This was our invitation:
|flower designs: Crystal Wilkerson|
I'll create more invites using this format--super simple and I love it.
For the tables, Jen grew wheat grass in these plastic trays that go under plants (not sure of the real name :P). She purchased them at the dollar store.
Lisa B. cut some butterflies on her Cricut machine for us. I made the celebrate circle using Photoshop Elements and punched them out using my 3" scalloped circle punch. We adhered both to skewers to make plant stakes. We added a
2 1/2" strip of patterned paper around the bottom of the grass to hide the not so pretty part. So fresh!
For dinner we had a delish salad bar, an assortment of homemade dressings and homemade rolls.
Our drink was infused water. (Okay, it's lemon water, but infused water sounds so much fancier and more refreshing--*wink*)
Sharlene (our wonderful RS President--she rocks!) gave a simple and sweet message about taking care of each other and visiting teaching. It was perfect.
During dinner we also played a RS trivia game that was so fun. Audrey and Louise came up with ten questions and each table wrote down their answers. My table won--whoo hoo! Okay, we wouldn't have won if Ruth wasn't sitting with us. She's pretty smart.
For dessert, we had this:
|digital flower and label design: Crystal Wilkerson|
It's the "grown up" version of dirt pudding. It was so yummy and worked great with our gardening theme. There are layers of cake, pudding and a cream cheese filling.
I made little cupcake pokies to plant in the "dirt."
JEN'S CHOCOLATE DIRT CAKE
The cake layer is the "Perfectly Chocolate" chocolate cake recipe on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa container, but with the addition of one cup of sour cream. This cake is what totally makes the recipe, so don't go with a boxed mix.
The pudding layer is just instant pudding. Jen used 2 large boxes per batch.
The cream cheese layer is:
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 c. real whipping cream, whipped
Layer the following: cake pieces, pudding, cream cheese filling, cake pieces, then pudding.
Sprinkle top with crushed Oreos if desired for a "dirt" look.
Each batch made 24 cups.
For our activity, we tied Morgan Winters' quilt. She's our only graduating senior this year. Yeah, Morgan! And we made fabric flower clips.
They turned out great and were so simple to assemble, except for Tracy B., whose ended up perfect! :) There were six different fabric combinations to choose from.
Next month, Louanne Tillman, our new Homemaking Specialist, will be teaching a class on healthy smoothies and snacks. I can't wait!