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There are many different ways you can organise a Formal for your Youth Group, so this page won't be too prescriptive, but instead will give you some ideas and checklists of activities to consider. 


Here are some activities that are worth including in your formal runsheet

  • Dinner
  • Drama presentation
  • Awards
    • To leaders for their efforts during the year
    • Novelty awards - loudest kid, attendance award, etc
    • For the night only: best dressed, best dancer
  • Dancing (to a DJ or band)
  • Speeches


  • Traditional formal (ball gowns, black tie, etc)
  • Dress-up (Superheros, Under-the-sea, 1980's, 1990's, Favorite band, etc)
  • Serve the leaders

Other considerations

  • Invitations - prepare and send these out a few weeks in advance
  • Decorations - candle lit tables
  • Balloons and Streamers

What has worked for your Youth Group formal?


  • Night
    • Indoor
    • Large area
    • Primary or Elementary School
    • Teens (Age 12-15)
    • Teens (Age 16-18)
    • Young Adults

    Group Size
    • Medium (10-29 people)
    • Large groups (30+)

    • Longer (30-60 mins)
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