My current church has a ladies' advent by candlelight service every year. Because of my work schedule, I have not been able to attend the past two years because I always worked Sundays. This year, I don't work Sundays so I decided to sign up. But I looked at the signup sheet and there were like 24 ladies signed up to attend but only 1 hostess. So, I signed up to be a hostess.
The ladies are all arranged in tables and there is a service with Advent readings and songs by candlelight. And the hostesses are responsible to decorate their tables and then they also have to bring dessert and serve it to the ladies and also serve coffee and water.
I don't have a lot of funds to work with so I went through my stuff to see what I had. The email I got said I had to have table settings for 8 and lots of candles and a water pitcher and coffee carafe.
I have two sets of china. One set looks like fiestaware but it's really china and wouldn't work so well because it's multicolored. The other set is gold-rimmed but I only have 4 dinner plates. I dug through my china which was still boxed up and found that I had exactly 8 medium sized plates in that set. I also had plenty of coffee cups and saucers but I only had 7 juice cups because one was broken! Ack! So, we got another set of the glasses we use for everyday and I will just use those instead (we broke a couple so now we'll have more that actually match.
Here is what I'm planning for my table layout. The blue candle holders will have white votives in them, I just don't have them yet. I also think I'm going to swap out the red candy dish for a white one. Tell me what you think