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Wednesday Brownies 2015 Christmas Sleep-over

Saturday 16 January 2016    

The 31st 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 these were

very 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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