|We set up a table in my backyard and borrowed nice china, I made some simple center pieces using mason jars wrapped in twine and filled with flowers we got at the grocery store.|
|The whole night was Italian themed, we played authentic Italian music in the background.|
|We made each of the girls corsages with lace/burlap, felt flowers (I scored at my friend's grage sale she had a bag of them already made!) and a little broach.|
|I was worried the girls wouldn't like these, but they ate them up so fast and kept requesting 2nds! They are called Caprese, it's half cherry tomato, basil leaf and mozzarella cheese drizzled with balsamic vinegar. mmmm!|
After dinner we gave each girl a gift, I had made a little accordion photo album of pictures from our different activities throughout the year etc and gave one to each girl, we also gave them a temple recommend holder that has a picture of the Orlando temple on it, and we also gave each of them a cute journal I had found at Michael's in the $1 bins, each of us wrote our testimonies in them. It was a wonderful night enjoyed by all the girls! One girl who is new to the group said "I've never done anything like this, this is so much fun!" another girl said "It was so relaxing, just what I needed right now!" It was the perfect night! It was so great to get to spend quality time with them and send them off to college in the right way. I'm going to miss these girls so much!