For our LDS Young Women in Excellence night we decided to go with the theme “DO NUT Miss Out on Personal Progress”
We delivered the following invitations to all the Young Women and their parents . If you would like to purchase this invite with your wards details please visit my Etsy shop. You will also be able to purchase the invitation for a New Beginnings activity if desired.
We had our Young Women make these larger donuts out of card stock and decorated them with foam paint for the sprinkles, and then they wrote on them what they had worked on for Personal Progress this year, and what goals they had for next year. We encouraged the Young Women to write something for each of the eight values. We also had them cut out the small donuts and decorate those as well for banners around the room.
For refreshments we had our local grocery store Ridleys make the donuts and we just called and requested they do pastel pink and mint frosting with classic sprinkles, as our local grocery store made them they were super affordable. We made some bundt cakes to look like big donuts, had donut holes on skewers with fruit and served milk and chocolate milk.
For the actual program we had one of our Laurels conduct the meeting, we had an opening prayer, opening hymn, and recited the YW’s theme. I did a quick welcome introducing the theme and talking about the importance of Personal Progress and why none of the Young Women should miss out on it. We then had one of our cute Mia Maids sing a song that she had written to do with the mutual theme and play guitar.
Then we had one of our Laurels that had recently completed Personal Progress talk about with the question in mind; Why do you think that all the Young Women should not miss out on Personal Progress? Following that we had three parents (two moms and one dad) briefly talk about their daughters and their experience with Personal Progress. We specifically asked the parents to speak about the following questions; How has personal progress strengthened your family? How have you seen personal progress help your daughter? How does not missing out on Personal Progress shape your daughters future? The Young Women (especially the daughters) enjoyed listening to the parents perspective on Personal Progress.
We then awarded our Young Women with their ribbons and medallions for the girls that had completed Personal Progress…we had four of our amazing Young Women receive their medallion (one even for the second time). Lastly our Bishop had some closing words that tied in with the theme about not missing out on personal progress.
After closing our Young Women in Excellence Program we had some treats and looked at the table with Personal Progress displays the YW had made from their value experiences and projects that they had worked on.
If you are thinking of using this theme for your own Young Women’s in Excellence or New Beginnings you can purchase this invite with your wards details at my Etsy shop.