Little Explorers: Movie Night & Mother and Daughter Tea Party!
The Movie night that Little Explorers held on February 3rd 6-9pm at Mercy Mission Madinah welcomed both mothers and fathers, along with their children, to encourage families to spend quality time together. Alhamdulillah, with the blessing of Allah, the evening was a resounding success, with over 50 people in attendance.
Children came in their pajamas and brought blankets and pillows to lie down comfortably and watch the movie. To cater to their platter, popcorn and apple juice was served for children while the parents enjoyed tea or coffee along with other light refreshments, as well as the company of other parents while the kids watched the movie. All of this was provided for the nominal cost of just $2 per child.
The movie for the evening was the new Zaky movie titled “Let’s Learn Quran with Zaky and Friends”. As the title suggests, the movie centred around children from around the world learning the Quran. After the movie, the kids were able to play around in the Madinah Centre, and everyone had a really enjoyable evening alhamdulillah. In fact, many parents inquired if a similar type of event could be organized again soon!
Overall, the event was a fantastic opportunity for kids (and parents) to come together to learn about our deen in a fun and exciting way.
Mother & Daughter Lunch and Tea Party:
On March 31 at 1pm, the Mercy Mission Madinah transformed into an elegant venue to host over 75 mothers and daughters for the Mother & Daughter Lunch and Tea Party. Pink and purple curtains, flowered table cloths, and adorable flower teapot centerpieces welcomed mothers and daughters of all ages; even some adorable baby girls attended the event!
Finger foods such as sandwiches, fruits, veggies, dips, pastries and cupcakes were served, along with a variety of teas. The charge was only $5 per family and was used to cover expenses including the activities as well as the food.
During circle time, the importance of mothers in Islam was discussed, and one young girl even stood up in front of the crowd to share the hadith of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Allaihi Wassalaam advising that the mother is deserving of kindness three times more so than the father. A storybook about wearing the hijab was also read.
Then it was craft-time, and the mothers and daughters made hats out of paper plates and decorated them with flowers, feathers and beads which the daughters then wore during lunch.
A photo booth had been set-up and various accessories such as sunglasses, hats and boas were provided. A professional photographer was available to take pictures for anyone who did not have a camera. A group picture of all of the adorable little girls was also taken.
The last activity consisted of a questionnaire for each mother and daughter pair to complete. The questionnaire was designed to promote intimate bonding, with questions like: ‘What is your favorite activity to do with me?’
Alhumdulillah, with the mercy of Allah, this event served as an opportunity for both mothers and daughters to really enjoy each other’s company!