NOTE: If you know what I mean when I refer to Middle-earth, and you consider yourself a Tolkien uber-geek, then read on.... (If not, then come back in a few days when I will be posting a delicious recipe for a Cuban Pudín de Pan or Cuban bread pudding). ;-)
I know. Uber-geeks.
But I've read The Lord of the Rings Trilogy multiple times to my kids, even before they were born. (because my uber-geekiness knows no bounds.) =D
I started the tradition of having the birthday party for Bilbo when they were young and hey, this is the kind of stuff we homeschoolers live for!
We will sit in our regular spots with our Hobbit names on placecards and we will toast Bilbo's and Frodo's health.
Why do we go through all this trouble and silliness? Well, now it's become a tradition and, well, now I'm committed.
Now I should be committed? ;-)
Or maybe I just know that this is one of those memories that will last them a lifetime.