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!