Friday, February 11, 2011

American Girl Valentine Party

My daughter had so much fun hosting an American Girl Valentines party last week.  She invited a special friend to bring her American Girl doll and the two of them baked cakes (In the Easy Bake oven) and decorated them, made hair barrettes for both them and their dolls, and crafted some slippers for Felicity and Kirsten to wear.
Some of the decorations and craft ideas came from the American Girl Doll Parties Book (Thank you again Pam K.!)

The "big girl" hair barrettes:
This idea came from the Doll Parties book.  In the book they used ribbons with sticky foam hearts dangling off the bottom of them. We used fibers, beads, and two crocheted hearts.  Here's a little closer view:
Here's a view of the doll barrette -- a simple crocheted heart on a little hair clip
(For instructions on making the crochet hearts see this post)
Here are the little slippers we made out of craft foam/ribbon/paper roses (there's a tutorial link for these roses on the side -- "Mini Roses") This idea also came from the AG Doll Parties book --- they used pom poms instead of flowers.
The girls and their dolls

This post linked to: Friday Flair


Christa said...

This is awesome!! I'm going to send this link to my sister, since her daughter loves her 18" doll, too. The Easy Bake oven cakes were absolute genius!

18 Doll Clothes said...

Hi dude,

Here you provide dolls for American girls. The shoes and clothes are very nice. Thanks for the information....

Unknown said...

How cute! My daughter is having a American Girl sleepover birthday party in March and we've been planning and planning! I love the little shoe idea.
Thanks and have a great Valentines Day!

Pamela said...

I'm having the best time catching up on your blog. Such a sweet party. It's so neat that M. has a friend with the same interests. Makes it so much more fun. The flip flops are adorable and I love that you made matching girl barrettes.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

What a cute idea!!! My granddaughter loves her American Girl dolls. I've got to be sure and tell them about this.

Wenni Donna said...

Truly fabulous American Girl Valentine Party photos. It seems like super enjoyable party. Thanks for the details. I am also in need of the best Seattle venues for my birthday celebrations but have a low budget so it will be great if you know about any affordable places.