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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wedding Detail #4

At the reception, Katherine decided to have a "Candy Station" with all of her favorite kinds of candy. It was like being a kid in a candy store... you can see Ben and Jenny (my son and DIL) enjoying their favorites. The table was decorated with a variety of containers full of colorful candy, including a candy tree full of suckers ( more about this detail in an upcoming post). Katherine always loved candy and kept a stash hidden in her room, so no one else could eat it. The candy was given to her by loving grandparents and aunts,along with the treat bags from birthday parties or the bags she purchased with her own money. She hid the candy for a number of years- until I told her that mice would find her candy and make a nest in her room... oh the things a mom has to do to keep order in her humble abode! Well that bit of wisdom was a BLESSING indeed because it worked; so from that day forward, there was a "family" basket of candy on top of the refrigerator for all too share. When planning for the reception, the idea of a "Candy Station" was one of the best ideas that evolved. All of the children loved it, the adults raved about what a great idea it was, it added just the right splash of color to the room and Katherine had her delicious stash of candy without worrying about mice! p.s. there was a lot of candy left over from the "Candy Station" and Katherine took the huge stash to her classroom to give out for prizes- "bribary"!

13 Comments:

Blogger Susie said...

Your daughter should be a wedding planner (and have you as an assistant)
Goodness, she had some wonderful ideas!
:)

8:59 PM  
Blogger nancygrayce said...

Not only do we have the same name, we are also both 55! My husband says do you also nag!!! :) I know he's just kidding! Right honey?????

9:24 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

I wonder where Katherine got the idea to hide a stash of candy in her room?????

11:05 PM  
Blogger SusieQ said...

Nancy, I agree. Your daughter should become a professional wedding planner. She certainly came up with some wonderfully different ideas. She must be very creative and imaginative.

I remember the days when our children hid candy.

11:12 PM  
Blogger It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Your daughter's attention to details is amazing!! what a wedding.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Cris said...

All I can say is Wow!

I agree, you two would make great wedding planners. :)

9:44 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Having my younger sister recently married this summer, she kept me up to date on the latest trends and did consider having a 'Candy Bar' as well. I guess it really is becoming a fast spreading trend and I see why. I was pretty bummed it wasn't more of a priority for her because it never happened. Having one of the world's biggest sweet tooth I would have gladly bellied up to that bar!

3:23 PM  
Blogger gail@more than a song said...

Cute idea and I have a huge sweet tooth so I would have camped out at that spot! Had to laugh out loud at Ben's comment, would that be your son Ben! My kids would say something like that about me b/c it's something I would do, stash candy.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

What an incredibly detailed and creative wedding! No wonder you were so busy and not blogging!

Thanks for your prayers and kind words. It is so special to have so many friends out there - Kristen will be updating as soon as she can in the morning. She doesn't want me to say anything, so I'll honor that.

10:13 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

What a fun idea. I love that she has it in her classroom now, keeping the special day "going."

I'm hesitating to tell you this, but here goes... You know that advice you gave her about not keeping candy in her room?... Well, it's very good advice. My brother Dave and I can tell you first hand. We used to gather so much candy by "trick or treating" on Holloween that we'd still have half a grocery bag of it under our bed in the winter. One night we could hear something under our bed but we were too afraid to look under there. The next morning we found a Clark bar with all the chocolate nibbled off and just the nuget part left behind...there was other evidence that it had been a mouse. Out went the whole bag. We did have mice in the house generally speaking, but that winter we did until we found a hole in the basement screen (and got rid of what they were coming in to eat). So... good advice!

The word I have to type to leave this comment is bufjnirg--sounds Swedish.

10:41 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

Near the end that was suppose to say. We did NOT have mice in the house generally speaking.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Sue- You are right Katherine is a planner and so organized. It is a gift indeed! We did make a great team.

Nancy- Welcome... tell your husband that I am a nagger too, so we have several things in common. Please stop by again. Nancy's are special and always welcome.

Ben/my son- I am so glad you read my blog. BUT, you had to tell everyone didn't you? Okay, here is the truth... I was the original "stasher"- I love candy. I had to hide it from Ben and Katherine when they were very small because I tried to limit their "sweets". That didn't last long, they just started their on stash. Ben- I don't think your stash lasted very long... you ate yours as fast as you could! Please continue to stop by... I miss you.

Susieq- She is very creative and that really helps her in the classroom. She is an excellent teacher and skinny as a rail... how does she do it with that "sweet tooth"?

Sandy and Chris- No one has enough money to hire me for a wedding planner because I would have to charge too much to make it worth all of that stress! I am just too old for that much stress! hehe

Julie- I wish you could have been here for the big event... I would have spent the entire evening at the "candy bar" with you, eating and comparing life stories!

Gail- As you see, there are no secrets in this family- especially when your son is a preacher. Isn't he something!

Dawn- I am staying up to date and praying! Thanks for stopping by even though you have so much weight on your shoulders.

Tom- That is so funny! And you remembered that it was a "Clark Bar". That would make it hard to ever eat a "Clark Bar" again... even with my sweet tooth.

10:48 AM  
Blogger SusieQ said...

Just stopped by to say hi. I have the third part of my twins story posted. I hope you can find the time to come by and read it.

1:03 PM  

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