Thinking Day Tea
We always have a District Thinking Day celebration. Last year, we hosted
a tea. Each girl invited two people ($3/person to cover hall rent, tea
cake etc.). Each Unit chose a member country of WAGGGS and made 2
table centerpieces representing that country, a flag to mount on the wall,
several small flags to go on balloon strings and provided a short skit/song/dance
from their country. The hall was decorated with helium filled (courtesy
of a Guiding dentist) balloons on long ribbons to which the small flags
were attached. The balloons were anchored with bricks. We borrowed uniforms
from other countries and old Canadian uniforms and hung them on the wall
along with the large flags from each of the units. The tables were laid
with white cloths with yellow or blue napkins and a centerpiece. The head
table had a large donated fresh flower arrangement that we stuck a few
of the smaller flags in (on bamboo skewers). We invited local important
women in Guiding (Area Commissioner, Division Commissioner etc.) to pour
the tea and coffee. After the tea, the centerpieces were raffled off.
My Unit chose Greece. The girls did a skit about Pandora's box.
They made the costumes, props and sets. The table arrangements were
made of blue and white artificial flowers in home-made blue card
boxes that were decorated with Greek mosaic design made from small squares
of white fun foam.
The whole event was a lot of work to plan but we got lots of compliments
from the parents and honored guests so it was all worth it. My girls
really enjoyed doing their part. All the girls also served the beverages
and cake or ran the commercial dishwasher.
Pathfinder Guider, Tanisi District, Canada
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