I’m preparing for our annual crazy family beach trip. It’s going to be a hard one this year without my sister-in-law Anne, who passed away in November. While we are there we are going to honor her by committing her ashes to the ocean. But I think that it also honors her if we continue our tradition of fun family time there. I know that she would want the little ones in our family to grow up knowing the joy that we have all found together on that beach.
With that in mind, I am preparing for my “Theme Night.” Our Theme Nights are a long-time family tradition. For Theme Nights each family takes one night to be in charge of the food and activities for a given night and everything is done around a theme. It’s like a party every night. This year the theme we chose is “Mermaids and Sharks.” So I am exploring all kinds of ways to build a party around that theme. Nothing against Disney’s Little Mermaid, but she’s not invited to this one- I want to make it more generic, although I might choose to play some of the music from that movie.
My favorite thing I have come across so far is this shark made of watermelon. How cute is this? I’ve showed it to Tom and he is excited about it too. I think we’re going to give it a shot. Hopefully I’ll have pictures to post of ours afterward!