“The Campaign Trail: Vote for Excellence”
It’s actually quite perfect for this year (in the States) and there are several fun and easy suggestions for decor, food, invitations etc.
Hope this helps some leaders looking for new ideas!
By: Anna Zenk from Texas.(Thanks Anna)
DECORATIONS and PROP SUGGESTIONS
Posters: Vote for YW in Excellence:
Always faithful, divine in nature, knowledgeable, makes good choices etc….
Large American Flag behind the podium.
Balloons: Red, white and blue—no helium necessary! Just throw them all around the room.
Banner: just above the podium—maybe hanging from the ceiling—VOTE FOR EXCELLENCE!
Mini american flags for the audience: they can wave (instead of clapping if this is a nice event.)
Campaign Trail Photos: prepare a slideshow of YW through out the year “on the campaign trail” (or just post photos around the room).
Streamers and American Flag buntings: and other party paper products in red white and blue. Such as table cloth for refreshment table.
Star cut outs: Hang red, white, and blue stars from the ceiling.
Voter’s Pin: circular invitation resembling a pin. Can attach a magnet to the back.
Ballot: perhaps each piece of information is preceded by a box with a checkmark.
“Vote” as the title with the V as a check mark. Have the date, time place etc. where the
voting is to take place.
Red White and Blue: Girls, Auxiliaries, and Speakers dress in American colors.
(Or something political loo king.)
Stickers: Make with each girl’s name saying: “Vote for Sarah.” OR “Sarah for Excellence”
OR just “Vote for Excellence.” The girls can wear them and the parent’s can too.
REFRESHMENTS SUGGESTIONS: (of course anything red, white, and blue will do.)
• Horse-devours: (basically anything on a toothpick. Small brownie squares, fruit pieces,
bread squares with cheese dip, etc.)
• Drink: Red or Blue punch
• Ribbon Jello Salad: (Layers of jello in red white and blue. Include berries and a cream
cheese whipped cream topping.
• Berries in a cup: Blue berries and strawberries, with a cream cheese/whipped cream dollop on top.
• Cupcakes: Red white and blue frosting. Make circular cut outs or little flags that say
“Vote for Exellence.” Attach a toothpic to the back and stick into each cupcake.
SPEAKERS TOPIC SUGGESTIONS (Keep very short)
– How the YW program prepares the girls to be leaders in tomorrow’s America.
Bishop or Other Auxiliary:
– Why America should vote for the Watauga Ward Young Women. (Speak specifically to the YW as a group, speak to their strengths, give encouragement.)
ORDER OF EVENTS:
Welcome: Welcome all delegates (YW) and the audience for their continued support. (Make it sound very campaign like.)
Short Presentation of Values:
Each young woman enters the room carrying a small poster and describes why
America needs a woman who is __________. (The girls should come up with this, and it can be written on the back of the poster so the girls can read it.) After reading, the poster gets put on the board and the YW takes her seat.
-Vote for FAITH
-Vote for DIVINE NATURE
-Vote for INDIVIDUAL WORTH
-Vote for KNOWLEDGE
-Vote CHOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY
-Vote for GOOD WORKS
-Vote for INTEGRITY
-Vote for VIRTUE
Presentation of the YW Theme: All stand and recite
Speaker: Young Woman Leader
Presentation of Projects
Speaker: Bishop or other Auxiliary
Campaign Trail (slideshow presentation of the girls throughout the year.)
Closing: Thank you for supporting our YW in Excellence….