5 Fun Themes for Young Women Camp

by Jenny Spencer | February 7, 2014 | Event Planning Young Women Lifestyle

When you're planning Young Women's camp, one of the hardest tasks is coming up with a theme. They can range from spiritually uplifting to downright goofy, but we’ve found that the most memorable ones are a combination of both. Check out these great ideas for inspiration!  Light the Fire Within: Girls Camp Olympics From SugarDoodle.net Step It Up . . . To the Temple F rom SomeSweetTalkingGirl.blogspot Girl On Fire From SamuelsFamilyFrenzy.blogspot I’m a Mormon: I Know It, I Live It, I Love It From BurlapAndDenim.com Wicked-ness Never Was Happiness From SistasInZion.com ...


Day 8: Host a Hot Cocoa and S'mores Party

by LDS Living | December 24, 2012 | Recipes Event Planning Holidays

Go to the previous day. Get together with your neighbors for a night of treats, which could even replace your neighbor gift swap. Feeling in a missionary mood? Invite non-member friends who might usually get left out of ward Christmas parties. Here are 10 yummy hot chocolate recipes . And a few ideas of how to set up your hot cocoa and s’mores bar: Photo from Simplified Bee Photo from Fete Fanatic Photo from Your Home Based Mom Photo from Wedding Window Photo from Cookie Creatives Photo from Cake Events Photo from Your Home Based Mom Go to the next day....

The Food Nanny - Spicing It Up

by BYUtv | June 15, 2011 | Event Planning


{Lifestyle} I Heart Valentine's Day Party

by Ashley Evanson | February 11, 2011 | Event Planning Lifestyle

Why is it that LDS women are so amazing at throwing parties? Maybe it’s the years of planning family get togethers and Enrichment night? Regardless of how we perfected these “party skills,” hosting is undeniably in our blood.  Photo from Hostess with the Mostess. Photo from Hostess with the Mostess. Speaking of parties, is this not THE cutest Valentine’s Day theme party from the Hostess with the Mostess blog? I want to copy and paste myself into these pictures. From the sugar-sprinkled cupcakes to the red- and white-striped straws, this party is probably the most adorable thing I have ever seen....


Weekend Craft: Valentine Coaster and Placemat

by Oh My Crafts | January 15, 2011 | Event Planning Holidays

The clear stencil material tops the paper/matte board providing a waterproof surface and makes the coaster look professional. If you can layer a sandwich, you can make these coasters and placemats! Supplies Needed : Die Cutting Machine: Sizzix Big Shot or Big Shot Express , Cuttlebug , Grand Calibur (must be able to cut thick dies), or Big Shot Pro (if making placemat) Sizzix Bigz Clear Die: Circle, scallop Sizzix Big Shot Pro Die: Heart, ribbon or Circle, ribbon (for placemat) Little Sizzles: Matte board Adhesive: Sizzix Adhesive sheets (1 sheet cut 6 x 12 if not using Big Shot Pro)...


Day 10: Plan A Christmas Outing

by <i>LDS Living</i> staff | December 11, 2010 | Activities Event Planning Holidays

Get out of the house and enjoy one of these fun, holiday family activities. Ride the Polar Express “The Polar Express” is one of the most famous and beloved children’s books around on the Christmas theme. There are lots of train rides that provide caroling, hot chocolate, treats and, of course, a meeting with Santa. Here are the five best polar expresses of the west: Heber Valley Railroad (UT). According to their website, “Passengers enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while caroling and hearing a traditional, holiday story. Santa joins the audience to meet each child and present them with a special...


Weekend Craft: Autumn Napkin Rings & Place Settings

by Oh My Crafts | November 20, 2010 | Activities Event Planning Holidays Tips

While the turkey is in the oven cooking slowly for that nice golden brown surface, and while the kids are playing in the annual family Thanksgiving Bowl football game, you can make use of this time for yourself. With just a few supplies and these easy instructions, you can dress up your Thanksgiving dinner table setting and give it that special “personalized” feeling for all to enjoy.   So grab your supplies and let’s get started! Supplies Needed : Paper trimmer Scissors Paper piercer Jenni Bowlin Brown sugar ink pad We R Memory Keepers Scrapbook pad – Maple Grove Brown  1/8”...

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Birthday Party Ideas

by Erin Jones | April 2, 2010 | Activities Event Planning Tips

Trying to make this year's birthday extra special? Check out our simple and inexpensive birthday ideas. Around the World Party Take the kids on a vacation without leaving your house! Set up one room like the interior of an airplane, and several other rooms like countries, each room resembling a different place (Tahiti, France, China, etc.). Have the kids start the journey in the airplane room, and serve the passengers peanuts and drinks. As you stop at each "country," bring the kids into that country's room. Each room can have snacks and an activity related to that country. For example, in...

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Young Men: Mutual Activity Ideas

by LDS Living Staff | August 17, 2009 | Event Planning

As a young men's leader, each week you are put to the challenge of coming up with fresh ideas for mutual. Not only must they be fresh, but they also must harness the attention of 14- to 18-year-old boys while teaching them a gospel principle. Truth be told, it's not always easy. So here are a few suggestions to get your creative juices flowing and move you beyond pick-up basketball. Some of them may even satisfy merit badges! Missionary Olympics In the Missionary Olympics, the young men are challenged on some basic "survival skills," though not your typical ones. Make sure...

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The Perfect Summer Barbecue

by LDS Living Staff | July 17, 2009 | Activities Event Planning

Barbecuing is one of those events that defines the summer season. It brings family and friends together for a few hours and is the perfect setting to unwind and have a good meal. As you get ready to host your perfect summer barbecue, here are some tips that will help you keep the occasion stress-free and enjoyable. Go shopping one or two days before. This will give you extra time to prepare your home or backyard. Stick with the classics. Grill hamburgers and hot dogs. It's oftentimes cheaper and easier, and in all reality, these foods are the essence of a...