Does your child love all things American Girl? If so, an American Girl themed party may be right up her alley. Planning your own American Girl themed party can be quite SIMPLE, and in fact, quite affordable. Take a look below at some helpful tips on how to host an American Girl themed party of your own. It is sure to be an event she will always remember.
Choose a Doll to Decide the Theme
Picking the direction your party will go can depend on the doll you choose to base it around. For example, choose Julie and your party may have a 1970’s flower power theme. Choose Grace, and your party may have a Parisian theme. Decide which doll will be the “guest of honor” at your party then base your theme around her. You can go all out and create a magical Parisian scene right at home if Grace is to be the doll of the theme! With Paris as your inspiration, you can transform any room into something special. Start with hanging cutouts of the Arc de Triomphe from the ceiling and adding some red velvet cake stands to liven up the pastry section. Then incorporate inflatables, as they are also perfect for decorating this theme. Custom-shaped inflatables can manifest any characters or buildings by transforming a room into a mini city or a wonderland. With this in mind, why not inflate an Eiffel tower for guests to marvel at? Streamers, fairy lights, and table detail decorations will bring the look together – suddenly, you’ll have a beautiful view relevant to the party theme ready to be enjoyed. So let your creativity soar and make sure to capture every moment of merriment with cameras!
Incorporate the American Girl Colors
Wherever you go in the American Girl store, you’ll notice the beautiful bright red bags and hot pink accents. Use these colors in your paper products and other party décor. You can even take on the colors of the American Girl café, using chic pink and black to decorate your table.
Host a Pampering Station
Set up pampering stations for girls and their dolls. Ask a friend to be a stylist for the day and do the hair of the dolls that attend. You can do the hair of the girls who attend as well (they’ll love it). Do simple curls, braids, and have plenty of hair ribbons and bows on hand.
Have Simple Snacks for Girls and Their Dolls
An array of finger foods is perfect for your party. You can have mini sandwiches, mini cupcakes, cookies, and of course pink lemonade. Have plenty of snacks on hand for the dolls as well. You can make mini cookies and cake slices out of colorful felt or even play dough.
Enjoy Some American Girl Entertainment
You can always have a screening of one of the many American Girl Doll movies to entertain guests. Or, have a reading area set up with various American Girl Doll books. You can also include a dress up area for dolls complete with clothing and accessories.
Include a Visit to the American Girl Store, if you wish!
If you live close enough, why not include a visit to the American Girl store and café? For birthdays, all birthday girls and their guests will get a special sticker to wear at no cost. Just let any employee know you are celebrating. If you wish to enjoy snacks and beverages at the café, your server will sing to you and add a candle to your cupcake at no cost as well. For an additional fee, you can always rent the private guest room, or include a special crown and mini birthday cake with your meal. The cost for these services will vary by store, so be sure to call for information as well as reservations.
An American Girl themed party is every girls dream! Make it possible when you give these tips for planning an American Girl themed party a try!