Vicki organized the whole thing … delegating some of the dishes to members. The spread was unbelievable …and have I pictures? …no …we all managed to forget as we tucked in.
I thought, however, that I would recount the menu to make you a little jealous instead…lol
Breakfast on arrival
Either sausages or bacon in a soft morning roll
Vicki’s Poppy Seed Chicken
Jay's Cottage Pie
Angie’s Vegetarian Lasagne
Biscuits and Cheeses
Amelia’s Sherry Trifle
Lorna’s Non Cheese Cheesecakes
Vicki’s Xmas Cupcakes
Jo’s Winter compote with Greek Yogurt
Oranges and apples
And just in case that was not enough …
Rhoda’s Special Scottish Tablet
All washed down with flavoured water and gallons of tea and coffee.
Were we feeding the five thousand? …no … only twenty.lol
Members were set two ‘Makes’ to bring with them …a Name Tag and a Tree Bauble.
To keep us all busy during day we also had to bring certain ‘ingredients’ for a layout … and the letters for a title which had to have the word FAMILY in it ... and then we were given the ‘recipe’ of what to do, in which order, and an hour and a bit to complete it.(Vicki’s challenge)
This is my attempt
Each member was also given an envelope containing a card blank with papers ... 1 plain 1 patterned, buttons and ribbon …everyone’s contained the same items but different colours and patterns…they could use as much or as little of the contents as they wanted and they had to complete it mid-afternoon. We could use any adhesive …glitter glue and inks but nothing else. (Jays Challenge)
This is my attempt …I used stickles on the plain card to make parcels, but it is hard to see.
My game was a Smelly Challenge … 15 smells in envelopes …I had no idea how difficult everyone would find it….but they all had a good laugh trying.
There were prizes for all of these to entice everyone to have a go. There were also raffles through out the day too and a Challenge Bag. Now this bag was full of little prizes …rather like a Lucky Dip but one member challenged another to tell an embracing story …or sing a nursery rhyme …or do 5 star jumps …etc etc.
We also had ‘Hunt the Bauble’ with a prize for the fastest …and the slowest
Everyone said it was the most relaxed Christmas Crop they had been to …and they loved it …and some actually managed to do their own cards and Scrapping too …not me …I was too busy eating and chatting …and browsing around the Angel Craft Shop.
These were the only shots I took… near the end … and everyone looks so industrious.
Take Care xx
PS ... Shhhhhh ....A month today is Christmas Day.