Sunday, February 26, 2012
A few weeks ago we invited friends and neighbors over to celebrate the citrus season with us (and to help us use up some of our oranges). We had a gorgeous sunny warm day and the theme of citrus turned out to be surprisingly fun. In the photo above you can get a glimpse of some of our different citrus we have growing in the yard: Cara Cara pinks, navels, blood oranges, limes and lemons.
We set out two juicers and people had lots of fun making juice blends for themselves. It was lovely the way a bit of blood orange would turn the juice pink. And so fun to blend a lot of different flavors, including the lemons and limes. I forgot to take a picture of the food but I made two cheese balls and set out crackers and some of our guests brought contributions as well, including some lemon heart shaped cookies from Trader Joe's which I thought fit the theme perfectly.
We also made pomanders and "citrus critters" (animals made with pipe cleaners, citrus, and cloves).
And we had a little scavenger hunt around the yard. (Ken made the coloring sheets ahead of time. Aren't they nice? I love his artwork).
Sensory tables (perfect for the toddlers and little ones). Of course the trampoline was a huge hit as usual.
It actually turned out to be such a cute and fun party. I'm always surprised by that! We aren't "natural" entertainers, but somehow everyone always ends up having a good time.
Next up (we hope): another "sensory party." We've done a few before, but never for more than just our family. We think it would be a fun theme for a family party as well.