Last Thursday I helped put on a really fun Red Carpet Event for our ladies group at Church. I will start out with a few definitions because I don't want to lose anyone if I throw out an unfamiliar term. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or LDS, or Mormon. Our women's group is called Relief Society. The Relief Society has an activities committee in charge of organizing activities for the women. I am on that committee. I am super lucky because Jax of Aly and Ash is the head of that committee, and we get to have lots of fun planning and executing activities.
Back to last Thursday. We had a red carpet event to celebrate the goals we achieved during 2010. Some of the goals were completing your Visiting Teaching 100%, attending the Temple, and reading the Old Testament in its entirety.
Here is the red carpet. Ladies walked the Carpet to receive the awards. It was so fun to see everyone strut their stuff. Oh and to keep it real, you can see the basketball hoop hanging in the top of the picture. We were in the gym or cultural hall.
Here were some of the awards people earned. The vinyl for the plates came from Choose the Writing, you may also know her as Marni of Sassy Sites. The idea for the soap bottles came from the Idea Room.
We also felt like everyone should get an award just for making it through the year. I designed some kit kat wrappers and wrapped all those babies up. If anyone is interested, I can make the design available without the words. Leave me a comment or send me an email.
We even had the paparazzi there to snap away while the ladies walked the carpet. Here are our paparazzi members loading up the yummy treats onto the serving trays.
Each table had a tiered serving tray filled with goodies to munch on during the awards. I actually made this one below. I am going to do a separate post on it, because I used a great tutorial and I want to give you all the details.
Here are some of the goodies. I dipped the marshmallows. The white ones with the red sprinkles were a peppermint chocolate, SO delicious! I kept all the marshmallows in the same container so the regular chocolate marshmallows picked up some of the peppermint flavor too. Those pinwheels came from Sam's Club and they were delicious! I need to talk someone with a Sam's membership into buying me some.
Here are some more of the goodies. I made the brownies with the cream cheese frosting. I made those little fleurs-de-lis out of candy melts. I anticipate a tutorial on those too.
Here is a wide view of one of the tables. You can see the paparazzi area in the background. We roped them off so it would be just like a real red carpet.
This was one of my first major activities since being called to the committee. It really was a lot of fun and I think everyone had a really great time!