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Sunday, December 23, 2007

A Christmas Spectacular!

Last Saturday night was our church's Women's Ministries annual Christmas party. Our ladies always look forward to this party each year, to celebrate the birth of our Savior, and to celebrate the love and friendship we have with one another because of Christ's love for us. Along with my friend Becky from the Pink Chandelier, and my friend Esther from Esther's House of Cards, we worked all week long to decorate and create a beautiful and elegant setting for this year's party. Here's a few pics of how it all turned out.
Remember a couple of months ago I posted about shopping at the Dollar Tree store and found all these great floral items that I was planning to use for making the decorations for this party. So these....


turned into this...
This was the completed project. I "stole" this idea from The ParTea Planner. When I saw it on her blog I thought is was so beautiful and spectacular that I had to do it for this party. Hubs helped engineer and construct the whole pole system going on here...
These were just some of the rest of the decorations in the room...




Remember in a couple of different previous posts, I talked about collecting these jars. Well, this is how I used them. We had several of our ladies bake their favorite cookie recipes and bring them to the party. We put them in these jars and had little bags available for everyone to take a few cookies home to share with their families...Ummm, good!
Then I made these little paper bag albums with all the recipes from the cookies the ladies made, one for each person...
Theses were just Christmas "words" that I printed in gold lettering then framed and made this display with gold tress from the 99 Cent Store...
After working so long and so hard on all these decorations, I didn't have it in me to do anything at my house this year. That's why I just put up the little tree that I showed you in the last post.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

4 comments:

Cheryl said...

Merry Christmas Brenda :-)

Wow, what a spectacular job you did with those decorations. The only problem I see is now your going to have to top yourself next year lol. Ahhhhhhh but I bet your already planning next years party lol.

Heather said...

Merry Christmas, hon! Beautiful decorations!

Hope it was fun. :-)

Jean Knee said...

Wow! That was ahuge amount of decorating going on.

The cookie jar thing was sooo beautiful. I didn't realize thiose jars were so big, and the labels were so elegant.

then, let me tell you I am in love with paper bag journals and cards. Putting the recipes in there was a good idea, I did something kinda like that for a swap.

And the christmas words in frames were so kewwwl.

Can you use any of it in your decorating for next year?? at home I mean

Did I ever send you that site that was like the partea planner but more affordable? Your things remind me of it. So nice but won't make you bankrupt. I love dollat tree too!

Merry Christmas b !!!!!

Jean Knee said...

post some pics of the inside of the recipe book. I might steal that idea for next year!