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'American Girl'-Themed Birthday Party Ideas

Have a ball, dolls and all, with these crafts, snacks, goodies and more from American Girl

jenny johnson

Published on: April 30, 2015

Is your child crazy for American Girl dolls or books? Make her or his birthday extra special with these inspired American-Girl birthday themes, goodie bags, invitations and more. 

In the pink: Pink ombre party

Anders Ruff teamed with Hostess with the Mostess to make American Girl Doll magic with an ombre pink setting for a surprise birthday party.  The enchanting décor with inspire you in creating your own.


Tea for twelve: American Girl tea party

Tea time! Your child and her friends will love sharing tea with their dolls (especially if they have the English doll, Emily). Nothing feels fancier then sipping tea and eating petit fours. Check out the American Girl Tea Party at Catch My Party.

American Girl summer party

Kristi Murphy pairs aquamarine blue and pink to set the stage for an American Girl Party perfect for the summer months. She includes a step-by-step tutorial to make it easy to recreate yourself.

A star was born: Inner star American girl party

Every girl and her doll will be star for a day with an “Inner Star”-themed American Girl party. Follow the simple ideas from Melissa Nesdahl to celebrate the star of your life.

Crafty American Girls: sleeping-bag craft

Each party-goer will be giddy at the prospect of creating a sleeping bag for their doll. Love Bug Living has instructions and used this project for a sleepover party, so they can put their creations to immediate use.


Getting ahead: DIY American Girl Doll party hats

The Mom at Super Exhausted made these hats for the American Girl Doll Party she hosted. If you want to be less exhausted, get the supplies and let your party girls make their own hats for their dolls.

American Girl party invitations

American Girl Ideas has free printable party invitations. There are several to choose from and they can be personalized, adding up to a cute (and time-saving) way to get the party started.

Printable bling: party decorations

The Pinning Mama has some darling party decorations and embellishments. Some are freebies and some can be purchased and personalized. Either way, this is an easy way to add lots of bling to your party.

Lights, action, photos! American Girl photo box prop

Frosted Events has directions for creating this cute photo prop for your party. It isn’t supposed to take more than an hour to put together. The party girls will flash their best grins as the pose in this cute prop.

American Girl doll sleeping mask craft

How are the dolls going to get any sleep at a happening party? AG Doll Play has step-by-step directions for making these sweet sleeping masks. You can pre-make the masks and have the kids decorate them or, for older kids, have them make and decorate these masks. Wouldn’t this be cute with the fleece sleeping bags?!

Sparkly star sandwiches

These sparkly star sandwiches are the tastiest way to show off the classic American Girl star logo. It doesn’t hurt that these winsome sandwiches are almost no work. Strawberry cream cheese could be substituted for the butter.

Photo credit: HaleGrafx

More birthday fun!

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