Sunday, July 22, 2012

Back to School BREAKFAST.

Yes...school starts tomorrow.
{Can you BeLiEvE it?!}

I had our Young Women over on Saturday morning for a little Back to School Breakfast.
I wanted something to get them motivated...both spiritually and physically....for the new school year.

Here's a peek at some of the details:





I  covered the tables with red and white polka dot wrapping paper, found in the $1 bins at Michaels.
The brown paper bags that the utensils are placed in are from Hobby Lobby.
My 'place mats' are 12 x 12 pieces of scrapbook paper.
Handwriting strips are from the Dollar Tree.
The printable circles are from TomKat Studio.
Water bottle labels are from Tip Junkie via Love Party Printable.
Pencil tags are from eighteen25.


As for centerpieces, I did an assortment of apples, crayons and glue sticks.
{Because if THAT doesn't scream Back To School...I dunno WHAT does, right?}

Silver chalkboard pails were found in the $ bins at Target.
Framed printable is from eighteen25.


As the girls arrived, I had them each take my 
BACK TO SCHOOL is COOL quiz.
Prizes {extras of what our YW closet has collected in the last year} were given out to the top 3 highest scores.  It was a good little sumthin to keep the girls occupied while the food finished and everyone arrived.

Update 8/4/15 *** YOU CAN NOW DOWNLOAD
 A COPY OF MY
FREE PRINTABLE QUIZ HERE!!!!
 


Printable banners are from TomKat Studio.

As for the spread - we served: Blueberry muffins, fresh fruit, Egg and Hashbrown casserole and French Toast Roll ups.

Once the girls were finished eating, we had a small 'program' of sorts.
My counselors and I each took a couple of 'subjects' and spent 5-10 minutes discussing.
Subjects covered were:

Fashion Merchandising - modesty
English - not swearing and not gossiping
P.E. - Praying Earnestly
Social Studies - making good friends
Creative Writing - keeping a good journal 

I wrapped up the morning by showing THIS message.
It's my all time favorite and I really felt like the girls could benefit from seeing and hearing it.
COME WHAT MAY AND LOVE IT.
That's what I enoucraged them to do this  year...despite their trials and adversities that may come with friends, classes, teachers....
COME WHAT MAY AND LOVE IT.

Don't we have THE CUTEST girls?!?

Linking up to Lil Luna.





71 comments:

  1. Such great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Marci!! You are UH-mazing.

    If I told people I was 15, do you think they'd believe me? My plan now is to move into your ward, and be one of your Mia Maids.

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  3. Would you mind sharing your Back to School quiz? It looks like so much fun!
    Amy
    amyjperry@gmail.com

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  4. You are such a cute leader! What a fun idea! Your girls are very lucky

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  5. Soo impressed with all your darling ideas. I agree, I wanna be in your ward and be in YW's again so I can revel in all the darling things you do!!!

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  6. Such a cute idea thanks for sharing! Just wondering if you would share the Back to School quiz? Debra glover@kanab.net

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  7. This is really a cute idea. Please share the Back to School Quiz -- it is just darling. Thank you. Tluker@ralawcenter.com

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  8. This is a Adorable! Can you please share the Back To School quiz with me. Thanks!
    tamara331@msn.com

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  9. Would love the back to school quiz!! Thanks so much! jill7eddie@hotmail.com

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  10. I would also love the back to school quiz! kellysandberg@gmail.com

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  11. I would love this printable. I also would like the one for last years (7-Up) if you still have it. i found your blog thru Pinterest and I just became a follower! Thanks for your hard work on CUTE things!
    hassell5@gmail.com

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  12. P.S. I would also like the handout you did on testimony with the sunflower seeds. Thank you!

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  13. I too just found your blog on Pinterest and just fell in love with it. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas. If you are sharing the School is Cool Quiz, I would love a copy. Either way, Thanks for all the ideas.
    Heidi
    ohiokleins@yahoo.com

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  14. I love your ideas! So Cute! Are you able to share your back to school quiz?
    Thanks
    Susan
    susan@flake.ws

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  15. Love your ideas!! Can I get the Back to School quiz also?? Thanks
    Liz
    nicholls31@gmail.com

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  16. Can I get a copy of the back to school quiz too please!!?
    stokerfive@gmail.com

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  17. As all the others... I would love the back to school quiz...
    janamitchell@yahoo.com

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  18. Okay, you are DARLING! Thank you for sharing all your cute ideas! You are so talented! I'd love the quiz too! Thank you! michellee2y@hotmail.com

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  19. I just love all of your amazing ideas! Could I ever get a copy of the quiz and your creative 7-up tag?
    jilldeskins10@yahoo.com

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  20. Great blog! I am now following! I would love a copy of the quiz you created as well. brandilee8299@twcny.rr.com. Thank you!

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  21. I would love your quiz as well. You are soooo amazing!
    Ette1014@hotmail.com

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  22. I would love to get your back to school quiz too. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing ideas.

    lettibyrd@aol.com

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  23. So cute! I love it all and the message is so good. Looks like the young women and if that is your calling then you are doing awesome. They are lucky to have you!!! I would love for you to link this up to The CSI Project this week. The challenge is back to school. You can link up now through Friday.
    Come on over!
    www.thecsiproject.com

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  24. I have to agree with the others! I love this idea and all your others. Can I have your quiz also? Heidi cmcheidi@msn.com Thanks!

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  25. Hi Marci, Could you send me your back to school quiz? Cute idea. Thank you! stef@dtph.com

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  26. Thanks for sharing! You are so talented and creative! I am hosting a back to school party this week and would love the quiz:) please send to petersonfam1995@msn.com
    Thanks SO MUCH!
    -emily

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  27. I am doing a Back to School dinner this week. I am going to copy your ideas to the letter! They are so cute. So like everyone else I would love a copy of the back to school quiz. Please send it to julieanncaramels@gmail.com. That would be great thanks!

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  28. I would love the quiz and soda bottle tags. Thanks
    deannlkilpatrick@msn.com

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  29. If you are sharing the back to school quiz could I get a copy? Love your site. Cute ideas!! My email is theniclady@comcast.net

    Thanks,
    Nicci

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  30. As you can tell everyone loves your back to school quiz idea, me included!!! I would like to do something like this for my young women. If you are sharing the quiz ccbs2007@hotmail.com :) Thanks for your creativity and sharing!!

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  31. Hey! Thanks for throwing such an amazing party! My mom and I were so inspired that we threw our own! I posted about it and gave you lots of credit. Also, Emily (one of your YW counselors) was in our home ward here in Utah. Small world, right? Tell her hello from the Esplins!

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    1. Oh how fun!! Glad you could use the ideas....love it!! LOVE Emily too! Small world! xoxo

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  32. Would love your Back to school is cool quiz. Thank you so much for your inspiration. Wow!!! alysawhitlock@yahoo.com

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  33. I would love if you could email me a copy of your back to school quiz. What a fun idea. Also I would love it if you could email me a template of the A&W back to school quote. Thanks for sharing. Very inspiring!! noelletippetts@yahoo.com

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  34. This is such a great idea. Is there any way you could email me a copy of you back to school quiz? Thanks. Stephaniefromm@gmail.com

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  35. Thank you so much for your amazing ideas! If possible, could you send me a copy of your back to school quiz? Lallred2757@msn.com
    Thanks!!

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  36. I would also LOVE the back to school quiz! It looked like such fun!!

    Jen_ifer17@yahoo.com

    Thanks!!!

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  37. Love this idea. Wanted to add my name to your growing list of people who would love to have your back to school quiz. It looks so much fun.
    laurabates150@gmail.com

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  38. Marci,
    We are doing this activity this week. Could I get a copy of your back to school quiz?
    Thanks,
    Lisa
    lisa.dana@gmail.com

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  39. Can I also get a copy of the back to school quiz? We have year round school here in my part of AZ so are starting this week! We are having a fun back to school night for our YW in a couple days and just found your ideas! Love it!! cindafish@gmail.com

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  40. I love your ideas! Is there any way I could get a copy of your back to school quiz? katiestokes78@gmail.com

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  41. Could í her a Copyright of the back to school quiz? I love all your ideas. Lisagarm@Gmail.com

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  42. OK I'm jumping on the bandwagon here asking for a copy of the quiz as well as the recipe for the french toast rolls. YUM! I love your blog and have alreayd sent the link to my fellow YW leaders. Thanks for sharing. You do great work!

    brettandhope@gmail.com

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  43. Thank you for all the great ideas on your wonderful blog. You are simply amazing!! Could I please get a copy of the quiz sent to gaileyfam05@gmail.com? I would appreciate it a lot. Thanks in advance.

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  44. If you are sharing your quiz, I would also love a copy. bingham_family (at) Hotmail.com Thank you!

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  45. Could I also get a copy of your quiz? My boys will love it. Thank you ! robapr67@charter.net

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  46. Marci - Could you email me the back to school quiz. Love your ideas!!
    sus1960@gmail.com

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  47. can you email me your quiz. bntarmstrong@gmail.com

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  48. This is so much fun! Could I get a copy of the back to school quiz?
    Lori@mryardley.com

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  49. Very cute post! I would also like a copy of your back to school quiz. May I have one? Thanks, monicaisaacson@yahoo.com

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  50. I love your ideas! Would you mind sending me a copy of your back to school quiz? Thank you! mandy.angus1@gmail.com

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  51. Such a great idea! Would you be so kind to send me a copy of your back to school quiz? Thanks so much! smokinhotkitchen@gmail.com

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  52. Would love a copy of the school quiz too! If you can, please email celestethomas@mac.com - thanks!

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  53. Would also love a copy of your back to school quiz, candice3928@hotmail.com

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  54. Could I get a copy of your back to school quiz? Thanks! sandralynnpaul@yahoo.com

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  55. Me too!! I'd like a copy of the quiz too!! Than you! sue.wutzke@gmail.com

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  56. Would love a copy of back to school quiz--stacieh9@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  57. Can I please get a copy of your back to school quiz? You are an inspiring leader! Thanks for all you do!!
    kellie.boyack@gmail.com

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  58. I definitely want a copy of the Back to School quiz, too. natmaughan@comcast.net

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  59. I would love the back to school quiz. are you still doing that? please email to rockinrobyntracy@gmail.com

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  60. Can you send a copy of the quiz please and thank you! email: sharlaLevans@gmail.com

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  61. Could I please get a copy of your Back to School Quiz. Love that idea! Thanks
    Email: rdtriprhunny@hotmail.com

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  62. I would love to get a copy of the quiz. Thanks
    greeneteam4@gmail.com

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  63. Not sure if you are still giving out copies of your back to school quiz, but I would LOVE one!! Just found out I need to do an activity right away. Thank you for sharing so many great ideas! You are always such a big help!!
    Julie
    jboehmer@shaw.ca

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  64. I just came across your blog. Amazing ideas!! Can I have a copy of your quiz? We are having a back to school RS activity on Friday and I love your quiz. If so my email is: alysona@gmail.com
    Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  65. Love this idea...and everything you have posted for YW...You really need to publish a book on our your ideas....I was wondering if I could get a copy of your quiz??? My email is danlauragood@hotmail.com

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  66. Hello! I am going to do this fun idea with my activity day girls next week. Is there any way I could get a copy of the back to school quiz? I tried searching to see if I could find it on your site, but didn't have any luck. Thank you! dustinandstaci@yahoo.com

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  67. I would also love to have the back to school quiz for our activity at the end of August. Thanks, you have amazing ideas!! lounsburyerin@yahoo.com

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  68. Love this idea! If it is possible to get a copy of the quiz, I would love it! girlvault1@aol.com

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  69. UPDATE 8/4/15 - - - You can now download a copy of my FREE Back to School is Cool quiz here:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/99104793/Back%20to%20School%20is%20Cool%20Quiz.pdf

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