New Beehive Jar Hugs and Kisses New Beehive Song
Decorate her front door New Beehive Spotlight Form YW Welcome Bags
You could adapt this gift idea Welcome to the Hive New Beehive Kit
Make a Personal Progress Holder [Instructions] by Julie of OhBaby! Welcome to the Hive (multiple ideas)
Silk Flower Favorite Beehive Conference Happy "B"-day Box
Take Note -- Testimony Book Welcome Ideas Beehive Bash
Welcoming New Beehives by Kathleen Rich
New Beehive Letter from http://www.lds-yw.com/
New Beehives from The Idea Door
Welcome to the hive poster by Jayma Dennett
First, on their birthday we go and secretly decorate their bedroom with notes from some of the current Young Women and leave candy or another small treat for them to enjoy. On the first Sunday they attend Young Women's we also have someone do a spotlight on them so that all of the other girls know a little bit about them. (Idea by Wendy James / ga04032008)
We just did a Beehive Breakfast this morning. When a new girl is coming in the girls all meet at my house at 8:00 a.m. and we go and pick up the new Beehive at her house (we warn the parents so the girl is modestly dressed). Then we come over and chat over donuts and chocolate milk. It is a bonding with the new Beehive but also fun for the other girls to get to know her. Hope this helps! (Idea by Brittney Rivers)
I like to give them something with all of the values written on them. I was fortunate to find a bunch of pewter bangle bracelets with the values engraved into them hidden away in the Young Women closet when I took over. I think they would be kind of pricey, but we already had them, so that's what we use. I know that there are some cute socks with all the values written on them available through Deseret Book. (Idea by Traci Stevens)
What about giving them the Young Women torch pendant? That's what I think most of the wards do in our stake. (Idea by Janet In Abbotsford, British Columbia)
Welcome to our class!
Birthday Binder - (Idea by Kris Briles) We give our new Beehives the Young Women Logo pendant, on a white ribbon to be used as a necklace. We give her whatever birthday gift we are giving that year. And we also give her a binder that we make, it includes:
- YW Roster
- YW Calendar
- Welcome to YW packet, that includes the YW theme, meetings, purpose, etc.
- A picture of the temple in our temple district
- The Family, A Proclamation to the World
- The Living Christ: A Testimony of the Apostles
- Seven Sheet Protectors, labeled with the 7 values to put handouts in.
- Personal progress book
- Strength of the Youth booklet
- YW theme handout
We also set up a time to meet with them and their parents to explain the YW program and go over the Personal Progress responsibilities. We normally do this the first Sunday they come in if possible.