Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ready for a Teen Halloween Party

  I had so much fun decorating my friend’s house for a casual teenaged Halloween night party for my friend Julie.  She wanted more of her autumn decoration out and less Halloween this year.  Here’s what we came up with…IMG_2207The entry looks charming with lots of mums and bales of hay…and Jake the pup keeping his eye on me!IMG_2209The foyer with a sparkly purple theme…  IMG_2217

a warm, cozy den with lots of pumpkins, a huge antiqued lantern with mini pumpkins,IMG_2218 and lots of snacks (and bowls of candy!



More bowls of candy on the dining room buffet candy bar. IMG_2225Creepy spiders at the mini bar…  IMG_2230and another beautiful antiqued lantern to keep the fear at bay when the kids watch scary movies later that night.   IMG_2233We can’t forget the garage where a ping pong table is ready for action.

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John and Michael got to take the candy bar out for a test drive…


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Church Capital Campaign Kick Off Celebration

I was asked by my church pastor to head the hospitality committee for the major capital campaign  we have undertaken this year.  In addition to other smaller functions and duties, the Kick Off Celebration was the major event I had to plan.  It all came together with the help of wonderful men and women, young and old, who all care deeply for good ‘ol Immaculate Conception Church.IMG_2036 Here are the wonderful kids that helped set up a sparse gymnasium into a fun party!  I made a cor-plast silhouette of church and the kids taped twinkle lights to dress up the front of the gym (I chose the church silhouette as the decoration theme as it is a local icon of our city as it sits prominently at the foot of Garrison and Rogers Avenue in down town Fort Smith.)  They followed directions well and pulled the room together in 2 hours. 


IMG_2038 The kids and moms arrived at 9:00am on a Sunday morning to set up, decorate, bake and cook…here are the “church ladies!”  What would churches around the world do without the help of church ladies?!!  They are priceless!IMG_2039

Here’s the gym before the crowds…

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and here we all are enjoying an evening of great fellowship and food!

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