April 20, 2009
It’s that time again for what’s becoming an annual church activity for our Relief Socity: speed friendshipping!
The concept is the same as speed dating. We spend a couple of minutes chatting with someone (we will have some questions prepared ahead of time, just to get the conversation going) until a timer goes off. Then, everyone switches partners to begin a dialogue with a new person.
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We held this in the Relief Society room to make the space feel more intimate. Long tables were placed in a U-shape with chairs on both sides. The tables were covered with a paper table cloth and we taped down paper arrows on one side of the table. This was to give the sisters sitting on that side of the table the direction to shift over to the seat on their right once the timer went off. The sisters sitting across from them remained stationary.
As for food, it was an after-dinner activity so we just had bowls of yummy snacks all along the table so everyone could snack and chat.
Some of our ice-breaker questions:
What do you consider to be your strongest character traits?
What traits or habits do you wish you didn’t have?
Do you believe people can change?
What do you consider to be the most important world events of your lifetime?
Do you think life now is harder or easier than when you were young?
What are you most proud of?
What are your hidden talents?
When was the last time you peed your pants?
At school, what were you like?
What were your hobbies as a kid?
How long did you date your husband before kissing him?
What TV show do you currently love?
How old were you when you moved out of your parents home?
Who makes you laugh the hardest and why?
A favorite movie or book?
What was the best trip you ever took?
If you could go somewhere you’ve never been, where would it be?
What are five things you couldn’t live without?
What’s the bravest thing you have ever done? The scariest? The dumbest?
What would I be surprised to learn about you?
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