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8/25/2010

Our First Last Picnic

This was the first year that I was in charge of The Last Picnic.  It is my mother-in-laws tradition, but it is one that I love, so this year we had our first last picnic.

The last picnic is an indoor picnic.  It is so named because it is the last picnic before the beginning of the school year.  This happened to be the first picnic we have had all summer, which would make the it first last first picnic.

The only requirements are

1) You have to sit on the floor  (no trying to sit on the couch)

2) You have to have yummy drinks, preferably in bottles.  We went with Izzes  Notice that there are 12 bottles and only 5 of us.  Not only do you have to have yummy drinks, it is recommended to have a LOT of yummy drinks:


3) Have some of your favorite food (see all above)

4) Have something fun and new.  This year we did fruit salad cones ala  Bakers Royale:


They were really fun.  I need a smaller melon baller, not to mention some lessons, but I was really happy with these.  They were fun and the kids loved them.  Ruby even tried to eat it like an ice cream cone. 


The kids even helped by making Hot Dogs in a blanket.  It was the perfect addition because they have loved making them all summer long.

And my favorite part were the plates.  I found lunch tray type plates in rainbow colors a couple of months ago and stashed them away for tonight.

We missed having our family around, but it is always fun to have a party.

And today, we sent them back to school:


18 comments:

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

what cuties!!!
Love the fruit in the ice cream cones (who knew the cones held anything but ice cream - ha)

Amy said...

I LOVE this tradition, and the fruit cones are to die for! I am going to have to start this tradition for my family when the kids start school.

Sweet Tea said...

What a unique tradition. I love it and I'd bet your kids do too. I LOVE your cake stands - totally LOVE them. Everything looked so pretty & yummy, not like the PB&J picnics I've been on before.
Your kids are adorably CUTE!!
You get an A+ for producing beautiful children and a beautifully presented picninc!
Way to go!

{Bobbi} said...

They look so cute!!!

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

SO, SO, SO cute!!! Very fun! And, it looks so festive just for the family; I love that! I'm sure your kids will have special memories! They are blessed!

Amie said...

awww sweet! What a cute little picnic. Love the fruit in the cones. And awesome cake stands! Way to go, Lo'!

Suzanne said...

What a sweet tradition and your food looks fabulous! I love making a celebration of "ordinary days" with family. Those melon balls in the cones is a fantastic idea!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Love the picnic! Love the cute little sweeties that are off to school too! Thanks so much for sharing! Angie xo

C.R.A.F.T. said...

what a fun tradition :) thank you for sharing !

DSKgoatiegal said...

Thank you for posting...I think I may have to start this tradition with my children! Your presentation looked so yummy! Your children are adorable!

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

Love this idea! What a great tradition! Thanks for sharing! :)

Sarah Cook said...

What a great idea! My mama and her best friend had a "Dressed to the Nines" tea party for the four of us the week before school started back. I love love love those ruffled pedestals by the way!

Amander said...

The cutest part is your kids! They are so adorable.

devin said...

i love the melonball cones! yummmm!

Miss G said...

oh so fun! I love seeing a real life party! Kelly

Delia said...

What a fun tradition. Your cake plates are gorgeous. I love the melon balls in the ice cream cones.

Katie said...

I LOVE it! So jealous of everyone who got to come!

Anonymous said...

LOOKS AS THOUGH YOU HAVE BEEN PLANNING FOR EVER.
REALLY NEAT.