Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Happy May Day!
"The merriest month of the year arrives bringing with it sunshine, birdsong, apple blossoms, budding lilacs, and longer days to enjoy life as spring's promise is finally fulfilled. Start the month off on a high note with the celebration of May Day!" -Mrs. Sharp's Traditions
Creating May Day baskets are as fun as making homemade Valentines. Today, the girls, Benjamin and I will be making simple paper Tussie Mussies, filling them with flowers (mostly store bought) and leaving them on the doorknobs of a few neighbors. Last year we delivered them to family and friends that lived nearby so this in an option if you don't know your neighbors.
Another idea is to make a May Day cake for dinner. Frost your cake with white icing, then decorate it with a tiny Maypole made by inserting a straw into the center of the cake. Glue thin multicolored ribbons on the top of the straw and pull them out to the side of the cake.
Oh, let's leave a basket of flowers today
For the little old lady who lives down our way!
We'll heap it with violets white and blue,
With Jack-in-the-pulpit and wildflowers, too.
We'll make it of paper and line it with ferns
Then hide--and we'll watch her surprise with she turns
And opens her door and looks out to see
Who in the world it could possibly be!
-Virginia Scott Miner
I will be back soon our pictures from our May Day celebration! I'm wishing you a wonderful first day of May!