Our inspiration for the Ramadan Table this year is the Moon Garden. A Moon Garden features while flowers that bloom in the night to save energy. The flowers are white because they are pollinated by bats and moths and not bees.
We began by gathering the flowers, vines and mint while out on a family nature walk.
We picked mint from our family garden.
White flowers are also know for their fragrance. We chose Wild Honeysuckle but Gardeina, White Rose and Jasmine would also work for this concept.
We also featured citrus which is very popular when added to food and drink while Ramadan falls in the summer months. We hope to do a post soon about making mint lemonade for Iftar.
The eggs are our cosmic element because they can symbolize the universe and the egg surface and texture reminds me of the face of the moon.
We already had these fantastic terrariums with ferns, moss and pebbles so we added our foliage, citrus and eggs with the place settings to make the table.
Please share your ideas for making the Ramadan special for your children at Iftar.
Please see our other Ramadan project:
Ramadan: Pool of Paradise Introduction
This year we decided to work on some settings for the Mawlid table.
I found some tree clippings at the park after the gardeners were finished pruning.
I brought them home and arranged them on the table.
I set the dining table with metal plates from Turkey and ceramic bowls from Morocco.
Next I added our Mawlid lanterns to help for the centerpiece.
Next we added a bowl full of mandarins and apples in season right now.
Please share your ideas for Mawlid holiday decorating.
Please see our new book for children: My Mawlid: an Early Reader for Muslim Children https://www.amazon.com/dp/1973232375/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_PhvgAbAM735M5
Recently we harvested the gardenias from our garden for our moon garden theme of Ramadan decorating.
Our inspiration for Ramadan decorating this year is the Moon Garden. A Moon Garden features while flowers that bloom in the night to save energy. The flowers are white because they are pollinated by bats and moths and not bees.
First we collected about 100 gardenia blossoms from the garden.
We placed the gardenias floating in water in some transparent vessels.
Finally we added some flameless candles (for safety).
We look forward to adding more posts to our Moon Garden theme soon inshallah.
Please share your ideas for Ramadan decorating.