Decor and Favor Ideas for Your Summer Event

Is your team hosting a summer fellowship or event? Does your retreat or conference have a summer or beach theme? Do you need to decorate for a summertime baby or bridal shower at church? I've rounded up some summer-inspired décor and favor ideas that I think you'll love! Please note: These are affiliate links. You won't pay a penny more, but I may receive a small commission that will help offset the costs of this blog and replenish my … [Read more...]

Tablescape Inspiration

Many Women's Ministry Teams host annual "table events". They might be know as the "Festival of Tables" or "Banquet of Tables" in your church. I'm always impressed by the attention to detail and diversity of the tables. I had the opportunity to attend a Banquet of Tables back in the fall. The theme of the event was God's Word is Timeless. Table hostesses were asked to pick a decade. I thought you might like to see some of the tables … [Read more...]

Tip 24 – Shop the Home Improvement Store

Welcome to 31 days of Women's Ministry Tips! I love the challenge of shopping for Women’s Ministry supplies on a tight budget. Most of our events are break-even events. We need to balance the cost of the event with the amount we charge for the event. With a desire to keep costs for our women as low as possible each budget line item is kept to a minimum. One way to keep your decorating costs low is to shop at your local home … [Read more...]

Trendy Table Decor

Last week I had the opportunity to volunteer at a fundraising banquet for a local pregnancy center in Mooresville, NC. Creating a beautiful event for close to 450 people on a budget is no small challenge. Their team did a fabulous job with the décor and I snapped a few photos so I could share it with you. It was simple with an understated elegance. A few of my favorite features: Burlap squares were draped over sections of each … [Read more...]

Reno Project #1: Excessive Decorations

Put your hard hats on ladies, it’s time to start the renovation process! Today we’re going to take a close look at decorating and how you might need to do some renovating in that area of your women’s ministry. How do you know if you need to renovate your decorations? Your women are distracted by the décor on stage and have a hard time focusing on the speaker and the message. The best conferences I’ve been to have had little to no décor … [Read more...]

Table Event: Hostess Responsibilities

Table events allow a larger number of women to be actively involved your Women's Ministry Event. The Table Hostess will need to know: What is expected? What will be supplied? What she must supply? When can she set up? We created a list this past year for our Table Hostess Team Leaders to reference and distribute to the Table Hostesses. Please feel free to copy, edit, use, and tweak to make this work for your … [Read more...]

Table Decor Ideas Part 2

I've got some more inspiration for your tables today! If you missed the first post, check out Table Décor Ideas Part 1. Get my posts sent to your email box so you don't miss out on the next posts on Table Events. Planning details, time lines, and hostess info are soon to come! Check out 8 more table décor ideas below. Layered shades of brown make for a rich and sophisticated look. One of our women serves as an ESL … [Read more...]

Table Decor Ideas Part 1

Our Women's Ministry hosts an annual "Bouquet of Tables" event. It is our most anticipated and most attended event each year. Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing the "nuts and bolts" as well as some inspirational photos. Today, I'm featuring six tables to inspire you. The use of two colors - red and white - make a stunning statement! Using everyday dishes to dictate her color palate, the blues and red are warm and … [Read more...]

Decorating with Fake Flowers

We all like things to look nice, but I find decorating can be a big drain on both the time and budget of your team and ministry. These two ideas are quite simple, could be inexpensive (look for flowers at the Dollar Tree, sales/coupons at craft store, after-season clearance, etc.), and LOOK GREAT!  Geraniums in Jars Source Change up the flowers or the ribbon to suit the season/clearance bin.  Big Lots, Wal-Mart, and garage sales are … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Use a Laminating Machine in Your Ministry

  *Please note, this post contains affiliate links. Your purchase helps to cover the costs of this site so I can continue to offer free resources to women's ministry leaders. I must confess, I love my laminating machine! I use it all the time! I've laminated free printable verses, like this fabulous one that MaryDean Draws created for my readers. We've laminated bookmarks for retreats. I'll use any excuse to pull that machine … [Read more...]