This year for YW in Excellence we decided to go with a Superhero theme. We liked how it coordinated with the “Be Strong and of a good courage” mutual theme and also went a long with the “For strength of youth.”
Each girl will be wearing a cape in a value color. We are lucky enough to have 24 small tablecloths in value colors so we are just going to pin them on and add a value shield to the back with double sided tape. Each girl got their value shield in advance to decorate however they wanted. We just printed them on cardstock.
We are going to start with a “soup”er dinner. We will be serving the soup out of large pumpkins with shields carved in them. Behind the serving table we will have a banner with each girl’s picture that reads “Our Superheros.” On each seating table, there will be a ring of rolls made in a bundt pan with salad supreme on them to keep with the fall decor.
We will also have display tables for people to peruse with shields where each girl wrote about their favorite personal progress project from the year. We gave them blank cardstock shields a couple of weeks in advance to write on.
After dinner we will have the 8 Supervalues skit that my Beehives wrote and will perform. I will try to get an electronic copy of this to post.
At this point in the program, the girls will stand one at a time wearing their value cape and say “I show my strength and courage through the power of (whatever value they chose).” They will then share an experience from that year that helped them demonstrate or develop that value.
Click thumbnails above to view and print value sign up sheet and “I will show my strength and courage” paper reminders.
We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him.
We will “stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things,
and in all places” as we strive to live
the Young Women values, which are:
Choice and Accountability
We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values,
we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants,
receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.
I think we may also send each girl home with a CTR ring as a take home.
Feel free to use any of these ideas for your YW in Excellence!
*Update: I got such a positive response and so many requests that I did a second post on our YW in Excellence including the skit and super hero slideshow.
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