Friday, October 26, 2007

Chocolate anyone?

HUGE sigh of relief. This morning I finished assembling the class basket for my daughter's school carnival which will be held tomorrow night. I got suckered into doing this. I agreed to be the room parent, "because all you have to do is make a few phone calls now and then," said the teacher, "and I have a helper for you." After I agreed to do the job, he said, "Well, there is the class basket for the carnival. Could you coordinate that?" And the "helper" is a dad who travels.

This is what I came up with -- for our class and the class next door because, well, I guess they have really smart parents who know better than to volunteer because no one would step forward to do a basket for that class.

I got lots of stuff donated and some money to buy extra stuff, and I put my little 99 cent glue gun to work, learned how to use that shrink wrap plastic stuff to hold it all together, and this is what came out of it (before I wrapped it all up with the shrink wrap).



"Life's More Bear-able with Chocolate" -- packed with an adorable chocolate-colored bear named "Snickers", a cuddly cocoa-colored chenille throw, a chocolate fondue set, three cookbooks on chocolate, the DVD "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", cocoa mugs, a gift certificate to Godiva, chocolate syrup, chocolate cake mix, chocolate coffee, and enough chocolate bars to throw you into a diabetic coma. I have to admit, it was fun shopping for most of the stuff. And really tough to ignore the chocolate calling my name as it sat on my dining room table all week long. But now it's done! It felt so good to get that thing out of my house and over to the school.

14 comments:

Becky said...

That looks EXACTLY like the welcome basket that I envision I will get when I walk through the Pearly Gates.

Lynne said...

That looks yummy! Is it going to be raffled off?

gail@more than a song said...

A big chocolate basket, be still my heart! So yummy and you did a wonderful job with it....I would have so wanted to eat some of it!

annie said...

Oh my!
(I'm restraining myself from licking the screen!)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh my word, I could NOT have had all of that in my line of sight and not gone stark raving mad unless I tasted it all :) You are such a good person to actually put it all in the basket, hehehe!

Great job, it looks awesome :)

Midlife Cycler said...

Klever Karen! I love it. My kind of Easter basket!

justabeachkat said...

Great idea and great job!

I know what I'll be dreaming about tonight....sigh!

Hugs!
Kat

Tristi Pinkston said...

Look at you! That's adorable!

kim said...

OH my goodness! You get something special in your crown for pulling that off and not eating it all!! I could not have assembled that without having to make numerous trips back to the store to replenish what I had eaten. It is beautiful and I hope it brings in lots of money. The baskets that have been raffled at my son's school's carnival have been so much fun to look at--yours would have fit in nicely up here at Emerald Park Elementary.

Happy Saturday...
Kim

Midlife Cycler said...

Thanks for your advice and I checked out the site...its a college course and I should get credit after reading that!

I tried to link your name but I think you got in with Becky...still learning what not to do.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Holy Cow! Now that's a basket. How do I get me one of those? :>

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Hopped over here from Becky's blog. Wow, this made me happy just looking at it! You did a fantastic job. I know the hard work that goes into those school projects..ahhh!

Where do we sign up to win one of these? (hehe)

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

Boy, I remember getting tricked by a lot of elementary school teachers. My very favorite was the one who sent home a note telling me how nice it was of me to volunteer to bring Mandy's hampsters, and their whole habitat, to share with the class, the next day!

Then there was the one who asked me to make Christmas ornaments for all 35 kids in her class.....

Then there was the one who asked me to accompany and chaperone my daughter's high school cheerleading squad to Hollywood when they marched in the Christmas parade.....

Then there was......oh, nevermind. Let's just say I'm glad my kids are out of school. LOL

That chocolate basket is amazing and I don't even like chocolate.
:-)

violetlady said...

That looks so good -- very creative theme. What is shrink wrap plastic? Sounds useful.