Hats Off to Moms

 Photos Taken During Mother/Daughter Brunch

Hat Parade 5-3-14

Girls singing in honor of mothers.

Girls singing in honor of mothers.

Men served us at the brunch

Men served us at the brunch

Maizel sharing how to make poupouri sachet.

Maizel sharing how to make potpourri sachet.

Mary and Stephanie, hostesses, speaking with a guest, Dawn Kelly.

Mary and Stephanie, hostesses, speaking with a guest, Dawn Kelly.

Waiting to share about their choices of hats.

Waiting to share about their choices of hats.

Guests visiting while waiting to eat. My mother and sister are at this end of the photo.

Guests visiting while waiting to eat. My mother and sister are at this end of the photo.

A guest with her darling daughter.

A guest with her darling daughter.

Someone discovered the candy!

Someone discovered the candy!

There was no lack of food to serve!

There was no lack of food to serve!

Karen Bowen, seated, and Maizel Dunn, standing, led the craft-making activities.

Karen Bowen, seated, and Maizel Dunn, standing, led the craft-making activities.

 

On Saturday, May 3rd, our church celebrated mothers with a Mother/Daughter Brunch. We served fantastic Breakfast casseroles, cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy, egg and cheese muffins, fresh fruit, and French Toast Bakes. Young girls who accompanied their mothers recited poetry and sang songs in honor of their mothers and all of those who attended. Guests then heard a devotional describing the character qualities of a virtuous woman found in Proverbs 31.

Our theme was Hats Off to Godly Mothers so we invited attendees to wear a hat of their choice to this event. What a wonderful time we had during the Hat Parade as hat-wearers shared why they chose the hat they wore! Guests then selected crafts to create – either a fragrant sachet, tissue paper flowers, or decorating handkerchiefs or hats with trinkets, charms, flowers, ribbons, and scripture. Before closing,  mothers received gifts for certain categories – oldest, youngest, mother who raised the most children, who traveled the farthest, and the most unusual hat and to those who contributed in a special way to enhance the event. All young girls chose a beautiful hair-bow as their gift for coming.

Men served the meal, and did a truly wonderful job in assisting women with drinks at the tables and helping them carry their trays of food. These men enjoyed their meal while the women moved to the sanctuary for the program.

Young girls learned what all duties a mother performs on a regular basis through the poems they shared and the devotional presented. They also learned how the Lord honors mothers and women through scripture, through table conversations during and after the meals, and by watching their mothers interact with other moms at this event.

I enjoyed hearing women fellowship with one another, and I thank the Lord for His creation of women and His institution of marriage and family.

How does your church honor mothers and women? Have you ever attended a Mother/Daughter celebration? Please share with me your experiences and/or thoughts on this topic. Thanks for stopping by and reading my post. I appreciate you!

Mary

About thehopebeacon

Wecome to my blog! I am a Christian wife, mother, and grandmother who wants to share my lifetime experiences with those who share the same interests and roles. I served as an educator for twenty-one years as both a classroom teacher and an Instructional Services Consultant. Most recently I chose to write children's books. This new path as an author led me to create this website. I seek to inspire, uplift, encourage, and advise those who come here who share common interests or life experiences as myself.
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