Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Purse"onal Enrichment

I put together my first Enrichment night on March 5th. The theme was "Celebrate Your 'Purse'onality"! I found this idea online and thought it was very ME, along with being a lot of fun!. I first made all these little purse invitations that ended up super cute and fairly easy.
Boni helped me by making SUPER cute little purses for my poster. They were so cute that I had Ryan begging for them for days!
I got cute polka dot fabric for the centers of the tables and a bunch of sisters graciously made WONDERFUL cakes to be our centerpieces.
When everyone arrived, we had them weigh in their purses and right down the weight. We had a very yummy dinner of Sweet Pork, Cilantro Lime Rice, Black Beans, and freshly cooked tortillas (thanks a TON ton Shannon for her help in cooking).
After dinner, everyone filled out their BINGO "Purse" cards and I shared a talk from President Faust using words from the talk to play bingo. After that, we played the What's in your Purse game and I walked around with about 35 word strips of random things you might find in your purse. As strange as some things might be, there was only one thing no one had, a pair of socks (Morgan had, until she put them on to come with her mom to Enrichment)! After the game, our Relief Society President, Lily, gave a wonderful little talk about how our different "Purse"onalities make up our Relief Society.
After Lily's talk, we pulled all the cakes from the individual tables and cut them up so people could have a variety. There were so many great ones to choose from!
This was a fun night full of great food and lots of laughter. I wanted it to be focused on spending time together as sisters and enjoying the different personalities we each have. I think it was a success!

8 comments:

Marissa and Allen Muir said...

That sounds so adorable. You are very creative.

jasoncarmengourlie said...

I know you don't know me but I just had to comment because your purses are soooo cute and I am doing a same theme for Young Women's and Excellence. I was wondering if you had a template for the purses?
Thanks,
Carmen
Alberta, Canada

Amy said...

I'd like to know if there is a template for this adorable purse too! Where can I find one for it?

Uleda said...

what talk by president faust did you use

Nancy Carlson said...

I know you did this activity several years ago but I would love the jeopardy game questions. Please send to: nancy.ann.carlson@gmail.com
Thank you

Unknown said...

Loved this idea. We will be doing next month for RS. Do you still have the jeopardy game questions and the template for the purse pattern. Would love them if you do. Thanks so much. Glad people post their ideas!! Marsha

verla said...

Do you have a pattern for those purses? Or a link to where we can find them? Please

Tonya said...

We are having a church salad buffet next week. I would love the things you used. Thanks!