Saturday, 13 November 2010

So simple and so much fun

Before half-term, we looked back through the scrapbook of everything we have done in the Centenary Year. It was meant to be a 10 minute time filler but turned into 40 mins as the girls recalled the fun and said what they had enjoyed the most.

Most popular answers to that question?

So we decided to give the parents the chance to see everything too, it was meant to be an evening where we set out all the pages, and parents could come and look, and chat...it didn't pan out like that but it DID pan out very well.

Some girls wanted to turn it into a chance to do their hostess badge, so the first week we planned. In their sixes they decided who they would invite, what entertainment they would provide, and what refreshments they would offer. Then we discussed it all together in pow-wow (we just call it circle though) then back to the sixes to make the invitations.

Not everyone wanted to do their hostess badge, those that did were told they had to make a table decoration on the theme of 100 between week one and two. About half did.

So, week two, we set out tables and seats for 70 people, the girls had a quick practice of their entertainment and laid out the drinks and snacks. Then 30 mins later the parents and siblings came back (out of the 23 girls present, 21 sets of parents and siblings came, one didn't come at specific request of their daughter, haven't established why the last lot didn't send someone).

Each family was welcomed into the hall by their Brownie, thanked for coming, shown to a seat and offered refreshment. Then the entertainment included playing Red Letter (parents too) and Musical Statues, a rendition of Jingle Bells on piano, flute and bells (with a solo from one newly-enrolled Brownie who was the only one brave enough to sing), When the Saints Go Marching In on the clarinet and a dance to the Black Eyed Peas!

Finally the girls cleared up and we were done!

A few parents did flick through the scrapbook (with so many people in the room and needing space for games we couldn't put it out as separate pages) but the original aim didn't really matter, what mattered is that the girls planned, executed and cleared up the whole evening and their parents were very proud, as were we.

1 comments:

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

That sounds like a fun way for the girls to earn their badge.

I don't recall the chocolate Daleks...

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