Lismore Primary School's Family Christmas Lunch

11th December 2013

Christmas celebrations at the Primary School began on Wednesday 11th December when they held their annual Family Christmas Lunch.

Guests were welcomed with a glass of fruit punch which the children had made themselves. The children then danced the Reel for Jeannie for their guests after which everyone was encouraged to join in with the Virginia Reel to work up an appetite for the meal to follow. The Pre Fives were very keen to join in and they danced with great enthusiasm.

A slide show of the termís activities was then shown and guests were led through to the beautifully decorated room. With Santa Claus and his reindeers displayed on the wall, Nordic bunting hanging from the ceiling and a twinkling Christmas tree in the corner, it felt very festive indeed. The table was decorated with a mini tree, candles and crackers and each place was marked with a personalised bauble.

Visitors chose from starters of salmon pate, satay chicken and a melon cocktail, all of which were beautifully presented and very tasty. As the children and adults chatted they also tackled a Christmas themed quiz. There then followed a main course of turkey with all the traditional trimmings served with numerous vegetables as well as a whole salmon elegantly decorated with cucumber. As the adults digested this delicious spread the children entertained them with Christmas songs and carols ending with everyone joining in with Jingle Bells and We wish you a Merry Christmas.

There followed an amazing array of puddings – strawberry shortcake, Christmas trifle, snowman cake, homemade Christmas cake and chocolate and lemon pie! These were all greatly enjoyed and were followed by tea and coffee.

A huge Thank you must go to Hazel MacCormick for her fantastic menu, her beautifully decorated tables with so many carefully thought out touches and for catering singlehandedly for such a large number.

Text and photographs provided by Lismore Primary School on 12th December 2013

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