teenage girls....I have been doing this on my blog this week.
Viewing the life of a family during the civil war can be educational for our teenage girls. As we feel the impact of the recession it can be enlightening to see how conditions during that era changed the lives of the March family and what they learned as a result. Viewing the newer DVD "Little Women" or the older version when Elizabeth Taylor starred as a young girl would be fun for your party. You might ask the girls to watch the movie on their own before the party and come dressed portraying Jo, Amy, Beth or Meg.
Here is a game. Gather some of the items and ask who knows what they were for? Hold up an old glove and ask how it got in Mr. Brooks pocket. What about an orange in the middle of a round ring of bread? (the bread can be eaten) Remember how Amy held the orange and cuddled it as a treasure on Christmas morning? Do you have an old slate board? Remember Amy dropped her's in the snow. Do you have an old pair of ice skates? Jo and Teddy saved Amy when she fell through the ice on the pond. Talk about Jo's dream of becoming a writer. What dreams do your girls have? What do they want to become?
Afternoon Tea suggestions...see these links: Cream puff swans posted here on 2/16/09, scones posted here on 2/5/09 and go to http://bernideen.wordpress.com/2009/01/07 for Chicken Salad Finger Sandwiches.