I wanted to have our garden party today so that we could spend a little time tomorrow just celebrating Pentecost, albeit a very little celebration given that we have back-to-back birthdays coming up on Monday and Tuesday. AHHHHHHHHHH!
I'm OK now.
A picture of our table sans plates. We had another busy Saturday so I felt kind of rushed to get this meal on the table but making some of the items this morning helped.
The kids thought the stuffing was good, but the pears were bland and I have to agree with them. This was one item I made in the morning and then served chilled instead of warm. Maybe that's why the pears tasted bland.
Like Jessica's, my french bread was a little too round on bottom to really convey "pelican". The kids loved them though!
~Phoenix Tail Shrimp~
I used frozen shrimp and we served them with salsa to represent the fire of the phoenix. The kids thought the tails were cool.
Only in Texas could you send your husband to the grocery store on Saturday morning to look for deer sausage and expect him to find it!
~Lucky Lion Lemonade~
Ours turned out to be too tangy so we added more ice cream and soda to the mixture. They were very messy, but fun.
The hit of this party though, was a last minute inspiration by Jessica. Way back when she and I were working on these plans, we had seen some peacock feather cupcakes but opted to go with the deer cupcakes instead figuring it would hard for everyone to come up with another deer alternative. But just look at what Jessica did! She came up with the cutest little peacock face! My kids adored it! I think it even rivals the owl cupcakes for the cuteness factor!
We are saving our Dove chocolates for tomorrow. I would love to make Jessica's beautiful Pentecost cake, but don't think three days of cake would be good for our health.
I can't believe the Easter season is over and I really can't believe that we made it through.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and kindle in them the fire of Thy love.