Happy New Year everyone!!
Many of you avid blog readers know that we like to celebrate the holidays here at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest and since it’s New Year’s Day, we decided to throw another party! Parties are a great way to celebrate holidays, birthdays, the changing of the seasons, and just-because days.
…but really, it’s more about the food and drinks. In fact, food and drinks tend to be the central theme to most any party.
Little did I know, until Diana brought it up, that there are traditional foods eaten the night before and on New Year’s Day. Black eyed peas, green foods, grapes and cabbage are a few foods considered to bring abundance, luck and prosperity in the New Year. And circle-shaped foods signify the year coming full circle. So, in keeping with the green foods tradition, we set out green grapes, lettuce and alfalfa cubes and included round nuts for the circle shaped foods…
To keep with tradition, the dinner for tonight will include black eyed peas with rice, topped with roasted onions and sweet potatoes.
Here are some of the pictures from this morning’s party in the Playroom.
Jody celebrated the New Year upstairs in the loft, so I was unable to get any photos of her.
Wishing you and yours a most happy New Year!!!