Sunday, December 14, 2008

Chirstimas Party was a Success.....


This past Friday was my Church Christmas Party, Hosanna! Christian Fellowship...
http://www.hosannacf.org/hosanna/site/default.asp
I have taken on the role as "Social Planner" about a year ago....with that being said, I was responsible for planning, finding a establishment and organizing the event. I must say, it all came together very nicely and I was very pleased with the outcome.

The picture shown is one of the Table Center Pieces I spruced up with some Gold Glitter along with a Gold Metallic Bell Accented with Gold Ribbon at each place setting...
This years attendance was the highest in numbers we have had thus far for our Annual Christmas Party. I was a bit fearful we would not have a great turn out due to the economic state, but my fears were put to rest when the final count was well over my expectations...!!!

The event was held this year at a Local Fire Hall....yes, we downsized a bit one may say. We have in the past had our parties at the Best of the Best, costs being way over $20.00 per person, only to have the service crappy, food cold and not enough food to serve everyone for the first round with a Buffet style dinner. Last year's party was way over the top in price and very disappointing. So when it was time for planning this year's big event of the Season, It was suggested to me if I could find a hall that caters or a hall that may serve a "family style" banquet. I went on the hunt having several places in mind that were local and large enough to accommodate. Of course you always run into the high cost of rental and No entertainment permitted(which totally shocked me) I was very lucky in my find at a Local Hall that is very popular and serves, in my opinion, some of the Best Pennsylvania Dutch Food in the state!
Our Menu

Fruit Cocktail
Lettuce with Hot Bacon Dressing
Ham
Turkey
Potato Filling
Gravy
Green Beans
Sweet Corn
Rolls
Shoofly Pie
Apple Pie
Chocolate Cake with PB Icing
White Cake with Chocolate Whipped Icing
Coffee and Tea
This was an all you can eat family style dinner. You eat as much as you want and the food is served to you at your table all the while the dishes being refilled as they empty.... I can assure you, NO one went home hungry!

We are also very fortunate to have an Entertainer in our Congregation, Chris Poje, who donates his time and talents every year.

http://www.itsshowtimedj.com

Chris makes sure we all have a blast, getting everyone involved in the fun and dancing...

Before the evening came to an end, I was approached by many who very much enjoyed this year's event and I was asked to reserve a date at this year's location for Next Year's Party....

And I was very pleased to hear the "chatter" at church this morning how "great" the party was this year...!!

Great Food and Good times, All was a success!!



5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good time was had by all!

    ReplyDelete
  2. A lot of work for you I am sure but sounds like it all came together wonderfully! How fun and a job well done! =O)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Glad to hear that the party was a great success after all your hard work. It couldn't have happened without you!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Leave it to you to throw a fantastic party. I knew you would be a success.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks Ladies..!! I did not mention I baked my signature chocolate cake with PB icing for the party...I have requests for the recipe from some who had a piece at the party, but that is the one recipe I do not share...it was also my mother's signature cake, and I have been passed the torch!! I will bake one for anyone, but the recipe I do not share......

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for the visit....! I encourage and look forward to your thoughts and comments. Many Blessings...K

There was an error in this gadget

Follow by Email