Yesterday, I helped my mom host a table at her church’s Women’s Christmas Dessert.
Each year, women from the church volunteer to decorate tables for the event. This year, they had about 30 tables set up. Volunteers are responsible for providing china, silverware, water glasses, mugs or tea cups, a centerpiece or decorations, and candles. The event is offered 2 evenings for dessert, and one morning for tea. My mom generously purchased all 8 tickets for our table and we both invited friends to join us last night.
This year we had a list of about 12 desserts and got to sample 4 different bite sized treats. Options included mini-tarts, mini-brownies, cheesecake bites, and my favorite was a called a Banana Dome. The event is only open for women to attend (and with about 30 tables, thats around 240 ladies, wow!). The best part, men from the church volunteer to serve us.
Last night’s entertainment included a couple who sang a few christmas duets, a woman who shared some humours stories, and we closed with a quick Christmas sing along.
Our peppermint white and red themed table looked beautiful, the social time was refreshing and it was a great way to start the holiday season.
PS. We did this all on a budget. My mom found the china, and we both purchased peppermint themed ornaments, during day-after-Christmas sales last year. And my mom found red napkins at an after-Valentine’s-Day sale. I found the vase at Cost Plus for 50% off (only $18!) and the branches were free from my yard! All the glassware came from thrift stores and it was beautiful (and in sets of 8). We proved that you don’t have to break the bank to celebrate and decorate.