Monday, November 2

Happy All Saints!

Rowan was Saint Martin.  He wore two silver capes and tore one off as he told the story of helping the beggar he found at the city gates.

This was the first year that we have done an All Saints feast.  We've done games as a family, but have never ventured into costumes or invited any friends.  We had one family join us this year and as it went well, I'm very hopeful we could invite more next year.  It was a simple meal (uhm, with four soccer games, trunk-or-treat and trick-or-treat this weekend Costco rotisserie chicken was unapologetically just the thing.)  

The ten of us dressed as saints (we wore very simple costumes thrown together or simply brought a few props).  We used a doorway as a stage and each person told their story or gave clues to see if the rest of us could guess who they were.  St. Christopher, St. Elizabeth of Portugal, St. Francis, St. Martin, St. George, St. Patrick, St. Joseph, St. Lucia, St. Margaret, and St. Joan were represented.  We let the game be the last hurrah for Halloween candy and for acting or guessing correctly you got a piece.  The kids were really into it and I think we all left feeling like we learned something about these wonderful stories.  

I found this website incredibly helpful in transforming costume box basics into saints.  

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