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An "April Fool" Dinner Party

Aug 17, 2007
With a family of children April fools Day can be one big headache or it can be fun for everyone depending a lot on how you take it. There is nothing grad ester-age children love better than playing tricks and April fools Day is the day of opportunity for such activities.

The spirit of the day is an excuse (if you ever need one) for a party. It is bound to be fun because everyone is specially geared for fun on that day. Let your youngsters invite in their friends for a dinner party it wont be formal, but we will guarantee it will be exciting.

Written invitations seem to whet the edge of anticipation. For such invitations our youngsters used small white cards on which they wrote:

Dinner at Six on April fools Day After which comes an evening of play. Come be amazed and curious for fun will grow fast and furious.

Promptly at six o'clock all the guests arrived in their best "bib and tucker". We had gone all out to make the dinner table look as pretty and partyish as any grown-ups party with lace tablecloth, best china and gleaming silver. Spring colors, pink, lavender and green were in evidence in candles and the sweet-pea centerpiece. Paper drinking-cups and paper napkins in the same soft pastel colors added to the beauty of the table without striking an odd note. It was lovely to look at and there was nothing to indicate that things were not what they seemed.

Mary was the first guest to run into trouble. She took a drink of water, and immediately with a chagrined look around dabbed at the water on her chin. Teddy wasn't so reticent. After a couple of drinks he burst out, "What is the matter with me tonight? I can't drink without spilling".

Hey, there is something the matter with these cups. "On the quiet Johnny had been looking his cup over. Examination proved that every third or fourth cup was a dribble cup. (A dribble cup is one with small holes about an inch from the top out of which water leaks when the cup is put to the lips.)"

Now the youngsters were on the alert for April fool tricks, but it did not lessen their appetites. Chicken and dumplings, fruit salad, and new peas disappeared like magic, but not without a hitch or two. Sally was embarrassed when her fork broke just above the tines as she tried to spear a bit of chicken. With many cautions about care of silver she was given another which broke in the same way. Then someone tumbled that these were trick forks.
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Mitch Johnson is a regular writer for http://www.kids-games-n-crafts.com/ , http://www.ezcraftshub.info/ , http://www.goodbudgetholiday.info/
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