 2018. Please check back then!
Interested in a sponsorship opportunity? Please visit https://one.bidpal.net/gatsbyunderthestars and select "Make a Donation" for sponsorship options.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the Under the Stars Dinner & Auction?
The Under the Stars Dinner & Auction is an annual event designed to bring the BSS community together and raise funds for our school. This is our largest fundraising event of the year and all monies raised are directly put to use to help support the cost of education at Blessed Sacrament School.
2. When will tickets be available?
Tickets go on sale January 17, 2018 and can be purchased by visiting www.bidpal.net/gatsbyunderthestars. We are serving a plated meal at the event, therefore, all tickets must be purchased no later than March 1st so that we have all meal orders. As such, tickets will not be available at the door so please make sure to purchase early.
3. What is the attire for the evening?
Cocktail or formal attire. 1920's attire is encouraged but not required.
4. Where will I sit?
Guests can request seating at the time of ticket purchase. Table assignments will be made based on these requests and communicated to guests at time of arrival. If you are new to the school or do not have specific seating requests, we will make sure to place you with other parents/guests with similar aged children or same grade/class. .
5. What is the pre-party speakeasy all about?
This is new this year and designed to go along with our Gatsby theme! Instead of having the pre-party at your house, we hope you will join us to celebrate early in 1920's style! If you choose not to join the pre-party, no worries! We look forward to seeing you once the event kicks off at 6pm. Due to space constraints, this opportunity is limited in size so please be sure to purchase your tickets early if you plan to attend.
6. What is mobile bidding?
As in past years, we will once again be using Bidpal for our online auction. Mobile bidding allows you to bid on auction items using your own mobile device. You will be able to access the auction prior to March 10th to preview the auction catalog, place your bids and set your max bid amounts. At that point you will receive notifications once you have been outbid! Additional information will be sent out regarding mobile bidding as we get closer to the event date.
7. Can I leave the event before the auction closes?
Yes! That is one of the benefits of using mobile bidding. You can leave at any point during the night (but we hope you stay!). Once the auction is closed, you will receive a text with a link to click on to see if you won and item. You will then need to log in and proceed with payment.
8. What if I can not make the event, can I still bid on auction items?
Yes, you can bid on silent auction items! With mobile bidding, you don’t have to attend the event to bid on auction items. By accessing our auction website –you can bid on items from www.bidpal.net/gatsbyunderthestars anywhere!This link can also be shared with family and friends. The more bids we receive, the more money we raise for our school! However, please note that some items will only be available to those who attend the event, so we hope you will join us for a fun and exciting evening out.