Maggie and I attended the State Houseparty for Girls Missionary Auxillary last weekend. The theme was “Sweet Jesus” and the decorations were based on the game, Candy Land. We played games, sang songs, and heard from two wonderful speakers. (Maggie posing in the "Lollipop Forest" >>>)
Each church created a game board based on the theme and each county represented submitted a gingerbread house. My fellow counselor, Teri, and I were in charge of the creation of the gameboard and design of the gingerbread house. We had a great time coming up with a game that our girls can actually play to help them review what they learn. Our game had a Cupcake Cove, Ice Cream Island, and other sweet places!
The girls worked hard putting the gingerbread house together and making the game. They added so many of their own creative touches, including a mailbox and bird bath for the house. The girls made yellow fondant "stones" for the pathway and pink fondant "stones" to tile the entrance. They made the trees and bushes from ice cream cones, marshmallows, frosting, colored coconut and green sugar. Their hard work (and ours!) paid off– both projects earned first place at Houseparty!
We played crazy games and the girls got lots of candy! Below is some of our group playing a group hug game. The state president called out a number and we had to get in a group of that many girls. She called out everything from 2 to 27! It got pretty wild with girls running all over the building trying to find groups so they could stay in the game. In this picture the girls are in front of the "Ice Cream Sea".
I am a Mom. That is my definition of me. I am Mom to four loud, busy, creative, strong-willed children. My husband is my very best friend and thankfully, just as strongwilled as our kids! Our house is loud, and I mean really loud, and disorganized, but always interesting. We homeschool, craft, play in the dirt alot, and love to travel!
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