What is the Blue and White Dinner?
The Caravan Blue and White Dinner
is a time for Caravan children to express their appreciation to the people who
have helped them and supported the local Caravan program including parents and
family, friends, Caravan sponsors, guest guides, local church leaders.
The dinner is also a time for
children to demonstrate their skills in a practical way by preparing the
dinner, decorating, serving as hosts and hostesses, and taking part in
When is the Blue and White Dinner
Traditionally, the Caravan Blue and
White Dinner is held in February. This gives children time to learn a number of
skills they can put into practice. It also focuses attention and interest on a
special event during what can seem to be a slow time between Christmas and
However, the Blue and White Dinner
can be held at any time during the Caravan year.
Why is it called a "Blue and
The official colors of Caravan are
blue and white. For that reason, the dinner was called the Blue and White
Dinner. We recommend the use of blue and white table decorations, napkins,
plates, cups, and utensils to help emphasize the name of the dinner.
Who Plans the Dinner?
Checklist for Caravan Blue and White Dinner
The Caravan committee sets the
date, time, and location. The committee determines the type of dinner,
entertainment, presentations, menu, and prepares assignments for each Caravan
class. Classes should be given guidelines, but allowed as much freedom of
creative expression as possible in planning and completing their assignment.
This provides a structure for Caravan children while giving children ownership
of the event.
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