Decorate the Teen/Youth room by putting each of their handprints on the walls. Include their name and year graduating from high school next to each set of hands. Use different colors of paint. It will be neat for the younger teens to come in and see who has been there. Include the new teens each year.
Schedule an evening for a Banana Split Social. Have each of the teens sign up to bring things. If everything isn’t signed out, pass sign up sheets around to the adults in the church. Everyone is usually willing to help out the teens. Set a price of “donation only” so nobody feels obligated to pay but maybe somebody else may pay more than you would have charged. Talk to a Dairy Queen or TCBY to donate banana split containers. Have a few kinds of ice cream (vanilla and chocolate). Include toppings like choc. syrup, caramel syrup, whipped cream, chopped pineapple, strawberries, candied sprinkles, chopped nuts, etc. Have the teens serve the adults and have fun making banana splits. See who makes the most unusual ones!