With all the festivities around the Christmas holiday; I figured that kids might want to be a part of the gift giving also. It's not like they have jobs or cars (LOL). I decided to host a Pass-it-on Party so the kids could come and make a gift for their families.
A Pass-it-on Party is education in a party setting. It stems from the ideology that there is always someone in the neighborhood that has a skill and wants to 'pass it on' to a younger person. Growing up, my community was full of these types of individuals. People who felt it was their responsibility to teach the younger generation. I learned to cook, sew, draw, paint, crotchet, and craft. Today, I sort of do the same thing; I simply teach what I know. The pass-it-on parties that I have hosted so far include writing, acting, cooking, crafting, painting, sewing, scrap booking, crocheting, jewelry making etc. Whatever I learn, I 'pass it on'.
I try to host one per quarter and alternate the age groups. The parties are usually held when the kids have a break from school or a long weekend. Lately I have been so very fatigued and the parties have been sporadic and impromptu. Reality check: as much as I think I am the energizer bunny...I do have chronic physical limitations.(LOL) It's like a real party. The kids all receive invitations and there is a RSVP. There is always a waiting list; as my house, finances and supplies can only accommodate so many.
There were two parties; six spaces for kids ages 5-8 and 8 spaces for kids ages 9-12. For the little tykes we made cookies in a jar for the cooking part and made the labels and cinnamon/sugar pouches for the crafting part.
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