I had e-mailed my mom because I was trying to come up with a cute poem to attach to each of my ‘Red Plate’ gift bags and it wasn’t working out.
My mom being the lyricist that she is came up with the following and now you can have your own ceremony if you’d like. Here’s her e-mail:
So, the idea here is that you have a little ceremony as you “bestow” the red plate on the recipient. And every good ceremony must have a song – don’t you think? So here it is . . . . . .
Sung to the tune of “The Star Spangled Banner”
Oh, say can’t you see?
You are special to me!
And we MUST celebrate,
So I’ll bring out the red plate!
It’s a honor you know,
That I’m proud to bestow!
Such a great thing to do,
So we celebrate with you!
You are loved, it is true,
So what else can we do?
You are honored tonight
With this special delight.
So, lift up your plate,
It’s going to-oo be-ee great!!!!
You’re the one we CELEBRATE!!!!!
You have earned THE RED PLATE !!!
(and you have the person lift up their plate and you place the red plate on the table and they place their plate on top of it – accompanied by the cheers and applause of the rest of the family – of course!!!!!!)
* After thought:You could also make a little badge or medallion for the person to wear for the rest of the evening, or even to school (or work [tee hee]) the next day, that says “I earned The Red Plate”. Can’t you see the boys making Jason wear a necklace that says “I earned the Red Plate” to work!!! How funny would that be!!!!!!
Thanks Mom! The song is amazing and way more than I expected.
Also, FYI, if you would do at least one blog post people could leave you a message and tell you how great the song is on your blog. 😉 Just saying…