God’s Girls Warrior Princess Party!

27 Jan

Princess Di

I don’t know about you, but I love parties – food, fun, & fellowship – I’m all about it.  The crazier the theme, the greater the fun!  Because I like to celebrate so much, I don’t wait for a reason to party to fall into my proverbial lap.  Instead, I put my genius to the test and create one.

That’s actually the easiest part.  Most of us can think of at least one reason to party:  Somebody is getting married.  Having a baby or a 50th Wedding Anniversary.  There are many, many reasons to whoop it up.  Some of you are well-versed in these.  First-times are great reasons to party-hearty. First birthday, first tooth, first haircut. Then there are traditional celebrations such as birthdays, dedications, graduations, and coming of age.  But surely there are more good reasons to celebrate.  And a seemingly infinite way to celebrate each one.

I’ve celebrated some crazy things in my life, like the twinkling of sunlight on the morning dew or a new haircut.  I’ve celebrated not getting my hair cut.  Ma and I make merry on grocery shopping day.  I’ve even celebrated when my kitty peed on the waterproof pad instead of the chair.

Sometimes I celebrate clearing off my desk or cleaning the house.  I always celebrate a new purse, clothes that fit, and a day away from home.  No matter what I’m celebrating, hands down, the best celebration is with family and friends.  Food, fun, and fellowship.

More than anything else, we have the greatest reason of all to party:  Jesus.  Remember that song?  “Celebrate Jesus! Celebrate!  He is risen.  He is risen.  And He lives forevermore.”

So here’s a reason to party:  The first day of a new Bible study.  Oh yeah!  What a great tradition of celebration!  Next week we are going to party, party, party.  We shall be studying the book of Ephesians in the New Testament.  God has so much to reveal to us!  It is going to be a great study.

And what’s a party without a playful theme?  We’re having a God’s Girls Warrior Princess Party.  Oh yeah.  You read it right.  I’m making the coolest Jesus princess hats (or should I say, helmets), swords, and shields.  Not too sure where to find a couple of mighty steeds (my budget is zero), but I do have several old broomsticks and a bit of yarn.  Then again, folks might think we’re playing witches and that won’t do.  Any ideas?

Groucho Mama

Swords and shields.  Hmmm.  Better buy some aluminum foil.  Need cardboard too.  No palm tree this time around.  Perhaps a jungle vine.

I’m torn between wearing a ball gown (with my waistline, that’s probably a very bad idea) or dressing in some kind of an all-black panther-like outfit. Maybe with a colorful toga over it. What does a princess wear under her warrior gear?  What do you think?

No, I do not make everybody else dress up!  Fortunately, I recognize that it is possible to party without all the accoutrements.  Dignity aside, dressing the part is like a visual portrait of the Bible message.  And it’s just plain fun.  After all, “whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).  Okay, that was slightly out of context.  How about this:

“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2:4, 5).  How’s that for a reason to celebrate?


Posted by on January 27, 2011 in Adventures in Christ


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4 responses to “God’s Girls Warrior Princess Party!

  1. Alexandra

    January 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    The princess Di picture is really cool! 🙂

  2. dyuhas48

    January 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks! That was taken during a girly-girls’ New Year’s Day party a few years ago. We all wore tiaras and fake diamond rings and had Barbie doll centerpieces. It was a ball!

  3. Becky

    January 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I am totally planning a God’s girl party for next month! I have invited my closest friends to celebrate with me that we are beloved daughters of the King! I was actually looking for ideas when I came across your blog. We are going to eat traditional girly food– chocolate fondue and wear “Hi. I’m……” name tag stickers — I’m valuable, I’m redeemed, I’m delighted in, etc. Do you have any party ideas? games?

    • dyuhas48

      January 28, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      Sounds wonderful! I tend to play games mistress off the cuff, but I’ve found that people of all ages enjoy mini contests like Bible quizzes, charades, & musical chairs. I like to mix a couple of silly games with a challenging one. The key is to connect the game with the reason for the party AND have inexpensive prizes, some funny, some nice. And always allow people who don’t care for games to sit in the cheering section. I can see you greeting your friends at the door with a kiss on each cheek and a beaded necklace or flowered lei. Some girly-girl contests may include painting each other’s nails and then voting for the best. Nail polish could be a prize. I always have door-prizes as well. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Lastly, think of a short list of interesting/funny questions that everyone has to answer – don’t include potentially embarrassing questions. Last of all, a simple hat party is always fun. Party on!


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