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I think a great present for an American Girl Party is doll clothes or accessories. A quick search on Etsy for: 18 doll clothes (since these dolls and others like them are 18 inches tall) brings up tons of handmade doll clothes for really great prices. Or another option would be a gift certificate to Target (they have a clothing line that fits those dolls called Our Generation) or a gift certificate to the American Girl Doll Store.

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American Girl Party. Oh, pioneer games. I think we tend to forget the old standbys that our parents’ used at our parties. But kids now-a-days can still love the games we used to play, just give them a chance. Here’s a game we played at this party: The Clothes Pin Drop. (I tracked down the old style clothes pins and some jars.) Stand up straight and hold the clothes pin to your nose. Drop the pin from you nose and try to get it into the jar. I had three different sized jars so it was easy and challenging.

But don’t forget other classics that also work great as impromptu time fillers like Duck Duck Goose, I Had a Little Doggie, London Bridges, Ring Around the Rosies, Simon Says, Musical Chairs, Stuck in the Mud and Freeze Tag.

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For this American Girl Party I wanted to do a simple cake, emphasizing the birthday girls age. This is the cake stand that I used at this party. It’s from the Martha Stewart Collection and I stumbled across it at Macy’s one day when I was frantically looking for a last minute stand for another party (with two of my kids in tow mind you–not a great idea around a bunch of breakable items). I bought this one too, since I couldn’t resist the color and I knew I’d need one for this party anyway.

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I decided to make my own chair ties for this American Girl Party so that I could coordinate the party colors, bring in more of a floral theme, and to incorporate a bit of an old fashioned element. I bought this fabric on Etsy from Christa at Sew Good Fabric.

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directions:

1. You will need: fabric, pinking shears, and a ruler. I like to use a quilter’s self healing grid with a lip edge ruler to measure. For fabric I bought Tanya Whelan: Darla Yellow Rosie Dot, Alexander Henry: White Kitty Calico Floral, and Heather Bailey: Pop Garden Rose Peonies. Since these fabrics are already 56″ wide, I based how much I bought on how many ties I wanted to make. My ties measure 7″ x 56″ and one yard make 5 chair ties.
2. I used my quilters ruler to draw a line with a pencil on the back side of the fabric.
3. With my pinking shears I cut along the pencil line. Pinking shears will make it so that the fabric doesn’t unravel.
4. Then I washed the chair ties, dried them, trimmed the extra strings off, and ironed them. I wanted the frayed edges since I was going for a country type look.

I used the fabric scraps to make smaller fabric “ribbons” to tie up the paper favor bags.
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And I bought two other fabrics in different florals to make a coordinating banner, Heather Bailey: Pop Garden Turquoise Pop Daisy & Tanya Whelan: Darla Rose in Fuchsia.

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American Girl Party. This party was set in an old ice house and had a very pioneer, barn like feel. It was perfect. Try looking for a cool place to host your next party that compliments the theme. Also, take advantage of what’s included with the rental. This place had a small kitchen, tables and chairs, and nearby bathrooms.

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