Sunday, September 14, 2008

Enrichment Night

So I know I have been slacking on posts lately, but there is a very good reason. I have been up to my eyebrows in crafting and decorating for the past few weeks. Serving as the Enrichment Leader at church, I was in charge of putting together the annual craft night. Now that it is said and done, I think the evening turned out pretty well. Aside from the organizing of classes and gathering of supplies, I prepared a demo on "setting a holiday table" (as if I'm an expert on the subject...please!). Anyway I showed how to create six different holiday tables using one set of dishes. I really wish I had pictures of the finished products, place settings and all. But I only managed to take a few pics during the planning process. Mark is SO glad the planning process is over, by the way. Now we can use our dining room table again and he doesn't have to watch Owen every night while I make a trip to the store to buy "just one more thing, honey!"


These paper lanterns were used as the centerpieces on the dinner tables. They rested on a pretty piece of autumn paper layered with burlap.


For this Thanksgiving centerpiece I used metallic paints to give the gourds a lustrous look.


I love the pop of colors in this centerpiece. Fall fruits and vegetables sound so yummy right now.


This is for a kids' table. I just love the tiny pilgrim hats on candy sticks (thanks, Kim, for helping to glue all those little pieces together!)


Peppermints! It would be fun to incorporate other classic Christmas treats with this.


I used my cupcake stand as a holiday tree by placing shiny ornaments on it. Super easy!

Guess you know what I'll be using on my Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner tables.

8 comments:

Kimba said...

I'm glad it's over for you as well, but I had fun helping out (the little I did!). Again, just hoping your craftiness rubs off on me...

Britanny said...

I love the pilgrim hats and the cupcake stand thing! I will have to steal those ideas...

4starmom said...

I'm also the enrichment leader...Can I steal some of these ideas too? Love them.

Abby said...

Bridgette! Those are gorgeous. So fun to see what you came up with. I think my favorite was the gourds that were painted in metallic colors on that beautiful silver stand. Good job, Bridge!

Jess said...

Bridge- beautiful! If we actually had enrichment craftiness her I would love for it to look like that!

Yessika said...

Lovely!
I was just called to serve as the enrichment leader in my ward, that is how I came across with your blog!

simply jami said...

More I want more! What projects did you do? You are so super crafty!!! I miss you!

Sandy said...

Love the paper lanterns!