Monday, April 28, 2014

Come Unto Christ Dinner.

This past weekend I was in charge of our
  Stake Young Womens Medallion Dinner.
{Just when I thought I was done with Young Womens too.....hehe. 
 I love those girls so much I could never say no!}

Every year, our stake holds a special dinner for the girls who have received their Young Womanhood medallion that year and they are asked to bring their parents as well.

I had complete free reign on how I chose to do this dinner.
I just needed to plan for about 100 people in attendance.

The first thing I did was choose a color scheme of black, white and hot pink.
{How can you go wrong with those colors, right?}

Place Settings

I designed these water bottle labels and will be offering them soon on my blog.
I do love how they turned out with the bunting.

Each girl received a little treat on her plate.
The boxes were purchased from the wedding section at Michaels {half off}.
I filled them each with 2 York Peppermint patties.
{I won't tell you how many I ate 
while in the process of filling them.}

I also designed these printanble circles and cut them out with my scalloped punch.
{I'll be offering these soon as well.}
The little damask paper bags were purchased at Hobby Lobby.

I really did hit the jackpot with one of my cute friends.
She has a little side business of decorating weddings and so she let me borrow: 
the chair covers, the fabric and the chandelier centerpieces.
 It added the perfect touch!

This was my backdrop and it was directly behind the podium where the speakers spoke.
This is one of my favorite tricks - - covering a church chalkboard with wrapping paper.

I found the cute glittered 'Come Unto Christ' banner on Etsy HERE.

Since the theme of the year is based around Jesus Christ, I found it fitting to have little framed pictures of Him on the tables.  The frames were found at Michaels in their dollar bins.

Food Table

As for our menu - we served:

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Green Salad
Orange Fluff Salad
Smashed Potatoes with sour cream, butter and cheese
Homemade rolls with the most amazing raspberry butter
And Chocolate Eclair cake for dessert

I put my cute friend Karen in charge of the food and she did awesome!

I had each of the YW presidents in our stake make the dessert.  A few days before the event, I brought over to their house all of the ingredients with the recipe and disposable pan.  
They just had to make sure it was delivered to the Stake Center on time Saturday night.
{P.S. The chicken cordon bleu was purchased at Costco.  Easy Peasy.  And it tastes delish!}

Our YW Stake Presidency always gives each girl a little gift.
This year it was these cute embroidered pillow cases.....

All of our youth had just particapted in the Cultural Celebration last month with the opening of our NEW Gilbert, AZ temple.  The theme of that celebration was 'Live True'.

Two of my cute sidekicks for the evening.
Wish I would have gotten a pic of ALL of my helpers.
They were so sweet to offer up their time in helping me out.  
Couldn't have done it without them.

Glad it's over but had lots of fun preparing for it.
I've had my feet up and I've been sipping on Diet Cokes ever since.


  1. I have NEVER seen anything like it!! Maybe I could have thought of or done one of these things, but you never disappoint and do it all so well. You need to put out a magazine. I have never seen the likes. Thanks for posting.

  2. This was amazing, every single detail was so beautiful.. I need a friend with all that décor stuff LOL!!!
    you are amazing!!!

  3. I love it all!! You do such fabulous work, they're never going to let you go :)


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