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« on: March 18, 2008 09:21:42 AM »

I'll start off by explaning the reasoning, My family is very focused on our culture, and my little sister will be turning 16 soon which is traditionally the age of adult hood in our country (Egypt) even though both my sister and I have lived in America all our lives my mom wants her to have this ceremony like all the woman in our family have had.

We will be having it at a church reception hall which looks very victorian

The colors will be red,orange, yellow, white and green

This will be a summer event

The classes she has to complete, will display pictures and info on posters around the hall
   1.Development of Career plans
   2.Proper nuitrition/exercise
   3.Increased stress management (find a way)
   4.Higher Expectations for future success
   5.Belief in Cooperative Ethic
   6.Increased respect for others
   7.Greater sense of community identity/commitment
   8.Belief in supreme being/spirituality (bible verses)(songs)
   9.Increased self-esteem
   10.Sense of woman-hood
   11.Increased problem solving skills
   12.Increased positive relationships with parents/family/elders
   13.Increased community service

For Invitations:
She'll be taking photos and in black in white her picture will be on the front of card stock and info on the back

For favors:
Packets of seed with her favorite poem attached

I need help with food ideas, Decorations, table set up and Cake ideas
And tell me what you think
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008 05:25:32 AM »

I would recommend buffet-style. Make it a mix of typical egyptian and american cuisine.
Tahina, Tamaya, Baba Ganouh, Fool, aish biladi (farmer-bread), Om-Ali for dessert, filled wine-leaves, grilled meat and pickles for the egyptian side. I am not as good for the american-part of that buffet, but you'll sure find a recipe-book.

I prefer balloon-trees. They are easy to make yourself.
Just get a flower-pot. Close the hole and fill with plaster. Stick a 1 meter long and 1 cm thick round wooden stick in in. Let set and harden.
Dress the wooden stick with green tape.
Blow up 10-12 balloons for each flower-pot using your favorite colours. Add a long thread in additioning colour to each balloon. Knot all the threads and balloons closely together and attach the balloon-bundle on top of the stick with a pin.

Years ago I made ten of those trees and we do use the at every festivity. They always decorate the hallways, windows and buffet.
They are even easy to store, since the sticks are easy to take out of the plaster after hardening.

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