Spud-tacular Potato Fellowship Ideas

Spud-tacular (Potato Fellowship)
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted May 16, 2013 (originally posted to my blog)



Spiritual Application


Cooking up the Fruits of the Spirit. Living with the chacacter of Christ.

This is a theme night all about having a potato fellowship.


Theme Verse Suggestions


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  Gatatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:

and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  Galatians 5:22,23


Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

All Cooked Up by Julia

More Devotionals by Julia


Tater Lesson Idea:


Here's a list of all the tater people names I could find from all the tater stories out there that I've seen.

I put a character trait with them.  You might come up with a devotional using some of these.


  • Agie Tater (agitator) – Stirs up trouble


  • Ampu Tater (amputator) – Cuts themselves off from church and everything around them.

  • Comment Tater (commentator) – Always has to voice their opinion.

  • Couch Potato – Lazy.

  • Deva Tater – (devastator) – Destroys things by how they speak and act.

  • Dic Tater (dictator) – Controlling.

  • Facili Tater – (facilitator) – Leads and moves things along.

  • Hezzi/Hesi Tater (hesitater) – Never gets anything done or slow in doing it.

  • Imma/Emma Tater (imitator) – Tries to be like everyone else.

  • Ira Tater (Irritator) – Annoys.

  • Ole Ro (rotator) – Faithful one day and not the next.

  • On again off again.

  • Par Tissie (participator) – Joins in and participates.

  • Spec/Speck Tater (spectator) – Doesn’t join in.  Just watches others doing the work or activity.


Fellowship Ideas

Here's a couple posts from our old message board to give you some ideas.


(Post From BTS – Aug 15, 2008)

What Kind of Tater Are You?


A simple activity…Potatoes are the theme! You can plan your program or devotional around all kinds of tater personalities:


Agie Tater– always stirring up trouble

Hezzie Tater– never gets around to doing anything

Dick Tater– likes to give orders, but don’t want to soil there own hands

Comment Tater– not willing to help but are quick to criticize

Speck Tater– content to sit on the sidelines & not participate in any ministry

Sweet Tater– always willing to help, brings sunshine to lives of others, displays fruit of the Spirit.  


The invitations can have pictures of different kinds of potatoes on them such as potato chips, French fries, baked potatoes, hash browns, sweet potatoes, etc. Ladies can each bring copies of there favorite potato recipes to share.

An icebreaker idea is to play “Hot Potato.” Ideal refreshments are all things potato including.. potato chips and dip, potato skins, sweet potato cheesecake squares, and sweet potato bread.

Potato scrubbers and potato peelers work well as prizes. 

At the end of evening, give everyone a small container of Pringles and plenty of recipes to take home.


(Post From H – Apr 30, 2008)

Potato Night


I did a Potato night with our ladies once, and we had a contest with the different tables–they had to dress their potatoes (like a fashion show). THAT WAS HILARIOUS!!!!

I gave them a ziploc bag of fabric scraps, cotton balls, yarn, pins and scissors and they had to come up with clothes for these big baking potatoes.

Then we had a mini potato fashion show.

We also did a Potato Chip tasting. We had about 6 different types of chips sitting out and they had to taste them and write down what they thought they were. 

If anyone ever does this, put the spicy chips at the end of the line as it affects the taste of the other chips.

There was a devotion about being a part of the body of Christ, and I used Mr. Potato Head to illustrate what happens when we aren’t fulfilling our God-designed role in the church body.

You end up with four ears or three feet or whatever.  Simple, but kind of funny, too.

Good memories!!! I might have to do this again with my current ladies. 


Alternative Theme Titles

Sputd-tacular

A Spud-tacular Evening

The Eyes are Upon You

Taters & Fixins

Potato Night

Buds and Spuds (Friends and Potatos)


Decorating

Color:  any

If decorating, keep it simple.

Use your potato bar or potato food dishes as decoration.


Icebreakers

Hot Potato:  Use a Hot Potato game to have every person say their name or a describing word about themselves when they are "caught" with the potato.

You can also have them do silly things when they are “caught with the hot potato” such as sing a line of a particular song, etc.


Potato Sack Races - Only for younger or more energetic groups!

Mr. Potato Face Race - Have two Mr. (or Mrs.) Potato toys.  Have races to see who can put all the pieces in the head first.


Favors

Mini or small package of potato chips

Potato Peelers

A favorite potato recipe such as for potato soup on a nice recipe card.

Jar of homemade potato soup (if you have some great soup cooks in your group)

See my blog for creative favor ideas.


Door Prizes   

Potato Peelers

Vegetable Scrubbers

Fast Food Card or coupons (to get French fries of course)

Potato Basket – Fill with potato chips, Shoestring potatoes, Box of mashed potatos, 2 baking potatoes, 2 sweet potatoes, potato peeler, potato scrubber, a few potato recipes or a potato recipe book.

Sweet Potato Pie (from a local bakery or homemade)

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips


Just for Fun

Take photos of your ladies wearing mustaches like Mr. Potato Head or big lips like Mrs. Potato Head.  Purchase or make your props.


Having a potato bar during an event honoring mothers and having small girls present? Have a Tater Tot Pageant. You don’t have to give out prizes or anything. Little girls just like dressing up and parading around and we love watching them:)

Share a potato joke or pun.


Q. What do you call a baby potato? 

A. A small fry.


Q. Why did the potato cross the road? 

A. He saw a fork up ahead.


“I think” said the sweet potato, “therefore I yam”


Food and Serving

Potato bar

Potato chips

Anything with potatos

Hospitality in Women's Ministry


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Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
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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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