Why hold special family events?
These events support and encourage families and provide non-threatening events for families from the community to attend. Usually, the planned event is something that the whole family can attend and generally, we plan the event to begin late afternoon, include a meal and finish early so parents to take the kids home and pop them into bed.
Recently, and following Father's Day, we held a special Father- Son event. The Wild Game Dinner event was very popular and the feedback, positive. You can read more about this event here.
Event for mothers and daughters
But the girls felt that they missed out so we planned another free event, a mother-daughter high-tea. Our theme was the enchanted woods, though with all our designs and decorations of pink and green with colourful butterflies, perhaps it should have been 'enchanting'.
But we had planned other activities to excite and entertain both mothers and daughters.We'd seen a wonderful decorating ideas on Pinterest, creating huge flowers from coloured tissue paper so we made these in pink shades, added some large butterflies and created a photography area for mothers and daughters to have their portraits taken. The photos will be available for families to collect from the church on the following Sunday.
We also prepared hair garlands for the girls to make with wrist corsages for the mothers. There were also butterfly nets to decorate. Later, the girls used these to catch the small butterflies from the Elefun Butterflies game from Hasbro.
Following the special afternoon tea, some of the talented girls from our church family, provided a small dance performance and face-painting was also provided.
What special family events have you organised? How did they go?