Our Fifth Good Shepherd’s Garden Party : The Gardener Plants Paradise
This past Friday, thanks to a little break from the stomach bug that is making it’s rounds though our home at the moment, we were able to have our fifth Good Shepherd’s Garden Party!
This year, instead of offering daily activities to our children, we decided to have a weekly “Good Shepherd’s Garden Party” incorporating the seven stickers/symbols from each week. This past week we celebrated the fifth week of the Easter season with a Garden Party based on the theme “The Gardener Plants Paradise.”
I stuck pretty close to our actual plans
for this weeks Garden Party. Here are some of the pictures I took to share:
~ The Tree of Life’s Leaves ~
Maple Leaf Cookies
~ The Tree of Life’s Flowers ~
Lemon Cream Flower Cookies
Hershey Chocolate Flowers
~ The Tree of Life’s Fruit ~
I didn’t have a chance to get to the grocery store and we were completely out of fresh fruit. Looking though my fridge and cupboards I had the options of frozen berries, canned peaches, or tomatoes and cucumbers. I decided to go with the tomatoes and cucumbers. . . They are technically fruit, right?!
I also purchased these little Groovy Fruit Pops just before Easter with this tea in mind. Each of the kids found one at their place setting.
Another last minute addition to our party was a bottle of Sparkling Apple Cider, served with little palm tree stir sticks for decoration!
These really were super easy, for how cute they look. I even had saved some cupcakes from last week so I wouldn’t need to bake any more, or have too many leftover!
Black Olives for the children and Double Stuffed Jalapeno/Garlic Olives for Hubby & I
~ The Palm Tree ~
Palm Tree Napkins
Cheese Cubes with Palm Tree Picks on top of Olive & Rosemary Crackers
~ Roses and Lilies ~
See’s Rose Truffles and Lily Sandwiches
Since I served our Garden Party for dinner, I also served Santa Caterina Pasta in addition to the Lily Sandwiches.
~ A Visitor ~
~ A Few More Pictures ~
We have really been enjoying our weekly Garden Parties! I am looking forward to seeing pictures from everyone else’s Good Shepherd Garden Parties over at Catholic Cuisine
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.