Beverage City Bonanza
Four local breweries and distilleries—all in one package! Tours and tastings at Founder’s Brewing and Gray Skies Distillery, as well as a Beer City package from The Mitten and a great experience with Virtue Cider. And you can start your own biergarten, with a custom bench made from recycled materials.
Donated by: Founder’s Brewery, Gray Skies Distillery, The Mitten, Virtue Cider and Boar’s Head Meats
There’s no place like home. So why not stay in town and enjoy it? Begin your GR Staycation with an overnight at the JW Marriott, including a couples spa package, $50 in Jbucks and a stunning floral arrangement. Your Laughfest package includes $200 to spend on any show of your choosing, plus two passes to the exclusive Laughfest Headliner’s Club lounge! Next, head to the Civic Theatre for the showing of The Little Mermaid, including a “Backstage Pass” event with a behind-the-scenes look at the production before it opens. Spend some time in Saugatuck, with $50 to spend at Saugatuck Brewing and flex passes to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Come home to a beautiful floral arrangement by Modern Day Floral.
Donated by: JW Marriott, Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Civic Theater, 1 Bold Step, LLC, Saugatuck Brewing and Modern Day Floral
Family comes first with this “quality time” package for you and the kids. Enjoy a 2.5-hour party for 10 at Rebounderz with all the fixings. See the butterflies blooming with a one-year membership to Frederik Meijer Gardens. Then, expend some energy with jump passes to Altitude Trampoline Park and Airtime Grand Rapids.
Donated by: Rebounderz, Altitude Trampoline Park, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Airtime GR
Pamper Your Group
10 girlfriends will have the ultimate evening with the Urban You Fluff Bar, medical spa services and personalized skin consultations. The Fluff Bar includes hair styling, makeup application, paraffin dips and facials. As the host, you receive a $100 gift and your guests receive special pricing on all that Urban You has to offer, as well as a swag bag. As the cherry on top, Urban You will provide wine and appetizers for all to enjoy! Add to your pampering with a personal styling session for one with Michelle Krick Style. Keep the pampering going with some “you time” during a free eight-week session at Flirt Fitness.
Donated by: Urban You Beauty Bar, Michelle Krick Style and Flirt Fitness
Powder Room Makeover
Work with the experts at DreamMaker to design your ultimate bathroom makeover! From tile and flooring to counter tops, you name it—they can dream it! You and a designer will work to select all aspects of your new bathroom. They will take care of everything, including installation. $2,500 remodel value.
Donated by: DreamMaker Kitchen and Bath
Progressive Dinner Party
Grab your friends and get progressive in Grand Rapids! Start with an appetizer at Bull’s Head. Journey over to Reserve for wine and your second course. Venture to Brewery Vivant for course number three. End the night at The Knickerbocker, with dessert and liquor pairings (Or start with dessert. We won’t judge). To top it off, your party of six will have transportation covered throughout your tour.
Donated by: Reserve, Bull’s Head Tavern, The Knickerbocker and Brewery Vivant
Up North Seasonal Getaways
In winter, spring, summer or fall, northern Michigan is the place to be. When you want to get away, you choose a peak- ski-season three-day, two-night stay slope-side at Boyne Mountain (12/15 through 4/1) or an off-season, seven-day, six-night stay (4/2 through 12/14). Go back for more and stay overnight at the Grand Traverse Resort, including spa services for two. Bring six of your friends for a VIP tour and wine tasting at Chateau Chantal. Dine at the Whi-Ski Inn with your $50 gift card.
Donated by: 1 Bold Step, Chateau Chantal, Grand Traverse Resort, Whi-Ski Inn
Sportin’ It Up
It’s hockey. It’s football. It’s tailgating. Who’s in? We have two tickets to the Penn State vs. U of M game, with seat cushions included. We also have two Detroit Red Wings game tickets for Saturday, December 8, along with a parking pass and swag. Top it off with nine cases of local beer, cider and spirits, and $125 of tailgating food.
Donated by: Andrea Essling, Rehmann, Serendipity Media and D&W
Stock the Fridge
Beef up your man cave, man space, mantuary—you get the picture—with a new Frigidaire stainless steel refrigerator, stocked to the brim with local beer and beverages. Then settle into your new Big Joe chairs and turn on the game!
Donated by: Gerrit’s Appliance, DreamMaker Kitchen & Bath and Comfort Research