Or, pin the veil on the statue of Mary? No, wait, that’s the May crowning…*Please forgive me. That was a stinker. *
Oy, here I am, at your beckoning.
Decorations could include a wall rosary made of silk flowers, or a “wall scapular.”
Here goes: I would host either a family-style dinner, like Thanksgiving. I would decorate with wheat and grapes and signs of harvest. I would celebrate with reverence for each other and the MP, but not with streamers or hats. I would focus on family, in a family-style atmosphere: we are all children of God.
After the watching the video, however, I would play an abbreviated version of “Who Wants to be an Apologist.”
Make three full decks of flash cards with three types of questions: easy, medium, and difficult. The cards should have the questions written in marker (as large as possible on the card), while the answer is written in small print upside-down, on the bottom, in pencil. Or, you can write them in Q&A format, provided that the opposing team can’t see the answer.
The easy ones are worth one point, the second two points, the third is worth five points (Jimmy Akin style, heh heh). Easier questions would include, “Saint Luke is the patron saint of what?” or, “Finish the following prayer: Eternal rest, grant…” Oh, and be sure to look at the Catholic Answers Live Radio Archives to listen to old shows. Those questions would be fabulous.
The Team A asks the Team B an easy question first, then a medium one, then a hard one. The teams take turns in asking questions. Go up to 10? 15? rounds. You decide.
There’s also a version when you choose the best two to square off.
And gifts for your guests? Perhaps at each setting you can place a sacramental like we’d get in parochial school. I’m especially partial to the idea of a Eucharist pin, since it’s unisex.