Every little girl I know in about the 3rd grade age bracket is head over heels for American Girl, and it stands to reason that it’s a popular party theme. Once upon a time, I took my own little girl to the American Girl store in Washington, D.C. where we had a wonderful “tea” with a pot of frothy hot chocolate and a tower of tiny treats. I thought we’d revisit that little memory and give you American Girl Tea Party ideas for an event of your own.
There was an awful lot of hand made decor done for this event, so there are tons of things you can replicate at home for not a lot of investment. (Which are the best kinds of party decorations!)
The American Girl Tea Party Table
It’s pretty tempting to completely overwhelm a pink and fluffy little girl’s table with lots of things, but you’ll want to exercise a little restraint! Keep it pretty basic with tea cups, plates and a tiered server.
I used my Cricut Maker to make these darling little cupcake wrappers with some Cricut brand pink paper.
I made a few basic tented place cards for the girls to make them feel just a little more special at the party.
The place settings are really a DIY work of art. Click here for the instructions on how to make the placemats with the Cricut Maker. I also hand made the roses to put onto napkin rings, and used vinyl and clear Chinet plates to customize with a lacey doily and an American Girl star. I pulled out my good silver and china tea cups to complete the place settings.
One thing that I think we’re still over doing a bit at kid parties are the treats. So while we had plenty of sweets to choose from, our party table had a smaller selection. Cupcakes, petit fors and cookies were plenty to celebrate with. The backdrop was a length of pink craft paper (buy it here) with cut letters and a star adhered with double sided tape.
I am really, really excited about the felt roses I made. They were from an instant download Simplicity pattern from the Cricut Design Space site. I pinned groups of them to the gathered cloth on the table to make a pretty accent.