They attend an all-girl, monthly bible study where they get to dress up, sing, have a lesson, craft and eat. They enjoy this time with the other girls and they feel beautiful and have such fun!
So a friend and I came up with an idea to host an "expo" event for a whole day. This was for moms (or grandmothers) and daughters to come and go to various booths, eat fun foods, enjoy tea, music, and make crafts! Each mom who signed up was to host a table where the girls could go and make something. Each mom also brought a snack as well for our food table.
Here was our initial flyer we posted and advertised with. It was super fun to plan!
The first few steps were to do the following:
After this was finalized we needed to:
So what I'm saying, we had to organize, plan, organize some more and plan again...but it all came together beautifully!
We set this event up for the girls to just have fun in a Christ-centered environment, and just be "GIRLS". We planned for an amazing mom to come and speak with the girls, we lined up a local violinist to play for them during lunch and an area Christian Ballet Studio even asked to come dance for the girls. It was FABULOUS!
We had many, many stations. 12 in all! We designed the day around a "tea party" theme for fun decorations and even had a great Chinese Auction table filled with goodies from area businesses and donations from friends.
We named our day after the Beautiful Pearls we have as daughters! Our Beautiful Pearls Expo!
Here is a sample schedule from our day!
- Perler Bead Crosses
- Sculpey Clay pens
- Headband top hats
- Nail Design
- Cookie Decorating
- Scripture Bookmarks
- Pearl Bracelets
- Tissue Paper Flower Corsage
- Planting Flower Bulbs
- Hair Styling
- Hair Bow making
- Make a Picture Frame
our delicious array of foods, and our Chinese Auction Table.
It was an amazing day celebrating the "Beautiful Pearls" that God gave to us!
We look forward to planning another expo next year!