Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Party Planning

Well, this post is to enable me to enter a give-away! Yay!!! Although, I've entered many and to date have only won one time - ever. But that's okay.

I have not planned many parties, I must admit. I am not a lover of birthday parties - never like them for myself, so my poor children didn't have many. But I have planned many events for church and women's ministry.

I confess planning a party or an event can be very stressful.  What if no one comes? What if more come than I've prepared for? What is there isn't enough food?  ???? It seems it is common to question oneself almost to the point of insanity.

The last thing I have planned was a Ladies Brunch for the women in our church.
I love for a party or event to make those attending feel very special.  That means the food needs to be excellent, the decorations as beautiful as possible, and the program lift them up in some way. 

Our theme was "A Woman's Armor" using an apron to represent the armor.

My daughter-in-law, Sara, had vases, flowers and scarves for the table decor. Simple, but elegant.  My color theme was black, white w/hot pink. I found black and white plates and used hot pink napkins.  I used couple dress forms which I "dressed" in adorable aprons - that and some ferns were the room decor. 

My daughter, Joy, came. 

She demonstrated simple recipes to serve in your home - and spoke about using your home for hospitality and the importance of holiness.  We made sure everyone had a copy of the recipes too.

We served Spinach Quiche, Fruit K-bobs, and Blueberry Scones with Sunshine Punch, Coffee and Tea. The food was wonderful!

Door prizes - aprons, cookbooks, candles - made the morning complete!

1 comment:

Alex and Jill said...

We had birthday parties...they were parties at home with family! :)

Great post! I need to make those scones for the brunch wedding shower I'm doing...thanks for reminding me!