I made a Valentine’s Day Photo Booth for the Youth Dance

This little photo booth brought so many smiles on Friday night, when I had the pleasure of creating this and snapping fun pictures of the teenagers at their Valentine Dance. I loved how surprised they were that I was there to capture them on film, and the bonus was that I used my Instax Mini “polaroid type” Camera so they got their photo to take home with them after the dance.

At first a few of the teens were unsure whether it would be social suicide to cooperate, but the moment they spied the props that I had made they ran like wild beasts to get in line. I was laughing the whole time, seeing the macho boys decline a photo but then when they saw there were moustaches on a stick it was game on! The props were so fun to make and everyone including the chaperones got in on the merriment. (PS I LOVE my Silhouette Cameo, it’s a rock star!). I felt really honored to be able to do this fun project for the youth, I adore them. I shared a tutorial of how I did this on Boutique Cafe too.

DIY Washer Necklaces

This little craft is quick, easy and HUGE hit with teenagers (and Lola too). We made adorable washer necklaces. All you need are washers from the hardware store, some nail polish, and a ribbon to make into a necklace. These are great for kids to make and share with friends. The girls in our YW’s group spent tons of time making adorable designs. I was so impressed. I’m so happy they enjoyed it! Whew!

Our little DIY Mason Jar Snowglobes

Last night all of our Young Women at church came to my house for our Christmas meal and craft night. It was such a wonderful time. I arranged to do the Mason Jar snowglobes and we also made oodles of washer necklaces that they painted with cute nail polish. We ate delicious homemade soups, decorated gingerbread men, and giggled about which girls like which boys. A lovely evening – I adore our youth, they are simply incredible people!

Now my counter is covered in my prototype jars, and my kids are in pure snow globe heaven. We’ve made so many and they are all beautiful!

Supporting My YW Babies

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Last week I had the honour of meeting up with our girls graduating this year at their high school with Avril and Maya from Young Womens in our ward. It was so much fun to be a part of their graduation experience and watch them grow into such amazing young women. I love the time that I have spent with them while we’ve lived here these past months, it’s time that I treasure. I love my babies and I’m so proud of them!

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