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|Ham and cheese on rosemary bread, cheddar with fruit leather,|
pomegranate arils, carrot coins
The carrot coins are to represent Smaug's treasure. Like gold coins.
Tricksy Hobbitses: A small foot cutter on some cheddar to make hobbit feet (I flipped one cheese over to make the feet face different ways.) I used the hair cutter from a faces cutter set on some dye-free fruit roll-up to make little thatches of hair for their hairy feet!
We Eats It, My Precioussss: I used the faces cutter to make Gollum and Bilbo out of ham and cheese and fruit roll-up. I snapped the guard and end off of a blue sword pick for Sting (Bilbo's sword - it glows blue in the presence of orcs.) And finally a ring pick for the One Ring.
I tried cutting the eyes and mouth separately on Gollum, and I ended up almost crumbling the whole thing. Darnit. I thought a smiley face wouldn't look right. But I caught some flak for it from a certain little preschooler, who kept harping on and on about how he wasn't smiling and why isn't he smiling Mama, and why didn't you make him smile? Bleah.
Re-usable dragon-print ("Smaug!") cloth napkin from Red Poppy Crafts shop on etsy.
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