Tuesday, July 27, 2010

LOVED. by The King! Girl's Night

Lassen Pines Staff Girl's Night 2010 was a huge success!
Each girl received a special invitation on their bed.
The girls were buzzing with excitement for the 2 days before their special night. All the work was worth it when they came into the dining room that was decorated for them. They all looked so cute in their dresses with their hair fixed and they squealed as they looked around!!
We had a delicious meal! Stuffed chicken breasts, pasta, broccoli, homemade rolls and a variety of yummy desserts including the precious cake made by Jeanette Paramo!
Each girl had a name card "wordle" describing who they are in Christ along with our theme word, "LOVED." and their name. They had Bath and Body goodies and a special necklace we made them too. (Jenn must have a headache after pounding all of those!!)
It was so much fun decorating the tables all "girly". I brought all the decorations from home, so we stayed on budget pretty well! We used the white dishes that are used during ladies' retreats. The blue plastic trays were put away for the evening!

All the girls loved the necklaces. So many of them have been wearing them all week. So precious!
It was extra special to have my sister-in-law, Stephanie and my neice, Averi be able to attend all the way from Texas! (My brother-in-law and nephew attended "Man Night"-more on that later...)
BOTH Grandmas were here too!!

We used our fun standby...the frame...as a prop for pictures. Always fun! Shannon and Leanne were great at striking a pose! (and these two had a night off from the kitchen!!)
After dinner the girls put on the shirts that Jenn and I designed (they were rolled up with the invitation) so we could get a group picture.
The back says, "She is far more precious than jewels and her value far above rubies and pearls." Prov. 31:10
I read them the book," The Princess and the Kiss"A Story of God's Gift of Purity by Jennie Bishop at the end of the evening. It is a wonderful story about purity! (Thank you Alyssa O. for telling Shae about it!!)
What a blessing to be able to do something special for these girls who don't expect anything! It was a lot of hard work and planning for Jenn and me, but she got engaged this month so it was great practice for our next big event and I can't wait to get started on that one!!!
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Amy said...

What a fun night & I LOVE those Tshirts! I saw them on Shae's FB photos & commented on how cute they were.

Rick Lawrenson said...

I think Gail would be impressed with the table decor.

Kim said...

Love how you made the girls feel as special as I know they are to God! The details were amazing! You know how to do it well Inger!

Momofgirls said...

THANKS, Rick! I would LOVE to follow her around from event to event to get ideas!!!

Kim, I loved the pictures of your "baby's" wedding! Looks like it was a wonderful, blessed day! Congratulations!!

Brittney said...

Inger! I love it! I had a little cry because I miss the whole experience so much, and I am so glad that God is moving and working there. You did a beautiful job with everything! (Not a surprise) You are all often in my prayers and always in my thoughts. YOU, Inger, are the true blessing! I miss you my friend. Hugs.