Some Birthday Ideas
Birthday Basket - Let the birthday girl pick
something out of the basket. Put items from Wal-mart or Target in it that are
little but nice. Some items that could go in the birthday basket are: hair ties,
stickers, small earrings, nail polish, cute socks, pad of stationary, etc.
Birthday Committee -
I am the first counselor in the Young Women's program in the Cobble Creek 6th
ward. We have come up with a birthday idea to involve several girls at once. We
have started a birthday committee (as well as a missionary and personal progress
committee). This group of girls (under the direction on the first counselor) is
in charge of keeping track of birthdays and making a large door sign for each
girl on her birthday and secretly decorating their front door without being
seen. The girls on the committee love being in charge of something that everyone
can see and they keep coming up with different ideas to match the birthday girls
likes and interests. It has been a great chance for the girls to get to know
each other better and for the girl celebrating her birthday to know that she is
loved and part of a caring group. (Idea by Amy Sill / ga07062006)
Birthday Hat - Our Young Women President has a really cute birthday hat
that the girl wears the Sunday before her birthday and then they give each girl
a little cellophane wrapped gift with a few dollar store items in it. The girls
love both the hat and the gift and they get to feel important.
(Idea by Kelly in Arizona)
Birthday Ideas from Jill's Young Women Page
Brownies in a
Birthdays - Birthday Boxes by Rebecca Goodro (Fun Idea!!!)
Happy Birthday Candy Bar Wrapper
How do you celebrate their birthdays?
Hugging Line - When I was the Young Women President we were discussing what
we might do for the YW to give them the recognition they enjoyed on their
birthday without having to buy something that wasn't particularly meaningful.
One of my counselors suggested a "Hugging Line". Like the old-fashioned
"Spanking Line" we would have the YW and leaders of the Birthday Girl's class
form a line at the front of the room and the YW then goes down the line and
receives an individual hug and birthday wishes from each one in the line.
It doesn't cost a dime, gives the YW birthday recognition and doesn't require
any planning...best of all the young women loved it! (Credit Unknown)
Phillips CD - She offers her music for $3 each. It would make a
good birthday gift, Christmas, New Beginnings or whatever.
for more information.
Lip Notes -
For our young women's birthdays we got them chapsticks
with the values on them, they are so cute and come in pink and purple and best
of all the chapstick is good! My young women have commented on how much they
love them- I think it evened out to $1 a piece.
Make them a tote bag that is personalized for all their YW "stuff" on Sunday.
Marble Refrigerator Magnets - Why not use a
picture of the Beehive, Miamaid and Laurel Logo? Or you could use a small
snapshot of each girl...or you could do just cute random pictures. Check
it out...easy to make and really cute!
MormonAd Poster - We are giving the girls each a large MormanAd
poster for their birthday this year. At the distribution they are only $1. We
are going to tie it with a pretty ribbon and a card. (Idea by Jody Merritt)
Oreo Pops - You could use value
Our ward bought large candy bars about $1 each and wrapped
them in paper stamped with the values or you could use birthday stamps and tied
them with ribbon. They ended up costing about 1.50 each (good when you have lots
of girls). The Sunday before the girls birthday we send around a card and
everyone signs it and we give the the candy and sing to her. They like the
special attention. (Idea by
Bath Salts - a fun birthday gift idea!
This year we took small paint cans that you can buy at a
hardware or paint store and filled them with goodies. We took cute paper in the
value colors and cut them to fit the width and wrapped the cans. We then took a
birthday rubber stamp and stamped on a 3x3 piece of cardstock then attached it
with double sided tape to the front of the can and attached it with cute wire.
Put the lid on and add ribbon. Very inexpensive and cute! Last year we filled 20
oz. pop/water bottles and decorated them. (Beth from Washington)
Toilet Paper Roll - Take a toilet paper roll (you could ask your presidency
and others to save them) and stuff the inside with goodies. Roll up with
tissue paper and tie ends with curly ribbon and attach to card.
Value Socks - This year we bought the
Young Women value socks. We take a
white paper bag and color black spots on it (so it looks like cow's hide).
We give each girl a "milk" chocolate candy bar. The bag is closed and two
holes punched through the top and tied shut with a raffia bow. We make a
card that says, "Happy Birthday to an "uddlerly" wonderful Young Woman."
The girls loves their bags and can't wait to wear their socks. The socks
are kind of a missionary tool too because they get asked about them. They
also help to remind the girls about the values.
We do something fun for our girls turning 16 - We
make a poster that says "sweet 16 and now you've been kissed" and we
all write fun "welcome to Laurels" notes and then we sign and kiss it
with lip stick and tape it to her front door the night before her birthday
and scatter Hershey kisses over her front step. We have also called the
mom and left it in her room as a surprise! It always turns out
cute!!!...and in-expensive. (Miranda Moon / ga10032006)
We have decided to give the girls Temple Hangers
this year for their birthdays. I purchased white, padded hangers from a
lingerie store, replaced the ribbon and glued on a couple of tiny flowers,
available from a craft store or Wal-Mart, and laminated a poem ("Hang on to your
values, Hang on to your testimony, Hang on to you goals, So that someday you can
'hang' your temple dress on me") and attached that with very narrow white
ribbon. The girls are thrilled with them. There is a similar temple hanger
on this site. (Donna Reddick)
Young Women Birthday Pencil Cards