St Matthew’s Brownies (Wednesday pack) had a Sleep-over
on Friday 18 December through to Saturday 19 December.
Seven little girls came along for craft, cooking, games
and lots of fun. After everyone had arrived, beds made
and goodbyes said, we started decorating our Christmas
tree donated by Mr Miller and a big “thank you” must go
to him. The girls made decorations for the hall and a
“Merry Christmas” banner. As we were having a Tea Party
for some elderly members of the congregation the next
day, cakes and mince pies had to be made, which were
very good indeed. The girls were doing their Hostess
Badge, so table decorations had to be prepared, and
pretty made from tinsel and other Christmassy bits and
pieces. Everyone made a Christmas Wreath and Snowman
Soup which is hot chocolate with candy canes. As bedtime
drew closer the girls got ready for bed and settled down
to watch a DVD. The electrical equipment was installed
for us by Jonathan. When it was over they asked for
another and a very short one was put on and the girls
were told to go to bed when it was finished. To our
surprise and delight when it had finished, they all got
up and trooped off to bed. The girls must have been
tired as it was the last day of term and all of them
went to sleep with no trouble at all.
The next day, after breakfast, cakes had to be iced,
more craft had to be made and fresh air had to be had.
After an early lunch we prepared for our tea party. The
girls helped to make sandwiches and to lay the tables
and put everything out. When we had changed into our
uniforms our guests started to arrive and the Brownies
introduced themselves and chatted to everyone. When all
had arrived a game of Pass the Parcel was played. We
then had a very special visit from Father Christmas who
gave everyone a gift. Thanks to Father Christmas for
taking time out of his very busy schedule to visit us.
It was much appreciated. We then had our tea and
crackers were pulled. After tea the girls’ families
arrived and enjoyed a cup of tea and a mince pie. Two
girls, Hannah and Katie, made their Brownie Promise. To
end the party the girls sang some Christmas songs very
beautifully and not without some laughter when they put
in an extra verse I knew nothing about. The Commissioner
for Kingsley Girlguiding District came and joined us for
the afternoon and I was presented with my 40 Year
service award which was a bit of a shock.
I hope everyone who came to join us had a good time. I
know the girls did and I would like to say “Well done”
to Hannah, Katie, Paige, Mia, Eve, Abi and Jenny who
made me very proud. Many thanks also to Mel, Jodie and
Rosie for all their hard work and commitment to make the
Sleep-over a great success.
Elizabeth March (Brown Owl), 31st St Matthew’s
Brownies (Wednesday Pack)
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