Hulaween 2005 Information – New Pricing and On-Line Auction

Well, the invitations arrived today and in true Divine fashion, Bette has recycled…the invitations looked somewhat familiar…this original artwork was created by Hilary Knight in 1997 (you know, now that I think about it, this might have been the invite to the first Hulaween Ball, duh!) and I really love his work.

He drew “Eloise” for Kay Thompson , plus a lot of Broadway show posters (“No, No Nanette” and Angela Lansbury’s version of “Gypsy” are probably the most famous). Anyway I find the card to colorful, whimsical, and fun!

It’s the “Don’t Trash New York” and “Save Our Parks” campaign! It’s a tri-fold invitation with the inside inviting you to Hulaween to celebrate her 60th birthday and the 10th anniversary of The New York Restoration Project honoring Sting and Trudie Styler featuring a Special Perfomance by some dude named Elton John.

Of course, this will happen on Halloween:

Monday, October 31, 2005
The Waldorf -Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York City

Cocktails: 6:30 pm
Dinner: 7:30 pm

( Mister D: I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I’m thinking you just might be told to “go f**k yourself!” if ya don’t wear a costume! OH MISTER D!!!!! You didn’t say that!!!!…I’m coming as Cheney!!!!)

Okay, for the next part, we have the Live Auction, which I already told you guys would be hosted by one of the greatest all time funny man performers…or just a great performer, hands down, Mr. Martin Short.

Barry and I have been a big follower of his since the old SCTV days (go look it up newbies!)

I have a picture up here for you, but in case you can’t read it, some of the fabulous items being auctioned off include:

  • A Private Tour With Martha Stewart of the garden at her Bedford home and a flight on a private plane with Martha for a tour of Skylands, her magnificent home in Maine. Just remember, if you win, don’t even think about asking her tips on ANYTHING!
  • A $ 10, 000.00 Shopping Spree at Saks Fifth Avenue with a Harper’s Bizarre Stylist! I wonder if this applies to men, too! Barry could use a wardrobe overhaul…
  • Gowns From Oscar De La Renta And Zac Posen (see above and substitute my name for Barry’s)
  • And More!
  • For a complete list of auction items, call 212-573-6933, or visit

    At Charity Buzz, all of us BetteHeads have a chance to bid on Bette items and other items even if we don’t attend Hulaween, so you might as well visit there and register ahead of time.

    However, to register, you must have a credit card.

    Now, here’ s where it gets a little more interesting. The pricing structure has been changed pretty drastically allowing for more people to “experience the divine.” I think it’s also a reflection about how hard the times are….with gas prices at an all time high and the generosity of the American people when it came to chipping in for the relief efforts towards the evacuees of Hurricane Katrina and Rita, and who knows how much it will take to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast….people are kind of strapped, but giving as much as they can. So this is awesome…

    Anyway the pricing structure is broken down between 2 committees…I don’t have a clue what that means, but the Hulaween Committee is where the cool people hang out (except for me, because I can’t afford it…LOL) And the tables in this committee are broken down like this:

  • Bette’s Birthday Tables at $60, 000
  • Hulaween Tables At $25, ooo
  • 10th Anniversary Tables At $10, 000
  • The above basically are tables for 10 with primo seats for the show….

    The second committee is the Island Benefit Committee
    (they ask that you please purchase a minimum of two individual tickets to join our island benefit committee)

  • Mountaintop Tickets At $6000 Each – this includes a ticket for the dinner and show, post-event reception, and a listing in the program.
  • Beachfront Tickets At $2, 500 Each – this includes a ticket for the dinner and show and a prominent listing in the program.
  • Lanai Tickets At $1000.oo Or $600.00 Each – this includes a ticket for the dinner and show and a listing in the program.
  • Trick Or Treat Tickets At $300.00 Each – Includes a ticket for the show and dessert only….or what I would like to call the Supermodel special! Or my kind of deal…suh-weet and cheap!
  • If you are going to pay by check, please make your check payable to:

    New York Restoration Project

    Mail to:

    Buckley Hall Events
    17-19 Marble Avenue
    Pleasantville, New York 10570

    Now for any other information on tickets (serious inquiries only), you can call: 212-573-6933

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