Saturday, December 3, 2011

Ward Christmas Party.

 The Young Men and Young Woman in our ward were incharge of the infamous Ward Christmas Party this year.  With alot of help we pulled it off with a short amount of time to plan.  The youth served dinner and then we had a short Nativity play.
 The Relief Society made all the food {thank you}. The youth helped dish it up and serve it to about 200 people.
They voted to wear goofy Christmas hats!
 Mary and baby Jesus.
We wrote a really cute and really short nativity play.  We had the wonderful  Dean and Kathy Hughes from our ward narrate it for us {basically the Christmas story from Luke 2 tied in with testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith and Thomas S. Monson at the end - very powerful}.  We had a few songs mixed in as well; a solo by a primary child, a small RS number, and numbers by the Young Men and the Primary.
{if anyone is looking for a Christmas program email me and I can pdf you a copy}

I thought the decorations turned out awesome.  I had the high priest run wire from bolts in the gym and then we strung Christmas lights from the wire {it dropped the ceiling to 10 feet which made the space feel more intimate}.  The tables were set really simple but really elegant and then we had a few trees with white lights and simple decorations. 
We asked people to bring donations for our local food bank.
I didn't remember my camera so these pictures are thanks to Caprice and John.  Unfortunately no one get a picture of the place settings or the entire gym all set up.
Thanks to everyone who made this ward Christmas an elegant success!