No holiday, at least in the US is as widely publicized as Christmas, which is great and I can’t deny that warm fuzzy feeling walking around in the cold, drinking coffee, looking at the lights and hearing the Xmas tunes. My mom, who converted to Islam in her early twenties, always told me that there were few things she missed from her younger years- one of them being that Xmas feeling. Growing up, my mom always made sure Eid was spectacular for us, putting candy and money under our pillows before morning, hiding candy around the house and yard for us to find, a pinata, and giving us tons of presents to open starting the evening before Eid. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up and our presents when we were really young included watercolors and multicolored pencils amongst other fun stuff.
Eid isn’t celebrated like that here because we don’t live in a Muslim country obviously. Now that I have kiddies especially, I really want to make Ramadan and Eid special for them/us. I don’t want them to grow up wishing they could celebrate another holiday. I really want to go all out each Ramadan and Eid and make it wonderful!
To start at home, I used these adorable plates and napkins, reserving the blue ones for the kid’s table. Balloons and banners are great for decorating- include the children, if you have any, to help with the banners. As for Eid, Lantern Court has a great selection of Eid decor as well, including balloons and garden flags! What’s also great about Lantern Court is that their paper products and balloons are made in the US.
I also love the idea of nation-wide Eid-Mobiles! Use washable window markers to paint “Happy Eid! [whatiseid.com]” on the back window of your car to spread awareness of Islam, Eid, and Ramadan!”
What are you guys doing to make Ramadan and Eid special for you and your families?
*Products courtesy of Lantern Court*