Wow, mightymoo! That was insightful. Great food for thought.
Many of my kitchen extras are the result of going to Pampered Chef or other parties and imagining me being that wonderful hostess and my guests oohing and ahhing over my wonderful creations. That is not who I am! I do want to be free from that pressure to be someone I am not.
Fyrestorm, Neat idea for the sidewalk lanterns.
Mom4Tot, I love punch with sherbet and gingerale!
and I did think about using it for a punch mold. My DH's aunt has a punch bowl and I borrow it for my kiddos birthday parties as they love to have punch for their birthday lunches. I though about getting a punch bowl, but realized why should I when I can borrow one without too much trouble?