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Michelle's Party Plan-It: August 2012

Michelle's Party Plan-It

Michelle's Party Plan-It: August 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Candy Making for Kids Book Giveaway!

I am so excited to share with you the new book by Courtney Dial Whitmore of Pizzazzerie!

If you are like me and love Courtney's other book, Push-Up Pops, you are going to love Candy Making For Kids! NONE of the recipes use a candy thermometer so the recipes are super accessible and easy for all kids. Not to mention absolutely YUMMY!  I can't wait to make several of the recipes with my three sons, there is something for everyone!  The chapter dedicated to holiday-themed candy is sure to keep the little hands busy this holiday season.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

My Cup Runneth Over - A Tea Party On A Budget

A couple of weeks ago, my mom asked me to style a tea party for the church's ladies bible study group. Each week one of the members of the group hosts the bible study and her turn was fast approaching. She wanted something very feminine with pink and green as the main colors. There were going to be at least 20 ladies in attendance. The challenge for me was to keep within her $75 budget. Luckily our Mother's Day party had similar elements so this was a great time to reuse some of the decor and keep the costs down. Since it was a bible study, I decided to tie in the Tea Party with some scripture, mainly Psalms 23:5 "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup runneth over." and with that we had a theme.

We utilized as much stuff we already had in our stash such as the table cloths, fabrics and decor elements.  I created the backdrop by cutting strips of fabric and tying them to a ribbon and white sheer curtains.

My mom had this gorgeous crocheted table cloth which we placed over pink fabric.

I also reused the ribbon topiary I made for Mother's Day as our centerpiece.  It coordinated perfectly with the fabric ribbon background.

We set up the dessert table in front of my mom's sliding glass door which brought in natural light. 

All of the desserts were store bought (which took most of the budget).  I was pleased to find delectable desserts at Costco and Sam's Club which were reasonably priced and sold in large quantities.


I created the cupcake toppers with scripture to tie in the theme.

My mom also requested a candy bar, which in my experience seems to be the most costly. To keep costs down, I purchased name brand candy such as the strawberry marshmallows and strawberry malt balls at the dollar store.

I utilized my mom's hutch for the candy bar and we decorated it with the coordinating dinnerware and tea pots, some of which my grandmother bought me years ago.  My mom added tulle to give it some extra femininity.

I wrapped chocolate bars in paper and foil. I also made the favor bags out of paper lunch bags and paper doilies from my stash which I had purchased at the dollar store some time ago.

I wrapped apple straws and frappuccino jars with scrap paper from our Mother's Day party.  I also used paper straws from my stash and made straw flags to match.

My mom displayed her favorite apron.  Which turned out to be one of my favorite elements.

From what I hear, the tea party was a hit and very much appreciated by the ladies.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and the treats along with great fellowship.

Thank you for visiting and God Bless!

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