Costumes and Cocktails

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Costumes & Cocktails Women's Leadership Signature Event ! 


New location- Monroe Golf and Country Club

New theme - Costumes and Cocktails

New date- Thursday, October 24th 2019



Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County provides a permanent pathway out of poverty and into affordable home ownership. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. As a community impact organization Habitat is able to promote home ownership and through that build strength, stability and self reliance through shelter.


The mission of the Women's Leadership Initiative is to inspire, educate and improve lives in our community by a powerful network of women through a focused investment of their time, talent and treasure. The WLI is a group of women that raise money and awareness for the Habitat mission in Monroe County. All money raised through the WLI goes toward the construction of a Habitat home in our community.

The Costumes and Cocktails event is the 7th annual signature event of the WLI. With a goal to raise $25,000 for the 103rd Habitat Monroe in Monroe County, bringing the total number of people served to 148 adults and 235 children.



Preview all of our exciting purses up for LIVE AUCTION here ! 

12 in total so "POP" back to this page to see as we update our latest additions! 

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Kate Spade New York Meena Briar Lane Quilted Purse Women's Denim Handbag. Kate Spade is one of the premiere names in fashion and accessories. The Meena Purse is a convenient convertible crossbody with segregated interior pockets to keep any fashionista organized on the move!  We love how classic and feminine a satchel is. you'll love how much space we've added to ours. choosing which color to buy should be your hardest decision--not what to leave behind.


Our iconic logo collection, reimagined as a handbag. Worn on the runway, the gusseted Miller Canvas Crossbody is a great mini bag for day or evening, finished with a tasseled laser-cut logo. Donated by: WLI MEMBER


Elegant shape, push-lock hardware: a chic throwback to vintage style. The Juliette Canvas Mini Bag features leather details and a chain strap that can be worn doubled or long and cross-body. Donated by: WLI MEMBER


With the soft Italian leather and bamboo accents from our most love collection, this couldn’t be more perfect for all the sunny days ahead! This versatile crossbody can easily convert into a compact handbag to be carried by its polished bamboo handles. Enjoy the benefits of this soft Sauvage leather that will evolve and change over time, getting softer and more beautiful with every wear. Donated by: WLI MEMBER


The Amelia is a classic bucket bag with the perfect amount of slouch. Carry it by the stylish top handle or over the shoulder with the removable strap. Featured in Toasted Melbourne, our signature croc-embossed leather in a true versatile warm tan hue elevated with subtle metallic bronze tipping. Genuine leather.

Donated by: Cindy Marcero



The essential carryall, our Sis Mix Tote is generously sized to hold a laptop, wallet, makeup bag, a change of shoes and more, making it the perfect choice for everyday or overnight. Featuring long slender straps that sit perfectly on the shoulder, the refined leather tote is finished with a clasp closure and our Signature charm. Donated by: Cindy Marcero


Josephine Archer and Traci Calkins  TORY BURCH 

Two bags in one: Our new Perry Reversible Tote, crafted in rich pebbled leather, can be turned inside out to reveal its contrast metallic interior. Lightweight and slouchy, it’s finished with a gold-stamped logo and removable zip pouch for smaller belongings. Donated by: Josephine Archer and Traci Calkins

Stardust Suede Willa KATE SPADE

We think a shoulder bag should be two things: chic and functional. This Kate Spade – Stardust Suede Willa holds all of your essentials--wallet, keys and phone--and has a pocket to stash snacks (be it gummy bears or almonds) because those are essential, too. 


MK - Uptown Astor Legacy Michael Kohrs - Uptown Astor Legacy

Constructed from supple leather the Uptown Astor Legacy bag is the epitome of practical luxury. Tastefully adorned with metallic studs, grommets and chain details, it features a twist-lock closure, plus a top handle and an adjustable shoulder strap for carrying versatility. The spacious interior will fit a laptop, a scarf and your daily necessities. Donated by: Audrey Mistor




NEW this year YOUR chance to bid on SPOOKtacular experiences!


1. Honeycomb Creative Experience 

You and five (5) friends enjoy a custom DIY Honeycomb Creative experience to design a beautiful craft of your choice. Let Honey Comb and Habitat delight you with an evening to remember. The studio will be closed for your crafting pleasure! Enjoy wine and delectables with your friends while crafting a one of a kind piece for YOUR HOME! This hands on painting class will introduce you to working with Fusion Mineral Paint and using the proper steps to complete a small piece of furniture. You will learn how to distress, glaze and wax as well as other techniques to achieve a professional look! The piece of furniture should be able to sit in the front seat of your car. Think small side table, stool, chair, large framed mirror, etc. You and friends can also enjoy shopping at the Honeycomb Creative open JUST FOR YOU! This is such a unique experience. Raise those paddles because this will be a night you and your friends will talk about for years to come! Value $599

Honeycomb Experience                 Honeycomb Experience                  Honeycomb Experience

Honeycomb Experience       Honeycomb Experience


2. Blu Water Medi Spa Salon Experience 

You and five (5) friends relax, indulge, and enjoy a truly special experience.  Restore with a refresher pedicure including a whirlpool soak, exfoliating scrub on the feet and legs, a moisturizing foot and leg massage, callus removal, cuticle clean up and polish. Pamper yourself with an essential Blu manicure including a moisturizing hand massage, cuticle clean up, nail shaping and polish with Aromotherapy hot towl wraps.  Blu Water Medi Spa Salon will delight you and your friends with a tranquility escape. Sip refreshing champagne and enjoy delicious delectables with your friends while rejuventating, relaxing and renewing yourself ! Value $550

Blackout dates are May 3- May 16th (around Mother’s Day) and Nov 8-Dec 31. To be used in 2020. 

 Blu Water Medi Spa Salon  Blu Water Medi Spa Salon  


3. Crystal Mountain Escape Experience 

This Mountain Experience is a two night escape on pictureqsue Crystal Mountain in Thrompsonville, Michigan. Unwind and relax in these stylish and beautifully accommodations that are ideal for work and play and offer the comfort of the home and office. Enjoy breakfast for two at The Thistle Pub & Grille, a fine dining restaurant, offering a unique menu that changes from season to season. Select from one of two incredible activities at Crystal Mountain, a two all-day lift tickets or two 18-hole rounds of golf on the Betsie Valley or Mountain Ride with shared. Huge THANK YOU to Crusie Planners- TC and Jamie Clements YOUR Travel Specialist for sponsoring this incredible package! Value $799

Offer valid Sunday through Thursday, excluding Christmas holiday period, Martin Luther King weekend, Presidents weekend, Fourth of July weekend, Labor Day weekend, Memorial Day weekend and Crystal Mount event weekends.

Crystal Mountain Escape  Crystal Mountain Escape


4. A Year with Sofi Stella 

Join Josephine and Sofi Stella as we celebrate a season for shopping for every month of the year! January- free scarf OR beanie $25 value of your choice February- 50% off any regular priced item in the store. March- Free piece of jewelry, up to $25 of your choice April- Buy 1 get 1 free on anything in store May- 2 free candles of your choice June- 2 Free Tickets to our annual white Party and fashion show July- free beach tote. August- buy 1 get 1 50% off anything in store September- mystery gift value $25 October- Halloween Gift $25 value November- Sofi Stella gift card for $25 December- free one size poncho value $50. Value $400

Offer is only valid for that month. Offer doesn not roll over and will expire on the last day of the month.

Sofi Stella  Sofi Stella


5. Carroll / Ochs Diamond Pendant 

Thank you to Carroll / Ochs Jewelers of Monroe MI for donating this beautiful diamond pendant necklace. 14K White Gold Cushion Halo Round Diamond Pendant Necklace. 1/4 carat total weight, 14kt gold, 18'' chain. This would make any women glow! A gorgeous set of diamond stones sit at the forefront of this 14k white gold necklace, which is the perfect addition to any wardrobe.  Value $900

                                            Caroll Ochs

14K White Gold Cushion Halo Round Diamond Pendant Necklace 14K White Gold Cushion Halo Round Diamond Pendant Necklace


6. Detroit Experience

This is a trip you and your friends will sure to remember! You and three friends enjoy Detroit Experience so unique you'll be sure to be sharing stories of this trip for years to come! The HandleBar is Detroit’s first and only 16-person pedal powered pub on wheels! Grab THREE (3) of your friends and let HandleBar designated driver navigate as you pedal your way around downtown Detroit, stopping at areas of interest (bars, restaurants, etc) along the way. Bring your own food and drink, pick a designated route or choose your own, crank up the music and enjoy a great time with friends on The HandleBar! Big thanks to Mary Louise Allen, Cathy Johnson, and Rebecca Megregan for adding dinner for FOUR (4) AND transportation to take you to Detroit ! Value $400



7. Jet Away Get Away To Put in Bay 

Get away to Put In Bay! Your round trip starts out with the only way to get to and from the Bay, The Miller Ferry.  Enjoy a night stay at THE place to stay at the Bay, Put In Bay Resort and Conference Center, featuring a 40 person hot tub and swim up bar and grill or at another sister hotel [based on availability]. This get away includes breakfast for two at the hotel AND a golf cart rental during your entire stay! Enjoy $50 in Marlin Bucks to be used at The Blue Marlin Bar and Grill or at the Buckeye Tiki Bar! Kids, adults, seniors, and everyone in between will find their own special attraction on South Bass Island. One of the best parts of it all is that all the attractions are located on an island! Some say one of the best attractions is riding the Put-in-Bay ferry boats that travel across Lake Erie from their ports in Catawba and Port Clinton. Families and groups love the freedom to rent a Put-in-Bay golf cart during their visit and cruise the island attractions at their own leisurely pace. Put-in-Bay is one of the few places where you can drive a golf cart legally on the road just like a car! Value $300

Offer is vaild one weekday Sunday through Wednesday. Based on availability. Excludes holidays. Golf cart to be picked up by noon day of arrival and returned by noon day of check out.

Put In Bay  Miller Ferry    

Blue Marlin Golf Cart


8. Duke Farm Experience

This is a one of a kind experience. Enjoy everything that Duke Farm has to offer as the farm opens JUST FOR YOU! You and up to FIFTEEN (15) friends and family experience a unique event. Duke Farm has the space, ambiance and activities that will have everyone smiling and laughing together! Picture having your Thanksgiving, Christmas or even graduation party at the farm. Ride horse back or enjoy clydesdale carriage rides through 25 acres of serene pastures. Alpacas, cows, sheep, goats, donkeys, mules, goats, ducks, assorted chickens and bunnies are all invited too! All the farm animals are very friendly and love to be fed and touched. Children are able to ride a pony and hand lead some of the other animals.  Don't forget your camera because our critters love getting their picture taken. The farm has a main playground for smaller children as well as a mid size animal play area where boys can be boys! They can run and jump on the hills and chase each other around our pond. Play in the log cabins, have a toasty bon fire and eat some smores. The cabin is open to the public and also used as a theme for holiday parties, You may see Santa on the porch or the Easter bunny hiding eggs. Great for family pictures and holiday get togethers. Bring the kids and have a family meal under the pavilion. Value $900

Offer dates subject to availabilty. 

Duke Farm  Duke Farm

Duke Farm  Duke Farm  Duke Farm



Costumes & Cocktails Sponsorship 

We have created a fun and unique set of sponsorship levels and benefits to highlight the great businesses in Monroe County! Our top level HOCUS POCUS sponsor will receive recognition on a Telegraph Rd. billboard for the month of November! This is a limited opportunity, ONLY TWO more spots remain!

We want to offer it to our WLI members first - so if you are interested, don't hesitate!