Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, Melanie, and Lanny
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives.
A group of women in our church congregation gathered yesterday for a birthday party! The honoree, our women's organization, Relief Society, just hit its 175th year! We shared laughter, food, quotes from past leaders of our organization, and gifts of service with each other. Laurie set the scene for our evening together, Heidi prepared the crockpot pork, Justin and Seth provided child care, and all contributed food for the beautiful Mexican salads and luscious desserts we enjoyed.
We left our tables for fun in the gym where we donned mustaches and headbands, all in the spirit of fun. When our donkey piñata was decapitated by the second strong young woman (these gals are serious exercisers) to take a swing at it, Laurie shook its contents on the floor. The scramble was not for the candy, but for the gifts of service written on slips of paper. They ranged from a gardening lesson to a vocal lesson to an evening of babysitting to mending and sewing projects to a meditation session to lunch at a local restaurant and many gifts of home baked food items. I scored with good friend Anne's homemade dinner rolls! Everyone pitched in at the end of the evening for clean up duty. And I kept my promise to not post any of the pictures I took on Facebook!
Just one of many luscious desserts!
The serious shot!
And the goofy shot!
What a fun party! Especially that pinata!ReplyDelete
The ideas for this party are definitely worth replicating. (I'd say "pinworthy" but suppose no Facebook means no Pinterest either.)I'd love to go to such an event. Yet the joy I see here is not in the décor or the food or the fun, but it is in what this group feels towards each other as well as they ways you reach out. Thanks for sharing this inspiration!ReplyDelete
What an awesome group of ladies! You hang out with the best people, Ramona. Enjoy that homemade bread.ReplyDelete
What a fun time, Ramona. So I guess it was ok to post the pictures on your blog - but not Facebook! ;)ReplyDelete
They didn't mention my blog! :)Delete
Congratulations on that anniversary, a long time! The piñata gifts sound wonderful, great idea! Thanks, Ramona!ReplyDelete
Piñata! You went all the way with the party. Fun to extreme. This is a wonderful spirit to have. Keeps everyone young.ReplyDelete
SO SO much fun. Love the spirit and energy at your party!ReplyDelete