It's true. I've got my knight in shining armor back again. All it took was new knights tunic from a generous, costume-loving aunt, and he's off again. Back in the land of making armor, guarding the castle, and jousting with his brother (who, luckily, can hold his own with a wooden sword, I tell ya). And so my plans for a January SLEDDING birthday party (my theory with six six year olds was to keep them OUTSIDE), have been nixed with his pleas for a Medieval Festival. In two weeks.
I need your help. All I remember from Medieval history is the Wife of Bath (perhaps not such appropriate tale for the six year olds); and vague and fuzzy memories of a party at my Medieval Lit professor's home that involved far too much mead (again. perhaps not such an appropriate tale for the six year olds). So lay it on me my friends. I need some ideas! Food (hmn, suppose there weren't many vegetarians in those days?), things to do (he's begging to make chainmail. huh?), goodie bag ideas, and things for a crafty mama to make. We try to keep birthdays pretty mellow as a general rule, but since his last two birthday parties have been snowed out, we're kind of going for it this year. Working drawbridge and all (you'll have to check in with Papa to see how that's going. Nothing like a five year old who really believes you can make anything. Nope, no pressure there.)
I thank you. But really, our fair Lord Calvin will be the most pleased in all the land.