A Feast For Fatherís Day
For an unusual treat for Father this year why not help the children organize a surprise picnic in the garden to celebrate his special day, incorporating a red, black and white theme in support of our football team.
∑ Adorn the lawn or driveway with festive touches such as red, black and white balloons tied together with miniature T&T flags.
∑ Arrange pots of red and white anthuriums around the picnic area.
∑ Display bright red bottled drinks in a clear glass bowl with plenty of ice
∑ Set the table with a snowy white cloth decorated with the national flag as the centre piece. Trim the corners of the cloth with flowing red ribbons and hot-glue red and black beads onto clear glass votives.
∑ Ask the children to make place settings using white card decorated with red and black designs.
∑ Place a clear finger bowl at each setting, filled with water, shiny black pebbles and float red petals on the surface.
∑ Place red and black berries in a pitcher of iced water and add scented herbs to make a fragrant, non-alcoholic drink.
∑ If the man of the house has a hammock, make it more inviting with the addition of a collection of cushions temporarily trimmed with red and black ribbon.
Get the children involved in preparing the food by choosing simple but appetizing dishes.
∑ Cream cheese dip (tinted with a little red colouring) with crackers or nachos.
∑ Buffalo wings with a zesty dip
∑ Curried shrimps on skewers
∑ Pizza pieces
∑ Mini burgers
∑ If you have invited guests, and need a rather more substantial meal, make a huge bowl of chilli with red and black beans and serve with baskets of crackers.
Finally, ask the children to rehearse a few, well chosen words to bring tears and laughter to this very special family occasion.