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Thursday - “Best 30-minute dinner party under $25!"

The goal of this session was to prepare a meal for the parents with love.

We met up outside of Trader Joe’s and talked about what it means to serve others with love. "Love is patient, love is kind, love does not keep record of wrongs." 1 Cor 13

The challenge was to get enough food for 20 people using only the $25 gift card Trader Joe's donated to us for the session. Excitement and a lot of discussion was in the air as the group hunted down ingredients priced in their budget. After *much* debate as to the menu items & how the money should be spent, the boys landed on pasta with meatballs and brownies with ice-cream for dinner.

We headed off to Noah's house who helped coordinate tasks as our team leader. It took a lot of coordination and communication to finish the meal.

The boys cooked and baked and cleaned and ran around the house preparing the special meal for the parents. SO MANY decisions had to be made and they worked together as a team to get the job done.

We rehearsed the special dinner experience for the parents, stationing boys all over the house to make it a really special experience. We had greeters, seaters, drink pourers, servers, and kitchen staff. At 6:30PM the parents arrived and we kicked off the dinner with a small presentation and prayer and the parents got to enjoy an amazing, loving, and relaxed atmosphere where the boys did all the hard work for them.

The boys really grew in their money & time management skills today. They had to think outside the box to use their resources wisely so that everyone had food to eat, and they had to coordinate all the moving parts of the dinner within our 3 hour session.

We're proud of the boys for serving with love and creating such a welcoming environment for the parents! It was the best 30-minute dinner party for under $25 we've ever been to!

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