We hope you will be able to join us on Tuesday, April 28th at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for basket preview. The event officially begins at 6:30 p.m. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the event.  If your question isn’t answered here, please contact Barbara Burklund at events@holyangels.org or call 201-768-2094.

What is the Mother Daughter Fashion Show?
The Mother Daughter Fashion Show is a longstanding Holy Angels event. (In years past, mothers would model fashions alongside their daughters which is where the name comes from.) In more recent years only seniors have modeled in the show. All seniors are invited to model but they are welcome to also just attend if that is their preference. The event includes a cocktail hour, tricky tray basket auction, sit down dinner and fashion show.

Who should attend?
This is a fun ladies’ night for mothers, daughters, grandmothers but everyone is welcome. 

How much are the tickets?
Tickets are $80 pp and $45 for models and children under 12 until April 10th. Prices increase to $100 pp and $55 for models and children under 12 starting April 11th  and will be available until April 17th deadline. Don’t forget to get your tickets by the April 17th deadline in order to guarantee your seating preferences.

Can I purchase auction tickets in advance?
Yes, and you should not only to save money ($20 per bundle) but to save time at the event. Your tricky tray tickets will be available at check-in so you won't need to wait in line.

Will I sit with my daughter?
No but you will have time together. Seniors arrive early at the venue after school to have their hair styled and enjoy a light buffet supper. They then join their guests for the cocktail hour portion of the evening during which there is a fun tricky tray auction featuring baskets and prizes at various price points. They then change into their runway outfits just prior to modeling. 

Is this event a fundraiser?
Yes, although ticket prices cover the cost of attending we raise funds via our tricky tray auction. Last year we raised nearly $14,000. This year’s proceeds will be used towards the renovation of the school auditorium.

What will my daughter wear?
Fashions will be provided by Bloomingdale's, Riverside Square. We are working with a stylist there who will meet with each model the week before the show to finalize her outfit. Garments are loaned to us for the event free of charge. Participants are only responsible for purchasing them if they are damaged in some way and cannot be sold by the store. Models must bring their own shows and accessories.

How can I support this event?
There are many ways you can show your support this event. Please consider donating an item from our Gift Registry. It's fast and easy and your gift will be mailed directly to the school. We are also looking for volunteers to help solicit donations, wrap baskets and set up the baskets on the day of the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact events@holyangels.org 

I’m a new parent at AHA and really don’t know anyone yet. Should I still attend?
Absolutely yes!! If you like, we can seat you with parents of your daughter’s class or neighbors from your town. Just let us know when you register.

What to wear?
While this is is not a formal affair, but smart business or cocktail attire is suggested. Seniors typically wear a nice outfit of their own during the earlier part of the evening before modeling.

Can I sit with my friends?
Yes! Simply indicate your seating preferences when you register online or on your reply card. We regret that this may not be possible for last minute registrants but we will make every effort to accommodate you.

What kinds of items will be auctioned off?
There will be approximately 100 tricky tray auction items comprised of a variety of merchandise, such as handbags, jewelry, kitchenware and gift cards to various local restaurants, spas and salons. 

What are the driving directions to The Venetian?|
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