An Edge Social Night
Edge Night Outline
Goal of this Night
The middle school youth will grow in community and have an opportunity to get to know one another better by celebrating their birthdays.
About this night
This fun night is an opportunity to take a break from your curriculum and celebrate the best part of Edge – the youth. This night is set up to celebrate everyone’s birthday and to give the Core Team an opportunity for relational ministry throughout the night. This night is prepared so that you can play the games as a large group, have your youth in rotating small groups throughout the night, or both.
Before The night
Ask parents to volunteer to help run the games during the Edge Night or prepare the cake and cupcakes for this night. This frees up the Core Team to spend more time with the youth. The Core Team should still come early to help set up. Finally, ask your Core Team for pictures of themselves growing up celebrating their birthdays. This can be used as great environment or even as a game.
The Environment for this night is so important – the more birthday decorations, the better! Balloons, streamers, and empty boxes wrapped up as gifts should be throughout the space. Create a large “Happy Birthday!” banner and consider writing all the names of the middle school youth on it. Be sure to decorate the entrance to your space as well, so the youth are excited from the moment they arrive.
- Birthday decorations (hats, noisemakers, streamers, balloons, etc.)
- “Happy Birthday” banner
- Old boxes and wrapping paper to make “gifts”
- Birthday cake
- Limbo stick
- XXL t-shirts
- Candy/small toys for piñata
- Cupcakes without frosting
- Cupcake decorating supplies (icing, candy, sprinkles, etc.)
- Four dishwashing tubs filled with water
- Small bowls
- Six foot rope
- Ribbon or yarn
- Birthday pictures of Core Team as children
- Prizes for game winners
- Music you can easily start and stop
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