Tonight was supposed to be our ‘Emma’s Garden Party’ that I’ve spent way too much time planning and preparing for. Contrary to popular belief, I’m not an organically creative person. I have to achieve step 1 before my creative brain opens up to other possibilities. Therefore, after seeing the church gym on Wednesday morning, I was finally able to finalize the decor plans in my head.
That of course meant cutting out this paper fence, and since I couldn’t find any microphone stands, making and painting stands out of wood. Needless to say I was up until the wee hours preparing for what would have been an amazingly spiritual “girl power” evening full of beauty and grace.
This picture doesn’t do it justice, but basically we cut sage green plastic (from a roll) as the “charger” and placed a paper doily at each place setting. The flowers are pen flowers that each guest will be able to take home with them. What’s missing are the quote bookmarks from past Relief Society Presidents that will go at the top of each place setting to finish the look.
Here’s the stage that’s made of trees, flowers, my wood stands with tulle fabric and lights. We also swagged lights around the gym and added smaller plants to warm it up.
Remember those desert spoons I glued flowers on?
Well, because of my constant battle with Karma the party was cancelled. (Seriously she hates me).
My man and the boys helped me clean it all up and this is what the gym looks like now. Thanks Honey! I appreciate all your help. He even took us to Starbucks for hot chocolate to help wash away my woes.
It really is a bummer that the night was cancelled but what’s worse is all the time I took preparing for an evening that didn’t happen. I hate wasted time.