I read about Nie Nie's back to school feast and I had to try my own.
The vision: quiet dinner of their favorite foods, beautifully decorated crowns, a game or two, encouraging talk about school.
The reality: A mess.
Looking back I realize I tried to do a little too much that day.(Did I really need the tissue paper flowers?) And of course the kids were exhausted and by the end of the feast they were all injured. But all in all, I think they had fun and I hope they felt special. That was the goal. At least I have plenty to improve on for next year!!