My youngest son finished reading “The Fellowship of the Ring”. To encourage a love of reading we always celebrate with a dinner when he finishes a longer harder book. Tonight gets the bonus of introducing him to the movie too!
My son really loved the idea of The Shire, so I decided to theme the dinner around that. I did not go out and purchase anything other than food for this meal. I just gathered all the green and rustic/organic items I could find in my house.
This included most of our larger houseplants to create a green back drop. I also had a fake grass mat from a party to use as a table cloth, but a green table cloth would also work. I used brown or wooden serving dishes to keep things looking organic.
Snap Peas-The Hobbits are mostly farmers and tend to eat lots of natural foods so I stuck with those.
Little Smokies-seemed like something the Hobbits would enjoy
Lembas bread-Really just homemade rolls that I cut in semi rectangular shapes and wrapped in construction paper “leaves” with twine
Hard Boiled Eggs
Rings of Power-Peach rings
The One Ring Cake-a cake made in a Bundt pan and decorated with yellow icing and gold sprinkles
Apple “tarts”-really just a apple raspberry crumble with a pie crust base.
We had root beer in a tankard looking pitcher and water in another earthenware pitcher.
We played the movie soundtrack in the background while we ate and generally just had fun pretending we were jovial hobbits.