Saturday, May 15, 2010

LA's BEST - Casino NIght

Casino Night has come and gone.
This picture was provided by BenGibbsPhotography

Did I just hear someone clap, sigh and say "Thank goodness"?!

I enlisted all my friends & hubby to help with the 900 cakeballs I made for the event. It also fell the weekend of Mother's Day and Stacy's baby shower so I was busy busy making Cakeballs.

Good thing this blog is private because it is also the reason I forgot to take a test online and submit a research paper. I may have convinced my teacher today to at least count the research paper! Although after my speech against the new Healthcare Reform she (Ms. Highly Opinionated Teacher that apparently is very much FOR the reform) may change her mind. Ah well. I tried!

Anyway, back to what I was blogging about! Casino Night was May 7th in Marina del Ray (called The Marina for you new "locals" - Marlene taught us some new lingo that night) and on the rooftop of the hotel overlooking the marina. It was beautiful and after texting Marlene "SOS Come over quickly" and getting to the event on time rather than early we pulled it together and I must say made quite an impression!

Everyone helped make these Cakeballs and honestly I cannot thank you all enough! My Bible Babes were such a blessing during our Bible Study the Saturday before the event. They helped roll the balls after Rachel and Sarah made the cakes. Sarah and Marlene took turns coming by to learn to dip the Cakeballs in chocolate later that week and I must say did a VERY impressive job. Marlene would like everyone to know that you should never order White Cakeballs because the Vanilla coating is no fun to use! ha!

Then in a panic Marlene and her husband Tim had to rush over an hour before the event to help me transfer the remaining Cakeballs into their little Cakeball cups - I had miscalculated how long this would take and Ty had spent over an hour doing it while I got ready. Through trial and lots of errors I am learning A LOT!

Here are a few pictures of Marlene and I behind the Cakeball table!

Marlene thank you for coming with me to Casino Night. I could NOT have done it without you! Thank you also for the beautiful flowers you bought me for the table! Your sister is so talented and you are SO thoughtful! I love you to bits! Here's Marlene and the beautiful flower arrangement! Also the Casino dishes, stand, and Casino vase were all hers! I REALLY don't know how I would have done it without her!

Thanks also to my wonderful hubby! Ty you are amazing! Thank you for putting up with my stress & still helping me at the last minute when it got pretty hectic. Thanks also for coming and helping at the event! It meant a lot to me that you rushed from church over to help out!

My final thanks goes out to Cassandra & Blake! Without you I would not have even been invited to be a part of LA's BEST Casino Night! Cassandra you are an amazing person for allowing me to be a part of this great event! Thanks for everything you've done!

Picture provided by BenGibbsPhotography

Here's the link to the blog I wrote on The Sweet Touch blog.

Thanks to everyone that had a hand in this night. Whether through prayers, support or actual hands on Cakeballing I can't thank you all enough. God has TRULY blessed me by putting each and every one of you in my life! From the bottom of my heart - Thank you.

Now... on to the next event.

1 comment:

  1. I had such a great time as I was able to witness the expression of pure joy on people's faces as they experienced their first cakeball!!

    Thank you, Danielle, for letting me share in the fun. Can't wait for the next one!!

    Love you lots!