This is what you do when you're asked to decorate a banquet in 3 short days.
Raid your home decor stash.
This was the same day as our match day. Talking about a wild and crazy day! Our church hosted a dinner/meeting for ministers and at the last minute decided to move it from a smaller dining area to the gym due to number of guests. Besides being a gym, the facilities are not yet complete so it was a challenge.
The roses, ribbon and vases were the only purchases. We managed to decorate for around $100.
I decided to go with a gentleman's theme and keep it warm for winter. The most laborious part was washing, rinsing and peeling labels off 40+ vegetable cans. We worked with the caterers to use small cans of green beans so we could use them as candle holders.
We also made a hot cocoa bar, a big hit on this cold rainy night!
Sorry I don't remember who gave this idea of wrapping the cans of whipped cream in pretty paper but it is a great idea to fancy it up!
Who can have hot cocoa without a cookie?
The plates were held in a treasure chest type box while a croc tray held napkins and a vintage trophy filled with clear flatware.
The best part for me was a dessert that I didn't make.
Banana pudding. It was delicious. The cook told me the super easy recipe is from Southern Living and has sour cream in it. I haven't located it yet.
Thanks for all the well wishes on our news and upcoming move in May. I really appreciate it.
Please take time to visit this blog, Quilt Confessions, and read Danielle's story. She could use lots of prayers.
I'd also like to thank Nita from Mod Vintage Life and Kim from Savvy Southern Style for featuring my dining room! Thanks so much ladies!!
Now on to the big task of getting my house ready to sell. I may be scarce the rest of the week.
Have a great weekend!
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