Our Lady's Garden
Legos, Legos, everywhere
A Sharpie transforms to create Black Panther
"Knitted in his mother's womb"
The more balloons the better
Pray for us!
Amazing! Grandbaby toes
One on one time.
Reaching . . .
For the Wyoming Sky
Let it Go, let it Go . . .
Must have been a cool fall day . . .
their little noses are red.
Everybody loves a cake walk! I love these mini loaf cake tins. I buy them with lids and make them ahead of time and freeze them.
A great solution for a cake walk is solo cups, filled with plaster. You then can use landscaping flags for the numbers. Stickers with numbers work or simply write the number on the plastic flag.
Using this kind of cake walk is easy to set up, store and allows the use of different spaces. Our cake walk uses 50 cups and everyone rushes to get a spot when the music starts.
Stick on mustaches are a big deal, and so, so
"A Person's a Person no matter how small!"
with a Who Party!
This year we celebrated the 11th Annual Who party.
This amazing event has grown and grown but it started out small and you can do it too.
The beloved children book, Horton Hears a Who, offers a fantastic witness of life. Horton the elephant valiantly protects an unseen world of "who's" that exists on a speck of dust. Horton with his large elephant ears hears the cry from the dust speck and defends with his very life the persons who can not be seen.
In 2004, we hosted our first "Who Party". The evening was a simple affair with close friends and a kids carnival in our three car garage. My children had plenty of unloved stuffed animals and happy meal toys that served as prizes as the fishing pond.
The 2005 party resulted in over 200 people in my home so in 2006 we moved the event into a local school gym and cafeteria. This free event offers an opportunity for families to celebrate "a person's a person, no matter how small." It allows collaboration between churches and individuals to join together in a family friendly pro-life event.
This year's event had over 60 volunteers and served over 400 "whos" big and little.
Hints for a successful Who Party -
- Make the event free. Using the event as a fundraiser can be problematic in that the images and book Horton Hears a Who are still protected by copywriter.
- Include different churches in your party. Invite a church to make the cakes for the cake walk or the dessert for the dinner.
- Youth volunteers are a key part of our party. The little kids love the interaction with middle and high school kids as they putt at the golf game or throw that bean bag. I have college kids who travel home to volunteer at the Who Party.
- Show the movie, classic or 20th Century Fox version, at the party. The event has little value if no one tells the story.
- Start small and see what grows!
The first Who Party. These kids are in high school and college now!
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