In 2012, we celebrated Christmas with an evening mixer. We invited MOPS moms to host our five tables, decorating them however they wanted. As a result, the room was colorful and festive – absolutely beautiful! Let’s take a look back at our mom-decorated tables from our Christmas Past:
Lara M. and Colleen’s table won the Best Table vote with its theme from the classic movie “A Christmas Story.” The table was a festive sight, with a Christmas tree centerpiece featuring “leg lamp” lights, handmade ornaments with photos from the movie, mini candy canes, and old-fashioned bulbs. Around the tree are the Parker family’s wrapped and partially peaked-on presents, including a bowling ball for dad, bunny slippers for Ralphie, a mini Radio Flyer wagon, the boys’ stockings, and of course a mini Red Ryder BB gun. Lara and Colleen decorated the chairs with big red bows. The place settings included a printed Christmas Story dinner plate on a gold charger, topped with a fortune cookie and a glass Ralphie magnet (Colleen made them like this). Under the plate was a list of trivia questions. The table guest who answered the most questions correctly won a copy of the movie. The party favor was Lara’s famous homemade fudge wrapped in a festive Chinese take-out container. Silverware included a set of chopsticks for each guest. Also, Lara made plaid, cloth dinner napkins, which each guest got to keep.
Christy’s table features a creative white snowflake cutout over a silver tablecloth, a centerpiece of floating candles, and snowflakes hanging over the table. Each guest received a wrapped favor at her silver and white place setting.
Our Creative Activities leader Christin set an elegant table featuring a three-tiered tower of high-heeled shoes surrounded by billowing snow. Strings of red and silver ornaments hung over the table. The place setting were silver and white, with real silverware and cloth napkins.
Laura’s nativity-themed table featured gold and red decor with a beautiful snow globe centerpiece. Each guest received a party favor at their place setting and a candy cane sharing the biblical symbolism of the candy cane.