Save the Date to
Thrive Together
at the LFP PTA 2024 Auction
on May 18, 2024, doors open at 5:30 PM
Nile Golf Course Ballroom
6601 244th St SW, Mountlake Terrace

Get ready for an unforgettable evening of community, generosity, and celebration at the LFP PTA 2024 Auction. As we come together, we pave the way for a brighter future for Lake Forest Park Elementary.

Why do we hold an auction each year? The answer is simple: to support our school. This event is the heartbeat of our fundraising efforts, providing crucial support for our teachers, students, and families.

Join us as we strive to Thrive Together and embrace the spirit of thriving together as we build a stronger, more vibrant community.

Bid on exciting auction items such as gift baskets, school art projects created by your student/s, events hosted by fellow parents, and a wide array of fabulous items generously donated by local businesses, community members, and supporters.

Enjoy an evening filled with fun, laughter, and camaraderie while supporting the LFP PTA. 

Click here to purchase tickets
Early bird pricing available now through April 19th 

Share your story. Help the PTA!
Has the PTA had a positive impact on you or your child?
Please consider sharing your story to show the impact the PTA has had on our Dolphin community.
Questions? Learn more here

How Can I Contribute?

Be an Auction Sponsor: If you are a business owner and would like to financially support the auction while advertising your business, we’d delight in your sponsorship.

Click here to see the sponsorship levels available, all of which offer great exposure to our community of families who attend Lake Forest Park as well as the auction.

Volunteers needed!
No background check required for this event. 

High School Student volunteers are welcome for certain roles, the auction team can sign off on volunteer hour paperwork. Have questions? Email Leah at

Specific needs:

Are you a professional who could donate a service and gain exposure at the same time? Do you have a vacation property to donate a weekend getaway? Have air miles to donate? Did you accidentally buy two of something and forget to return the extra? Receive a great gift or gift card but haven't used it? 

Or do you frequent certain businesses or run an organization? Do you work for a generous employer? Please ask them to consider donating goods or services to or donate here!

Donate to fill gift baskets for the Silent Auction

Each year we host several baskets to be bid on during the Silent Auction. If you can't attend the auction or just want to contribute in a small but mighty way, please consider shopping our Wish Lists.

Each basket has a theme:   Tween Basket  |  Relaxing  |  Summer Essentials

Donate to the Wine Pull

What is a Wine Pull, you ask? For a set price, "pull" a bottle (or two!) of wine from our fabulous collection curated by our Wine Pull team. We will be selecting several Red, White and Rosé options but in order to do that, we need your help!

We have learned over the past couple of years that the weather around the time of the Auction plays a significant role in the type of wine that is desired by you fine folks. For instance, on a warmer day, we have sold out of our White and Rosé selections fast. Due to this (and one teensy problem: the fact that we cannot predict the weather so far in advance) we are asking for monetary donations to purchase some of these wines closer to the Auction date to successfully curate our collection for the evening.

To donate to the cause, you can Venmo Christie Vandyke at: @Christie-Vandyke-2 or email to make other arrangements or if you have questions. This is one of our most successful auction events and each year we exceed our expectations, so any help is greatly appreciated!

Last year this event raised almost $1000 for our school in about 30 minutes. With your help, we can beat that record this year!

Host a table at the auction!

Grab your squad! Get a group of other parents from your child’s classroom! Make friends at your bus stop! Invite them to join you at your hosted table! The opportunities for bonding as you dine and bid together on auction night are priceless.

Dessert Dash

What is the Dessert Dash? The LFP Auction includes a catered dinner, but it is tradition to invite local bakeries and hobby bakers to donate special occasion desserts. Desserts will be on display when doors open for guests to admire while they mingle and peruse auction items. During dinner, each table bids to be the first to choose a dessert from the spread. Once the bids are tallied, a representative from each table will race to pick out a delicious dessert to take back to share. It is quite a sight to behold, watching all the tables race for their sweet treats!! At the end of the evening, if we have more desserts than tables of guests, the extra desserts will be auctioned off in a live auction format.

Check out the available slots on our Signup Genius link and sign up to have a dessert donated by your favorite local bakery, trusty home baker, or bake the item yourself. Do you have a family recipe that always WOWs party guests? Have you watched Bake Squad, Cake War, and Is It Cake and can bake a masterpiece? Your dessert only needs to feed 8 people so now is the time to shine! 


Is the social aspect of the auction out of your comfort level but you still want to meet people and attend? Volunteering is a great option! Maybe you don't drink but want to make the night amazing for guests and help raise money! Is the ticket price is a bit out of your range but you still want to attend? Volunteer for a time slot and you can have your cake and eat it, too (at the Dessert Dash!)!

The event can't happen without volunteers! Some volunteer roles are eligible to receive a gratis ticket for the event and other more behind the scene volunteer opportunities will receive many thanks and yummy catering options, stay tuned for day of volunteer information or email Leah at if you'd like to know more right away.  Signups Coming Soon!

All About the Auction - FAQs

Some of the most things we hear about the Auction are: 

"What is the Auction?"

"My budget is tight right now, I can't spend a lot."

"I am new or haven't met many people at LFP yet, will I get to meet people at the Auction?"

"Crowds aren't really my thing."

"I don't drink alcohol so this doesn't seem like an event for me."

Below are a list of more frequently asked questions we've compiled for anyone with additional questions:  

How are the funds raised used?

The event proceeds provide most of the PTA’s operating budget for the following year. This allows us to continue providing all of our students with the chance to engage in PTA sponsored activities at low or no cost. What we raise at the Auction goes to provide teachers with support and resources throughout the school year. 

How can I participate?

There are four main ways for anyone to help us with our auction:

Who will be at my table?

We do our best to honor seating requests. For those who don’t have a specific group they want to be with when purchasing a ticket, we do our best to make table groups based on grade levels. It can be a great way to meet to new friends! We can only guarantee seating requests made before a certain date or if you purchase a table, which guarantees you get to sit with your favorite 7 people! 

What are the Amazon Wish Lists?

If you can't attend the Auction, or just want to contribute in more ways, we have cultivated Amazon Wishlists. The items purchased will be used to create gift baskets for the Silent Auction. 

Each basket has a theme:   Tween Basket  |  Relaxing  |  Summer Essentials

What should I wear?

Wear what makes you comfortable! Seriously! 

Whether you want to enjoy your night out and dress head-to-toe in your fanciest outfit, or take advantage of the night out by being as casual as possible, there is ZERO judgment! Your good jeans and a nice shirt? Perfect! The dress you bought but haven't found the right occasion to wear it? This is the event! Khakis and a button down? You do you! This is Seattle after all! 

The last thing we want you to worry about is your attire and if it meets a certain theme or standard. We want you to be able to attend the auction and have a great time! 

What is the menu? 

Auction Dinner Menu

Navi’s Signature Infusion
(Rolls and Butter Balls included in Meal)


Baby Mixed Greens Topped with Shredded Coconut, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers with our Ginger Pineapple Dressing


Smothered Coconut Curry Chicken, Lemongrass, Lime, Cilantro

Navi’s Signature Spice Rubbed Tri-Tip Steak with Fresh Herb Compound Butter, Tri-Color Peppercorn, and Red Wine Reduction Sauce


Smoked Gouda Sweet Potato Cakes, with Dill Crème Sauce

Fire Roasted Veggies with a Fig Balsamic Drizzle

Vegetarian Meal upon request, please confirm by email to Leah at

Each attendee will receive two tickets good for wine or beer.
Additional adult beverages will be available for purchase at the event.

What are Sign Up Events?

One of the highlights of the auction is the chance to foster connections within our Dolphin community! The connection doesn’t need to end once the auction is over. Our silent auction sign up events allow attendees to buy a reservation to a variety of fun events hosted by our community.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to donate items, please contact us at

Thank you for being a vital part of our thriving community!