Saturday, May 5, 2012

Our Good Shepherd Garden Party: The Heavens Tell God's Glory

I have been intrigued with the "Garden of the Good Shepherd" garden parties created by Jessica (of Shower of Roses) and Charlotte (of  Waltzing Matilda). For the past couple of  years, they have created special meals or a tea party inspired by the Garden of Good Shepherd Sticker Calendar.  The calendar counts down the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost with a variety of Bible readings, each built around a specific weekly theme.

Last week's theme was "The Heavens Tell God's Glory." They created food items to match the various stickers, which were:  the sun, clouds, rain, thunder, lightning, wind, hail and a rainbow.  When my daughter saw the photos of their colorful meal she asked, "Can we try to do a meal like that for Daddy and Jimmy?"

We  read through all of Jessica and Charlotte's posts, and also perused those on the Catholic Cuisine website for our menu.  Here it is:

Sun Pizza and Bread Sticks

Lightning Carrots (baby carrots shaped like lightning bolts)

Rain (Blue Lemonade Kool-Aid)

Wind (Windmill Cookies) and Clouds (white cookies purchased from local deli)

Hail (yogurt covered peanuts)

Rainbow (rainbow parfait of fruits:  blackberries, green grapes, pineapple, mango, strawberries)

It's been a long time since I've done a themed meal, so my daughter and I had a blast putting this together!  I'm hoping to try at least one more of these themed meals in the next four weeks.

You can see more Garden of the Good Shepherd party ideas here.


  1. Very fun stuff, Cheryl! Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. WOW! What wonderful ideas for this week! I am going to put these on the list for next year's party!

    Thank you so much for sharing!


  3. Beautiful ideas!! I love those windmill cookies for the wind. I'm a little behind in our GS parties -- may combine weeks three and four. We tried the blue drink last year and it was a hit. I do love the idea of the pizza for the sun.

  4. I am quite jealous if your fun weekend, although not so much of your burned temple. I've never gotten into shooting handguns being more of a rifle girl myself...but that does look like a blast
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