Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hostess Appreciation Luncheon

Good morning! :) How are you??? Did you have a good weekend? I did, but BOY, was it busy! And this week - well, I'm committed to enjoying every moment of the busyness, and then rejoicing when it's over. :D

But today, I want to share some details from the Hostess Appreciation Luncheon with you. If you've never attended, it's really easy to get your invitation! All you have to do is be a hostess. You are encouraged to have your party here - so you don't have to clean up, and I don't have to pack! :D - but there are all SORTS of ways to host a party! Contact me to set yours up - the slate has been wiped clean, and the next party is in October 2010! :D

OK, on with the share. :)

(Sheesh! This thing is taking forever - too much going on! LOL!)

SO! LOTS of preparation for this, every year - I treat my hostesses right. :D I make lunch from scratch; this year, it was a full turkey dinner. On the menu:
--turkey (DUH! :D)
--mashed potatoes
--cranberry salad
--corn spoon bread
--Ooey Gooey Caramel Cake

With my going to Chattanooga the day before for Stampin' Up! Half-Day Regional Conference, everything was planned down to the MINUTE in order to get everything done. :)

The little box in the bottom right corner was the table favor; I do a different one each year, and the hostesses get a copy of the template to take home.

We do two projects, also, at each Hostess Appreciation Luncheon; one is for organization of some type. The flip book on the top left corner is a Punch Template Book - I made the curly labels with MY DIGITAL STUDIO, and we punched them out with the punch! We punched all 42 punches, and put labels with them. That way, if there's a certain project someone wants to do, they can see if they have the punch and if it will fit the project.

The second project I will blog tomorrow. :) It was a lot of fun, and very quick and easy.

I think everyone had a good time; I appreciated the time to chat with everyone, even though I was extremely tired! LOL!

I hope you'll talk to me about hosting your party soon; don't forget that Sale-a-Bration is coming up right after the holidays, and there's never a better time to host!!!

Have a WONDERFUL day, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP SOMETHING - I am!! :D