Hat Day Auction

The following items will be auctioned off at this year's Hat Day event. All proceeds from the Hat Day Live Auction and Fund-the-Need auction will benefit the Conservatory’s pre-K and K-12 education and outreach programs. After the Live Auction, our Fund-the-Need will harness the collective power of you—our Hat Day guests—to make a difference in a child’s life. Your gift will provide opportunities for learning, discovery and hands-on exploration, and will impact children of all backgrounds and ages in our community. Gifts at all levels are welcome. We hope you will join us!

Spa Day for Two
Provided by: The Charles Penzone Salons

Enjoy a luxurious day of pampered relaxation. This package includes a full body therapeutic massage, signature custom facial, nutrient manicure, hydrotherapy pedicure, and a catered meal. Come away refreshed, revived and ready for summer!
Starting Bid: $250
 
Cooking with Friends: Private Culinary Class & Dinner Party
Provided by: Rich Terapak & Steve Stover

It’s the ultimate dinner party—one where you don’t have to cook! The Conservatory’s own Culinary Education Department instructors and “celebrity chefs” Rich Terapak and Steve Stover will come to your home for a private cooking demo for you and seven guests. After being entertained and educated on cuisine, preparation and technique, you’ll all sit down together for a festive dinner party.
Starting Bid: $350
 
A Wildside Tour at The Wilds
Provided by: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 

You and four guests will enjoy the most exclusive tour available at The Wilds! Take to the open range on a guided, off-road tour. Experience a stop at the Carnivore Center, and enjoy up-close experiences with Asian rhinos, young African Painted Dog pups, feeding giraffes and more! This tour includes plenty of time in pasture to see rare and endangered species in their open-range habitat. 
Starting Bid:  $500
 
Brunch & Butterflies
Provided by: Franklin Park Conservatory

You and seven guests will enjoy a private butterfly release at the Conservatory, setting free newly emerged butterflies for their first flight into the Pacific Island Water Garden. Your butterfly experience will be followed by mimosas and a catered brunch featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients from the Conservatory’s gardens.
Starting Bid:  $500

“Scouted” Columbus: Live Beautifully, Live Well
Provided by: The Scout Guide Columbus

The Scout Guide delivers a curated guide dedicated to living like an insider, scouting out the best of our city’s premier, independent and style-savvy businesses. This “scouted” package includes:
  • 1-night weekend stay, $100 in spa suite services and 2 drink certificates for Soul at The Joseph, compliments of Le Meridien Columbus-The Joseph
  • $350 gift certificate for Injectables and $300 gift certificate to Cool Sculpting, compliments of Dr. Robert Heck, Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery
  • Ladies’ Night Out for up to 10 friends, compliments of Wardrobe Therapy
  • Make-up and Mimosas Spa Night for 3 at Mukha Spa, including a make-up application and lesson, compliments of Mukha Custom Cosmetics & Spa
  • Style Party and $150 gift card, compliments of THREAD
  • KoR Teeth Whitening Treatment, compliments of Elite Dental
  • Jonathan Adler vase, compliments of Jacob Neal
  • $150 gift certificate and a Simon Piece product, compliments of Relish House
  • $150 gift certificate and jewelry cleaning kit, compliments of Store 5a
  • $150 gift certificate, compliments of Miam Cake
  • 2 dozen custom cookies, compliments of Jana Lee’s Bake Shop
  • Leather Atlas wallet, compliments of Rowe
  • Party Package: the essentials in throwing a fabulous fête, compliments of Alchemy Styled
  • $100 gift certificate and necklace, compliments of Leal
  • $100 gift certificate and product, compliments of Rose Bredl
  • 2 tickets to the German Village Haus and Garten pre-tour cocktail party on June 24, 2017
  • Gift certificate for a complimentary mani & pedi, compliments of The W Nail Bar
Starting Bid:  $500
 
Custom Designed Patio or Garden Planters 
Provided by: Franklin Park Conservatory

Enjoy a full year of color and seasonal interest with beautifully designed planters made especially for you by an award-winning designer from the Conservatory's horticulture staff. The designer will visit your home to discuss year-round color schemes, design, style, plant choices and site conditions.  Your custom planters will be the talk of the neighborhood!
Starting Bid:  $600