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.


chanel said...

wowzers! your YW are soooooooo lucky to have YOU!
that is awesome.

{lizzythebotanist} said...

super cute idea. well done. i'm filing this just in case i ever get to serve in YW.

Michelle said...

Very cute!
And p.s. good luck with Babeh! hope he comes soon for you all :)

Stacia said...

I love the decor. I would of loved to attend something like when I was that age. Hope your feeling well and getting to relax before baby comes!

Michelle said...

This is sooo cute. You make me want to be a better YW leader! I'm an advisor for the laurels and I am learning to love my calling.

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