Here are some tips on how we planned ours:Find a Partner - I would have been too intimidated to plan one myself, which is why I jumped at the change to host one with Melanie! This way you have 2 people responsible for invitations, snacks, supplies, and ideas.
Decide on a date, time, and location - We chose to have it on a Saturday afternoon to try to accommodate most peoples schedules. We hosted it at my house, since we were going to keep it small, and I could fit up to 10 people in my Dining/Living room area. If you had a lot of people coming, you could have it in your church fellowship hall or even at a park pavilion (in nice weather).
Make a guest list - Since this was our first event, we decided to start small and only invite a few ladies from church and work who had expressed interest in Bible Journaling. We created a Facebook Event, so we could make it easy to RSVP and keep track of who was coming. We also posted teasers and reminders about the workshop in the weeks leading up to it. We invited a total of 16, but only 6 came due to personal scheduling conflicts. One other thing to keep in mind is to try to work around any special events on the church calendar.
Decide on the format - We decided to each pick a familiar verse to start with. (John 3:16 and I Cor. 13:13, since it was Valentine's weekend) We also printed out bible verse coloring pages from Pitter and Glink in case someone was not comfortable drawing from scratch. Since Melanie and I are both bloggers for Family Christian, we were fortunate to receive two Journaling Bibles to give away at our event.
|Supplies for Workshop|
|The ladies illustrating the verses|
|Our beautiful and creative illustrations|
Do you have any other tips to add to the list?