Are you and your dolls ready to go back in time? Our resident 70s expert, Sharry, has got a great ideas for setting up a groovy 70s party – and it is so awesome, it is going to take two days! The basics of the set up will be today and the printables and games to play at the 70s party will be tomorrow.
Now over to Sharry!
Hi Doll Diaries readers! As some of you know, I LOVE the 70s! That’s the era when I was a kid (same age as Julie Albright), and that’s why I made my Springfield Collection doll a 70s girl. I was really honored when Char asked me to do a 70s Party for a Doll Play Day! My dolls thought it was a great idea, because they wanted to welcome their newest friend, American Girl doll Sunshine Blossom Albright, or “Sunny”.
The 70s were a bright a colorful time, so you’ll wanna use lots of bright colors! Peace signs, hearts, butterflies, flowers are great things to use, and you can draw them, print them or use stickers. Maybe you can Google 1970s shows like “The Brady Bunch” and “The Partridge Family” or 70s singers like “The Jackson 5” or “David Cassidy” and print the pictures to hang up.
If you want more of a disco feel, then you can use foil and Christmas lights to make your party super sparkly! You also might want to make signs of 70s sayings like “Right On!”, “Groovy!”, “Outta Site!”, and “Get Down and Boogie!”
Dress your dolls in flowers, tie-dye, headbands and really flashy colors. If you have some of Julie Albright’s fashions, even better! If you don’t have Julie’s record player, or any 70s music of your own, you can go to tropicalglen.com and click on the links that say “70-74” and “75-79” and select the songs you want your dolls to boogie to!
Looks like my Springfield Collection doll Julie, and AG Sunny are getting down with their bad selves! Have some yummy snacks on hand for your dolls to eat!
I made a record cake (following UnoDosGinger’s method from YouTube and a printed record label). I have a dollar store bottle of soda, plastic shot glasses, mini erasers for candy, and some cool Girl Scout cookie beads I found at Michael’s!
These ideas should be enough to get you started with your Groovy 70’s Party! Stop back tomorrow for Part 2 of this Groovy Party – the printables for the games and more!