When I lived in Texas I wanted to start having a gathering at my house where women could come and get to know each other and share their “story”. The whole reason I felt a yearning to do this was because I had just had a miscarriage after struggling to get pregnant for almost 2 years. I realized after sharing my story with a few close friends and realizing they shared the same struggles as I had that there was power in telling and sharing our stories as women. My mom coined the phrase “Chick Chat”, and it became a place where women from all different walks of life, ages, churches and backgrounds connected with each other through sharing their stories. It also never hurt that we had lots and lots of yummy desserts ha!
Fast forward 8 years and I find myself living in Utah and I feel as though this is needed now more than ever. I wanted to create a gathering to bridge the gap of all the women in my community from any faith or even no faith at all. I was so incredibly excited to host the first “Chick Chat” a couple of weeks ago. It was such a huge success! This post will be part one in a two part post, this one focuses on the party table and desserts.
Choose a theme and stick to it
Like the women who are part of the group, each gathering has its own unique identity. Since Easter was right around the corner I created a “Chick/Easter” theme.
I’ve found that fun & fanciful food can turn the quietest of groups into chatter boxes. Its a great way to break the ice and get people talking. For our Easter themed gathering I wanted to take the quintessential Easter desserts and kick them up a notch. I made Reeses Peanut Butter Egg cupcakes. Instead of just putting the plain Reese egg on top I decorated each egg using colored melting chocolate. And of course I had to make carrot cake! I topped the Carrot cake cupcakes with a hand made chocolate carrot.
I was so excited to incorporate the “Chicks” in my theme and I found the cutest fuzzy little chicks at Michaels. They became perfect toppers for my coconut cream pie parfaits. We also had sweet girly hand decorated chick cookies and Easter egg cake pops nestled in Egg carton containers.
Something to wash it down
To continue the theme, I wanted the drink station to reflect the colorful, bright and cheery aspects of the Easter table-scape. To do this, I served punch, two different kinds of flavored water and a variety of sodas.
This was such a wonderful night to get to know so many ladies in my community and bond as women and share some yummy desserts.
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