The other issue we had was that we had Eid on Thursday and the masjid my dad goes to announced Eid was on Friday, so we ended up celebrating a day before my parents. I would be upset, but this has gone on for years, so I just extend my celebrations by an extra day and get on with it.
So aside from that, we still enjoyed the feast days, with time spent with family, good food and the chance to dress up and share gifts.
I loved these outfits my mum bought the girls. I love the contrast in size, my big girl and my little darling.
This picture isn't very good, but this is the outfit my youngest brother-in-law and his wife sent me from Pakistan. I absolutely loved it. It is floor length and the sleeves gather up at the wrists (although Shutterbug did suggest that it might be because it was made for a knuckle-scraping Neanderthal)
I cooked for everyone on the first day, but for me real Eid food will always be about my mum's fantastic cooking (below - lamb pilau rice, tandoori chicken, lamb mince kebabs, meatballs and potatoes in sauce, boneless chicken curry, salad, raita and mint chutney).
Fashionista made these gorgeous shortbread cookies. I love the design on each of these.