Last summer I gave myself a project that wasn’t for work or for pleasure, and to be honest it wasn’t really all that necessary. In a moment of craziness I decided to create proper old-fashioned photo albums with the 7000+ digital photos stored somewhere on my hard drive.
It’s funny because I hear of more and more people transferring videos and VHS cassettes to DVD, in order to create an electronic library of memories, yet I’m headed in the opposite direction. I want hard copies of the best images I have, stored in an album that can be pulled out when needed or wanted. I’m hoping the books of photos will encourage us to take more walks down memory lane, and I like the idea of our family huddled over the pictures in tandem, instead of scrolling through them independently with our faces buried in a screen.
While I was culling my photos for printing, I came across an exorbitant number of food pictures. Naturally. What I started to notice was several themes within the photos, grouping that are probably worth sharing together.
The first images that caught my eye were the ones from the parties I’ve worked on in the past two years. I’m particularly proud of the ways I’ve made fruit and veggies look fun and festive for the kids, a challenge for most of us on a good day. I mean, how you do you really make a carrot look fun? It turns out to be easier than you might expect. My intention isn’t to tell you that serving a plain platter of veggie sticks is wrong, but rather I’m hoping some of these ideas might inspire you when it comes to your next kiddie celebration.