Are you searching for unique birthday party ideas that will thrill a little girl? An American Girl mystery tea party could be just that kind of party. In addition, her friends will also love the theme and the tea party games provided.
American Girl dolls are finely crafted dolls that depict certain eras from American history, such as dolls outfitted in Victorian period dresses or dolls who are dressed in Jazz Age frocks. Besides the dolls themselves, the company which manufactures these dolls provides books and accessories for each doll describing who she is and what her historical period was like.
Having a birthday party revolve around an American Girl mystery tea party is easy to plan and execute. Here are some birthday party ideas to help create a special birthday with the American Girl mystery tea party theme.
“Mysterious” Tea Party?
Bring a little mystery into a little girl’s birthday party by having her and her friends listen to pre-recorded music snippets and guessing which doll corresponds to the music’s historical period. “Grab bag” is another fun mystery game which involves placing many small items in a bag and having each girl reach in and guess what the item is by just feeling it. Also, guessing how many jelly beans are in a jar at the beginning of the party is always a crowd pleaser. Count the jellybeans at the end of the birthday party and give whoever came closest to the correct amount an American Girl themed prize.
Fun with Tea Party Food
If any of the guests own American Party dolls, ask them to bring their dolls to the birthday party. Decorate a table big enough to accommodate them all with a fancy tablecloth, two or three teapots, small saucers and teacups at each place setting. Instead of tea, you can serve milk, punch or juice, along with any of these types of tea party finger foods:
- small, crustless tea party sandwiches
- potato chips
- apple slices with caramel dip
For dessert, the birthday cake can be served after tea and appetizers are finished. Naturally, young girls will want their American Dolls to share tea with them so have chairs available so their dolls can sit with them at the table.
Decorations for the Birthday Party
Birthday party ideas regarding decorations can include thousands of different suggestions but since this party has an American Girl theme, you won’t have to search for decoration ideas. For an American Girl theme, you could incorporate such decorations as:
- putting small vases of flowers on the tea table
- give each girl a pearl necklace, hat and white gloves to wear
- hang red, pink and orange crepe ribbons around the party room
- purchase American Girl invitations
These tea party accessories can be purchased at department or discount stores for one or two dollars apiece. The birthday girl and her guests will be thrilled with the party favors and also enjoy having tea with their dolls before the traditional blowing out of the candles. With birthday party ideas involving an American Girl mystery tea party theme, you can be certain that any little girl will think she has had the best party ever!