10 Sweetheart Banquet Ideas

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Many churches host Sweetheart Banquets or Couples Dinners in February.

Often times the event planning falls to the Women’s Ministry team.

With annual events it’s easy to get into a rut planning the same thing year after year.

Freshen up your event with one of 10 sweetheart banquet ideas below:

  1. Host a staged edition of the Not So Newlywed Game
  2. Invite a couple from church to share a short devotional/inspirational message
  3. Seek out a speaker with a message on marriage (many authors are available if your budget allows)
  4. Host dinner and a movie (Fireproof or Courageous would be great to show)
  5. Enlist your youth to host a dinner theater
  6. Serve a catered dinner and provide childcare
  7. Show a comedy DVD (I recommend Kevin Davis – save female comedians for all-women events)
  8. Enlist a couple or two to perform a comedy skit
  9. Get some women/guys to sing (or lip-sync) some classic love songs wearing  crazy (or not) costumes
  10. Play a matching game with wedding photos of the couples in attendance

What other ideas do you have for a Sweetheart Banquet?

You may also want to check out:

5 Keys to a Successful Sweetheart Banquet
10 Things I’ve Learned About Sweetheart Banquets
Free Printable Valentine Verses
Not-so Newlywed Game Script
The Great Valentine Candy Pass
Valentine Icebreaker Questions (Free Printable)


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