The Misfit Manners program is all about teaching
respect and kindness, so we thought it might be fun to inspire
you to use Valentine’s Day, St.
Patrick's Day, or any other holiday
or theme to earn the patch and learn more about Misfit
Read below on instructions on how to earn your
FREE KIT FOR IDEAS AND PARTY THEMES on basic manners and
how to host your own event.
Items included: Invitations, recipes,
craft ideas, and table settings. Add a theme to earning your
Misfit Manners patch OR attend a luncheon or dinner out to
earn your patch.
STEP ONE: DECIDE WHEN YOU ARE GOING
TO WORK ON YOUR MISFIT MANNERS
Talk to your friends, family or group to see if you want to
have a Misfit Manners themed get together or attend a luncheon.
How large will the group be?
STEP TWO: EVENT PLANNING
Will the event be a luncheon, dinner out, or tea party? If
you are preparing the event for the attendees, make sure you
have enough adults and parents helping by being at the table
or to serve. Don't forget to wear your misfit socks and most
importantly have fun!
Decorations and MENU
Decide if you are going to assign each person to bring
something or if you are going to create a menu and have "shoppers"
for the event. Use the packet to assist you in picking a menu
or come up with something unique. Serve items that they will
be eating with knives and forks. Have fun with the menu/desserts
and the decorations. Make it special and create a theme that
is inviting to everyone. You can also create invitations as
a nice touch. Use the packet for ideas and samples of place
settings and invitations.
STEP THREE:THE EVENT
Wear MISFIT SOCKS to the event, in keeping with the theme
of celebrating differences. To “dress up.” The attendees need
to look presentable because that shows respect for themselves
and respect for others. If you are having a valentine theme,
bring Valentines for the attendees. You can provide a list
of the attendees, if needed.
LUNCHEON, DINNER OR TEA PARTY
To begin a conversation, each person will go around the
table introducing themselves, with a strong voice, and telling
the group something that makes them different and proud. This
takes a lot of courage, but it is an important life skill.
Students will practice their good table manners throughout
the luncheon, dinner, or tea party. List of table manners
is on page one of the packet.
OPTIONAL: VALENTINE SWAP OR CRAFT ACTIVITY
The event will conclude with a Valentine swap or small craft
activity, like making cards or coloring sheet. You can decorate
with paper Misfit Socks in the room or have each person bring
a mismatch sock to place their valentine or craft item in.
Again, incorporating the misfit sock theme.
There’s lots to do—also check out the Valentine
Projects and Misfit Sock Forest at Misfit University for more
lessons and ideas. This concept is pliable, so feel free to
make any additions/changes.