It's that time of year again! New Beginnings! We had our ward's New Beginnings this last Wednesday. It involved some wonderful messages and a donut pegboard so.... I think you can infer from those two facts alone, that it was a success. Ever since I saw the tutorial for making a donut pegboard I had been waiting for the right excuse to make one and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
We found the perfect "do not"/donut scripture to use as our theme. We focused on Alma 56:47-48, about the stripling warriors and how their testimonies were strengthened by the faith and testimonies of their mothers. We jumped on the opportunity with this one to ask all of the mothers of our cute young women to bear their testimonies, or to share what they knew to be true. Since it was New Beginnings we also had the mothers of our new Beehives get up and talk to us about their daughters. We gave them a prompt with a few questions to help focus their attention (which can be found in the downloads folder below).
We had donut invitations, donut refreshments, and we donut doubt that all in attendance had a wonderful time! Please read on for a few more details and don't miss the free printables below!
^^Our invitations were round with a donut on the front and all of the information on the back.
We kept the decorations and refreshments super simple. Donuts with water and milk. We didn't even use plates, just napkins, and cups of course. We ordered 4 dozen donuts from our local grocery store. The pink wasn't exactly the right color pink but what can you do when you pick them up at 4:00 and the event starts at 7:00?
Here is the tutorial I followed for the donut pegboard. It was very easy. I knew that we wouldn't need 100 donuts like they did in the tutorial though so instead of a 4'x4' pegboard I bought one of the precut ones at Home Depot for $7.99, which was 2'x4' I think. Also, instead of painting it with a paintbrush I spray painted it.
^^Here is a quick glance at our program in case you were interested in what the evening looked like.
For everything I used the fonts Josefin Sans and Before Breakfast.
Click here to access all of the files I have available. In that folder can be found the spotlight we gave to the new Beehive's parents, a file to make a donut garland, and our big poster with the scripture (one in black and white and one in color). I printed our big poster at Staples as a 30"x42" Engineering Print (they will print it in color if you ask nicely and tell them that there is 15% or less in color).