Monday, March 8, 2010

The Blue and Gold dinner!

I have been so busy. Want to know what has kept me so busy? Even if you don't want to know, I am going to tell you.

I am in Cub Scouts and the Saturday before this past Saturday, we had our Blue and Gold dinner. It took a lot of preparation. I was in charge of organizing and getting all the food. We were preparing for 300 people. So I had to do the shopping and separate the food. My friend Karla helped me with this one. She went shopping with me and separated some of the ingredients. We had Hobo Stew. It was yummy. I didn't take a picture of it but I do have the recipe. But I am not going to put the recipe on this post., Maybe later. It was an easy and yummy recipe. Well not only was I in charge of the food but I made 2 cakes to auction and 2 batches of the stew.

I also made 2 banners:

This one says, "Happy Birthday!"

We were celebrating 100 years of scouting. I actually kept this banner and used it for Ayla's and Kurt's party. Plus my wonderful sister-in-law, Krista helped me paint this one. So I thought it was appropriate to hang it at Ayla's and Kurt's party.

Here is the other banner. It says, "100 Years of Scouting!"

I also had to go and exchange the decorations because they were not the right colors. By the time I got there to help set up. Everything was set up except for the balloons and crepe paper that I had to exchange. I think it turned out darling!

Here are some of the boys getting ready for Flag Ceremony.

Not all of them were there yet. Some came late but these boys did a great job!

I didn't get pictures of how many people showed up because I was busy helping with serving the food. But we had a good turn out I think.

I also didn't get pictures of the cakes I made because they are ones I have made in the past and showed before. Plus they were pretty boring compared to what these boy's cakes turned out to be. I was so impressed.

Here are some of them:

I thought this monkey cake was so cute. I don't think you can tell from the picture but it's ears were made from 2 little chocolate doughnuts on both sides.

They got pretty creative. This one is a foos ball table and the foos players are gummy bears.

I was amazed at this dragon cake!
I loved the flames coming out of the mouth. This kid has talent!

Another boy made a bed.

I loved this one. It was a Sea Serpent.

This one was so cute!

I am pretty sure they used a mold for this one.

These are the cupcakes I bought.

The cupcakes weren't selling like the cakes so I thought I would buy them. They were yummy.

This was our auctioneer and his wife and baby. I loved how they dressed up to go with the theme, Hobo Stew. He reminded me of Joe Dirt. They were hilarious and did a great job!

All in all, the night was a lot of work, but fun. I was so tired after it was over. I am so glad that we had postponed Ayla's and Kurt's party until the following week. I will blog about that later.


Suzanne said...

Hey Heather!

Thanks for your comments on my blog!

Yay for Blue and Gold! Looks like you guys had a ball! The cakes looked great! Although I would argue that the monkey, panda and dragon had mommy help! I have seen the 8-10 years olds and they don't have that much patience for such art work! Ha!

Darling theme and you guys did a great job! Have a fabulous day! -Suzanne

eMily eLiZaBeTh said...

those cakes were awesome my friend! they did pretty good:) my fave was the bed

Ann Marie said...

Wow.. that is a lot of work!
You are quite the girl.. always going..going..going.

The cakes are cute. I love the monkey.. I have always liked Monkeys. :)

The Hartle's said...

Wow! You are a busy lady! And I love the baby furniture you made...maggie would love that!

{Mo} said...

300?!?!? We only planned for 60 at ours. It looks like it turned out great....way to go!

Christy said...

wow those are a lot of work but it looks like you did an awesome job! They are lucky to have a leader like you Heather!