Before my blog became an "everything about moving and living in China blog" it used to be a creative blog designed for me to be inspired by others and to inspire. "BC" (before China) I was happiest when I hosted functions and social events at my house. In China it has been difficult to carry this out, but this weekend I hosted a Pajama Breakfast Party for teenage girls from church.
I bought inexpensive eye masks and used hand-written tags with the information.
peach, orange and apple juice
watermelon and pineapple
chocolate chip pancakes
"The early bird Catches the Worm"
with a scripture from Doctrine and Covenants 88:124
“…cease to sleep longer than is needful;
retire to thy bed early,
that ye may not be weary;
arise early, that your bodies and
your minds may be invigorated.”
Of course it was attached to gummy worms.
Besides eating and chatting I thought it would be fun for them to make pillowcases with a reminder to say their morning and nighttime prayers. Each girl chose her own color pillowcase and decorated it.
I gave a prize for cutest pajamas and best bed head. The prizes were loofahs and invigorating body wash.
It was a fun activity and it was fun to finally host something here at our apartment!