Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Combined: White Elephant Gift party

Last night for mutual we had our annual White Elephant exchange gift party. We ask all the youth to bring a gift under $5, we draw numbers out of a hat and let the kids choose and steal gifts. We usually supply dinner for the kids too, things like pizza or panda express. It's always a lot of fun. I actually wasn't able to make it, but I'm sure they had a great time. I heard there were eggnog cupcakes involved though, so I wish I had made it. It's a fun easy night that the youth look forward to each year.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pajama Pants Week 2: Cutting

Last night for mutual we worked more on our pajama pants. We all headed over to the house of one of our leaders and had a lesson in how to use a pattern. The girls then pinned the pattern on and cut their fabric one by one (well two at once since the pattern had 2 pieces). We started pretty late (our ward is on Mormon standard time), so this took the whole night even though we only had 4 girls. It was a pretty casual and fun night. We will have to extend it to a third week to finish sewing.

We also practiced singing our Christmas song that we are performing on Sunday. I'm so excited!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pajama Pants Week 1: Fabric Shopping

Last night for mutual we went to JoAnn Fabric to buy some material to make some pajama pants. We thought this would be a nice Christmas treat for the girls, as well as a great learning opportunity. A few of the girls had never been to a fabric store or sewn anything before, so we had a short lesson on site about the different types of fabric and what they are good for. It was very educational for them and for me. Next week we are getting together with all of our sewing machines to sew the pants. Hopefully it all works out and we have enough time!

You could have the young women apply this to Knowledge #2, or a Knowledge or Divine Nature Value Project.