Posted by Katherine on Mar 20, 2016 under

It’s that time of year again when my daughter is getting for her birthday extravaganza. She has been into American Girl Dolls for a couple of years now, but while holding a party at the American Girl Doll store may be cool, it can also be pricey. My dilemma, how to make her dream AG party a reality. 

I scoured Pinterest for party, invention and decoration ideas. There were hundreds of cool ideas, color schemes and cake ideas.  I went with a simple card design I could purchase blank Avery or other brand white note cards with envelopes. I was able to use my silhouette to cut the stars and the wording, and then used gems to add sparkle.  I printed the party information on pink paper then glued it inside.  For the cake I took in a small box that we had saved from a previous purchase and gave that to the store to copy for the cake.  We decided on a craft party so held it at a paint ceramic store that offered space for birthdays and allowed for food to be brought in.  We only brought in snacks, drinks and cake but could have done a lunch. For the party favors I did more small craft projects that were a life saver for those girls who finished their ceramic painting earlier than others. Overall this party was a great success.

Even if your child has a different theme then mine I think that the craft party is a great activity choice. Whether you do it yourself in the home or at some location in town these are parties not only provide kids with fun activities but keepsakes they can enjoy for years to come. Some great places around the city to check out: 

http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/things-to-do/kids-birthday-party-places-in-new-york-city

There are also other ideas and places in RAL Home/Parties/Event Planning/Children Section