But back to how we celebrated yesterday! Our family hosted the community gathering and it ended up being one of our most fun gatherings yet!
Hannah Jane spent quite a bit of time arranging brunch items on the bar, and then rearranging them, and then again and again. LOL! She wanted it to look perfect!
After our guests had eaten and had some chit chat time, I announced that the Ridvan kid entertainment portion of the day was about to begin, and the kids got to perform a rap that they've benn working on for weeks. It's actually a poem, and I have no idea who wrote it (if you wrote it, please let me know so you can get some credit!) and the kids rapped it over some background music we found on YouTube.
Finally, at the end of the day, I set up a Ridvan tent under the kitchen table while the kids were outside playing. pulled red table cloths down to the floor and put our pretty couch pillows inside for them to sit on. A small arrangement with red roses was in the corner, a candle was lit, and a snack of flat bread and Sleepy Time Tea was all set up for them.
I played a track of nightingales warbling over ambient music and read the story of the days leading up to Ridvan and the first day of Ridvan to the kids while they ate. It was a nice, calming way to end the special day. I'm pretty sure a new family tradition was just started.
I can't wait to see what the other Baha'i Mommy Bloggers have up their sleeves for the Ridvan project! Walk through the Garden of Ridvan with us! It's going to be fun!