Status as of 8/29/17:
This workshop is nearly full with pre-registrations. If you have submitted your pre-registration, great! Your name is on the advance pre-registration list.
To lock in your seat (confirm), please submit payment within two weeks of your pre-registation. You may use Eventbright on this site or mail a check (see info below).
While it is still early, any payments not received results in your name potentially moving to a waiting list if others want in. It is always first-come first serve based on confirmed seats.
And, please don’t forget, if you haven’t signed-up yet, and are interested, remember that we offer a week night Wednesday workshop as well, or if the Saturday workshop becomes “completely full,” we will place your name on a waiting list for Saturday’s workshop date.
Thank you for all! Let me know if any questions, Cathy Testa
Early registrations for our annual Kissing Ball and Wreath Making Workshops are starting to arrive. Even though it is still summer out there – some people are planning ahead because seats are limited – so I’m posting the event today as a heads-up. If you are interested, you may submit your pre-registration below. If you want to lock it in, you may use the Eventbrite links on this site to pay by credit card or submit a check.
Here’s this year’s scoop!
It’s the 8TH ANNUAL KB/WREATH WORKSHOP – Wow! We have been offering this festive workshop, where you may make one item of your choice with fresh greenery, for 8 years. And each year, the creations everyone makes gets better.
The fee is the same for the one item you wish to make unless it is a larger item. For example, the horse head profile wreath or larger wreaths are more, because you are using more greens for larger items. We will list exact differences later in the season, but to confirm your seat, submit your payment early. It is $40 pp (plus CT Sales Tax.)
Tax is collected at the workshop. Due to additional fees added on the Eventbrite links for credit card payments, we collect the tax separately, or you may include it on any checks if you choose to pay by check.
The fee for this workshop is $40 pp x 6.35% sales tax of $2.54 = $42.54. (Checks may be made out to Cathy T’s Landscape Designs and mailed to 72 Harrington Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016).
Seats are limited to 35 people for the first workshop on Saturday. It is a big workshop with lots of attendees – and we can get loud due to the holiday spirit which enters the workshop space – just like elves in Santa’s workshop. If you prefer a more formal quiet atmosphere, we offer a weeknight workshop following the Saturday workshop date.
December 2nd, 2017
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Broad Brook, CT
December 6th, 2017
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Broad Brook, CT
The fresh greens are a mix of many. Holly, balsam, yew, fir, lemon leaf, cypress, boxwood, and more. It is dependent on availability each year. As we get closer to the season, more details will be posted on the greens we plan to offer. Each year, we offer a specialty florist type green as well. Your fee includes enough greens for the item you wish to make, plus the mechanics. You may bring your own decor (ribbons, ornaments, etc.) to adorn your holiday masterpiece. Each confirmed (paid) attendee receives more details as we get closer to the winter holiday season.
The Saturday Date:
As noted, it is festive on Saturday. Attendees contribute a small appetizer. Some beverages are included. You may stay as long as you like that day – some people stay longer, others finish their creation early. You will need a minimum of 2 hours.
The Wednesday Date:
The week night option is a much quieter session with more one-on-one instruction. No food or beverages are provided. However, you still make a gorgeous piece and we have fun. You may find this date is more convenient to your schedule.
The Snow Date:
Note, in the event of a major snow storm, the event is held the next day.
Round Kissing Ball
Regular size wreath
Long and wide Candle Centerpiece
Horse Head Profile Wreath*
Two Small Wreaths
And usually we offer something new – we will let you know later this season.
*These items will be $5 more due to the use of more greenery and larger mechanics.
Don’t forget – We offer Gift Cards. They make the perfect holiday or birthday gift for someone special. You may purchase one via the Event Brite links or request one via email. They are on holiday style cards with beautiful photos on the front.
Please be sure to visit our “More & Our Policies” link prior to registering to be aware of our policies. It is located on the top of this blog website.