Monday, September 28, 2009

american girls



I'm not sure if you've heard of a little company called American Girl...but if you're a 6-8 year old girl, there's a good chance of mild obsession. I can only compare it to my love for Barbies in the late 80's, but these dolls actually have an educational history behind them (without the huge pointy boobs and mini waist). So...when Ruby asked if her friends could come over with their American Girl dolls for a lunch, I went all out. Finger foods, hair stations for the girls & their dolls, mani/pedi's, a mini-photo shoot and frame decorating. It was really girly & super fun.

12 comments:

Cathi said...

wow - what a great party! My daughter and niece still have their American girls dolls and they are all grown up!

When I am a grandma, I am hoping for a little girl as I would love to start the American Girl tradition again...:)

Melissa Jade said...

oh my! i do see tourists EVERYDAY with bags from our 5th ave flagship- it seems very costly to me. Did every one of her little friends actually have one?! I just have the original books in my classroom! haha

blind irish pirate said...

Have you heard about the Homeless Doll?

Kristy said...

What an awesome idea! I LOVED my American Girl doll when I was little. I had Samantha. =)

Katherine said...

i still have my american girls doll, too! samantha. my sister had molly--we looooved those dolls and would read all of the books and obsess over the catalogs.

it's so nice to see ruby and her friends enjoying them.

Ivy said...

you did all that while you are pregnant! Mom of the year award heading your way. Great idea.... thanks for sharing.
Cheers

arollerskatingjam said...

You're the coolest mom!

I bet those girls are going to remember that party for ages!

Christen said...

How cute! I used to love the American Girls!

3StinkyBoysAndMe said...

What a super fun day for her and her friends. She'll remember that day forever. I, on the other hand, have 2 toddler boys. We're into cars, cars, cars, and bulldozers! No American girls in our house, that's for sure.

Caroline said...

I loved American Girl dolls. They were out in the mid 90's when I was in Elementary School!! Such a great party!!!
Love your blog!!

Rachel Beyer said...

So fun! I have a huge American Girl collection from when I was young. Those dolls and they're stories were so so fun to be apart of.

Samantha was my first and favorite doll :)

A.Mountain.Bride said...

i was a kirsten fan. i saved my allowance money for two whole years to buy her when i was in 4th grade :-) i will keep her forever. :-)