My calling in my church (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is in the Primary. I work with the kids from age 3-12. At the end of the year, we are asked to hold a special night for the boys who will be turning 12. It is called the Priesthood Preview. The boys listened to talks about the importance of the priesthood. We had a musical number and then had refreshments.
I had seen ideas (and talked to people) about doing a "tie" theme. So, I found an idea on Little Birdie Secrets for a shirt and tie invitation.
Then I got to work on the decor. I wanted to make a tie banner. I was debating on making it out of paper ties. But, when I got on Pinterest and did a little searching, I came across this tie wreath... and I had to make it! I asked friends for ties and got WAY more than I needed.
To make the wreath, I simply cut a circle out of a cardboard box... I'm cheap. Then, I cut the tied and hot-glued them around the wreath (overlapping slightly). I tied one tie in a boy and glued it on. Then glued a string on the back to hang it.
To make the banner, I used the left over tied and cut them in half. I cut the cut off tie back into a point and hot-glued the layers together. Then, I folded over the top half and sewed it so that I could easily slip the ties onto a ribbon.
We thought it would be a great idea to just serve donuts and hot chocolate for refreshments. I wanted the Oath and Covenant of the priesthood displayed but couldn't find a poster. So, I wrote it on the chalk board!
We have a great group of boys!!!