- Welcome, Opening Prayer
- Refreshments! (We had lemon bars, lemon cookies, lemon bundt cake, and lemonade). I gave about 5 minutes for the sisters to grab a plate of food and return to their seats for the lesson portion. (This gave adequate time for stragglers to come in before we got to the “meat” of the evening).
- Introduction of Speakers
- Attitude— Short Talks (5-10 minutes each) from three sisters about making the choice to be happy and endure faithfully, despite trials and setbacks (we tried to choose people with diverse hardships)
- One sister has six kids, homeschools, AND her husband is Bishop (her life is crazier than mine!)
- One sister had a very rough childhood– in and out of foster care
- One sister suffers from chronic pain and many physical ailments
- Material Possessions— Upcycling t-shirts (you can turn an old worn t-shirt into a headband, scarf, apron, bag, necklace, pretty braided rug, baby nightgown, etc. And you can make plain t-shirts more classy by making small changes to them)
- A super crafty sister did a demo and showed off some of her up-cycled t-shirt creations (10-15 minutes)
- Thank you to presenters; Closing Prayer
Our decorations were pretty simple, but were perfect! We strung ribbon down the gym (from basketball hoop to basketball hoop) and tied big yellow balloons (which resembled lemons) to it. I also printed out these at Costco on photo paper to put at each place setting (I found these online somewhere… geez I really need to cite things properly, sorry!):
We had table cloths on the dessert table, and labeled all the desserts on little chalkboard signs. Seriously, it was easy and just enough to look nice.
This activity cost around $30 (paying for the refreshments).