Last week a customer in my store asked if I would include some ideas on my blog for having tea parties for teenage girls. So this week I will do that!
Since most of the country is still in winter and indoors more....let's talk about a Beatrix Potter Tea Party........
With teens the emphasis will be on the "person" Beatrix Potter rather than "Peter Rabbit" her famous character she wrote about and created.
I suggest buying or renting the movie "Miss Potter" and showing it to the girls. About half way in the middle...have an "intermission" and serve tea and scones which could be eaten during the last half of the movie. As a parent I would watch the movie first yourself so that you are knowledgeable about the story. You could have a quiz after the movie. ( print out copies ) A nice prize could be given for the one who gets the most answers right.
Quiz: What was the name of her guardian? (Miss Wiggins) What were the colors Beatrix originally wanted to use in her books? (black and white) How many scenes were there with teasets in the movie? (7) How did Beatrix's father obtain a copy of her first book? (he purchased it himself) What did Beatrix's father do every day? (not much - went to the men's club) What was the name of the farm where Beatrix lived after Norman died? (Hilltop Farm) What went on at the farm? (it was a working farm with cattle, pigs and sheep) At first, did Beatrix know she was wealthy? (no)
Add some of your own questions.........
Additional thoughts: I read that after Beatrix father died, she purchased a home for her mother near Hilltop. Inspite of the ill treatment she received from her mother she was a good daughter.
Note: theDVD is available at our store for $19.95