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Thursday, October 24, 2013

American Girl Doll Birthday Party

Last week I mentioned I was planning an American Girl Doll birthday party so I thought I would share a few pictures with all of you.

If you keep up with this blog, you know I have a very talented Aunt Susan who makes all the cakes for my children's birthdays.  I had her make a mini cake for the dolls as well.  All the girls loved this and were excited about having a piece of cake for their dolls.  I found some mini plastic forks at Daiso for the dolls to eat with.

If you're familiar with American Girl dolls, you know you can get matching outfits for them.  It was by chance that I discovered  Kohl's also sells matching outfits for a more reasonable price. I purchased this set for $31.  The jacket in the picture is the American Girl doll brand.

For the party I made a life size doll box that the girls could get into it and have their picture taken.  I found the idea at Coolest Homemade Costumes.  The doll box was actually pretty simple to make. There was no paint involved, the secret is wrapping paper and duct tape.

Yes, that's heart shaped California Rolls!  My mother-in-law made them for the party.  I decided to serve finger food for lunch.  I thought it went well with the theme, tiny food for tiny dolls.

I wasn't too impressed with the games I was finding so I came up with this version of the memory game.  Here's the how to:

American Girl Doll Memory Game:

1.  Copy and print image above so it fits on a 8 1/2 x 11 in paper.  Print and cut out circles. 

2.  Adhere circles to bottom of chocolate kisses.  You will need one standard size bag.

3.  Place all kisses in a grid shape. 

4.  Taking turns, have one child look at the bottom of the two kisses to find a match.  If they get a match, they get to keep the kisses and try a second time.

5.  Continue to take turns trying to find matches until all the kisses are gone.

*  I recommend announcing in the beginning of the game that they can not eat the candy until later. 

So that's what I was up to last week.  If all goes well, next week I'll be sharing some pictures of the oversized Candy Land game I'm making.


Lisa E said...

Your daughter is so cute. What a creative party. I just heard that an American Girl store is opening up at Stanford Mall. I believe it opens in November.

zakkalife said...


Thank you :) It's funny you bring up the Stanford store opening because I was going to mention it in this post and completely forgot. My daughter and I can't wait to visit it.

Michelle L. said...

The life size doll box!!!! Amazing! and I absolutely love the chocolate kiss matching game - that is brilliant.

zakkalife said...

thanks Michelle :)

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