You may remember my Autumn in Avonlea parties that I've had in the past?! Each Fall this seems to be something to look forward to and enjoy planning! This year, my friend Melissa and I decided it might be fun to do something with our little ladies and one little gentleman.
She was in charge of Mama-food and I was in charge of Little-food! She made a delicious lunch of quiche, pumpkin bisque, tea punch and cheese muffins! I made little shaped cheese and crackers, mini shaped peanut butter and honey sandwiches, grapes, sparkling grape juice and pretty desserts.
It was an unexpectedly busy weekend - so I had to think of ways to simplify. Normally for a party like this, I have planned and prepared and made things for weeks. This was really pulled off very last minute. We've had it planned, but I just haven't had time to do as much as I would've like ahead.
The little shaped foods were super easy to do with sliced cheese and a loaf of bread. I visited our favorite grocery store bakery for the pretty desserts.
Table decorations were very simple too. I hollowed out a few apples for holding flowers and tea lights and that was it!
After lunch, we started watching the movie - Anne of Green Gables. We did not watch the whole thing straight through. Melissa and I had decided in advance that there were certain parts we were not ready for our little eyes to see, so we did skip a few parts and plus we knew they would not be able to enjoy it for THREE hours!
We broke up our time watching with trying on this cute Anne-hat that she had! And, I found these cute Anne coloring books for each of the girls.
Our afternoon was a success! And, all the children had fun! Samuel did not join us for the entire time - but was in and out. Now, I can't wait to show them Anne of Avonlea! It feels fun to have introduced my girls to Anne!