Chad was in charge of the Ward Christmas Party this year. He wanted to do a Night in Bethlehem and transform the gym and have everyone bring blankets to rest on the floor. It was a lot of work, but it turned out amazing. Chad worked hard building cardboard pillars for our market storefronts.
Thanks to both my Mom and Chad's Mom for letting us use their tablecloths to make the look we wanted!! Chad's parents were a humongous help setting up the gym and preparing the food! Don't know what we would have done with out them!
We had a section with tables for "The Inn" for those who could not sit on the ground. The Terry's in our ward made an awesome "Well" for the water.
We all were dressed in biblical attire. The kid's didn't keep theirs on long. I couldn't even get a picture of Lydia.
We had a play on the nativity story with some adorable pictures of the primary children dressed for each of the scenes. Thanks to our awesome Primary President for taking the pictures and providing the presentation! Chad's Mom, Sister Cluff, and her cute daughter were awesome reading their parts for the play.
We also had a booth for kids to color pictures for those living in assisted living and nursing homes. And a booth where the kids could write Hebrew. It turned out to be a great evening and was worth all of the stress.
The kids were excited to be able to finally set up Christmas this week. We couldn't do it until after the Ward Party since our house was filled with preparations for that.