Personal Progress is fun, so why not turn it into a party? This would be a great mutual idea, but you don’t have to wait for that. You can decide to host your own Personal Progress party any day.
Another idea: get together with your leaders and friends and plan this party for incoming Beehives or your class. Then mark it off as a 10 hour project?
Whichever way you choose, make sure to have fun! Here are some ideas to get you started:
Send Out Invitations
What’s a party without invitations? Make invitations and invite your friends or Young Women class. Ask them to bring a snack to share.
You could even make this party a slumber party. If your parents allow, include that information on your invitation.
Decide What to Do
There are many different ways you can have a Personal Progress party. You can complete a couple experiences, you can start a project together, or you can talk about a value and just party.
Pick a Couple Experiences
Everyone is at a different point in Personal Progress, so there is a change someone may already have finished the ones you pick. That’s ok. This means they can help everyone else and give advice. It doesn’t hurt to complete an experience more than once.
How many value experiences you complete depends on how long your party is and your personal preference. If it is a slumber party, there is more time and you can complete more. If your party is only a couple hours I would pick 2-3 value experiences.
There are lots of value experiences which only take one day to complete. Pick some of those, or pick ones to start at the party, and finish at a later date.
Another idea is to pick a value and have that as the theme for your party. You could even decorate using the value color. If you’re really ambitious, complete a bit of each value experience in the value. You could also use this as a way to talk about the value and then complete one or two experiences.
Get together and complete a project together (you may have to do this in stages, unless your parents are alright with a 10 hour party). Before your guests arrive you can ask them to put a few hours or work into the project. At the party you can do a few more together, and when they go home, they can finish the project on their own.
Personal Progress Plan
You can also use this party to schedule and plan Personal Progress for the rest of the year or summer. Provide everyone with paper or calendars and have them write down when they will complete what. Be there to support and encourage each other.
Decorate and Set Up
After you decide what you will do, prepare for the party. If you like, find worksheets for the experiences you will be completing.
Decorate! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Lay out a table cloth, blow up a couple balloons, put a welcome sign on the front door. If you chose value for your theme, decorate in the value colour.
Once the big day arrives, welcome your guests, enjoy some snacks together, and complete some Personal Progress together. Have fun! Do not worry too much if you don’t complete everything you wanted to do, or if it did not go as planned. The important part is you were together with friends and you were encouraging and helping each other with Personal Progress.
Have you hosted a Personal Progress party before? Share your experience in the comments.