I always start planning birthday parties pretty far in advance. I generally know the “when” at least 6 months out, the “what” is a close second around 3-4 months out and the “where” is usually concrete with at least 2 months to go. Thanks to the invent of Pinterest, planning has become SO much easier! I’ve been loosely planning an American Girl party for the girl since her party last year. Her decision on theme was solidified after our trip to the American Girl store in Atlanta back in August.
With her party a month away, I’ve started nailing down some of the details for the perfect American Girl Spa Party…
The invite is from Storybook Lane Crafts on Etsy. She was great to work with – clear and concise on what she needed and what the turnaround on the invites would be, delivered well within the time frame she laid out, and her prices were very reasonable.
To welcome our guests to the spa. I found this image on Pinterest (sadly, user uploaded and I couldn’t locate a source 🙁 ). It should be easy enough to make with just a few supplies from the craft store and will make a cute keepsake for the girl.
This is a Spa Kit from Cake Face Toppers that I’m going to attempt to emulate for each girl and her doll. The plan is to have a complete spa kit for each girl and her doll that they pick up as they arrive. Most everything will be reusable and serve as their ‘take-home’ from the party.
In addition to the spa kits, I plan to make some of these amazing Soap ‘Dessert’ Table creations from Hostess with the Mostess. I’ll set up a little ‘dessert table’ of my own and let the girl’s choose some of their favorites to add to their bag before they leave.
I haven’t decided if this will be an ‘at the party’ craft or if I’ll have these already made, but what trip to the spa would be complete without special shoes? These Spa Shoes from The TomKat Studio looked like something that would be easy enough to make, and it’s not like I don’t already have a stash of hoarded fabric to choose from…
These Spa Wraps from Janice Ferguson Sews are on my ‘I hope to make this happen’ list. I’ve got to do some hunting for towels on sale or clearance – I’m hoping to score (at least for the dolls) at the Dollar Tree.
Of course, we’ll do nails (Jamberry or polish), facials (complete with cucumber slices) and have spa-type pick up food… and cake.
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