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New York Wellesley Club Annual Holiday Party and Raffle 2021

New York Wellesley Club Annual Holiday Party and Raffle 2021

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Please join us for the virtual NY Wellesley Club Holiday Party 2021 on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 6 o’clock to 8 o’clock.

After such a great turnout and good time last year we’re excited to do it again and see old and new friends.

We’ll start with some special holiday cheer and mix up our cocktail and mocktail recipes.  See our special holiday cocktail and mocktail recipes below created for us by Shyaan Hasnain, which you might enjoy making at home for the party.

For our entertainment, the Wellesley Widows and Tupelos will perform festive songs throughout the party.

We’ll have a breakout, so we chat in smaller groups.  The party will end with a raffle  to kick off a festive season. See some of our exciting raffle items below.

Please register and we will send you the Zoom link to join the party closer to the party date of December 9th.

We hope you can join us for this very special virtual holiday party!


Agenda for the NY Wellesley Club Holiday Party 2021

6:00 pm: NYWC Welcome! Holiday Greetings
6:10 pm Make a holiday cocktail
6:20-6:25 pm: Special Performance: Wellesley Widows
6:25-6:40 pm: NY Wellesley College Club Updates
6:40-6:45 pm: Special Performance: Tupelos 
6:50 – 7:20 pm: Community Connect- Breakout Groups
7:25 – 7:45 pm: Raffle
7:45 – 7:50 pm:  Special Performance: Wellesley Widows
7:50 – 8:00 pm: Wrap-up and Happy Holiday Wishes!


Fireside Cocktail Recipe (Thank you Shyaan Hasnain for these delicious recipes!)


4 oz Vodka

1 oz maple syrup

5 oz pink grapefruit juice

2 sprig rosemary

1 pinch of salt

In the bottom of the glass crush 1 sprig of rosemary (just the leaves), add the maple syrup and pinch of salt. 

Fill the glass with ice and add the vodka. Top with pink grapefruit juice and stir well. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Butterbeer Mocktail Recipe


1 cup cream soda

1/2 cup butterscotch syrup

1/2 tablespoon butter

heavy cream (optional)

1 cup vanilla ice cream (if opting for frozen)

Let butter sit out until softened. Pour the butterscotch syrup into a bowl, add butter and combine. Pour cold cream soda, mix ingredients and set aside. 

In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream (takes a minute by hand). Pour cream soda and butterscotch mixture into a clear glass or mug, top with whipped cream and a drizzle of butterscotch.


Option for Frozen:

Instead of butter, use vanilla ice cream. Mix all the ingredients into a blender (except the whipped cream). 

Blend for 30 seconds to a minute. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of butterscotch. 


Here are some of our marvelous raffle items from women-owned businesses for 2021!


Berica Breeze Cashmere/Silk blend scarf (Retail Price $170)

Designed to be loved, every Louis Jane scarf is made in Como, Italy from 100% natural materials, so they feel at one with your skin.

Each design is thoughtfully created from original art by Louise Wannier, inspired by patterns found within the life and energy of our natural world.

A natural expression of your style, a Louis Jane scarf can be worn in as many ways as you can imagine, with a look for all seasons and all hours of the day. There is no limit but creativity! 

·        Oversized shawl in 70% Cashmere 30% Silk

·        Hand frayed hems

·        Dimensions 140 x 140 cm / 55 x 55 Inches

·        Digitally printed

·        Made in Como, Italy

Find out more about Louise’s beautiful scarfs Designer Scarves for Women | Luxury Silk Scarves – Louis Jane

Seedlip Grove 42 with 2 small pouches of Garden 108 & Spice 94 and an educational cocktail booklet.

Seedlip non-alcoholic spirits are distilled with botanicals and complex flavors, each without sugar or calories.

Seedlip Grove 42

A bright citrus blend of orange, lemongrass & ginger.

Seedlip Garden 108

An herbal blend of rosemary, spearmint & peas.

Seedlip Spice 94

An aromatic blend of allspice berries, cardamom & grapefruit.

Seedlip is meant to be mixed, for a sophisticated non-alcoholic cocktail.

Enjoy over ice with ginger ale & garnish.

Find out more about Seedlip Non Alcoholic Drinks | The World's 1st Non Alcoholic Spirits | Seedlip (


3 signed copies of Wellesley author Susan Elia MacNeal latest mystery The Hollywood Spy

Hardcover, on sale July 6, 2021

Los Angeles, 1943. As the Allies beat back the Nazis in the Mediterranean and the United States military slowly closes in on Tokyo, Walt Disney cranks out wartime propaganda and the Cocoanut Grove is alive with jazz and swing each night. But behind this sunny façade lies a darker reality. Somewhere in the lush foothills of Hollywood, a woman floats, lifeless, in the pool of one of California’s trendiest hotels. When American-born secret agent and British spy Maggie Hope learns that this woman was engaged to her old flame, John Sterling, and that he suspects her death was no accident, intuition tells her he’s right. Leaving London under siege — not to mention flying thousands of miles — is a lot to ask. But John was once the love of Maggie’s life… and she won’t say no.

A great read and a perfect gift!


Find out about author Susan Elia MacNeal and her award-winning and best-selling Maggie Hope mystery series.

Artist Meghann McCrory offers a handsome mug from her slowjaneStudio ceramics.

slowjaneStudio is a small ceramics studio in Los Angeles. Artist Meghann McCrory designs and makes each piece by hand on her pottery wheel. Inspired by a haptic approach to this ancient medium, her designs emphasize simple modern lines to create pieces that feel good in the hand.

Artist Fran Decker has offered the raffle winner the choice of a charming painting from her website,

Key West artist Fran Decker's paintings feature scenes of Key West and the Florida Keys, as well as other seascapes, landscapes, and fantastic images from a whimsical dream world. Artwork in the brilliant colors of the classic conch houses, Key West landmarks, tropical flowers, and animals reflects her beautiful island home.

If you have special requests, you can call Fran at (305) 849-1581 or contact Fran:

Ready-Made jewelry offers two $45 gift cards for items at their store

Ready-Made is a jewelry alternative.

We're a sum of parts. We’ve adopted processes from the aerospace industry to make jewelry that is eco-friendly and ethical. Our coating procedure uses no water and chemicals, releases no fumes, and leaves behind no residues. By eliminating mined gold and gemstones, we can be less destructive to the environment and not harm vulnerable communities.

Sammy Sass Ceramics donates this charming carved-stone cup.

This hand-thrown, custom-carved handless mug will keep you toasty all winter long. 

Sammy's instagram: @sammysassceramics



Sammy has a shop drop on December 6th, in case people are interested in purchasing more items!

2 tickets for THE RIDE! A 75-minute tour of Manhattan and show, built into one. 

Ever seen those specially made tour buses with an entire side of windows? That is THE RIDE! It's a 75-minute tour of Manhattan and show, built into one. You'll see street performers while learning about landmarks, all guided by a pretty funny tour guide.

If you’re the winner, you will be able to choose a preferred date and time. Donated by Cara David.

We hope you will join us for our festive raffle – many of the items donated from Wellesley owned businesses!