Host Your Own Medieval Banquet for Middle Ages History Fun!

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #190, Host Your Own Medieval Banquet for Middle Ages History Fun!, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Host Your Own Medieval Banquet for Middle Ages History Fun!

In “Host Your Own Medieval Banquet for Middle Ages History Fun,” Episode, #190, Meredith Curtis inspires you to host a Medieval Banquet to culminate your Middle Ages History studies. She shares the educational benefits of hosting the feast, along with all the how-tos. Learn about venue, food, costumes, jousting with pool noodles, pageantry, and remembering the rank and file.  She shares funny and poignant memories of their Middle Ages Feast along with some of the bloopers like the roasted pig that looked like Alf. Teach history the fun way with a medieval banquet!

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Nothing is boring when you throw a party! How planning, hosting, and participating in history parties is educational as well as fun!

Benefits of a Medieval Banquet

  • Planning & hosting vs. Attending
  • Crops, food, manners, protocol
  • Pageantry: family crest, flags
  • Costumes: royalty, peasants, monks, priests, jester, hunchback, herald
  • Crowns: king, queen, prince, princess, duke, duchess, lord, lady

Venue

Choose a venue.

Who Attends

  • Everyone! Including dogs!
  • Lord & Lady (costume)
  • Bishop (costume)
  • Nobility (costume)
  • Herald, Squire, Page, Priests, Merchants (costume)
  • Entertainers such as Jugglers, Musicians, Bards, Jester, Acrobats, Dancers, Magicians (costume)
  • Monk or Abbot (costume)
  • Peasants (costume)

Setting Up Tables

  • Above the salt
  • Royal table
  • Descending Tables

Procession In

Herald announces. Priest in front. Process in by Rank.

Food

  • Roasted Pig or Deer (Alf meatloaf)
  • Wooden Bowls & Spoons but silver for royalty, knives, sometimes spoons, no forks, goblets or cups
  • Broth, salad, cheese, soup, vegetable & meats, desert (fruit, cake, pudding), cheese
  • Cider, grape juice
  • Venison, pork, wild boar, beef tongue, chicken, swan, heron, peacock, pheasant, quail, partridges, crane, eel, fish, rabbit
  • Peas, rice, broth, soups, dried fruits, eggs, white sauces, white puddings, tarts, jellies, fritters, pastries, and fruit dumplings, baskets of bread

Activities

  • Jousting with pool noodles
  • Melee (capture the flag)
  • Archery
  • Chess Tournament
  • Ladies folk dancing
  • Bard performs
  • Mystery or miracle play

Costumes

Robin Hood, fairy tale prince & princesses, monks, peasants, executioner, hunchback

Resource

Let’s Have Our Own Medieval Banquet by Meredith Curtis & Laura Nolette

Let's Have Our Own Medieval Banquet by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette with Powerline Productions, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Resources

 

Let's Have Our Own Medieval Banquet by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette with Powerline Productions, Inc. Let's Have Our Own Luau by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Victorian Tea by Meredith Curtis Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig by Meredith Curtis

 

 


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