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  • 790 North 10th East Street
  • Mountain Home, ID, 83647
  • United States

American Girl Tea Party & Dangerous Day for Boys 2016

Saturday, October 15th

Two sessions: noon to 1:30 and 2:30 to 4:00 pm

FREE!  Spots must be reserved by calling the Mountain Home Public Library (587-4716)!

Sign-ups start October 1st!

Each session is limited to 50 spots so reserve yours ASAP!

Parents and kids, mark your calendar for Saturday, October 15th!  The Mountain Home Friends of the Public Library will be having the annual Library "American Girl Tea Party" and the "Dangerous Day for Boys" that Saturday.  There will be two sessions for both events - noon to 1:30pm, and 2:30 to 4:00pm - at the Mountain Home Public Library (790 North 10th East, Mountain Home - 208-587-4716).  Both events are free.  Sign-up for these events begins this October 1st, at the Library.

The "dress up" tea party theme is from the "American Girl" book series and dolls.  This annual event takes place inside, in the Geared Up Commons Area in the Library.  The tea party participants are entertained by learning about manners and learning about one of the American Girls from the popular series.  This year's theme doll is Maryellen, from the 1950s, who loved rocket science and astronauts.  Many of the girls bring their own dolls and take part in the “Doll Parade”. They are served moonpies, astronaut ice cream and traditional high tea by ladies from “The Friends of the Mountain Home Public Library” group.  There is a drawing at each session for the featured doll.  All in attendance will receive a party favor, and a craft activity to complete at home. Each session is limited to 50 participants (parents and girls included), so please sign up in advance at the Library.

The Dangerous Day for Boys will be the same day, outside in the Library's parking lot area, with two sessions - from noon to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 4:00pm.  This event is loosely based on "The Dangerous Book for Boys", and manners will NOT be discussed.  Instead, the boys' events will include bow-and-arrow shooting, the famous rubber chicken catapult, a washer toss, a ring toss, a tug-of-war, and more.  Refreshments will be hot dogs, chips, and juice boxes.  The closest the "Dangerous Day" will come to manners will be the paper towels provided for napkins.  Again, each event will be limited to 50 participants, and boys must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible person.  Please sign up in advance at the Library, and wear your old clothes!