American Girl Tea Party With Felicity!
November 22, 2010
The Red Bridge Branch experienced an awesome afternoon on November 13 with our yearly American Girl Tea Party with Felicity, a young girl growing up right before the American Revolution as the theme. There were sixty girls in attendance, along with thirty mothers and grandmothers.
The young girls had happy expressions on their faces as they listened to a few paragraphs that were read describing Felicity’s personality, and reliving her experiences in 1774 as a young girl in the city of Williamsburg in the colony of Virginia.
The girls discovered that Felicity played many of the same games young children play today – tag, hide and seek, hopscotch, checkers, chess and many others. They also learned that hats were always worn when outside to protect the young girl’s faces from getting tan and to prevent freckles. During Felicity’s time, baths were rare, but formal attire was almost always expected – and good manners were a must, especially at tea parties. Although many families like Felicity’s, who supported American Independence, had stopped drinking tea in protest to taxes imposed by the British Empire, and had started drinking hot chocolate in its place where tea had previously been served.
The girls also learned how to hand stitch and created a pretty hat of purple and lavender material which they wore during the party.
The program was fun and the young girls had an amazingly fun time along with their personal dolls that they brought along. The beautiful display of American Girl Dolls added to the excitement of the afternoon. From the comments that were expressed, a good time was had by all.
Red Bridge Branch