Each summer, High Hampton invites children and parents to celebrate our famous mascot, Hampton Bear, with a special birthday celebration known as the Teddy Bear Picnic. This year’s Teddy Bear Picnic will take place on July 9th and will feature an all-day party for children, parents and teddy bears alike in honor of Hampton Bear’s 26th birthday.
To provide some insight into this festive day, Hampton Bear took some time to answer some questions about the party.
1. How is the Teddy Bear Picnic different from other celebrations?
High Hampton may be the only resort in the world that offers Teddy Bears a memorable vacation, along with their owners. Not only do I get to celebrate the day with all the children, but I get to celebrate with their favorite teddy bears too. The Teddy Bear Picnic is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to spend the day together, especially during the Treasure Bear Hunt.
2. What is your favorite food offered at the picnic dinner?
After being in hibernation all winter long, I look forward to Hampton Bear’s Fabulous Fried Chicken. Chef Sean knows it is my favorite and always cooks it to perfection! Like most of the children, I love the Chocolate Bear Cake and Bear Cupcakes too.
3. What is one of the most creative Teddy Bears you have seen at the Teddy Bear Picnic?
There have been so many great bears at my party over the years, but I have to say, the most creative bear has been Elvis Bearsley. The hair and the outfit made me laugh – I was all shook up! I can’t wait to meet the bears this year.
4. What advice can you share with children who will be attending the Teddy Bear Picnic for the first time this year?
I would tell them to be creative in designing their Teddy Bears. There are many different categories where prizes can be won, such as the Best Dressed Bear, the Beary Oldest Bear, the Most Appealing Wee Bear, the Most Interesting Big Bear, the Most Awesome Bear, the Most Overall Huggable Bear, and the Hampton Bear Award.
I want the kids and their parents to be ready for a day of fun and games, and get a good night’s sleep the night before the picnic.
We look forward to seeing all the creative bears dressed up this summer!