Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Mini-Super Saturday

Ever been to a Super Saturday?  If you have, you know how much fun they can be.  Our time and resources allowed us to plan and pull off a Mini Super Saturday this year.  And I think it was better than the SUPER, SUPER Saturday!

We delivered personal invites to every woman in our neighborhood.

And they were attached to a yummy chocolate dipped pretzel rod.

We decided that having this M-SS would be nice in someone's home, rather than a large cultural hall.  And it was...roaring fires with the smell of hot cider and cocoa on the stove was perfect.

To make the bag just a bit more festive I added these Pretzel Crisps (just a few) to the bottom of the invite bag.

We planned a few projects and sent around sign up sheets.  This was a favorite project. 

Another favorite was a Christmas Tamale making class.  Wow, were they good!

We also offered a display class with many, many ideas of inexpensive Christmas gift ideas and family traditions.

Fudge recipes, creative advent calendars, teacher gift ideas, holiday hand soaps and bath bombs, Christmas wish jars (complete with wishes!), cocoa cupcake bulbs and so much more. 

Cocoa Cupcake Bulbs.  Cocoa powder is funneled into clear bulb ornament, then miniature layered toppings.  Be careful to set bulb in a cupcake liner and cup so the bulb does not roll over and mess up your layers!  Package in cello, bow and candy cane.  So clever!

An elementary school teacher makes this tasty treat for each of her students as a Christmas gift.  Hamburgers and French Fries!  Lucky students!

Mini Hamburgers:
Vanilla Wafer Cookies (Mini)
Sesame Seeds to sprinkle top of buns (moisten wafer slightly)
Peppermint Patties
red and yellow frosting
Potato Stix (@Walmart)

To encourage attendance we offered this little teaser...
"For all those that come to the activity there will be a special gift.  Something that all will appreciate and some have even coveted in the past!"

The gifts were presented in this plush Santa bag.

The "gift" was a special recipe from a certain person in our ward that gave us permission to share it with those that attended.  The treat is a favorite at many of our neighborhood functions and had never before been shared.  Lucky us!

As projects and classes were winding down we started serving warms soups, appetizers and Christmas desserts.  

Watch for future posts...some of these recipes will be shared!

Like this Almond Joy Bar!  So good!

Lots of time to chat, eat, create and get excited about the upcoming holidays.  

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