New Beginnings program

I was recently called to serve in my church‘s Young Women presidency, which means I get to work with the female youth, ages 12-18… lots of babysitters to choose from, right? ;)

 Each January we introduce the new year’s theme/goals and welcome the girls that are entering into YW.  Since this year’s theme is Arise and Shine Forth, we decided on sunshine decor for the program:

{Table display where we would be speaking}


There’s ME! 
Eek! My 1st time welcoming a large group, but l u c k i l y, everything went smoothly.  Phew! 

Here’s a peek at our sunshine ray program outline that we coordinated with the invites:

Feel free to download the sunshine rays HERE :)
Of course there were sweets:

We also had a twist of sunflowers throughout the night since our YW President compared sunflowers to shining bright.  She likened sunflowers’ habits of following the sun to the girls, they have that ability to always follow God and choose to shine.  So these sunflower cupcakes from Sam’s Club were perfect, our president’s daughter glittered them as well…so cute.

And what night would be complete without goodie bags to take home? 

{Bags of yellow gumballs for each YW to keep}
Chews to Shine”  

Did you notice these book page wreaths poking out in the pictures?  

*** Click HERE for a full tutorial ***

Check out what we did for Young Women in ExcellenceGirls Camp and New Beginnings!  And check out our list of always growing YWGirls CampMormon and Handout ideas on Pinterest!

Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
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  • Sassy Sites! - YAY!!! I've been waiting for this! Thanks so much for all the great ideas! I'm sooo excited!

    ps. love youReplyCancel

  • Amanda Joy {Joy in the Jumble} - So cute! I had to help my Step mom with her NB. I made sunshine cupcakes with lemon curd… yum!
    I can't wait to see the tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • Bettina - Everything looks so beautiful. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Abby - Sister Mullins it was AWESOME!!! I love you and your twin and your kids and your blog!!!!


  • Monickas craft spot - Oooh those sunflower cupcakes look delish! I love my some thick frosting ;) And everything looks so pretty put together!ReplyCancel

  • Monickas craft spot - Oh yah and you know I pinned those cupcakes! Ha ha ha!ReplyCancel

  • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes - So fun! I LOVED being in the yw presidency. Definitely a busy calling, but so fun! Love the "budget" friendly idea too. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Amy C. - I'm still getting my NB ready. I wanted to do an "Arise and Shine" Breakfast but couldn't find the perfect program to go with it. So glad to have found this!! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Megan - Does anyone know the name of the picture and/or artist of the picture of Christ of the display table? Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Lolly Jane - Hi Megan,
    You are a no-rely commenter so we can't reach you but the artist is Mark Mabry. Check out his site here :)


  • Angela and Bryan - I would LOVE to know how you made your "Choose to Shine" banner! Is that brown felt or something else? It all looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Lolly Jane - Angela & Bryan, you are also a no-reply commenter so we can't reply via e-mail… darn it. Email us at and we'll give you specific details for the banner. It's burplap, btw ;)


  • Young Women in Excellence - […]  If you’re looking for 2014 binder covers, Kristi created gorgeous ones. Girls camp and New Beginnings were fun too (;  And check out our list of always growing YW, Girls […]ReplyCancel

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