Recently our church youth group held a group date with a waffle bar. I was lucky enough to be a part of it so I’ll share how it all went down so you can recreate this really fun date night for any age. We started with long tables covered in brown craft paper. Then decorated the area around with some fabric pennants that I had made for another event. Then we placed four waffle irons on the paper and all the toppings. One of the young women wrote with a black sharpie instructions and labeled the syrups and toppings.
Long tables were set up in a U shape. We found these to work better than rounds since everyone was closer together and their dates sat right across from them. The tables were also covered with brown craft paper and simple mason jars and flowers were added for decor. Groups of sharpies of all colors were piled on the tables for the youth to doodle on as an ice breaker, they loved drawing and writing, by the time the night was over there wasn’t a space unmarked.
Our youth leaders had all kinds of toppings including: fresh strawberries, tiny chocolate chips, powdered sugar, Reddi Whip, ice cream, Nutella, peanut butter, syrup, blue berry syrup and butter. Milk and OJ were served to drink. It was delux.
Each table was called up one at a time while the leaders served up fresh hot waffles.
I almost forgot to take pictures of loaded waffles since they were eaten so quickly!
After everyone ate one, two or three waffles, we played a really fun game called Rollick! It is kind of like charades, but instead of one person acting it out for a group, the group acts it out for one of the couples while the leaders hold up the cards behind the guessers (I hope that makes sense, it was the perfect game for a youth group).
So if you are looking for a fun activity for a youth group, this was fab. It was a great environment for our 16 and 17 year olds to socialize with dates and learn dating etiquette in a fun relaxed way.