This Mother and Daughter activity was focused on the journey that each girl takes from their blessing as a baby to the decision they made to be baptized and then preparing to be married in the temple. 3 major events. 3 beautiful white dresses.
The dresses were on display and each girl was asked to bring a photo of themselves as a baby – in their blessing dress if possible. They were also asked to bring a display of the things they had been working on over the last six months with Faith in God. Those displays included photos of each girl in their baptism dress if possible. Those pictures were much easier to gather because most of the girls have been baptized in just the last year or two.
During the gathering, the girls had a fun time playing a game of trying to guess who was who in each baby picture. They wrote down their guesses amid comments like, “She was so cute as a baby!” It was a positive and fun interaction to kick off the activity.
After a warm welcome, one of the Activity Day leaders gave a 5 minute talk about the “Best 3 Dresses in Life” and the spiritual gifts that each girl has to help them on their journey. Since this particular leader had just gotten married only a year ago, she was a wonderful example of living the journey herself.
After the message, each girl shared their talents in their display. Moms were invited to come up with them if they wanted the moral support.
Finally, mothers had been invited to share talents with the girls. Much of the focus was on how our mothers were examples of developing their talents and how they can help each daughter develop their own.
Everyone was given this favor as the evening ended:
The simple but tasty fruit pizza for dessert was a great way to end the lovely evening. My favorite part? The baby photo guessing game. The energy and love was a wonderful way to start the activity. Everyone do this!