I’m not sure there’s anything more fun than a large group of women getting together. There’s just something about a sisterhood making connections. Making it more fun is having a great speaker address those women and then conclude with a light luncheon together. Good times!
Last week I had the opportunity to serve on a committee involved in putting such an event together. I was asked to serve on the decorating committee. When you hold such an event in a large hall, you want to come up with something big! So large bright tissue flowers became our theme to work around and bring on a bright Spring theme. After all….. I’m ready! Are you?
There were four of us working on flowers. (Five if you count Ruth’s husband…..) Lots of hours were put into creating 60+ large flowers and another 60+ small flowers for the table tops! They do take a little time since you have to be very gentle with the tissue paper. Even with that, there’s always a few tears…. but we managed to hide them ok. I did notice that the stronger, heavier tissue paper had less of a chance to tear. I would suggest choosing something like that if you have the choice. There are dozens of tutorials for making tissue flowers on Pinterest.
Ruth’s vision of bringing in Spring on the stage front included, making a cute little ‘cloud guy’ figure to add to our vignette. She got her inspiration from the cute Trolls movie.
Other items were pink rubber boots filled with real tulips, a small rocking chair with a rain coat draped on it,
an open yellow umbrella and lots of paper flowers to dawn the tiny picket fence along with a couple of geese and a rustic looking watering can. Oh….. and don’t forget the bright glittery letters pinned to the curtain saying “WECOME SPRING!” It was quite adorable and cheery to look at.
Our table center pieces consisted of two of the smaller tissue flowers put inside a mason jar filled with bright colored Easter grass and wrapped in glittery tulle.
Under the mason jar was a 12×12 square piece of bright (and glittery) scrap book paper.
Next to the jars, we used Owl clips to prop up a picture of a saying from the same prominent woman that was also pictured there. The center of the owl clips are bent forward and the ends crossed a tiny bit to use as a space to put in the picture or saying.
The quotes were taken from Kathryn’s great artwork over at Mybestlds.com.
The photos of the women were from a large poster of all of the past and present General Relief Society Presidents available through store.lds.org. Since they each had a quote under their picture, we included the quote when we cut up the poster. They turned out about the size of a large bookmark. This gave us lots of words of wisdom all over the hall…both on the tables and the walls.
We loved how the tables turned out! The only thing we wish we’d have thought of for the tables was to add bright solid colored napkins. It would have been fun to use several different colors of napkins, with every table being a different shade of napkin.