Monday, March 5, 2012

New Beginnings 2012

We had our new beginnings a few weeks ago and I thought I'd post a few things that we did. We got the theme idea from the blog Go Forward with Faith. Our girls loved it!

The invitations

We made these 4x6 invitations

And attached them to the cute "tickets" Found HERE.








This was the invitation for the night

We had a "playbook" for all the girls when they came in. (The parents LOVED this)

Here are a few things we put in their playbooks
Important dates for the year

A team roster


a list of the combined YM/YW activities for the year

The Pregame Pep Talk Schedule (lesson Schedule)
And a Practice Schedule (Activity schedule)
The Mia Maids were in charge of the Game for the night. They did a great job. They had questions about Personal Progress, and the new Strength of Youth booklet.
We were just in our RS room so we didn't go too crazy with decorations.



The Sunday before New Beginnings I had all the classes set  Goals for the Year. I had them displayed at New Beginnings and talked a little about them. We have this hanging in our YW room every Sunday to remind them to work on their goals!


For Food we served YUMMY Nachos. We just had chips, cheese, salsa, guacamole, Cafe Rio Style Chicken and Sweet pork, Sour Cream, Olives, etc... We just had water bottles for the drink. The night was a Huge Success and everyone had a great time!

52 comments:

The Hepworths said...

Sounds Awesome Jamie! I am totally stealing this idea for next year!

brit said...

we are doing the same one next week:) love go forward with faith! also love all the sharing you do!!!

Dowd Crowd 2 said...

Jamie,
So sad I was in the hospital and missed this! You amaze me! Thanks for all you do for everyone!

Jacqueline said...

Hi there!

Found your blog and LOVE it! We were planning to do a sports/football themed New Beginnings and this is PERFECT! Is there anyway that you could email me the files that you used to create all of your stuff for New Beginnings? It would be so much easier to just edit our informations, etc. rather then re-inventing the wheel. I could pay you for the email of the files or acknowlege you/your blog on the back of everything you use...whatever you would like!

Thank you SOOOO much!

My email is: tjstephens2005@msn.com

J-ME said...

Yes, jacqueline I will email it to you:-)

The Browning Family said...

I would love to use this theme for our new beginnings. Can you email me the files you used?
Thanks! This is SO awesome!
Sarah
browningfamily2001@yahoo.com

Torgersons said...

Would you mind emailing me all this fun stuff that you used for the football themed New Beginnings? My ward would love to copy this idea! :) So darling.

jessicatorgerson at gmail dot com

BenandLisaGrimm said...

I love this idea and we are going to do it for new beginnings in our ward. Could you please email me the files. Thanks so much for posting such wonderful ideas.

my email is
grimmsby5@gmail.com

carrieandheberj said...

Hey!! I absolutely LOVE this idea for New Beginnings and would LOVE to use it for ours this February! Is there anyway you could email me the files so I could just edit them instead of trying to figure out how to create them? I absolutely LOVE how everything looks, so if you could, that would be great! I would want one of everything you posted. Just let me know. I would also be willing to pay you and give you FULL credit for the designs!! Just let me know. Thanks so much!

Carrie

My email is carrierherron@gmail.com

Mychael-Ann said...

I would also love your files - love the YW (NFL) graphic!! mychaelann (at) gmail.com

Thanks!!! This looks so fun!

Amy Smith said...
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Amy Smith said...

I love this idea!!! It is so fun I am sure that the girls will love it. Is there any way you could send me the files as well. My email address is amys067@hotmail.com. Thank you. Seriously love this idea.

Lori Geary said...

Would you be willing to send me the file to edit for the darling invitation and football ticket for NB? Thank you in advance. We love this idea and would like to use it for our NB in two weeks. (Invites to be passed out this Sunday). Thank you again! My email is geary4@aol.com

Lori Geary said...

I hope this comment doesn't post a thousand times (but I'm new to this). LOL. Could you send me the file to edit the invitation and ticket for the football-themed NB? We would love to do this for our ward in two weeks. Thank you in advance. My email is geary4@aol.com.

ashley martin said...

hey could you please send me a copy of these? i lvoe the idea for my girls! ashneves7@gmail.com

trina said...

Wonderful! Could I get a copy of your files? Thank you!
beckstr@runbox.com

Amie Liston Interior Design said...

Could you email me a copy of these as well? amieliston@hotmail.com Thanks!!!

xoxoChristiexoxo said...

Hello,

This is such an awesome idea, I would love to get the flyers that you had used, because this idea would be so awesome! My email is christietiatia@gmail.com

Stacey Shaw said...

I love this! Could you please send me the files to use as well. My emails is shawstacey@gmail.com. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Jennifer Jean said...

We would love the files as well. :) differjean@gmail.com

Thanks!! :)

Hailee said...

Such a cute idea!! We want to do this as well....can you pretty please send me your files? That would be awesome!! Thanks so much!
Deannabulkley@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

I would also love these files if you're able to send them. Thanks so much!
Jennifer (skierjenn@gmail.com)

Holly Mertlich said...

Cute idea! Would you mind sending me your files for this activity? Hollymertlich@gmail.com thank you so much!

Jenn Haws said...

Love this idea. So adorable. Please send me your files! jenn.haws@yahoo.com
Thanks so much!

Ann Peterson said...

Our ward is going with a sports theme and I was looking for invite ideas and found yours - such a winner! Is there anyway you could email the files? I have been trying to duplicate it but just lack the computer know how! THANKS!

asp84123@comcast.net

Ann Peterson said...

We are doing a sports theme and I found your post when I was looking for invite ideas. Could you pretty please send me the files? I've tried to duplicate them, but just lack the know how ;)

Thanks!

asp84123@comcast.net

Denise Anderson said...

can u please send this to me thx cjakdka1@bellsouth.net

Denise Anderson said...

please send me your info thx
cjakdka1@bellsouth.net

Unknown said...

We love this idea!!! So creative and so much fun! Would you mind emailing me your information. Thanks a million!
abtucker@gmail.com

Ashley said...

Did you know your idea would be so popular even 2 years later? That's pretty impressive! I also found your wonderful blog while looking for New Beginnings ideas - We are doing a team theme. Could you send me these files as well?

Thanks, Ashley

thalman.ashley@gmail.com

⋙⋙⋙courtney tychsen rawle tiatia⋘⋘⋘ said...

We are doing this too! Could you also email me?! haha thank you!!
courtneyrawle@gmail.com

Tennille said...

We are thinking of this theme for 2015 new beginnings and I would love an email with your files too if possible.
Thanks,
Tennille

triedlinger5@gmail.com

Ashlyn Stephenson said...

This is a darling idea! I love, love, love it! We would like to use this theme for our 2015 New Beginnings. Could you please email me a copy of the files. My email address is castephenson@hotmail.com. Thank you!

Unknown said...

We would really love to use this idea for our New Beginnings. Do you still have the files available. I would love a copy if you are willing to pass them on. westhillsteacher@gmail.com

Amnesia said...

Could I also have the files if you still have them ready? Really just the ticket, It's a little tricky for me to edit out the date and name things, I would appreciate this so much seeing as I am just a laurel trying to do all this! Haha, thank you so much!!

Email: imaninja33@gmail.com (I know, weird)

Rebecca Wood said...

Wow, what an amazing idea! I'm going to copy everyone else and ask if you would mind sending me your files? My email is maughan.becca@gmail.com - THANK YOU so much!

-Becca

Allison said...

I love this! Can you send me your files?
Thanks

Sue Williamson said...

We only have one girl coming up in 2016 and she is very athletic. We'd love to use this, could you please email me the files? susanpaigewilliamson@gmail.com. Thank you!

Piper Riddle said...

I don't know if you still have this file, but if you do, I'd love a copy of the items you used for this great New Beginnings idea! My email: we5riddles@gmail.com
Thanks in advance ~ pr

aztulip said...

We would love to use this idea and wondered if you still have the file available that I could get a copy? bobbifarrow@gmail.com. Thanks so much.

joylyn said...

I love this and would love to do it for our New Beginnings! If you are willing to share the files I would be so appreciative! joylynqt@yahoo.com

Katie said...

I would also love a copy of your files if you still have them. What a great idea! Thank you in advance!
klkgarner@yahoo.com

Katie said...

I would love copies of your files if you still have them! What a clever idea. You have an amazing blog. thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us! klkgarner@yahoo.com

T-Bird said...

Four years later and this idea is still popular! We love this idea for our New Beginnings this year. Would you be willing to email the files that you used for this event? the address is tbirddaisy@gmail.com Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

I searched for hours on ideas but this is the first one that I liked. My email is kari_whiting@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I know it has been a few years since you did this activity but if you still have the file will you send it to me? We are doing a super bowl theme this year and your invites and tickets are perfect! My email is amy.strickling@gmail.com. Thanks!

Amy said...

This idea is perfect for our super bowl themed new beginnings. Will you please send me the file if you still have it? Thanks! amy.strickling@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this idea! We love it! If you happen to still have any files from when you did this would you mind sending them? cic.oldham@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Such a great idea. We would love any files you still have. jacksonkatrina@me.com

katrina said...

love this idea!! could you send any files you still have? jacksonkatrina@me.com

Martha Vickers said...

This is the perfect idea that we were looking for. My daughter is actually in charge of the New Beginnings for her 10 hour project. Are you still able to email the files? We love love to use your format for everything!!! Let us know! Thanks

Martha Vickers

Martha Vickers said...

This is EXACTLY what my daughter has been looking for. She is in charge of the theme and decor for New Beginnings for her 10 hour project and this is perfect. Are you still able to forward me the file? Sorry- I know its been a few years. She is meeting with her YW leaders tomorrow and she would love to print it out and show them. Let me know! Thanks so much

Martha Vickers

vickers.martha@gmail.com