Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Back to School Feast
I was totally inspired by Elizabeth Kartchner's back to school feast that she posted pictures of recently. I thought that this would be a great way to celebrate a new school year. So I threw the idea past my kids on Friday and they were all on board with it. We decided to have it yesterday, since Sage & Austin meet their teachers this afternoon. (Jonah will meet his tomorrow.)
It was a lot of fun, mostly because a lot of references were made to the upcoming "feast" over the weekend. "What should we get for the feast?" "What are we going to drink at the feast?" "Should we make a cake for the feast?" I love anticipation.... it's so fun!
So here's what we did...
I made some decorations. A centrepiece:
And some straw toppers:
For these I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (stamper's select white, hawaiian shores), stamps (tag it #6) & dies (limitless layers). I also used my star punch and some MME patterned paper.
For our menu, the kids decided that they wanted to make their own pizzas:
While we were waiting for them to bake, we had a time of sharing for what the new school year would bring. And concerns or prayer requests were expressed and then we prayed for each other.
When the pizzas were done, we dug in:
I also made a Sunshine salad with spinach, mandarin orange slices and toasted pecans.
And for dessert, chocolate cake:
I made the little banner with Papertrey Ink cardstock (stamper's select white, hawaiian shores, harvest gold), stamps (tag it #6) & dies (two triangles). Again, I also used my star punch and some MME patterned paper. I put the triangles together and then ran them through my sewing machine to attach them together. I used the threads at the end to tie them to bamboo skewers.
I was super thrilled with how this turned out! (I'm thinking my days of decorating cakes with icing are now over--- from now on, I'm decorating them with paper! LOL!)
One more thing to share:
Before the preparations for the feast, I spent the morning baking these cookies to give to the teachers (our current ones and a few "old favourites", too.)
I made some tags for the cookie bags using this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: creating backgrounds with non-background stamps.
I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (stamper's select white, kraft), stamps (Big & bold Wishes, Happy Trails, BB:Newsprint) & dies (Happy Trails, Tag Sale #3). I stamped the background with a Happy Trails swirl.
And on the back... my original first attempt for the front. I had decided that including the planes on the front made it a little too busy, so I made these the back instead, where I used a stamp from TT:Valentine for the to & from.
Thanks for looking!