Welcome to our Relief Society Birthday Party!
The Relief Society is the Women's Organization
of our church,
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Every March we celebrate the beginning of the Relief
Society, which was organized in 1842. I am on the
committee. The dinner is usually for around 60 women.
This year we chose a retro theme of Aprons and Pearls.
This was the invitation for the event, thanks to Annie.
Just seeing this darling invitation made you
want to attend.
The centerpieces of all the tables were beautiful packages
wrapped in pattern tissue, and topped with matching bows,
crowned with jewels. There were vintage hats, books,
and trinkets tucked around the room.
Vintage hankies, aprons, gloves and doilies were
hung as banners behind the serving table.
Laura and Joanne had all of the vintage items.
They purchased the patterns at a thrift store.
Laura had vintage dresses, and the dress forms were
dressed in them, with aprons and pearls. These
"ladies" greeted the women at the door. I think
these ladies at the door were my favorite decor
What an impact a little bling and ribbon makes on
a package wrapped with pattern tissue.
Such a clever idea.
The centers of each table also had mini sewing machines
owned by Joanne.
Volunteers made cakes to add to the table decor,
and also as dessert.
Here are the tables before the cakes were brought.
We had eight tables set up.
We are in the kitchen with one of our retro maids with a huge
bowl of mashed potatoes.
We had meatloaf, salad with retro dressings (Thousand Island, French, and Italian - bottled of course),
Jello Salads, fresh rolls and mashed
My favorite part was seeing ladies of all ages in their
aprons and pearls.
Of course, we made it a point to try out all of the
cakes from each table. This one was made by
my neighbor across the street, Hailey, who is a teenager.
This girl has talent! It was the yummiest chocolate cake.
It was a fun and unique party theme, with adorable decor.
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