HAVE YOU TRIED A COLOR NIGHT?
When raising our children, I would try to do something different at the meal table one night a week. One of the things the children loved was COLOR NIGHTS. For example, I would choose a color and put up a notice:
"Tonight is RED Night
No admittance unless wearing something Red.
Supper at 6.00 p.m. Please knock before entering."
I set the table with a red tablecloth, adding red candles, napkins, and centerpiece (red flowers if I could find them). I prepared red foods. There are plenty of foods from which to choose, e.g. beets, radishes, red beans, red hot dogs with tomato sauce, tomato soup, potatoes or rice colored with red food coloring, etc. For dessert you could have lovely red fruits such as pomegranates, blood oranges, cherries, strawberries, watermelon, or red grapes.
You can also purchase red paper plates and knives and forks, etc. I would often wrap a little gift (something inexpensive) in red paper and put it beside their plate. The children loved these nights and we tried every color of the rainbow!
Love from Nancy Campbell