Monday, November 1, 2010

Mummies Night Out

On Tuesday night I hosted a Mummies Night Out.  It was a fundraiser for Ryan and Megan Smith.  Megan is dealing with a very serious form of cancer right now.  She is 28 and was diagnosed the day she gave birth to her first baby.  Ryan grew up in our ward.

I wanted to do something to help so I decided to do what I do best - throw a party.  I invited my blog readers to attend for $30.00.  I had 30 people attend(which was my maximum, had to turn a few people away)

I didn't know 2/3 of the people who were coming but it turned out so great.  Everyone seemed to have a great time and really enjoy themselves.

I started cooking at 6a.m. the day of and didn't stop until the party started.  We also had two fun crafts for them to do. 

It was fun incorporating the mummy theme into the party decor.
 I dipped Oreos into white chocolate and added little eyes to make a mummy.  Everyone took one of these home with them.
 The wooden mummies I had painted years ago came in handy.
 My friend Karen made these amazing mummy cake pops - complete with red velvet cake inside!
 The dessert table - Oreo cupcakes,  Carrot muffins with white chocolate cream cheese frosting and caramel apple bundt cake.
 The savory treat table!
 The ladies getting crafty in the garage - they put together a cute fall burlap banner.
 And my friend Karen had a cute paper craft for them in the dining room.

 Still cooking....
 There was food throughout the house.

 And lots of candles for atmosphere.

All in all it was a lot of fun and a big success.  We raised $1,000 for the cause!

1 comment:

dawn said...

Leigh Anne, You can feel really good about raising the 1000.00. It's amazing what one person can do with the help of some friends.