Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SWEET sounds of Christmas

 We always have the High School Madrigals come to entertain us at our luncheon in December, so Sweet "Sounds" of Christmas was  our theme.
These peppermints were so fun to make.  I first thought of painting the swirls on the paper plates.  I was a little overwhelmed with that and then a good friend suggested to just get color copies of a peppermint.  PERFECT!!!  I just glued the copy on to two paper plates and glued them together.  Wrapped them up in cellophane tied with bows.  They were so bright and fun.  Thank you to Amy D for the initial idea of the peppermint!!

The peppermints would have been fine for the centerpieces but instead I used them around the room and found beautiful peppermint wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby and just wrapped boxes for the centerpieces.  For the napkin rings I just put cellophane through a small color copy of a peppermint just cut out with a punch.

For just a little chuckle, as favors we gave out CANDY CANE SEEDS.   Thank you Farmers Wife for the idea. Click here for our printable version!  

On the back we put this cute saying:
Magic Candy Cane Seeds
I once knew a gardener who knew how to grow
bright tasty candies from under the snow.
I asked him to share his secret with me
and this is the advice he gave me for free….
“To garden in winter snow is difficult,
it takes lots of care for a magic result.
Here are a couple of seeds to grow and
Soon you will have candy canes all in a row"

Taste Of Italy

Because we were serving a Pasta & Salad bar we wanted to decorate the tables Italian.  It was so inexpensive....almost free using what was in our cupboards.   
The napkin rings with just a bow tie pasta glued on just add simple touch.

Gobble 'til you Wobble

Because I was out of town most of the month we went very simple.  A candle in a cylinder, a pumpkin from the garden and a turkey.  I loved the color the napkins as table toppers gave.  World Market has a great buy on napkins at their stores.   The beautiful plates that Costco has each year for Thanksgiving bring in so much color also.  My friend made all the turkeys out of netting and M&M's for everyone, so cute!  Simple, but it did the trick of making everyone feel welcome.  The silverware pocket printable can be found here.  

Mummies Rule

It's always fun when we can let everyone take home a part of the centerpiece.  

So for October we took  Cans of Pepperidge Farm Pirouette rolled wafers  and wrapped them up like mummies.

Everyone was very happy to get to take one home with them.

Gluing Eyes on the place-mats took very little time and seemed to add an element of fun.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Relief Society Birthday Gift

For our Relief Society sisters birthdays this year we are giving them a "Cupcake!"  A pair of spa socks rolled to look like a cupcake, topped with a chocolate dove heart, and a straw on the side for looks!  So far the sisters are LOVING them!

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Relief Society Birthday Gift

Our sisters loved receiving some fun soap with this cute tag for their birthdays!  We purchased the soap at JoAnn's Fabrics with a coupon, and then tied this cute tag on with bakers twine.  Cute, Easy, Affordable, Useful.

Easy to print PDF

Easy Christmas Neighbor Gift

We attached this cute tag to a black and white spatula from IKEA, or it would be super cute on a Betty Crocker Red spatula from Dollar Tree as well. Simple, easy, useful neighbor gift.
Here is the link to the 6 per page document  for easy printing!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018