Last Friday the kids and I enjoyed a fun home school party. The Michaelmas festival! I'd actually never heard of it before, so for those who are in the same boat I was in not long ago; it is a English celebration of Michael the Archangel leading the battle in heaven against Satan the Dragon. The story says, Satan was trust down to earth and landed in blackberry bushes and that is why you should never eat blackberries after Sep. 29Th (and the fact that they taste bad too!)
The boys dressed up as knights and the girls as princesses. They read Revelation 12:7-8 "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in heaven."
Then a children's story was read and they had a treasure hunt, followed by potluck lunch and play time. It was fun, and the kids had a good time. :)