Mary’s Garden Virtual Kick-Off Party!

Welcome to the First Little Flower Girls’ Club Virtual Kick Off Party! 

With our summer camps cancelled this year,  Our Mary’s Garden Party is now a Mary’s Virtual Kick Off Party!

Theme for this year is: Happy 100th Birthday, Pope John Paul II

Just like our Summer Camps, you’ll be hosted by Rachel Watkins, creator of Little Flowers Girls’ Club, and Joan Stromberg, publisher of the the program and several of their high-energy, fun-loving daughters!

Earn Badges! Sing Songs! Crafts! Prayers! Fun Cool Stuff!

Cost is just $20/girl and includes all your supplies, plus some cool free Catholic stuff from our sponsors. Register by September 20 in order to receive your swag bag before the Kick Off Party!

Who can come? Everyone is invited! It is especially tailored to mother/daughter groups or host a watch party with other Little Flowers in your group at a Leader’s or Mom’s home! If you can’t make it for the live event, register anyway and you will have unlimited access to the event recording so you and your group can participate when it is convenient for you.

How much does it cost? Cost is $20/girl (moms and leaders are free!) which includes all the badges earned, access to the virtual party as well as the recording after the party. Each participant will get a SWAG bag full of fun Little Flowers items and other things donated by our sponsors. Also included in the bags will be songs, skits, prayers, party schedule and other items to use during the party.

How do I register? Click on the registration tab to the right, or click below, fill out a form and you’re good to go! We’ll send you your SWAG bag and contact you with instructions on how to join the Kick-Off Party!

 

This entry was posted on August 27, 2020.

Virtual Mother/Daughter Day Retreat

Join us for our 2020 Mother/Daughter Virtual Retreat! The theme for this year is all about Pope John Paul II on the 100 birthday of his death.

 

More info coming soon!

This entry was posted on August 1, 2020.

2018 Highlight – Badge Ceremony

In 2018, girls earned several badges, including the 25th anniversary badge, celebrating 25 years of Little Flowers!

These badges were handed out by the creator of Little Flowers herself, Rachel Watkins!

Girls also had the opportunity to take a photo with Rachel after the badge ceremony, showing off their new badges.

In 2019, girls will have the opportunity to earn two new patron saint badges, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Gianna Molla. Don’t miss out, register today!

Leesburg, VA, July 12-14, 2019

Pine Island, MN, July 19-21, 2019

Crestwood, KY, August 24-25, 2019

 

This entry was posted on June 25, 2019.

2018 Highlight – Mother/daughter Talent Show

Last year at Mary’s Garden Party, we held a mother/daughter talent show one night. It was a blast for everyone. They got to perform their best talents in front of the whole group and everyone loved it. Check out these photos!

A group of cousins and friends performing the macarena

Mom and daughters Irish dancing

This year, we’ll be holding even more fun activities, including a trivia night. So don’t miss out! Register now.

Leesburg, VA, July 12-14, 2019

Pine Island, MN, July 19-21, 2019

Crestwood, KY, August 24-25, 2019

This entry was posted on June 11, 2019.

Mary’s Garden Party Kentucky

Mary’s Garden Party Kentucky is hosted at Camp Crestwood, which is a great spot for camps of all kinds. The location includes a dining hall, indoor gym, bunk beds, and lots of outdoor space for girls to run around.

The quiet wooded camp offers great places to play, pray, and relax. Frequently, campers drive quite a distance…Cincinnati, Evansville or Indianapolis, to participate. The atmosphere is always festive and fun.

Join us in August by registering today!

This entry was posted on June 4, 2019.

Mary’s Garden Party Minnesota

Our Minnesota camps is unique in a variety of ways. First of all, Minnesota has great weather! Almost always 72-75 degrees during the day and cool at night.

 

It also has the option of sleeping right below Jesus who is always present at the camp since it is held at the parish. Another great thing about Minnesota camp is that the priest (Fr. Kasel) lives onsite and frequently does extras for us, like inducting new members into the scapular society, giving extra talks or just singing around the campfire with us, as well as showing us his bee colony and sharing some homemade honey!

Join us in Minnesota by registering today!

This entry was posted on May 28, 2019.

Mary’s Garden Party Virginia

Mary’s Garden Party Virginia is held at the Freedom Center in Leesburg, Virginia. The Freedom Center is a beautiful lodge that girls and moms can stay in together. It’s air conditioned and provides some great meeting spaces and food!

But perhaps the most exciting difference between Virginia’s camp and the others is the lake that allows girls and moms to go boating and swimming during the camp! Girls love this activity, and it draws people in every year. Kayaks are provided by the Freedom Center.

Additionally, Leesburg is close to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, making it the perfect destination for a multitude of Little Flowers members.

This entry was posted on May 21, 2019.

Make and Share Charities at Camp!

Mary’s Garden Party has a unique tradition of swapping “charities” each year. What are charities? They are pins that the girls make and share with each other at camp. These pins can be themed around anything to do with Little Flowers, a saint, a flower, a virtue, or other Catholic ideas. The girls then pin the charities to their hats or bandannas, creating fun and unique headgear!

Most charities are about an inch or two big, and should be pin-able. They can be made out of felt, pipe cleaner, beads, or anything else you have on hand. Many girls also like to attach their contact information to the charities so they can keep in touch with each other throughout the year.

Below are a few examples of charities. You can find more ideas on our Pinterest board.

Vatican flag made out of felt

Flower made from felt and pipe cleaners

Angel made from felt and pipe cleaners

Roses made from felt

Monstrance made from pipe cleaners and beads

Mini rosary made from beads

This entry was posted on May 14, 2019.