Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cupcakes and Crafts

The women’s ministries at my church has regular Girl’s Night Outs. Pattie, the director, thought it would be fun to combine two things we ladies love—cupcakes and crafts. So my friend Debi and I took over coordinating it and we were all thrilled with the results!

 

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(Spring cupcakes, Caramel Chocolate, Chocolate Dr. Pepper with Maple Bacon, Toffee Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Brownie, Lemon & Chocolate)

 

There were two parts to the night—a cupcake contest…

 

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(Cinnamon, Chocolate Caramel, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough)

 

Ladies wanting to participate in the contest were invited to bring a dozen cupcakes. Six were used for the display and the other six were set out for everyone to help themselves to right away. For their entry in the contest, we had tent cards for them to fill out with their cupcake name and any other details they felt were important for the judges to know about. We had 3 judges evaluating the cupcakes to award four prizes: Best Taste, Best Theme, Best Execution and Best Overall. Everyone who attended the event also got to vote for their favorite. This category was “Girl’s Choice.”

 

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(Strawberry Dream, Chocolate Fudge, Triple Chocolate Caramel with Marshmallow Fondant Flower, Cinnamon Cappuccino)

 

We were blown away with the cupcakes all the ladies brought! (And there were so many to enjoy eating!) The next part of the night was craft time!

 

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I had some incredibly crafty ladies coordinate the different craft options for the evening—candle decorating, wreaths, flower accessories and card making. We also had tables set up for ladies who wanted to work on ongoing projects that they brought from home.

 

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Each lady who wanted to participate in the provided crafts purchased a punch card at the door. It was $5 for two crafts and then $2 each per craft after that. At each table, the coordinator would mark off that they did a craft and instruct them on how to make their project and how many items a punch was worth. At the wreath table, one punch equaled one wreath. At the flower station, one punch equaled three flower accessories, etc.

 

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Flower accessories was the most popular station. It was so cute on Sunday seeing lots of little girls wearing headbands and clips their mommies had made.

 

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I also loved how many girls joined their moms for this event. The ladies all had a great time chatting and crafting, and had to be shoed out after 3 hours of crafting.

 

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The event was a hit and we look forward to many more!

 

 

Parties I love to link up with:

Hoo’s Got Talent, The Sunday Scoop, The Sunday Showcase Party, Made By You Monday, Market Yourself Monday, Making the World Cuter Monday, Weekend Wrap Up, Motivate Me Monday, Frugalicious Friday, Feature Yourself Friday, Just Something I Whipped Up, Mad Skills Party, Get Your Craft On, Anything Related, Make it Yours Day, The Shabby Nest, Kojo Designs, Tea Rose Home, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Real Momma, Real Style, Idea Sharing Wednesday, Creative-ly U, Tutorials and Tips Tuesday, Sew Cute Tuesday

4 comments:

  1. that looked like so much fun! great idea, and those cupcakes all look delicious!! :) found you over at sunday showcase, stop by for a visit sometime

    Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

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  2. Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes? Oh...my....

    Those strawberry dream cupcakes are calling my name too.

    Looks like it was a really fun night!

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  3. Cupcakes and crafts? What a genius idea!! And most of those cupcakes are making me contemplate breaking my diet. They look to die for!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  4. Those Cupcakes look delish!! Looks like the evening was a hit and a lot of fun!!

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