Young Women in Excellence 2009 - Presented by my sister STACY!!!
This year for Young Women in Excellence, we chose a cooking theme.
First, we made recipe card invitations, which I bought and downloaded on Jessicasprague.com. We invited the families of the Young Women to come and see what they had “Cooked” up over the year.
Next, we made giant recipe cards. Each of the YW chose a value and filled in her recipe card to go along with a ten hour project that she worked on during the year. We were very excited with how they turned out. The girls spent a lot of time working on their cards and they looked darling!
At one of our activity nights, we had each of the girls sew an apron that went along with the YW value that they would be displaying. To keep things cheap, we bought a white, flat sheet for $4.50 at Wal-Mart and cut it into small waist aprons. The girls wore their aprons as they presented their values the night of YW in Excellence.
The programs were designed to look like aprons. They looked really cute and went along with our theme for the night.
As a presidency, we decided to gather some of our favorite recipes to give each of the girls for our handout. We tried to use the YW values, for example, White Chicken Chili was one we used for Faith (White). Then they were tied with a ribbon and a wooden spoon.
For decorations, we used cooking supplies from home and for refreshments, we served brownies and had ice cream scoops all ready in muffin papers inside muffin tins. They looked really cute. We also had other toppings to go on their brownie sundaes.
The YW did a great job presenting their values and had really fun displays. I think everyone had a great time and I am so proud of the girls for what they have accomplished over the year!