Celebrating the Miracle of the Sun

Our family loves parties! Celebrating special occasions is a great way to strengthen relationships and create lasting memories. Last Sunday we invited the kids and grandkids over to honor Our Lady of the Rosary and to celebrate the Miracle of the Sun. The kids, both big and small, had a ball. And we had fun planning it.

Here are some ideas in case you would like to honor Mary with your own party this month. The anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun is this Sunday, October 13th.

We started the party by giving each person a rosary and praying one decade as a group. We used On a Mission to Love: Rosary Meditations for Children and Families as our guide. Following each Hail Mary, the younger children took turns placing a sunflower at the foot of a beautiful statue of Mary holding a rosary.

Afterwards, the little ones colored Fatima pictures and watched The Day the Sun Danced, a sweet thirty minute animated film that we found on Amazon. We served drinks and snacks with Fatima cups, napkins and plates by Erica at @beaheartdesign. The kids drank Capri Suns and the adults sipped tequila sunrises. The spinning sun cake added an especially festive touch to a fun and memorable family gathering. Wishing you a happy Feast of the Miracle of the Sun!