We celebrated our Garden Party early this week because of our plans for Adam's birthday this weekend. The theme for this week was, "The Wind and Sea Obey Him." We added a boat to our poster, including mast and sail. We also added nets, fish, a Leviathan, and a "barbecue" where Jesus cooked fish for his friends after the Resurrection. We talked a lot this week about Jesus' friends who were fishermen and what it means to be "Fishers of Men."
This week's dinner party menu included:
1. Banana Boats with Pretzel Masts and Fruit Roll-Up Sails (These included a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some blueberries and mandarin oranges in addition to the bananas. We had these for dessert.)
2. Net Shaped Pretzels
3. Goldfish Crackers
4. Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches (for Jon and me)
5. "Octo-Dogs and Shells" (for the boys) This "lovely" recipe came from this book:
(Photo credit: Amazon.com)
6. "Sea" Water with Goldfish Ice Cubes
We are still enjoying the Garden Parties each week. Tonight the boys were already asking what the next theme will be. I'm starting to wonder what we'll do once the Easter Season is over!