Thursday, November 3, 2011

Reformation Day Party

We had our very first Reformation Day party this year and it was so much fun!

{For those who don't now what I am talking about - Reformation Day is October 31st and commemorates the day that Martin Luther hung the 95 theses on the Wittenburg church door in the year 1517.}

We celebrated Reformation Day a little early because we took a week of vacation, and we were away from home on the 31st.  I got most of my ideas for our party from Sojourn Kids.

We started with a breakfast of oatmeal, similar to what the Reformers may have eaten for breakfast.  Then I read 2 Corinthians 5:17 in Latin, explaining that before the Reformers, the Bible was not available in a language the common people could understand.  Thanks to the Reformers, I read the passage in English and told the kids that because we are a new creation in Christ they could dress in a costume to show on the outside that we are different on the inside.  They quickly ran upstairs and dressed in the costumes their Meema brought them from the States.

The kids then cut out signs with statements such as “We are saved by Jesus alone,”  “The Bible in our own language,” and “Jesus is all we need” (as suggested by Sojourn Kids) and taped them to the homeschooling room door.




Then the kids made chocolate cake with Meema just because chocolate cake is yummy.


And we played Pin the Beard on the Theologian (from churchhistoryabcs.com).



Even Daddy got in on the fun!


The girls decorated the cupcakes with homemade frosting and homemade sprinkles (I just added food coloring to the big chunky sugar).


And I decorated a round cake as a pumpkin.


Then we watched Torchlighters: The William Tyndale Story, (which I picked up this summer in Delhi for a couple hundred rupees!).


In the evening, we continued our tradition of watching the reading of The Pumpkin Patch Parable (read by my friend Lori).  And then carved our own pumpkin...


Little Boy watched from the sidelines. 


Just like the one in the story, with a big smile to shine the love of Christ



and we added a cross carved in the back to shine the Light.


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1 comment:

  1. Looks like you all had lots of fun!! Makes me want to celebrate Reformation day next year too!

    ~Tiff

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