Event Details


Join us for a fun evening on Saturday April 27, 2024
St. Joseph Hall - St. Michael Catholic Church 
11300 Frankfort Parkway NE
St. Michael, MN 55376



Evening Program:

5:00 p.m.

Check-in opens and event kicks off with Happy Hour and Live Music by Our StMCS Alumni Bryce Hegge

6:30 p.m.

Welcome and Dinner

7:45 p.m.

Live Auction & Program, Raffle Drawings, Heads or Tails 

8:30 p.m.

Live Music and Socializing

9:30 p.m.

Auction Items Begin Closing in Phases

10:15 p.m.

Auction Check-Out

11:00 p.m.

Evening Adjourns


FAQS



Event FAQs:

WHAT IS BIDS FOR KIDS? 

Bids for Kids is held annually and is one of St. Michael Catholic Schools biggest fundraisers of the year. This fun event is planned by a team of volunteers. All funds raised go directly to benefit our students and faculty at StMCS. The money raised is used to give our children a wonderful Catholic education by supporting investments in overall classroom enhancements, extracurricular activities, and retaining our stellar faculty and staff.

WHAT IS HAPPENING THE NIGHT OF BIDS FOR KIDS?

Doors will open at approximately 5:00 p.m. to those who purchased tickets to attend. Your first stop will be check-in where you'll grab your auction program and make sure you are set for mobile bidding. Then you're welcome to browse and bid on silent auction items (available from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.), purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets and beads for Heads or Tails all while enjoying cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music, friends, and more. At 6:40 p.m., We will be seated for dinner and start the excitement of the evening and more!

WHO CAN ATTEND BIDS FOR KIDS?

We welcome all St. Michael Catholic School and church parents, staff, alumni, friends, and those in the community that would like to enjoy an evening out while supporting a great cause. The auction is an ADULT only event. It is the perfect way to get to know people in a relaxed, fun environment. 

WHEN DO I PURCHASE TICKETS? 

Tickets are available to purchase in February. We invite you to join us for a fun evening supporting StMCS. Your ticket includes access to mobile bidding for the live auction and silent auction, as well as happy hour, dinner and dessert. Ticket sales close Wednesday, April 9th, 2024. Tickets can be purchased online HERE.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

This is a fun event. We encourage "cocktail" or business attire or be creative and have fun with our vintage circus theme! Dress as a ring master, bearded lady, or trapeze artist. The possibilities are endless!

IS SEATING RESERVED?

Yes and No! Upon check-in, you will receive a place card. Feel free to go and set your place card at your spots at an unreserved table. There will be some reserved tables for our sponsors and those who purchased a whole table. 

WHAT IS MOBILE BIDDING?

We are excited to be partnering with ClickBid at our event. All silent auction bidding will be done via ClickBid. You will receive a link to use for bidding. Please remember to make sure your devices are fully charged the day of Bids for Kids.

WHAT TYPES OF ITEMS WILL BE AUCTIONED?

There are hundreds of unique items to bid on during our silent auction. The items range from classroom themed baskets, unique class projects, teacher coupon booklets, principal for the day, front row reserved seats at school programs, home items, vacation getaways, unique experiences, and everything in between. There truly is something for everyone.

HOW DO I PAY FOR MY ITEMS? 

When you arrive for the event, your credit card information will be confirmed.  We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AND AMERICAN EXPRESS. Following the event, a receipt will be emailed to you confirming your purchases.

CAN I DONATE ITEMS?

We will happily accept new, unused items for the silent auction. All items must be delivered to StMCS by March 8th, 2024. To access the donation form, CLICK HERE.