Last friday, Jon and I decided it was time to celebrate New Zealand. Waitangi Day in New Zealand marks the day that the Europeans and the Maori's signed a treaty, and is now basically New Zealand day. So we put up some New Zealand pictures and brought out books. We pulled out what we had to decorate, and flew the New Zealand flag... ok, well we flew it inside from the banister in the living room where we could all see it.
We made mini mince pies, two large bacon and egg pies, apple crumble, and tried our hand at making a pavlova. The pav fell quite a bit, I think we will need to work out making this one!
Our new friends from church came, and so did some of my older friends. We played pass the parcel, which is a common New Zealand kids game, but rather novel here as I haven't really seen it played here ever. And we played New Zealand slang balderdash, which was a lot of fun. The made up definitions were excellent and some guesses were remarkably close!
All in all, it was a good party. I think we may make this a tradition.