Women's Retreat

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Remember the picture of the day from yesterday?  Did you guess what it was?
This was the carpet in the meeting room where our Women's Retreat was held.
Just as I promised I am going to show you the favors that we made for our Women's Retreat for our church.  This is such an amazing weekend, immersed in the Word of God, and fellowship with the women of our church body and several friends and family members who were invited to join in the weekend.

The theme of our weekend was CONSIDER HIM from Hebrews 12.

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 
3 Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 


We start in September preparing the details for the retreat.  
We are given the name of our speaker, and what she will be speaking on and we wrap our decorations and favors around all this.

Each year we hand out an evaluation form and we laugh at how often the ladies will write down  "We need more chocolate"  This came on the tails of changing locations due to our increasing numbers and not able to have each lady bring in a baked good to share.

We decided to give these ladies more chocolate than they could imagine.

It started out right from the beginning when they received their invitations to attend the retreat, wrapped around a chocolate candy bar

Each lady was given a beautiful bag (this photo doesn't do it justice)
A booklet with the sessions and schedule in it, a pack of tissue, and an ink pen.

The room is decorated beautifully with donated tulips 
(can you tell our color scheme is red and brown?)

  Fresh, cold water on hand at all times

  Games on hand for Friday evening for those who like the late night hours.

Using the stamp set EAT CHOCOLATE we decorated a Petal Cone and filled it with a variety of chocolates.  Using the Retired Wheel called CHOCOLATE CHIP we made fun 'cookies' to adorn the Chocolate Chunk scented hand sanitizer holder.

When the ladies arrived they found these Hershey Nugget Trays on their beds

 The dark chocolate mint scented candles were their favor at their seat 
Friday evening after a delicious dinner.

We made cute little dessert boxes for the ladies filled with cake balls, mini cookies, 
trail mix, and a home made peppermint patty.

 We even decorate the band of the water bottles and supply a variety of 
Crystal Light flavor packets.

Half of the tables were decorated with these beautiful red glass candle globes - and who thought you could make it intriguing by adding some dried out branches and red berries?  Some Kisses rounded out the look - gotta love the extra chocolate touch.

The other half of the tables were decorated with these darling lanterns.  We usually use a lot of candles in our decorating to give the room a warm feeling.

And here is a photo of the ladies who attended this years retreat.  We are so thankful to serve on this fabulous committee, but also thankful this busy time is done.  come September we will be glad to get going on next years retreat.  So for now...

Thanks For Stopping By!

Have a Blessed Day!!


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