As some of you may know that it was our month of fasting. This year the fasts finished after 9 pm. Fasting and Ramadan is also such a good month to reflect. For more about Ramadan and its importance, I wrote a more detailed blog post last year here.
With the end of fasting comes Eid. We celebrated Eid on Sunday. We had a small family gathering and BBQ. It was supposed to rain for a little while, but luckily, it didn’t.
For the kids, I made some Eid favours. These made the perfect going home present and can be made for birthday party favours too.
I bought some cool glasses from Tiger with a cool Hawaiian/Summer theme with umbrellas and upside down pineapple boats.
I then filled it with sweets, Halaal sweets that is. I got some cellophane, cut it in pieces, big enough to wrap the glasses and decorated it with an Eid Mubarak (Eid Congratulations) label and tied a bow to secure it and make the decoration complete.
I printed the labels through a template on the internet, using the colour printer. There was a side that said Eid Mubarak and the other side said the same but in Arabic. As the paper was not thick enough, I stuck them together, not only did it make it thicker, but also had both sides covered.
The table display looked good, even if I say so myself. 😉
Voila! The children were really pleased to get these as gifts and they made the table look really fab.
We had a great Eid with the family and children. I also bought each child some presents, which they liked. To see a smile on the kids faces was joy enough and just made my Eid.