From left to right~ Goldilocks came as Venus, Tom Sawyer as Pluto the God of the Underworld, I as Mother Earth, Lady our dog as a comet, and Little Red Ridinghood also as Venus.
From a sensory standpoint, Tom Sawyer could not take the face paint until group pictures because the paint itched too much. Here is the full effect of his outfit. He is grimacing, and Grandma helped him take the paint off immediately after this photo.
Timothy came as Mars the Warrior God (far left) and my husband came as Uranus-First Father (in the far right). We also had the pleasure of Grandma coming to the party. She came as Jupiter, God of the Sky.
Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian, so we had a completely vegetarian dinner. We had minestrone soup (his favorite), fruit salad, rolls, and homemade apple pie. It was delicious. During dinner, the kids told what they have learned about Leonardo so far and tested out some of Leonardo's favorite riddles on the family.
After dinner, we showed Grandma what projects the kids have done so far and then went outside to break a homemade piñata. The pinata was a sun to complete our theme of the planets and reinforce that Leonardo was another early great thinker who realized that the Eart revolved around the Sun. The piñata was filled with licorice (Leonardo's adopted son's favorite treat) and pennies. I should have made the pinata thicker than two layers. It broke with the second child, but we all had fun anyway.