Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lesson 31/Manual 1

Oh the joys of dating. There were some good ideas out there on where to go with this lesson. My favorite and the one I'm going to base this lesson on was "Try all the flavors before you decide on your favorite" which I found here.

Of course I plan so much better when I have a theme within my lesson. So ice cream it is!!

How do we know what we like in a guy if we only date one? We need to have lots of different experiences with dating and the best way to experience more than one guy is to group date. We may realize we like our ice cream a little nutty and are kind of bored with plain vanilla. : )

I loved this quote from Robert. D. Hales: “Friends are people who make it easier to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.”1 Date young men who make you want to be a better person. “Be your best self” so you can be a good influence to those you date. 

Those are the kind of people you want to date, friends. 

This came from a great talk by the YW general pres. on advice to YW on dating. Would be a great 

addition to the lesson. 

Something else that I would address in this lesson is "hanging out" and how that is different from dating  

but that we still need to be careful and sometimes avoid it. This talk by Brad Wilcox would be a great 

reference for teaching this.

Ok for a little treat to go with my quotes and scriptures you could do those ice cream cone pop up toys. 

You push that button on the side and the ice cream pops off, do you remember those?  I bet you could 

find something like this at the dollar store.

or if you're feeling really creative you could do these cake pop ice cream cones. Make cake pops and cut the tips off of sugar cones, dip your cake ball in pink chocolate melts let set, drizzle chocolate melts over top and add a pink or red candy "cherry" on top. 

Or you could make ice cream cone suckers. I found this mold on Amazon for $1.70
some brown chocolate melts for the cone and any or many color melts for the ice cream. Cute!!

For a hand out I would do the cupcakes in a cone. 

Here are instructions on how to make them by Betty Crocker.

Maybe even make them a Neapolitan ice cream cupcake by mixing three different batters
can't find where I got this image from originally, sorry

Then of course you want to package them up cute. I loved the dipped cones as well as the cute bow. 

I've made a tag you can attach to these cute cones as well as a group date idea sheet. 
download this tag here

download this sheet here

And just for something fun I found this cute "dating application" you could give to each of your girls. And in all seriousness these are some legitimate questions you should be asking. 
here's the application

*Also please let me know if you aren't able to download my printables and I will email you a copy directly. Be sure you email me by Saturday night before your lesson so I can get it to you in time, I have early church. : ) My email is on my side bar. 

Have a great lesson!



  1. Cutest thing ever! Please tell me you have something great for lesson 32! Such a hard lesson needs amazing handouts!

    1. My lesson 32 ideas are up, hope they inspire you!! : )

  2. So cute! Thank you for helping me jazz up this lesson!

  3. Wow, I just found your darling site off of Pinterest... these are such great ideas! Thank you sooo much for sharing! This helps me a ton for this week's lesson. Thank you! :):)

  4. I love your handouts!! So cute! I couldn't download them so i was wondering if you could e-mail them to me. My e-mail is Thankyou so much!

  5. I love your handouts but I'm having trouble downloading them. Could you e-mail me a copy. My e-mail is

  6. Such a wonderful idea! Just finished making the cupcake cones and printing out the handout and group date idea sheet. Thank you so much!!
    Now how to transport these to the church.... wish me luck!

    1. Thanks Rachel, I hope your cones made it to church with out any disasters. : )

  7. I have seen this idea before but wasn't in love until I saw your printables which are absolutely fantastic! They are soooo cute. Thanks so much for sharing. One idea I have for the ice cream hand out is to make cotton candy ice cream cones. We made some for Valentines and they were very easy and cute. I found the idea at this blog:

  8. Such cute ideas!! Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be back. :)