How We Celebrated the 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice

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It all started with a text from my daughter Kaleigh.

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So this past Monday evening, the 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, after a day filled with appointments and errands, I came home to fresh baked shortbread cookies in the shape of tea bags with sweet little silhouette & teapot tags.

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The coffee table had been transformed into a tribute to Jane Austen.


A garland of silhouettes and Austen quotes was hung from the mantle.

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Kaleigh was grumbling…“My feet hurt! I don’t know how you do this every night! I feel like I’ve been in here forever!”  Here being the kitchen.  (It’s nice feeling appreciated every once in a while.)

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We watched the Keira Knightley/Matthew Macfadyen version of Pride and Prejudice. (I tried to talk her in the A&E 6 hour version but she wouldn’t go for it.)

The guys grudgingly gave up the big TV for one night.

We laughed. Said things like “I love this part”…”I love her”…”He’s so funny!”…”Why are they playing Mr. Bingley like a nitwit?”…

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And had a wonderful girls night with Jane.

Thank you, Kaleigh!


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12 Responses to How We Celebrated the 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice

  1. Beth says:

    Talk about creativity! Wow! Sounds like a really great night.

  2. Kristie says:

    What a creative daughter! Wonder where she gets it? lol… Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea. P&P is one of our all time favorites. I think we may steal Kaleigh’s idea and have a party of our own since it is still the 200th anniversary week.

  3. Janese says:

    You two never cease to amaze me with your creativity! What a great celebration!

  4. Nana Diana says:

    Oh- How wonderful to have a daughter that is on the same page with you- xo Diana

  5. Wonderful!!! Just wonderful, Sonya. NOT the first one of your pretty celebrations I’ll be imitating. What fun!! And I love that your daughter was the driving force here. I have a friend in book club who will REALLY get a kick out of this Thanks ma’am. xoxo

  6. Jill Flory says:

    AHHHHHHH! My kind of night! Pride and Prejudice is my favorite movie EVER! And I love those quotes!

  7. Becky says:

    Oh, what fun, I would have loved a Pride and Prejudice party.

  8. Like mother… like daughter! What a fun idea!

  9. Oh gosh I love anything that Jane Austen has done. What a great idea of your daughter to have a 200 celebrations. Those shortbread cookies look so good. I love shortbread. What a creatively inspired way to celebrate!

  10. Clydia says:

    I love it! Sounds like a fun night!!!

  11. Pamela says:

    How fun Sonya!! I bet y’all had the best girls night ever!

  12. Anita says:

    I went to a Jane Austen party once. It was lots of fun. Wish I could have gone to yours!! Sounds like such a blast.