Valentine Banquet

Part of last week’s busyness included taking this crazy crew of kids…youth group…and pulling off a Valentine’s banquet for the entire church.

The kids did everything!

They set up the tables…

Valentine tablescape

…using wedding pictures to decorate – as well as candles, streamers, M&M’s and conversation hearts.

 

They did the cooking.

kitvchen crew

And with my own Dagmar (in the black apron) in charge of the kitchen, everything ran smoothly.

Or – close enough.

And serving.

servingWhich also went surprising well. (Oh yes – that is a tuxedo! Only the best for our guests!)

Then – following the delicious three course meal – the kids provided some world class entertainment!

Valentine skitsWell – okay – it was actually a series of skits that the kids wrote full of inside jokes and some wigs that left the audience in stitches. (That’s my Pedro in the center!)

And when our guests – of all ages – left, the kids cleaned up.

I was so proud of how hard those kids worked and what a good job they did!

And I’m tired.

Very tired.

Working with teenagers is not for the faint of heart!

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5 Responses

  1. Not for the faint of heart but so very rewarding! What a great event!

  2. What a great job they did. I can relate to what you are feeling, I used to be Youth Leader when my daughter was in her teens. They are a lot of work but what a blessing they can be!
    until next time…nel

  3. It was a wonderful time! I know being their leaders can’t be for the faint-of-heart, but you must admit our teens are also not fainthearted.

    It warms my heart every time I see the boys sitting up in the front row with such attentive attitudes.

  4. So true Echo! They are such a great group of kids to work with! Kinda crazy and full of fun – but so sincere!

  5. That is so precious….