This year's Young Women in Excellence was a campaign theme; which is quite fitting: “Vote for Young Women in Excellence." The invitations went out as Voters' pins, upon which the girls added embellishments (like the ones seen below). Then we stuck a magnet to the back. As a leader I'm excited because the program is EASY, so I think you'll like it too.
Decorating should be a cinch. You can find all kinds of patriotic stuff for super cheap. (Or just borrow from your girls' parents or other members.) Our decorations came to us from a business who let us borrow them. I've included other decoration ideas in the downloads. The file is at the end of the post.
Each leader brought two dozen cupcakes, we split up the colors: red, white, and blue. I made the white ones (lemon sponge cake with lemon curd filling from scratch—SOOO good.) And then printed out these little flags and attached them to toothpicks. They looked awesome.
At the end of the program we watched a slideshow of the girls "On the Campaign Trail" which were pictures of them through out the year. This theme was so fun!
Below is an outline full of suggestions and a program for the evening. Click on them to enlarge. Actually you'll love it. The whole evening is spelled out for you. Boom. Done.)
Here's a blank jpg for you to work with for the invitations if you wish, and flags for cupcakes or other such treat. Click on them to view and download.