Last night we had an etiquette dinner. We decided to keep it simple for this time and if they liked it, do a formal one later.
Main course- Manicotti, breadsticks, and green beans
Dessert- cheesecake with topping options
The week before the young women made the manicotti and the dough for the breadsticks and then froze them. The youth were given invitations and asked to r.s.v.p. with one of the young women leaders. We decorated with black and white. I had a classical station through Pandora to play while they ate. The dress was Sunday best.
We started off in the young women's room with basic etiquette. Then we moved into the gym. I was going to have the young men escort the young women and pull out their chairs but we were missing several of our young men. After serving the salads, the youth listened to some dining etiquette. During the main course, the youth were allowed to ask questions.
The end of july we held a Car Care Night. We had three brothers help out so that we could have 3-4 girls per vehicle. They checked fluids, changed a tire, discussed emergency procedures, and had some dirty hands to show for it.
How many young women does it take to change a tire?
I gave them a handout about car care after we were done.
We watched a few segments off Standards Night Live tonight for mutual. It was entertaining but educational and the young women enjoyed watching. He puts it in a non-confrontational way and does a wonderful job of relating to the youth. I'm looking forward to watching the rest of it!