Saturday, February 1, 2014

An American Girl Birthday Party for my Littlest Star & A Giveaway- Closed

My Littlest Star is Seven!!!
I blinked. It happened. And I think she grew another inch over night. 
She wanted an American Girl Birthday Party for her big day. 
Even more she wanted the new American Girl Doll of the Year, Isabelle. 
The dolls are so expensive, parties are even more expensive. I mentioned in an earlier post my strategies for making this happen on a budget.  I am happy to say, I pulled the party off with about $40, a lot of hard work, and finally the help of great friends and family! 

Life size doll box for the girls to pose in. So much fun!

Paper plate name banner. 

Party hats, drinks and  tea light cakes for the dolls!

Goody bags. There were lots of things to take home. 

Doll & Girl Craft Station. Red & White doll tutu's and...
felt top hats for the dolls and girls from Punch Place Plus

A doll hair station. Because every doll must have great hair.

The Bistro & Goodies table. 
Yum! Cake balls, PB&J, Bologna, wavy potato chips, gum balls, candy cane heart suckers, bottled water, and homemade cherry limeade!

I love these little sandwiches. But seriously, the waste. Needless to say, we saved the outer edges and fed them to my husband and son!

The water bottles. Love these. I made them in Word. They even had a bar code on them with her birthday. You can download my printable here

10 giggly girls. Actually we had 11, my niece is in the high chair. 

Miss K showing her friends how to make the tutu's. 

11 beautiful STARS with their dolls. Donned in their hats and tutus. Adorable.

It appears that all of Miss K's birthday wishes were blessed upon her. She had a wonderful birthday and I pray that I can continue to instill upon her that birthdays are about sharing your joy with others. I also pray for my daughter that her light and inner star shines for Jesus wherever she goes. 

Would you like more of my tips on saving money on parties? On February 4, 2014, I will be chatting it up on Twitter at 1pm with during their #STSMchat (save time save money). We will be discussing party planning on a budget further. I cannot wait to hear more ideas to help me save time and money. Be sure to go read more about it on their blog!

Now, who is ready for a GIVEAWAY??? Did you see the cute top hats the girls made? My friends at Punch Place Plus sent them to me for the girls to create.

And one of my readers is getting a....

The mandatory entry is to visit their site and tell me in a disqus comment what craft supplies you would want with your $25!!! Entries will be collected on the easy Rafflecopter form below. 

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a Rafflecopter giveaway


Melissa said...

Loved her super cute party! I would love to buy blingy buttons, headbands, and hats from the site! Such cute ideas!

Sarah Gustin Newton said...

You rock momma! Best party ever! Kaybrie is one lucky girl!

Tonya Fergueson said...

Adorable party--just $40?!? Awesome job! I love Punch Place's blingy buttons!

Belinda said...

Love the hats. So fun

ShaRhonda said...

Thanks! So what will you be shopping for? ;-)

ShaRhonda said...


ShaRhonda said...

Yes! Got to love 90% off after Christmas sales especially when it comes in Red, White, Silver and Stars!

ShaRhonda said...

Thanks! It was fun. I think I could play dolls forever.