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Bookish Tea Party Fun: ANOTHER Frozen Party!

Can you believe we hosted another Frozen party???? Yes we did. The little ones love it so much, we can’t stop hosting them! Check out my collage to see what happened.

frozen bday Collage.jpg

I’ll admit I’m a little tired of the Frozen theme but the girls have so much fun it’s easy to get in the groove!

Did you check out that tiara? I picked it up for Leah at a thrift store. Now we BOTH have tiaras!

Have you ever hosted a Frozen party? Have I given you enough ideas to host your own?

 

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May is a Great Month for Tea Parties

It’s May! May is a month full of celebrations and birthdays and that can only mean one thing:

PARTIES!

What you don’t know about me is that when I’m not reading books or writing about books or selling books (I work in a bookstore: yes a librarian in a bookstore), I’m partying with books! Very very often on Saturdays and Sundays, I host tea parties at the bookstore.

Tea Parties

Here we are at our Frozen party set up. This is our latest birthday obsession: we’ve hosted at least 3 since March! Bookish tea parties are so much fun; we’ve been doing this for over a year now and they never cease to amaze me how fun they are. Girls AND boys love to dress up, play games, make crafts and drink tea. I even teach a bit of a manners lesson with each party.

Over the month of may I’ll be sharing some of the fun parties we’ve had. Hopefully it will inspire you to host your own bookish tea party!

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Children

My Thoughts on the Frozen Craze. I don’t get it!?!

FROZEN

FROZEN

 

It’s all the rage right now. You have to live under a rock to not have heard of it! My youngest is a teenager now so I’m kinda out of the loop with these kinds of things. Many of my friends, however, are crazy for it! Since I remember those days fondly of singing theme songs with my own little ones, I felt I needed to investigate and discover what all the fuss was about. As a side note, we have requests to host Frozen tea parties at the bookstore where I work.  Here’s a pic of one from a little while back.

Frozen

Isn’t it pretty?  So, I just HAD to know what all the fuss was about! After reading one of the books, here’s what I discovered:

  • Two sisters, who are PRINCESSES are orphaned
  • One of them has magic powers and hurts the other one
  • There is a snowman named Olaf
  • One becomes Queen but is unhappy
  • The other one falls in love but the guy is a jerk
  • The next guy she falls in love with tries to kill her sister with the magic powers
  • She steps in, saves her sister’s life and they all live happily ever after

Ok so I may have abbreviated just a bit. I was reading a Little Golden Book version which may have oversimplified the story. But here’s the question, do young girls need a love story?

I’m thinking back to every single fairy tale I’ve ever read and loved. The key to each story was find your Prince  Charming and your life will be instantly better.  And now that I have a teenaged girl (GAH!) I wonder if that’s the message I want planted in her brain.

I’m all for dressing up and feeling special and having a good time.  I’m just not sure that the message of finding your one true love still holds true in today’s society?

To be sure, Idina Menzel does rock as a singer.  I have yet to hear the song all the way through, but what I’ve heard is good.

What are your thoughts on Frozen? Am I off the mark? Overthinking? Too feminist thinking? A scrooge?  Tell me!