In 1987, during his first visit to Boulder, Mayor Maksud Ikramov announced that Dushanbe planned to present our city with a Teahouse to celebrate the establishment of sister city ties. From 1987 -1990, more than 40 artisans in several cities of Tajikistan created the decorative elements our Teahouse, including its hand-carved and hand-painted ceiling, tables, stools, columns, and exterior ceramic panels. Often these skills are handed down from generation to generation within families. Lado Shanidze served as chief architect.
I even asked if we could od one with sterno as shown in the picture below and they said no. :(
I was thinking maybe we could do favors like this, a DIY featured on Twig and Thistle
The boxes do not seem very green and I am not sure where I could get them.
These are another option, I hear the sell them at Trader Joe's and I know that they carry them seasonally at Williams-Sonoma.
We have also decided to have cupcakes instead of a cake. I fully support everyone having the correct ratio of frosting to cake. I always feel bad for the people who end up with the middle piece. We will have some a small cake so that we can cut it and it will have a s'more cake topper on it (stay tuned). In the meantime here are some cupcake ideas.
These ones even have a little heart!
Food for thought.