April Cousin Connect

Hi friends, I hope you are having an amazing day! Today I’m recapping our April Cousin Connect get-together. I meant to share more about our fun night last week. But things got so busy, I ran out of time and I basically just never got around to it. Now that I’m on school holidays I finally have a chance to catch up on some blogging. So here I am on a Tuesday — better late than never, right?

As I’ve shared before, our small family had kind of drifted away from getting together regularly. This was sad, especially because we all live so close by. But you know how it is–life gets crazy busy and before you know it, months go by without realising how much we missed seeing each other. Until about two years ago, we were only really catching up for some birthday celebrations and Christmas.

Then everything changed after my beautiful mum passed away. It was a huge wake-up call for my family, and it made us all realise how we had let the busyness of life drift us apart! So we decided to make a change. We started meeting up on the first Saturday of every month and that’s how Cousin Connect came to be. One of my cousins gave us the name because, despite some being parents and children, we’re all cousins in the end. It’s a bit confusing but trust me we are all cousins except for an aunt hahaha!

April Cousin Connect

Anyway, we usually take turns hosting and up until the last catch-up, the host would provide all the food. But with everything being so darn expensive and because we’re saving up for a Cousin Connect adventure. We decided to go pot-luck where everyone brings something to share. And I honestly think it’s the best decision! There’s something special about sharing the load, bringing ingredients and then working together in the kitchen–even if it’s a tiny kitchen like mine.

Here we have our charcuterie king preparing the best charcuterie board. He is a master!

April Cousin connect= preparing chacuterie board

charcuterie board

We had some salad whizzes making Caprese salad and bruschetta. Can you tell we had an Italian theme?

April Cousin Connect= making salad

April Cousin Connect- making salad

April Cousin Connect-bruschetta

I made a big pasta as well as some chicken I forgot to take a picture of.

April Cousin Connect- pasta dish

We ate in the cozy courtyard.

April Cousin Connect

Then we finished off with a tiramisu compliments of my dessert cousins.


We also changed things up from our usual board game and played Celebrity Heads instead. What a hoot and it’s a lot harder than you think!


And that was our April Cousin Connect! It sure was a fun night, and I love how we have changed things up. Not all of us can always make it to our Cousin Connects (my son Luke and his partner couldn’t make it this time) but I love that we all make an effort to prioritise our family time. We also try not to focus solely on the food and we always say—It’s not just about the food (even though there’s always so much food!), it’s about coming together regularly!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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