Friday, September 26, 2008

Kids General Conference Baskets

*SEE POST DATED 9.29.11 ON THIS BLOG TO GET UP TO DATE CONFERENCE PACKETS AND THE FRENCH TOAST RECIPE.

This is a post from a while back on my personal blog that I thought was appropriate to share since for those who read this and are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (learn more at www.mormon.org) it's almost time for Conference again. I love General Conference. I look forward to it and so do my kids, and I really love that. I know that the reason it's such an enjoyable and uplifting experience for all of us is that we are prepared. It wasn't always that way, but it is now. Here is a link to some ways to make Conference memorable for your family, we love the "tents" toward the temple idea and use it every time, the kids insist.

Another great help I received last Conference was a booklet of Conference related activities, coloring pages, and games for kids that a friend forwarded to me. I updated it the best I could for this time and plan on using it again. I am not kidding when I tell you that my 4 and 6 year old sat in the family room with us and listened to almost all 8 hours of Conference. (email me if you want a copy at delightfuldistraction@gmail.com, I already sent it to a bunch of you yesterday).

A few Conferences ago I started a little tradition of doing something fun for the families of the women I visit teach to help them enjoy Conference weekend. The first time I made sticky buns for all of them and dropped them off the night before so they could bake them fresh in the morning. Last time I made the baskets pictured above for their kids. They included an activity booklet for each child, pencils and crayons, and some apples and toffee apple dip. This weekend I plan on delivering "Overnight French Toast" with strawberries and whip cream to them on Saturday night. They can put it in their fridge and bake it Sunday morning to enjoy. I have not been a faithful Visiting Teacher lately and need to do better so hopefully this will start me off on the right foot!

TOFFEE DIP FOR APPLES

1 (8oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 (8oz) bag Heath toffee bits

Mix all ingredients together and serve with sliced apples or refrigerate till ready to serve. Makes about 3 cups.

So, here's my little nudge to you to be prepared so that you really can feast upon the words of Christ. It makes all the difference!

P.S. I'd love to hear any other Conference related activities/ideas your family enjoys.

submitted by Emily (delightfuldistraction.blogspot.com) email: delightfuldistraction@gmail.com

45 comments:

MaryRuth said...

oh to be a visiting teacher like you!!!!!!!!!!!!! great ideas!! i bet your ladies love you!!

Shepherd Family ACAL said...

Would you share the French toast bake recipe?
Thanks for the great ideas!

Heth said...

You are amazing! I found this blog a few months ago and LOVED it! I am so glad you are back posting again. Although the guilt I now feel in my lack of Visit Teaching is not even funny...

I second the request for the french toast recipe!

Marne said...

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing! I love how you put a basket together for the kids. Really cute! And great idea on the visiting teacher gifts...fun idea!

Marne said...

Oh, and yes, I would love the french toast recipe too!

Puanani503 said...

oh wow!! I love these baskets!!! great ideas:)

Emily said...

would you mind sharing your french toast recipe? i LOVE these ideas. thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Emily said...

umm, so maybe i missed the recipe post...i'll look around your blog.:)

KM Greer said...

Could you please email the conference packet to me as well? Thanks so much
Kathy
gkjgreer@yahoo.com

dcalvin said...

I just found you thru SugarDoodle. I would love it if you would email a copy of your conference packet. deanna123calvin@hotmail.com. Thank you and this site is absolutely wonderful.

Tom said...

I'd love a copy of your conference booklet.
Lisa

Destinee said...

And I'm thinking, "Oh to have a visiting teacher like you!!" Kidding.
Found your blog through sugardoodle and would love your packet emailed to me destineeg@hotmail.com if you have time! Thanks so much.
Can't wait to check out more of your blog!

Mackenzie Family said...

I would love to have your conference packet as well..
kkmack@abnorth.com
Thank you so much for your ideas!!!

Heidi said...

I just heard about conference packets, I have a 3&5 year old. How can I get one?

Crystal said...

Linked to here from sugardoodle and would love a conference packet...thanks! mormishgirl@gmail.com

Crystal Dever said...

I'd love it too if you have time... even if its not till the Sunday session. crystaldever@hotmail.com. Thanks so much!

mandbrid said...

If you're still willing to share your Conference Packet I would love a copy! mandbrid@hotmail.com

Lena Baron said...

What a wonderful idea!! I am going to remember the VT idea for April conference. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Katie P. McNeill said...

I would love the e-mail for the Conference packet. The basket is such a great idea how fun!
katiemcneill@q.com. I love your blog thanks for the work

Katie P. McNeill said...

I would love an email of the conference packet. It sounds like a great add for our upcomming primary activity.
katiemcneill@q.com
Thanks for your hard work on such great ideas.

Jinjajam said...

I love your baskets and would love to make them for my eight grandaughters. Please send me you booklet to jvincent@telkomsa.net.
We all live in Port Elizabeth South Africa and love the gospel.
Love Nan Vincent

Jenny Webster said...

I just found this blog through someone else and love it!! Thanks for the great ideas!. I would love it if you would email a copy of your conference packet. jenniferlwebster@gmail.com Also would love that french toast recipe that you talked about doing this conf. as well! Thank you and this site is absolutely wonderful.

jane said...

I would love to get a copy of your conference booklet, and the recipe for the french toast!! Thanks for such a wonderful idea!! Hope you will still do this!
janelpriest@msn.com

Houston said...

I would love a copy of your conference booklet. heatherhouston@q.com Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

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Aubrie said...

Hi! My name is Aubrie and I have a blog called A Mama B's Crafts & Recipes, and I just started a General Conference Idea Linky Party and would like to invite you to come join in and link up any crafts, recipes or ideas you have for General Conference :o)

http://amamab.blogspot.com/2011/03/conference-candy-coutdown-lei-linky.html

Thanks!

Aubrie @ http://amamab.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

Please email me your packet!!! amanda_glows_forever@yahoo.com

Brandi Lyn said...

would love a copy of your conference packet! blynribera@hotmail.com love this basket idea for my three girls!

ashley said...

I would love a packet emailed to me! Thanks!

4loughrans@gmail.com

Mr Samaseia said...

Just wanted to say thanx! YOu have inspired me to involve my son much more in conference and expect an email for the packet!! thanx again

Mama Moose said...

I would also love a copy of your conference booklet. Thanks!
madolyn moore at gmail dot com

Rick and Heather Walker said...

Could you please be my VT? :)
I would love a copy of the packet and any other fun ideas you can send my way. Thank you!
Signwithme@gmail.com

Troy and Jana Withers said...

I would like a copy of you conference packet if possible, sounds fantastic thanks! janawithers@gmail.com

Eden E said...

Hi I'd love your conference packet, thank you for offering to share it! My email address is evergreeneden4@gmail.com.

Thanks again and I love your blog!

Eden Hopper

Kourtney said...

Can I please get a copy of your french toast bake receipe and conference packet? Kourtneyjolley@yahoo.com thank you

Lissa said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a packet.

dwalker(AT)pga(DOT)com

Amy Alex said...

Teacher's gift should be simple and handmade reflects your attachments towards teacher.
Send Gift Pakistan

shahbaz khan said...

Your collection was pretty. but, I think you have to suggest some more collection for Send gifts to Pakistan to my friends.

Wendy Anderson said...

I LOVE the Packet idea for my grandkids Please send me one too! kanderso@xmission.com

Mary said...

Are you still doing your conference packets? Would love to have it sent to me. eagartolose@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

Would love a packet if you are still doing them !!shipoopie@hotmail.com

Thanks Amanda

Moses Gastelum said...

I would also love your conference packets if you are still sending them out. yaura101@juno.com. Thank you for your ideas!

Keith & Ashley said...

Do you have a conf packet? I'd like to try it out this CONF.! vavavanillaster@gmail.com

Mandy said...

Hi there. I sent you an email. :) But I will also write here. Could you please send me your conference packets? :) Thank you SO much. mandypoo82@hotmail.com

Mandy said...

Oh and I would love the recipe of your french toast! :) Yum!