One of the girls chose a Flip-Flop theme, with decorations and treats, and even encouraging the other girls to wear flip-flops. Her mom opted to do most of the planning and prep, for which I was grateful, but they asked me to do the printed program and give a short speech.
For the program, I used the flip-flops to bring a certain theme to mind.
Do you recognize it? I wanted it to be reminiscent of the poem about footprints; when you only see one set it means Christ is carrying you. I knew this young woman is familiar with the poem.
Our bishop talked about how flip-flops are fun and versatile, but to avoid the negative connotations of flip-flopping, wavering between right and wrong, blown about by the world's views and what you think is expedient.
And my speech? What the YW program is, how it fits in a gospel context, and the role of parents and leaders, plus the role of the young woman herself, bringing in this particular girl's accomplishments whenever it was appropriate.