Unbirthday party

Purpose

Get to know one another while honoring each youth.

Description

Ahead of time, have all the youth fill out a simple survey about their favorite colors, foods, hobbies, and so on. Mix up the surveys and randomly give each youth the survey belonging to someone else. Have the youth bring to Mutual (without spending any money) a homemade card, note, or small gift for the person whose survey they received. During Mutual, play traditional children’s birthday party games and have traditional birthday party treats, explaining that you are celebrating everyone’s birthday with an “unbirthday” party honoring everyone. Conclude by having each person introduce the person whose survey he or she received (using the survey responses) and give that person his or her “unbirthday” card, note, or gift. Or, names could be left off of the surveys and the youth could guess which person each survey describes.

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