Mother's DayTheme Ideas

Cherished Memories
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted May 01, 2002

This page has been updated periodically.

Spiritual Application

Appreciating the godly women in our lives.

This theme is geared as a reflective time on Mothers and raising children. 

Great for a Mother-Daughter banquet. 

Could also take the theme and change it into a Senior's event.

Theme Verse Suggestions

Her children arise up, and call her blessed...  Proverbs 31:28

Honour thy father and thy mother:  Exodus 20:12

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

A Beautiful Woman by Julia

First Mother by Julia

Strands of Pearls by Julia

See the Mason Jar Devotional and Theme Title Ideas

More Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

Cherished Memories

Captured Moments

Embracing the Memories

Moments in Time

Moments Like This

Moments to Treasure

Precious Moments

Priceless Moments

Time Will Tell

Timeless Treasures

Treasured Memories

Treasured Moments


Color:  any

Old teapots and teacups

Old Books


Embroidered dresser scarves and table runners


Any item that stirs up memories or set us back in time

Butter churns

Antique sewing machine

Spinning wheel

Old bicycle or trike

Old lunchboxes

Mason jars

Candles and small flower arrangements

"Memento" type objects.

Small clocks

Picture frames


Jewelry boxes

Costume jewelry

Ladies dress gloves

Memories Tabletop Display




Jewelry box

Photos in frames

Photo albums

Old books

An old quilt

Old clock

Childhood Tabletop Display

Use things that remind you of childhood.  

Small child-size table as a foundation. 

 Small bike or tricycle 

Board games 

 Children's books 

 Stuffed snimals 


 Old lunchbox


Best/Worst Advice: 

Have everyone tell the best or worst advice that their mother ever gave them. 

If you have a large group of ladies, just have a few people give theirs.

Mom Said It (Directions on Download)

Mom Said It Icebreaker Printable

Download in a PDF File

Women of the Bible

Download PDF File

Download Answer Key

Proverbs 31 Traits

Proverbs 31 Word Search Printable

Download PDF File
Download Answer Key


Precious Memories

My Mother's Bible

Old hymns and songs from the past

If you are having all ages at your event, consider having some of the little girls of your church participate in the program by having a few of them sing a special for the banquet

Have a mother, daughter, grandmother team in your church sing a special together.


Tissue Package

Chocolate Treasure - chocolate coin candies or Hershey's Treasures with "Memories are treasures" on tag.

Small photo albums

Small diary/journal books (check in the dollar stores)

Disposable cameras - These may depend on the size of your group and budget.

Ladies handkerchief (starch and fold them).

Memories Hang Tag Suggestions:

Mothers are forever in our hearts"

"Tenderly we treasure the past, With memories that will always last"

"Memories are like threads of gold, They never tarnish or grow old"

"Mom holds her children's hands for awhile, Their hearts forever"

"A page in our book of memories, is turned as we remember Mother"

"I keep in my heart the love of the past, For there it was planted forever to last"

"Silent memories true and tender, Just to show we still remember" 

"A garden of beautiful memories was planted by you--Mother" 

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Gift certificate for a family portrait

Family tree chart


Photo album


Picture frame

Scrapbooking Gift Basket -

Fill with lots of scrapbooking supplies, decorator scissors, scrapbooking paper, an album to start their own memory book. 

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Share Memories Time

Allow your guests to share a favorite childhood memory or some special memory about a grandmother, mother, etc. 

Tissue Patrol

If you are going to be bringing up memories, make sure you have several boxes of tissue on hand and a couple ladies to be on "Tissue Patrol" to make sure the tissues are passed around when needed. 

We ladies sometimes get a little sentimental. 

You could also put a small individual size packet of Kleenex beside each place.

Food and Serving

Some of that good hearty stuff like your mom or grandmother used to make. Good foods that conjure up good memories.

Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy menu.

A chicken and dumpling menu.

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2002 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.

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See my Mother's Day Pinterest Board for more ideas!

Mother's Day Pinterest Board

This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

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