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You are Invited: Party for Pooh at the 100 Aker Woods

January 16, 2007

For us, to whom our childhood has meant so much, the journey back is short, the coming and going easy.
-Christopher Milne; The Enchanted Places

Chers Amis,

Did you know that this Thursday, January 18th is author A. A. Milne’s birthday?  Pippin and I have been reading his classic, The Complete Tales of Winnie-the Pooh together of late and are thoroughly relishing all the honey-scented adventures of, " Pooh Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, F.O.P (Friend of Piglet), R.C. (Rabbit’s Companion), P.D. (Pole Discoverer), E.C. and T.F (Eeyore’s Comforter and Tail Finder)."  I tried reading Pooh to Caddie when she was far to little to understand the musings of this silly old bear and I hadn’t pulled it out since. Oh, bother. What was I thinking? I must be a mom of Little Brain.

“"Pooh," said Rabbit kindly, "you haven’t any brain."
"I know," said Pooh humbly.”

This week Pippin and I have been on an "expotition" to the 100 Aker woods, the North Pole (as discovered by Pooh) and several bee trees – bees are very Suspicious you know!  In honor of Mr. Milne’s birthday – and Pooh’s rescue of Piglet from the flood, the finding of Eeyore’s tail, and other feats – we are  planning a 100 Aker Wood party/tea for Friday. (We have Shakespeare Club Thursday.) Why don’t you blow up a balloon or two and join us. Nobody can be un-cheered with a balloon.!

Here is our Pooh Party Menu:

  • "Those little cake things with pink sugar icing" – cupcakes with pink sprinkles.
  • Carrot sticks (for Rabbit)
  • Milk (for Roo) and Sleepytime tea (for mom)
  • Peanut butter and hunny tea sandwiches – no crust please – cut in hearts
  • hard boiled egg mice  for Owl
  • Turkey and swiss pita pockets in honor of Kanga
  • Sorry, Eeyore – no thistles.  Any suggestions?

Here are some links to activities that might be fun to try to go along with the party:

Planning a Pooh-party? Here is a complete pdf with ideas. Have a Pooh Party

Roll a die and click here to see your assignment in party planning.  If you are feeling artistic draw the portrait of one of the inhabitants of the forest.

This is an excellent Chapter by chapter unit study for Winnie-the-Pooh with links and worksheets.

This Winnie the Pooh Website Directory has links to all sorts of wonderful Pooh spots on the web
Pooh’s Place is also nice.

Finally, do you know your inner  Poohsonality? I am Owl.

Owl hasn’t exactly got Brain, but he Knows Things.
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh

Have fun, read much, but always remember:

When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don’t eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.

                –Winnie the Pooh
Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

— Marjorie

7 Comments leave one →
  1. YLS permalink
    January 17, 2007 7:53 pm

    I’m most like Tigger! 🙂 and my dh is most like Pooh himself – no big surprise…

    Love you! yls

  2. January 17, 2007 11:31 pm

    We must do this. I’m going to have to get out all our pooh stories just so we can do this. Such a cute idea!

  3. January 18, 2007 7:41 am

    Marjorie, what great ideas! It is late, but maybe we can do some of this.

  4. January 18, 2007 9:08 am

    Not that we don’t love the Pooh stories, but we have been trying to track down more of A. A. Milne’s fairy tales. My oldest found one called Prince Rabbit in a collection story book and he loved it. We have found the title of another one called The Princess Who Could Not Laugh. If anyone knows of any other titles. Please send them our way!

  5. January 18, 2007 10:20 am

    What a fun post! I’m feeling a little eleven o’clockish myself so perhaps I will go follow up on some of your clever ideas…

  6. January 18, 2007 10:45 am

    What fun!

  7. January 16, 2008 4:17 pm

    We LOVE Pooh and have been reading Pooh all year, as well as listening to him on tape. In my blog, I even named my kids ‘Tigger’ and ‘Piglet’ I will defintly have to use this idea. Thanks so much!

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