One of our readers, Vanessa had a tea party for her daughter and her friends and was sweet enough to send in some photos. Enjoy!

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My daughter got her first American Girl doll (McKenna) from Santa and she just loves her!  I wanted to do a tea party or something fun for Keira and her friends since they all have American Girl dolls and the closest store to us is like 4 hours away. 

I’d seen this party on pinterest and thought it would be really cute and I knew I could build off it with  the mini cups, plates and placemats  (you can find them at Michael’s or even walmart.com). I started with the idea of just making tutus for the dolls and matching headbands for the girls and their dolls.  Then that evolved into adding t-shirts for them.  And instead of doing tutu’s I bought a yard of fabric on sale at JoAnn’s and made 7 little skirts.   I found the shirts online and decided to make my own iron on transfers using photoshop and this digital scrapbooking kit.

From there that turned into the invitations and then a photo birthday cake. Once I started my planning, I realized there was no way I could fit all the girls and their dolls in my kitchen, and decided to see if the local tea shop could do a birthday party for me.  I called and the owner was super nice, they had a party room and even chairs that would attach to the tables for the dolls to sit in!  She had finger sandwiches of nutella, strawberry cream cheese, ham w/pineapple cream cheese and chicken salad for the girls, with fruit and tea or milk/water with real tea cups, saucers and tea pot.  

We’d been making polymer clay food for Keira’s doll, so I decided to use the extra to make a cake a sandwich for the dolls. 

For their goodie bags, I just found some plain craft bags and Hobby Lobby, 3 for $1 and used the same little doll box image that I’d used on Keira’s cake and invitations. The girls moms told me which dolls they were bringing, so I found their picture online and added it to the image, printed those off and taped them to the bags. I also used the font this free font it looks like the American Girl Font.

This looks like it was such a neat event! Thanks so much Vanessa and Kiera for sharing your great ideas and photos!