We just finished our traditional backwards April Fools Dinner- dressed up crazy, eat dessert 1st, use kitchen utensils for bowls and silverware. We had ice cream sundaes followed by bacon and eggs. Eric got me with the old ‘sugar in the salt shaker with the loose top’ trick.
This was in retaliation for the 200 ‘googly eyes’ we deployed this morning. Everything he touched had googly eyes: his bedroom door, every light switch, toothbrush, hairbrush, cereal bowl, cereal, sneakers, etc, etc, etc. Well played even if I say so myself….
Kathryn went swimming and I was awake early so I prepared Eric’s door for April Fool’s Day.
Eric said “Ha, ha, very funny, Dad!” He responded by telling me my teeth needed to be brushed again and he had prepared my toothbrush for me. (It was soaped…)
Annual April Fool’s dinner: Menu (banana pudding, rolls and spaghetti and fruited jello – in that order). Table set with pots and pans and pitchers and utensils (no dinnerware allowed). Crazy outfit.
Last night Eric told me I didn’t have to put toothpaste on my brush this morning. He would do me a favor and do it for me. On 1 April? I am not too suspicious. 😉
I started the day by papering Eric’s bedroom door. He was glad that he got pranked.
We held our standard April Fools Day Dinner: crazy clothing, eating courses in reverse order, using bowls and kitchen utensils to slurp puddings and spaghetti. Everyone was a good sport about participating.
For the past 28 years we have done an April Fools Dinner. The format is crazy attire, sloppy food, eating dessert first, and using kitchen utensils. Below you can see our table setting; no plates or normal bowls. Eric and Jim are properly dressed for the occasion.
First on the menu is pudding; scooped and eaten from coffee travel mugs by Eric and Kathryn .
Next is spaghetti – whatever way you can get it in your mouth.
Now why doesn’t this catch on as a National Holiday?
It has been a family tradition to celebrate April Fool’s Day with the kids by having a “crazy dinner”. We dress up weird, eat our meal in reverse order (dessert 1st), and use kitchen utensils instead of normal silverware. For a 5 year old boy this is one notch below Christmas as a holiday and at least as fun as a someone’s birthday.
Jello is the perfect food to hone your kitchen utensil eating skills.
Our second course was, can you guess?, of course, spaghetti.
A good time was experienced by all. Afterwards we took a short walk. Nothing beats stomping in the puddles after an April Fool’s Dinner.
Kathryn shows off her dinner attire.
Kathryn introduced the April Fools Day Dinner into our family and we have always done a “backwards” meal on 1 April with the kids. Basically we all dress crazy, eat the meal in reverse order (dessert 1st), spaghettie is the normal fare and we use kitchen utensils instead of normal silverware. Obviously it is always a hit with the kids. I was talking with Billie Jo last night who intended to do the meal and had told one of her friends, who was doing it with her kids. Here are a couple of pictures from our April Fools Dinner.