Monday, February 13, 2012

How Sweet It Is

We had our Young Women's New Beginnings a few weeks ago... we borrowed an idea from my creative and brilliant friend Kristy (who's blog is private) and themed our night around candy. We made these cute candy bar invitations...

...that had a golden ticket inside (a la Willie Wonka) with all the information.

We had a table for each of the values with real candies in that color and some lovely wrapped candies. We wrapped up a bunch of balls, rolled towels, home decor items, etc. in tissue paper and then cellophane to look like big candies. We had a table for Virtue too with gold wrapped caramels, but I guess I didn't take a picture of that table.

I loved the big suckers we made... this one with a big bouncy ball and a wrapping paper roll...

...and these with paper plates and wrapping paper rolls.

We covered every possible surface with candies.

Our banner said, "How sweet it is" and we served ice cream sundaes on the long table. Each of the girls got to take home a bag full of candy, too. Yummy!

My friend Jessica (another amazingly talented person) made the cute paper lollipops to go along the back wall. It is always hard to decorate a whole gym for events like these, but this idea was fun and it turned out great.

The decorations and treats were cute, but the best part of the evening was that all of our Young Women got together with their parents and leaders and we were able to talk about Personal Progress and the YW/YM theme for the year. We welcomed in a whole new group of girls to Beehives, too. It will be a great year!

It really IS sweet to be a part of this organization!


Kristi said...

I wish I could take credit for the "Kristi with the private blog with the darling ideas." Those are great! I'm sure the big night was a hit.

Kristy said...

Wow. You are way to nice. Everything turned out very cute! I love all the decor, very creative!