So I decided to write a series of posts giving you the highlights of our summer, beginning with our Mother/Daughter Brunch in May. I realize May isn't summer, but that's about when the summer frenzy started for me.
We had our Brunch on May 12th. The theme was "The King's Daughter" - so of course, I used decorations along a princess theme, and our colors were purple and silver.
The week before the Brunch several ladies came to my house and helped me make some of the decorations: tissue paper poms to hang from the ceiling and castle place cards. One of our ladies had made those poms years ago as wedding decorations! For the place cards, we used folded, unlined 3x5 cards. We stamped a castle with embossing ink in the middle of the card (after marking exactly where to stamp it - learned that pretty quick!) across where the fold would be, then embossed the castles with gold embossing powder. Then we cut around the top half of the castle, so that when the card was folded the top of the castle popped up above the card. Wes printed the verse and flourish underneath the castle for me. I was very pleased with how they turned out!
We used real china and silverware for our place settings, and added little cups of chocolate-covered fruits to each place. I found confetti that looked like little diamonds that I scattered down the middle of each table. One of our ladies made little white satin pillows as centerpieces, and on each pillow we set a toy tiara.
Our meal was a planned potluck: breakfast casseroles, croissants and muffins, and fruit. The ladies outdid themselves! We had so much delicious food! Punch, coffee, and water finished off our meal.
Our ladies were excited to invite their friends and relatives, and they were rewarded with several visitors. We had visiting moms, aunts, cousins, nieces, and even one lady's dental hygienist! Don't you just love that?! We had good reports all around that our visitors enjoyed their time with us.
We played some games that were fun for little girls and grown-ups alike, and then my mother-in-law brought our lesson for the day. It was wonderful having her here. I so enjoyed having her fellowship and help, and I was thrilled to introduce her to the ladies in our church. After it was all over, I realized I hadn't gotten a picture of her speaking!
So that was my first big event of the summer. I planned and worked and prayed over it for weeks, and it turned out great! The only thing I will change in the future is letting more people help me. I wanted to make it special for everyone and tried to do most of the work myself, but I realized that I have to have help for such a big event, and our ladies are always asking what they can do to help. Next time . . . I'm taking them up on it!