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Hats Off To Mothers!
Women's Ministry Theme
This theme revolves around recognizing Mothers. However; it can be changed to any group you'd like to honor, such as "Hats Off To Volunteers", "...Sunday School Teachers", "...Missionaries".
Alternative Theme Titles
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- Hats Off To Godly Mothers!
- Hats Off To Moms!
- Hats Off!
- Hats Off To Volunteers (See the Volunteer Helps and Ideas Page)
- Hats Off To Sunday School Workers
- Hats Off To Our Missionaries
- Hat Parade
- A Woman of Many Hats
- Filled to the Brim
Theme Verse Suggestion
- "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies." Proverbs 31:10
- A study of Colossians Chapter 3 or a Study on Proverbs 31
- Strands of Pearls by Julia
- Volunteer Appreciation by Julia
- Devotionals by Julia
- None Suggested.
- Lots of different types of hats.
- Hat Boxes
- Hat Tree
For The Tables
- Small hat boxes for centerpieces.
- Make centerpieces by turning any type hat upside down and filling with silk flowers and greenery.
- Hat Display - Make a display of different types of hats. Some suggestions would be nurse, bonnet, cowboy hat, etc.
Games and Ice-breakers:
- Icebreakers Index
- Faith Of Our Mothers (hymn)
- Mini Straw Hats.
- Hat Pins
- Hat Magnets
- Spring Bonnets (Fave Crafts)
- Craft and Favor Ideas.
Just For Fun
- Have a Hat Contest. Give prizes for the most unusual, prettiest, most creative, etc.
- Have a Hat 'Parade'. Have the ladies model their hats. Make up a little narration for each.
- Do a Hat Craft. Provide straw hats, silk flowers, ribbons, etc.
- Do a Hat Box Decoupage Craft. Provide hat boxes/shaker boxes (small paper mache ones are the most reasonable for large groups), printed paper to decoupage, such as magazines, wrapping paper, etc., Modge Podge, etc.
- If daughters are included, you can give them a hat project. (Check online for craft ideas.)
- Share a few historical tidbits on the hat. (Check online for resources.)
- List of Hats Mother's Wear:
- Taxi Hat/Chaffier - drive kids to all their sports, etc.
- Nurse - takes care of kids (and husband) when sick. Kisses the boo boos
- Detective/Sherlock Holmes - Detective to find things
- Garden/Straw Hat - gardening, yard work
- Maid - Cleaning
- Chef - cooking
- Top Hat - always have to be on top of things
- Baseball Cap - Coach and encourages in sports, etc.
- Construction/Hard Hat - Build things up, be strong when hard things come. Move around the furnitive and handy "woman"
- Dunce Cap - Some things we have to be quiet about as a mom. Can't always voice our opinion even though we may want to.
- Fireman/Emergency - steps in during an emergency
- Army Hat - Has to be a drill sargent. Discipline.
- Jester Hat - ability to juggle so many things
- Graduation Hat - Teacher
- Baby Bonnet - Baby our children. Being tender.
- Cowboy Hat - Wrangle those kids. Keep 'em on the trail.
- Bridal Veil - Being a wife
- Crown/Tiara - Child of God. Christian mother.
- Hats Off Poem- This poem came to me as unknown author. If anyone knows of it's origin, please let me know.
Hats Off to Mothers
My mommy's a nurse who fixes and patches
All of my hurts and my sores and my scratches.
My mother's a chef who fixes each dinner
Fit for a king - a blue-ribbon winner!
My mom's a chauffeur who drives pretty slow
But gets me to places where I need to go.
My mom's a detective, and no one is greater
At getting the truth from me sooner or later.
My mommy's a gardener and works really hard,
Planting and weeding and grooming our yard.
My mother's a maid - at least that's what she said
'Cause she cleans up the house and makes every bed.
My mother's an angel - a queen in disguise -
Who teaches the gospel with tears in her eyes.
Today take these hats off, and please wear no other.
Let me do your work, to show
I LOVE YOU, MOTHER!
- Hat Box
- Hat Gift Basket - Turn a large hat upside down and fill with goodies.
- Wrap up with cellophane and ribbons as you would do a basket.
- Decorative Hat (as for a door)
- See the Door Prize Ideas
- Hats Off Mother's Day Sketch (this is an archived link--Spiritual Fruit)
- Many Hats Skit (Dramtix)
- Hat Skit Video (Hearts at Home Conference (You Tube)
- See the Skits Pages for more skit sources.
- No Suggestions
- Light Lunch
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