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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

"Be Not Weary" Spring Dinner Party

  I was asked to be in charge of a dinner party to commemorate the founding of the Relief Society (my church's women's organization). I really liked the bee skep centerpieces I used for a function last summer so I decided to rework them and chose the theme "Be Not Weary in Well Doing" since service is one of our main missions.

The little honey bee is very industrious. It has a lifespan of only a few months and contributes only 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey to it's hive. Yet since many, many bees all work together they are able to produce enough honey for themselves and more to spare.


Spring is at it's finest in Arizona right now so my committee chose to have an outdoor dinner in Sandra's garden.  We used all white serving pieces layered on yellow and white tablecloths with burlap toppers. 

The menu consisted of an enormous salad bar with more than 30 different toppings! We also served homemade orange rolls and a cupcake and cookie buffet.

If you look closely you can see little sugared bees on the cupcakes!

We sent our guests home with a favor bag of  Bit O'Honey candies.
Even though we may only make a seemingly small contribution to our community or neighborhood, if we all work together I believe we can accomplish great things!

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  1. Wonderful message! Yes, working together makes the task much easier and much more fun. I, being a fan of bees and all things bee related, found your post especially "sweet". Cute favor idea!
    I hosted my garden club last October when we took a field trip to a bee ranch. I made little individual bee hive cakes using a Wilton pan. I used my collection of honey pots as the centerpiece for the table. We served a nice lunch, but it wasn't the beautiful salad spread you showed us. ;-)

  2. Great job carrying out your theme right down to the Bit O' Honey. Working as a team yielded great results.

  3. What a wonderful theme. No detail was overlooked and everything looks like it turned out perfect.

  4. Your theme is beautiful, and beautifully carried out as well. Your buffet , centerpiece and favors all look wonderful, no doubt everyone enjoyed this event!!

  5. Cute theme. Love the bee skeps. Great styling on your buffet. I know it was a great success for a worthy cause.
    You have been blogging about the same number of years as I have. I noticed you were featured on Potpourri Friday 2805. That has been a while. I remember being featured there also years back. That was an enjoyable blogging time.
    Nice to meet you, Karee,

  6. That looks fabulous! Love the theme! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  7. Great theme and these tables look great!

  8. What a lovely theme, Karee, and overall beautiful event. Love that you and your posts party with us at Vintage Charm :)

  9. Beautifully done!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!