I am exhausted. I am glad it’s over. I hope the kids had fun.
In Dubai, one can pretty much buy everything: people who decorate your house, people who entertain your kids, and of course, the cake. However, we have always done it ourselves. Well, not the big cake. But the rest. I call our parties shooting-from-the-hip parties or this is what it looks like to our guests. A seemingly spontaneous going-with-the-flow party.
But behind the curtains, things have been planned. I have been researching and downloading kids favorite party songs for the disco and musical chair/statue games, tested them on my kids. Planned a variety of games and prepared necessary props/prizes for it. Decorated the house, blew a million balloons manually. Prepared foods/snacks/drinks for 10-15 kids and their accompanying parent.
I love to dish up fresh fruit, and traditionally, those are very popular among parents and kids. Only recently I discovered that watermelon and mint go together really well. Sprinkled with a few crumbs of feta cheese to add another flavor dimension and ready is your party snack. Best served ice-cold, to make it truly refreshing. It was just what everyone needed to cool down from the hot dancing, or the still scorching Dubai temperatures outside, that we had yesterday.
Cut melon into 1 1/2 inch thick slices. With cookie cutters of your choice cut, shapes out of the slices. Sprinkle with a little crumbled feta cheese and garnish with fresh mint leaves. Serve ice-cold.