Paper Dolls Women's Ministry Theme

You're Such a Doll (paper dolls)
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted March 04, 2012

Spiritual Application

Using paper dolls (or other type) this theme reminds us how God makes each of us women unique with differences to work in the body of Christ.


Theme Verse Suggestions

...for I am fearfully and wonderfully made...  Psalms 139:14

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

I don't have a specific devotional for this theme but there is a doll lesson handout below.

All Dolled Up Lesson Handout

Dolled Up Lesson Printable

Download in a PDF File

Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles

All Dolled Up

All Dolls Invited!

Hello Dolly More

Than a Doll Oh!

You Beautiful Doll!

One of a Kind Paper

Chains and Paper Dolls

Pretty Paper Dolls

Pretty Pastels and Paper Dolls (use pastels in your decorating)

You're Such a Doll


Color:  pastels, lighter feminine colors.

Paper Dolls of all types

Use paper dolls or paper doll outfits for garland by pinning them on or using mini clothespins on string.

Cut paper chains out of pretty paper to make garlands.

Cut paper doll chains to use as garlands.

Set out paper doll books.  Place in plate stands or stand them up by themselves.

Place in a few real dolls if desired.

Doll Houses 

Cut out paper dolls or paper doll clothes.  Attach to skewers and use as picks in flower arrangements.

Make name cards with paper doll cut-outs (silhouettes)

Focal Point

Make a life size paper doll clothes cut-out for your ladies to stand behind and use as a prop for photos.

Cut from cardboard such as from a refrigerator box and embellish (or dress) with clothes made out of pretty wrapping paper or material.

Submitted Photos

Thanks to Martina Carlson for submitting the following photos from her “Joy Fellowship” ladies event.  She said that "each paper doll had a different verse relating to how special we are to Christ".

Click on the photos for a larger view.

Paper Dolls Event Theme Table

Paper Dolls Table Ideas

Paper Dolls Event Table Close Up

Paper Dolls Themed Table


Doll Discussion Starter Questions:

  • What was the first doll you remember having?
  • What was your favorite doll from childhood?
  • What was your favorite activity with your doll(s)? (tea parties, dressing them up, taking them with you on trips, etc.)
  • Did you keep any of your dolls from childhood?
  • Do any of you have memories of playing with paper dolls when you were little?

Doll Memory Game:

Place a variety of doll accessories (such as Barbie size) or doll house accessories onto a tray.

Walk it past everyone and then hide the items. Ask everyone to write down as many as they remember.

Icebreaker Index


Fashion Show Narration

Fashion show Skit

Download in a PDF File

This is a humorous fashion show narration using some unique clothing styles.  It is geared to be an element of fun for your ladies groups.


He's Still Working On Me  (Joel Hemphill)

Only One Life (Avis B. Christiansen)

Living for Jesus (Thomas O. Chisholm)


Bible verse tag embellished by paper doll cut-out.

Decorated and individually wrapped doll/girl shaped cookie

Anything feminine such as lip gloss, hand-cream, cloth handkerchiefs, etc.
See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Book of Paper Dolls

Gift Certificate for a nail salon

Anything feminine

Feminine (ladies) Basket:

Nail polishes, make-up, ladies accessories. 

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

If using this for a Mother-Daughter Banquet and having young girls present, place coloring page paper dolls on the tables with coloring crayons.

If using this for a Mother-Daughter Banquet and having young girls present, place precut paper dolls, clothes, accessories in envelopes at the table for them to keep occupied and also to take home with them as a favor.  Embellish the envelopes by tying a ribbon around them.

Invitation - Send paper doll chain or single paper doll invitations

Group Craft - Make homemade cards using paper doll cut outs and scrapbooking papers or stamps.

Have a display of dolls from around the world as missionary/evangelism emphasis.

Doll Collection Sharing

Check with your ladies to see if anyone has a favorite doll they have saved from childhood that they would be willing to bring in and share a little about.

See if you have anyone within your group who collects dolls who would be willing to bring in a few special dolls and share a little about them.

Doll Quotes

"I have a doll from days gone by very worn and tattered, But she was there for me to love and that's all that really mattered."  Unknown

"Discover your inner child; play with dolls."  Unknown

Food and Serving

Tape small paper doll cut-outs to toothpicks for cupcake/food toppers.

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2012 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.

Permission given to print this material for personal and local church use with copyright information and website url intact.  No reprinting of this material online in any way.  Please share the page url instead.  See the Terms of Use for more information.

Credit:  Title image created with images from The Graphics Fairy

Credit:  Artwork for printables by Trina Clark.  DigiScrpKits.

See my Paper Dolls Pinterest Board for more ideas!

Doll 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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