We like to have a small treat to recognize the young women who are working on their personal progress every week. Anyone who has worked on an experience or project can come to the front of the room and grab a goodie from this little jar filled with light.
I wanted a container for our goodies that goes along with the mutual 2012 theme: “Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations” (Doctrine and Covenants 115:5). I found inspiration in hot air balloons, lighthouses, and all kinds of sparkly things (check out my pinterest board).
I finally decided to put a battery-operated tea light in the top of a glass apothecary jar. I used a couple glue dots so I can easily remove or replace the tea light. Each month as the value theme changes I will just tie on a new ribbon and fill with different candy.
Our January value is Choice and Accountability, which is orange (obviously). I made stickers that connect the mutual theme to the value: “Arise and Shine Forth by choosing good over evil and accepting responsibility for your decisions”, and stuck them on the candy packages.