Special thanks goes to Gladys Owens who made all of the gold table cloths for this grand evening. She sewed 50 round ones and I don't know how many rectangle ones she ended up sewing. She and I have been planning the decor for over a month. Now it's the day before and we are ready to put all of the pieces together.
I took pieces of Christmas trees - in a thrift store donations come in of all kinds. For the last 2 months all of the trees that were donated that were not complete - were set aside for me. What?? Yes these pieces make great floral arrangement bases to work with.
It so happened someone donated 2 large garbage bags full of sprays of gold leaves - not by chance - I have been praying for the Lord to send me the right things to work with. And He did.
Here's how we did the centerpieces for each table. Take one branch and spread or fluff out each branch, taking care to wrap one of the branches around the metal hook that would normally hook into the tree trunk of a Christmas tree.
Then take the gold sprays and lay them over the green branches, tucking the gold leaves in and around all of the branches. Then take ornaments and hot glue them into place on top. Ribbons or pine cones or any type of ornaments could be used as the final decoration to match any color of decor. We chose red and silver balls for a sparkle of color.
And later I heard the party was enjoyed by everyone. Well done team!! And the cost of these decorations? Zero. Now THAT makes me happy!