Here’s a Tales of Two Themes
Theme I: Pick a Favorite Story Book Hardcover or Digital
Gather Decor – decorate together or let them completely surprise you
Prepare the menu – kids can be apart of planning, prep and serving
To set the stage make a playlist for the full effect with movie scores to compliment the theme; it will transport everyone to the land of make believe.
Let children volunteer or pick servers in the remembrance with loaf or dinner rolls complete with “faux” wine.
Have an enthusiastic reader share a children’s version of the Passion
Allow for time for conversation
Then the let celebration begin as everyone enjoys a day like no other.
Tip: A great designer always starts with a plan.
Talk about the book then sketch the plan on paper.
It may alter once it’s all laid out but
an effective plan initiates good results.
With this theme let the storybook influence a particular food
Use the storybook as an interlude between dinner and dessert.
Or if children have puppets have them create a puppet show using the story line.
Then finish the evening & an age appropriate (animated or cartoon if possible) movie of the Passion at the end have kids return in character (with the puppets from the previous story book) ask them what they learned using the character voice as well as their own.
Older children and teens could coach or be the facilitator for the evening
Additional or optional:
If you have older children or teens assist them with the meaning and preparation of
The Remembrance to serve the family & in candle light celebration with a choice of music they feel best fits the occasion.
Importantly each activity should be voluntary and centered around the special day.
Lovingly, encourage family members to volunteer. Gently, take the lead if needed & have fun it !
My Funny Easter Moments….
I remember a few Easter Sunday’s when my adult children were small. As a mom I was probably more excited than they were .
At four my daughter was very shy but clearly visible; she was always camera ready.
Our son…he hated wearing clothes (other shorts and a tank ) so he was in pure culture shock wondering what is happening…I think his Dad was trying to help him here.
Lastly, I noticed the mark( yes) right there in the center …looking at both of them I’m wondering who scribbled the picture?
Like chocolate these two were sweet “individually”, but together they ‘d melt! Thank goodness time has made them a pair!
What are some of your funny Easter moments?
TSH MVP Award goes to
The Portable Serving Caddy
You’ll want to use it for every occasion!
It’s made of four compartments; three for cutlery or cups and one large space for plates & napkins. Though I’ve only put disposable plates there, transporting this anywhere is a quick and easy set-up.