The Time My Centerpieces were Upstaged by the Syrup Bottles

Early in our Relief Society presidency we were asked to do centerpieces/decorations for the 4th of July party. I got a little carried away and made pinwheels. I got them out of the car, got them already to put on the tables and when I turned around there were giant bottles of syrup in the center of all the tables! I thought it was quite humorous.

I was reminded about what a husband’s friend said when she asked him what he was going to use for centerpieces for the Scout banquet. He said that’s what the butter and salt and pepper were for. It was fun to see them spinning in the winds and the kids had fun with them afterwards.

Relief Society Luau Fun

2016 Luau Summer Social

I made these posters with corrugated cardboard I bought at the packing store. I love the effect.

Tiki Masks


I wanted the Young Women to be more involved so I asked if they could help with the invitations. I traced the outlines of tiki masks and printed them on some art paper. I took my collection of ultra fine sharpies and my favorite pens to an activity. I told the girls that I like to be original and that we would make original art for the invitations. They drew the faces and colored them in then glued them on the invitations. I had them sign their work like a real artist.  It was a fun activity. Even some of the boys and the bishop got involved.


Tea Party Shower

This is my favorite shower. We threw a Mad Hatter Tea Party for my niece Sam. It gave us the chance to be as colorful and cheerful as we wanted.

teapartyshowerWe used one long table and decorated it with a variety of small square tablecloths. All different colors. The we set the table with teacups and pitcher and teapots.

coloredsandwichesThe bride’s colors were purple and red. I made finger sandwiches with colored bread.

WonderlandPartyMy sister put DRINK ME and EAT ME tags on the pictures and food.

drinkmeI think my favorite part was the mish mash of vintage table clothes.

Camping Wedding Shower

We welcomed our new daughter-in-law Emily into the family with a camping shower. I never would have thought of camping as a theme for a bridal shower, but the rest of the girls came up with the idea and did most of the work. Karena was especially inspired with lots of camping ideas. They even managed to build a fire in the back yard and let the guest make s’mores. camping shower

The menu included the mores, campfire cupcakes and mix your own trail mix. There was even a little baggie with a marshmallow, chocolate bar and a graham cracker. It was labeled, ‘S’more for later. cupcakesMalan