We had a super time this afternoon at our annual Senior Saint Valentine Banquet. This is an event that is put on by our church and hosted by our teens and youth staff. It was evident that both the teens and seniors really enjoyed getting to know one another during this banquet.
For our banquet meal we enjoyed clam chowder, tortellini with alfredo sauce, choice of turkey or roast beef, pineapple wedges and mini cherry cheese cakes for dessert. The teens served their senior guests their meal as well as their choice of drinks: coffee, punch or water.
After our meal, we enjoyed the program put on by the teens. A brother-sister team were the m.c.'s, introducing each part of the entertaining program. We played a "getting-to-know-you" game, watched a couple skits (in which one of them called for a few participants), listened to an ensemble sing a sacred piece, and hear my husband give a devotional.
This is the centerpiece that was put on each of the tables. Two ladies in our youth staff put this all together. After setting the vases on glass squares, they sprinkled heart confetti and placed heart-shaped chocolates along the center of the tables.
As we were getting the last minute details put together this morning, my husband asked me to make little signs for the drinks. I came up with the idea to glue on conversation hearts to make these go better with the occasion.
Here's my husband after the banquet, tired and ready to head home. He wanted to try on the bull horns and had me take this picture of him.:) I made these for one of the skits. I used craft paper, fiberfill and my sewing machine to make this one-of-a-kind hat. It was a little tricky sewing it on the machine, but this is what worked (packaging tape did not work!).
We have been resting tonight because of the long and busy two days getting ready for this banquet. But, I will say this--it was all worth it! The teens did an awesome job and the senior saints left encouraged and blessed. Praise the Lord!