An American Girl birthday tea party is a great theme. This series is very popular with young girls and the variety of characters in the series makes this a fun and easy way to have a party that fits all budgets. There are historical figures, contemporary figures, and there are even mystery stories for the young detective.
Because there are so many varied theme possibilities, you may want to consider talking with your daughter to find out what she would like.
The historical figures are from different eras. Consider picking your favorite era and create a theme around that time period. If her friends have the same interest in the American Girl series, you might want each guest to come as her favorite character and bring her dolls as guests as well.
Once you’ve decided on a theme, creating invitations can be an activity you do with your daughter. Do you want everyone to come dressed in period costume? Maybe you just want the girls to bring their dolls and dress up for the occasion in their prettiest dresses. Do not forget to put the theme and what will be the expected dress for this special birthday party.
Remember that “American Girls” is about friendship, thinking big, and helping others.
Consider asking your guests to bring a non-perishable item that can be donated to a local food pantry in the spirit of the characters.
Tea parties have long been a way for women to get closer, socialize, and enjoy each other’s company. This is a celebration of her daughter and her birthday. It’s a time to celebrate her special day by creating memories that will last forever.
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Making decorations can be fun for you and your daughter. Lace or linen tablecloths will give the party a touch of elegance and sophistication. Using mismatched china and plates will make this feel extra special. Consider hitting the local flea market thrift store for some inexpensive teacups and plates if you don’t want to use your good china.
For an afternoon birthday tea, the menu can be simple. Afternoon tea is light food like tea sandwiches, fruit skewers, tray of cookies and small cakes and a special looking birthday cake to end the party.
The sandwiches are simple and can be made ahead of time. If you have an era of time that you are using as a theme, you may want to serve some foods or tea sandwiches that are from that time period.
Have fun and make a menu that you post in the area. Make it look official and colorful. Get creative and name the items you will be serving after a character. For example, Kit’s peanut butter and jelly tea sandwiches or Josephina’s chicken nuggets served with honey mustard sauce. Girls will be tickled pink and giggle knowing they are eating their favorite characters’ favorite food.
Activities can be anything from watching the latest new American Girl movie or reading one of her favorite books. Consider organizing a scavenger hunt or making Kit’s paper lantern for her birthday party. The activities will depend on the age of the girls and their interest.
This is a great opportunity to take photos of the guests and their dolls. Later, when you send thank you cards, you can attach a photo copy of your guest and their doll. They will have this to cherish and remember this special day in the future.
As the party winds down, you’ll want to give your guests a special gift to help them remember this day. A tea set that they can enjoy with their American Girl doll is a good idea. Miniature teacups with a small bow can be a nice decoration that can hang forever in a special place.
When looking for birthday tea party ideas for your daughter, you can’t go wrong with an American Girl tea party. It fits all budgets.