Monday, February 28, 2011

New Beginnings: Seek the Sweet

At the beginning of each new year,
we have a program at church called New Beginnings.
It's a chance for us to introduce the new
twelve year old girls to our youth program -
or Young Women.

This year's church wide theme for the youth is the
Thirteenth Article of Faith
which says:
We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

From that fabulous declaration of what we are seeking
to be and become this year,
the awesome women I work with in Young Women
came up a fun theme for the evening
Seek the Sweet.

So I brainstormed with a couple of the ladies,
and we wanted a sweet shop feel for the decorations.
My friends Liz and Anjanette really were the geniuses
behind it all, but I try to lend help where I can.
I showed them Shelley's pictures from her daughters'
Sweet Shoppe Party - and we went from there.

It turned out awesome!

We used apothecary jars, vases, and candy dishes
to display one candy in each of the eight value colors.

I made the invitations, the jar labels, and this subway art poster.

It was a beautiful evening.
And the girls loved being able to dive into the candy at the end.
If you'd like to print your own poster to use at your events
you can find it HERE!

(I'm linking up HERE!)

Fine Print:
Please feel free to use this tutorial for your personal use. Please be kind and give credit where credit is due. Any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me.


raveninthewolfden said...

Great idea, I just love the colors!

Unknown said...

this is lovely! thanks for giving us permission to use the poster. i think i'll do something with it in my daughter's room, will show results when i have them, which may not be until july! :)

Nadia ( said...

What an awesome idea and a 'sweet' way to get your message to them. I love the look and the message!

Laura said...

Kyla, no wonder they always have you in YW. This night looks amazing!!! If I ever get put in I'm flying you out to take care of the whole thing!!!!

Tasha said...

Wow, I love it!! What a great theme too.

angelabvilla said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Fabulous job! Im printing this off for my girls room!

Vivian said...

The 13th Article of Faith is my favorite scripture! I was so excited when I found out it was the year's theme for the youth. I am constantly quoting this scripture to the boys.

agroshans said...

Visiting from Tater Tots and your post! Super creative! :)

Ashley said...

So wonderful! This looks like it was such a blessing & such a wonderful idea! This would be great for women who teach young ladies during Sunday School!

-Many Smiles!

Stephanie said...

What a fun night! Almost makes me wish I served in YW just so I could steal the idea :)

Chrissie said...

I absolutely love the printable!! Thanks for posting :)

Aubrie said...

LOVE THIS! I'm a new follower :o)

aubrie @

AllieMakes! said...

Beautiful decorations! Love all the details!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie last week! I can't wait to see what you have for this week!

Catherine said...

we love it! we want to use it for our YWIE. do you happen to have the invitation in layers that I can edit and make for our own night?

Catherine said...

I should also ask.... are you willing to share candy jar labels and signs on lollipops too??

Marcy said...

I love love love this idea!! Is there any way I could copy your idea as well (EVERYTHING). Whatever you could send me I would greatly appreciate it!! (printables, program, etc) Thanks so much!

Alison Rae said...

Hey! I'm a youth in charge of our YWIE and i was wondering if you could sene me the program or anything so i could base some things off of this. That would be amazing!
Thank You

Unknown said...

I am doing the same type of theme for our YWIE this year. I would love any printables you could send my way!! I would greatly appreciate it!!!!

Susan said...

We are looking at using this idea for our new beginnings. Can you email me a little more about your program. How you involved the girls. How you explained the personal progress program, etc.


Susan said...

Can you tell me more about the program you did for this? What did each of the girls do? What did the leaders do?


Shemri and Gang said...

I love your ideas and might borrow a few of them. I will for sure lead people to this blog post for more ideas.


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