African Jewellery Party: Part Two

Continued from yesterday’s post

On the actual day we cleared the room and put out the 24 chairs:

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We were also gifted with some beautiful African baskets hand sewn from banana leaves.  They were so gorgeous we replaced all the bowls in the display with them:

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Aren’t they lovely?  We also made a ‘paper bead making kit’ for each of the guests:

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Inside were enough supplies to make four paper beads – 4 cocktail sticks, ear buds to apply glue, small glass for glue, Plasticine to stick the cocktail sticks with the completed beads on to dry, 4 triangles of coloured paper:

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Each box was named and placed on the chairs:

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We also made a snack table with some African themed goodies:

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There was red and white wine from South Africa:

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A tropical fruit punch:

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A small plate of fruit:

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and some plantain crisps:

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Once the guests had helped themselves to snacks and a drink, Lillie began her presentation:

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After she had presented a synopsis of all she had learnt, it was time for her to teach the guests how to make their own paper beads:

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We had a lot of people telling us this was their favourite part of the evening.  Everyone joined in enthusiastically:

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After all the beads had been made, the guests were invited to take a look at Lillie’s home-made African jewellery:

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She sold almost all of it and made £74 exactly!  It was a great night and she made us very proud 🙂

My last photo is of Thomas holding little baby T, who the twins were asked to be God-parents of.  Thank you Tracey – You made their week year!

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Thank you to everyone who came and lent their support to Lillie.  Thank you for giving up your precious time, for joining in so enthusiastically and for buying an item (or two) of jewellery.  Lillie could not have held this presentation if it wasn’t for you guys!

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