Gift Gathering Parties

What is a Gift Gathering Party? Mardi de Montfort Gift Gathering Parties (GGP’s) provide Mardi with items to be auctioned off during the silent and live auctions. As the host of a GGP, you can ask your guests to provide a monetary donation, or an item which will be auctioned off. If monetary donations are collected, the host can then use that money to purchase an item to be auctioned or simply donate the money to the general Mardi fund. If a physical item is collected, the host will often set a theme prior to the event and request items that match that theme. For example, if the host would like to create a “Coffee Lover’s” basket for the auction, they may ask their guests to donate items that go along with that theme; coffee cups, biscotti, coffee, coffee maker, etc. Please consider hosting a party! It is a wonderful way to build community spirit while supporting your church family. If you are interested in hosting a GGP, the Mardi staff is here to help you. Please contact us with your party idea and the date of your party. We can help you brainstorm ideas and plan your party. Listed below are some party ideas to get you started: Party Ideas Pot-luck dinner * Mom’s Night In/Out * Bunco Party * Golf Outing* Ice Cream Social* Beer / Wine Tasting Party * Scavenger Hunt* Movie Night* Poker Night * Mexican Fiesta * Luau* and many more! If you are interested in hosting such a party or would like to learn more about Mardi de Montfort "Gift Gathering Parties," please contact Carole Thor or Susan Wagner for more information.