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çIt’s been several weeks now since I was in charge of our Relief Society birthday celebration, and a week or so ago I asked if anyone one would be interested in seeing what I did. The response was in the affirmative, so I’m excited to share with you today.

If you’re wondering what Relief Society is, it’s the women’s organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and each March we celebrate the organization’s birthday. This year, the theme I chose for our ward (congregation) was A Worldwide Sisterhood.

I loved the thought of women all around the world uniting to help increase faith, strengthen families, and help one another and wanted to expand on the global aspect of the organization.

The invitations were cute little boarding passes created using this template and I love how they turned out. I used a perforating blade to make it so the ticket stub really tore off, and it was pretty fun. Of course, I forgot to take a photo of them all completed, but you can see how they printed.

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I wanted to use globes as my theme, so I pulled out my watercolors and started painting. Once I got the globe how I wanted it, I turned it into an image and added it to poster for around the church.

Worldwide Sisterhood Poster

I also used it to create a printed handout for everyone to take home with a quote I used in my presentation. (You can download it here for use in Relief Society only–just save and print the photo that pops up)

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For decorations, I borrowed lots of globes as the main part of the centerpiece. These were laid on pages from an old atlas to carry out the globe and map theme.

I love these Worldwide Sisterhood printables used for the Relief Society Birthday celebration.

I also wanted some daffodils in mason jars to carry on the aqua and yellow theme that comes from the globes. I love how the colors carried through and really made everything look nice.

I love these Worldwide Sisterhood printables used for the Relief Society Birthday celebration.

Finally, I made pennants from the atlas and stapled them to baker’s twine for two garlands that went on the wall behind the food tables, which I forgot to take a photo of since I was frantically running around last minute.

For dinner we had a delicious panko chicken with lemon sauce, rice pilaf, salad, and rolls. And for dessert we had lemon cupcakes that my friend graciously frosted for me (since I’m frosting challenged).

I love these Worldwide Sisterhood printables used for the Relief Society Birthday celebration.

For the program, I talked about my experiences and love for the Relief Society and invited a couple of other sisters to share their experiences as well. I intended to show this video about the Relief Society, which really tied everything together, but wasn’t able to view it at the last minute (i.e. you can’t watch YouTube at the church, so download it to your device beforehand if you want to share it during your event). But it still turned out alright.

I won’t lie, the Relief Society birthday celebration was a big event for me and I loved the decorating part, but the food part of the evening stressed me out a LOT. Thankfully, I have a wonderful support system and fabulous ladies who stepped in and carried everything through.

I love these Worldwide Sisterhood printables used for the Relief Society Birthday celebration.

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17 Comments on Worldwide Sisterhood Relief Society Birthday Celebration

  1. Gloria
    Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:27 AM (2 years ago)

    That was a lot of work but beautifully put together. Your theme was great and carried out throughout the dinner, colors and food. You can be proud of what you accomplished and I know you must have gotten lots of praise from the sisters in your ward.

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    • Lisa
      Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:36 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Gloria. It all came together and I was pleased with the night. And now I’m glad its over. :)

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  2. Kristie
    Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:37 AM (2 years ago)

    That was a lot of work, but it looks so pretty. I love the theme you went with. I want to take that watercolor you made and get one printed. You did a great job. And don’t you love how YouTube isn’t allowed? Most frustrating thing about getting a lesson prepared perfectly and then to have it fail like that. Gotta love it!

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    • Lisa
      Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:38 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Kristie, I really appreciate your comment. I had no idea about YouTube, but I do now! Luckily, everything came out right and I definitely felt the sisterhood in my ward, which is what it’s really about. And I think I’ll make that print available since you’re interested. :)

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  3. Jamie | anderson + grant
    Monday, April 6, 2015 at 9:40 AM (2 years ago)

    Everything came together perfectly. I know how stressful planning anything like that is, but doesn’t it feel amazing when it is over and you know it was a job well done?

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    • Lisa
      Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:38 PM (2 years ago)

      Thank you Jamie! It really was stressful but I loved how things came together and people came together and we accomplished what we wanted from the evening. :)

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  4. Mallory
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 5:46 PM (2 years ago)

    Did you ever make that print available? I would love a copy and I’d of course give credit! :)

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10:04 AM (2 months ago)

      I’ve included a link above for the handout–just save the photo that pops up to your computer and print from there. Thank you for your kind words, and good luck with your event!

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  5. Kim Reeder
    Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 1:29 PM (1 year ago)

    Hi, I’m doing a similar theme for our Relief Society Party. While I can frost a Lemon cupcake , I could not paint the beautiful handout you made. Is it available for sale? I would so love to use the imagine you created. Thank you

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  6. Jessica Delai
    Friday, February 12, 2016 at 6:34 PM (1 year ago)

    This is wonderful! We are going with the same theme this year, thankfully it is potluck and the sisters have been asked to bring their favorite international dish to share! Also, I’ve downloaded and will be showing the Mormon Message Daughters of God, it’s a great one too! Thanks for the tips!

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    • Lisa
      Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 9:34 AM (1 year ago)

      A potluck will be so much fun!

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  7. Ashley
    Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:39 PM (3 months ago)

    I love this idea so much I am copying you! is there anyway to get the poster and handout you made? I am in love with your water color gold and I want to use it everywhere!

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:58 AM (2 months ago)

      I’ve included a link above for the handout–just save the photo that pops up to your computer and print from there. Thank you for your kind words, and good luck with your event!

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  8. Ann
    Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 5:43 PM (2 months ago)

    I am interested in downloading your world watercolor print if it is still available. We would like to use it for our Relief Society Birthday Party invitation next month. When I click the link for the free download it doesn’t give me an option to actually download it.

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:59 AM (2 months ago)

      I’ve included a link above for the handout–just save the photo that pops up to your computer and print from there. Thank you for your kind words, and good luck with your event!

      Reply
  9. Shanna Graff
    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8:31 PM (2 months ago)

    Hi! We are doing using this idea for our RS birthday this month and I’m so glad I found this post. You did such a good job on this!! I am trying to download the boarding pass template but it seems to not be working. I would love to use it, any suggestions??

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