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Friday, December 7, 2012

additional RS meeting: pancake party!

here is a link to last months A.R.S.M a get to know you night with an owl theme.
this month for the additional RS message I did a pancake party.
we had a bunch of pancake mix left over from a summer breakfast that the ward did, so in attempts to use what we already had, I came up with a pancake bar.
I just gathered some frames from around the house and created some some chalkboard typography, which is all the rage in pinterest land, and for good reason. It's super cute.
I thrifted the three silver vases? buckets? (I don't know what they are called?) for 5 bucks and filled them with stuff I found outside.
Unfortunately I forgot the table cloth, so everything looks a bit unfinished but other than that it all came together nicely. (sadly I did not get a pic with the pancake platters. they went in that big empty space) 

I made 4 different kinds of pancakes:
buttermilk
pumpkin
cottage cheese
whole wheat

sadly I didn't get any pictures of them on the table.


for toppings I did
blueberries
raspberries
choc chips
powedered sugar
along with
syrup
honey
strawbery jam
raspberry jam
I bought the sqeeze bottles (98 cents each) from walmart and made some labels.
the jams and stuff were in mason jars with labels I made.
I found this birdcage (I have been wanting one forever but havent found anything inexpensive till now) at ross for 7 bucks! I was happy about that find. I think I am going to spraypaint it for my house now that I have used it for this (i didn't purchase it for this specific thing, it was just good timing as I have been looking for one forever)
I had bought the two metal baskets at a thirft store for 2.50 and put some moss in there for the jars.
I added a couple candles and a goard (sp?) for some filler and that was it.
I put the pancakes on silver platters in the big empty space on the table =)
and a water jug on the end of the table (after the pics were taken)
for the thought/lesson I talked about visting teaching.
I wanted to give the sisters some fun cheesy ideas to use when they visit teach just to break the ice and have some fun with it.
I had three bottles of soda each with the saying "We're soda-lighted to be your visiting teachers"
and 2 packages of grands rolls with the saying "We think you're GRAND. Love you visiting teachers"
I gave them to the first 5 sisters that got to the meeting, to give to their visiting teach-ees
I also found this really cute calling card on pinterest that I printed off for everyone to give the sisters they visit
I also had a poem for them that I printed off and cutified  (did i just make up a word?)  with some scrapbook paper:

 I created a free download here for you to print your own!

If you would like to use any of these, feel free to comment and I can email them to you!


25 comments:

  1. Love it Ash!! This is THE calling for you! I'm sure those ladies enjoyed it and learned something.

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  2. Such an amazing activity! So glad you could use the calling cards!!

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  3. this is so awesome. what a fun idea--and you executed it perfectly!

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  4. HAPPY ASH WEDNESDAY!!!!
    (haha i dont have your phone # for some reason, and I needed to tell you this!)
    haha i love and miss you!

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  5. I would love a copy of your chalkboard visiting teaching poem but for some reason the link won't work :( Is there anyway you could email it to me? I was hoping to give it as a handout for our RS bday party we are having this coming Thursday evening.

    Thanks!
    Lyndi in Wyoming

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  6. Sorry I forgot to give you my email just in case :) it is jrlnield{at}silverstar{dot}com
    THANKS!

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  7. I would also love a copy of the VT poem. Thanks!! beckgaber - gmail.com

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  8. I would also love a copy of the VT poem, love it. Thanks so much! beckgaber - gmail.com

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  9. oh my gosh you are amazing...I got called to do the A.R.S.M and you make me look like an amateur. Can I please get your downloads.. staci1218@gmail.com thank you!

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  10. I just love all of your ideas! I would love to have your downloads for our upcoming activity. lilianehaverstock@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  11. I also would love a copy of your downloads, love it! lilianehaverstock@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  12. I love your ideas! I'd love more info and links please! emrygubler@hotmail.com

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  13. Hi I found your visiting teaching poem through Pinterest and would LOVE to use it for our stake activity in two days (thrusday 9/12)! I wanted to print out a poster size version 20x30. If possible could you please email me a version I can use?! Thanks a million! Your sister in Hawaii! joymonahan@gmail.com

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  14. Will you send me the chalkboard visiting teaching poem? I love it and would like to use it for our visiting teaching conference on Sunday. I found this exact poem the other day and have been trying to figure out how to turn it into a cute handout. Thanks for doing the work! admcmullin@yahoo.com

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  15. I absolutely love this! Could I also have copies of your downloads? Calder.sarah@gmail.com. Also, did you prep all the pancakes ahead of time and have them warmed in the oven or what was your process?

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  16. Would you please send me the visiting teaching poem? Frauzender@gmail.com

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  17. Would you mind sending me the visiting teaching poem? You are so talented! Alikaye13@msn.com

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  18. You are amazing! Would you mind sending me the visiting teaching printable? Thank you:) alikaye13@msn.com

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  19. Could you please send the visiting teaching printable with the chalkboard background? It won't download for some reason. My email is jill.barnes16@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  20. Hi- I just came across this and think it is a fabulous idea. Could you send me the VT poem link? amandastauffer@yahoo.com

    Thank you so much!

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  21. Could you please send me the link for the VT poem. I just love this whole idea and am going to do it in our ward. amandastauffer@yahoo.com

    Thank you so much!

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  22. Can you email me the download for the VTing poem, please? It's perfect for our VTing conference on Thursday! Thanks! aundreamason@gmail.com

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  23. What a fun evening you planned for your RS sisters! I would love a copy of your chalkboard visiting teaching poem. Loved it! Stephanie Parry at rdparr@aol.com

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  24. I love the chalkboard visiting teaching poem - and would really appreciate a copy!
    Thanks so much for sharing :)

    denisewilkins1960@gmail.com

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