Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day!

It was a muggy, windy and overcast day, but we managed to joyfully welcome May, anyhow. I've been quite busy and stressed out, so didn't quite do ALL the things I had planned for our festivities, but I did enough! The party lasted over 2 hours, which included dinner.

I made the floral wreaths for the girls out of dollar store leis... bought a pack of 3 for a dollar and then trimmed them to fit their heads. The extra flowers were then glued to their homemade May Baskets!

I pilfered bells from the Christmas jingle bells I use with my preschool students to tie around our ankles for the Morris Dancing. This was one of the favorite activites... the girls created their own pattern (tap sticks, shake the bells three times, skip three times, repeat)
and giggled, giggled, giggled.


We all twirled around the Maypole, which eventually turned into the girls RUNNING around the Maypole.

Then I held the Maypole and they twirled around ME, wrapping me up in the ribbons. They all got a big kick out of that.

Trying to get the "May Hoop" to go straight was a challenge. There were a lot of tongues sticking out in concentration, and again, a lot of giggling.

Giggling. This to me is the sound of success.

Happy May Day!

9 comments:

Rima said...

That looks like SO much fun! Glad you were able to make it happen.

Chrissy said...

Oh, that party looks so darling! Don't those girls seem grown up to you? It seems like your last May Day photo had little bitty toddlers at them.

Kat said...

Wow! Look how grown up MQ is looking already! When did that happen? Such a cutie. :)

Glad you had such a lovely day!

alejna said...

It sounds like a great success! One of these days, I may just have to pull off a May Day party myself, and you will be my inspiration. Any chance I could get you to come hold the maypole for us?

flutter said...

how much fun is that?

Furrow said...

You are the funnest mom ever!

E said...

I have a new plan. we should just do away with Jan-April and start the year on MayDay. Forget the tea partiers..let's create a New Year Mayday movement.
Happy May to you and yours. I love this time of year and it always makes me think of you....

de said...

Isn't May just marvelous? I can't imagine living in some other part of the world where the seasons would be different. I am in love with May.

Your celebration certainly looks like a success. We had a beautiful day here, too, but I had to spend a couple hours inside a Chuck E. Cheese's. Happily, that went well and the day was perfect.

kaye said...

I love that you do this :)