Every year in March, women of the church celebrate the anniversary of the organization of Relief Society around the world. Relief Society is the oldest and largest women's organization on the earth. This year we had a lovely buffet dinner and the committee asked several women to decorate tables for each month of the year. Then when all the ladies arrived they were to sit at the table that was their birthday month.
Since I was in charge of setting the February table I was there early enough to capture the essence of the tables that the other ladies were doing before it got really crowded. I loved all the tables but I think my favorite, pictured above, was January. Michelle did a beautiful job of making it looks so festive. The centerpiece had a bunch of brightly colored balloons and the black was very dramatic. The Young Women were also invited to the RS Birthday Party so Michelle had her daughter Morgan helping her.
This will I am sure look a little familiar as it it a near replica of the one I did for our dinner party on Valentine's Day for our Family Home Evening Group. These are just clear plates with paper doilies underneath from the cake decorating department of the craft store.
This one for March was really cute too. Heather and Joy worked on this one and it kept getting better and better. It wasn't even done at this point. They did a great job.
This is Lanette's April Table. Love those cute Easter Egg plates and the table top jelly beans were a big hit with the ladies at this table.
This is Donna's May table. It looked so pretty and just perfect for a lovely Mother's Day brunch or something special like that. People with June and August got to sit wherever they wanted as those months were the food tables. We didn't need 12 tables so it worked out just great.
Kathy and her mother-in-law, Darlene, decorated the July table. That was where I got to sit and they did a great job. Darlene and Kathy both do professional floral arrangements so they had a great centerpiece and little terra cotta pots of flowers for each lady to take home at their table.
Cathy got us all back in the mood for a new school year with her September Table. Didn't she have some cute ideas for that?
Marcy had some great October things going on here. Her table was not done when I got by for a photo or two. She added some orange glasses and black plates and it was really darling!
Maureen did a beautiful job on her November Table. Everything looked so classic and inviting I love how she did her place settings. Those brown and white floral dishes are to die for aren't they? And I am sure she made these adorable napkin rings.
Tammy and Trisha did the December table. It was all about snowmen and they had some darling ones. It wasn't finished when I got over there so missed the final look. At first I thought oh, I wish I had December...until they reminded me of what it was like to get this stuff out of storage in March. Ahhh, Never mind!
We concluded our evening with a closing song and prayer. The song "Sisters in Zion" has become somewhat of an unofficial theme song for Relief Society it seems. It portrays our mission so perfectly! I loved this evening because everyone did a little something and it turned out to be a wonderful concerted effort event enjoyed by all. Jim and two other men ran the nursery for the little ones while the young mommies truly had a Girls' Night out!