Sunday, September 11, 2011
Back to School Dinner with the Young Women
At church, I am lucky enough to hold the job of Young Women Secretary. Which means that I get to work with the 12-18 year old girls. We have activities once a week. A lot of times the girls plan the activities & we all work together to see them through. This gives them opportunities to learn new skills & such. Well, this last week the leaders decided that we would take on the whole activity & we held a Back to School Dinner for the girls.
I took on much of the decorating. My sister-in-law, Lilia, gave me the great idea to tear pages from an old dictionary & sew them together to make these overhead garlands.
I made some hanging flowers out of brown paper lunch bags using this Martha Stewart tutorial.
We ran paper streamers down the middle of the tables & then topped with this & that for decoration. My contributions are the little chalkboards & the stacks of books.
We served them chicken salad sandwiches in lunch sacks with chocolate milk in little cartons. For dessert we had apples dipped in caramel sauce. I talked to them about ways to have a great school year...being a good friend to everyone, dressing modestly, praying often, standing up for what they believe & choosing to be happy each day. They wrote down some goals for themselves & we gave them each a little note with their mothers hope for them this school year.
It was really fun. I don't think these girls even understand how much I adore them. I love that this church service opportunity has given me the chance to get to know them so well.