Monday, February 20, 2017

Doll Party Time

You don't need an excuse to throw a party, but if it is birthday time or holiday time, it is good to remember, any time is a good time for a doll party. Several of the girls in my class have American Girl dolls or Springfield dolls. We decided to have a party after school one night. I don't think I've ever seen those girls have so much fun!

What can you do at a doll party? We made crafts that they could use when they played with their dolls.  Here are some ideas to get you started.

First, the girls made drinks with Modge Podge, paint and caulking. They mixed glue and paint together. Carefully spoon it into a small glass. They used cups from the dollar store, communion glasses and empty half and half containers (the kind you get at the restaurant.) The cup was filled almost to the top. Then they added caulking to look like whip cream. Sprinkles were added and then stir sticks were cut into small straws (again, like the kind you get from a fast food restaurant.) They were placed into the 'whip cream.' The drinks were left to dry.

Every doll needs her own bag!  Canvas bags were purchased from Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon. Using iron-on flowers, the girls personalized their bags. It was a simple craft that could be done while others worked on their drinks.

The Dollar Tree has lots of ideas. We used one of their supplies to make a decorative bowl. The girls used clear plastic bowls that came with about ten to a set. They decoupaged tissue paper on to the outside of the bowl. The tissue was allowed to dry and another coat was added.

The final craft of the night was a small bulletin board.  I had picked up some heart-shaped foam boards with adhesive on the back. The girls used ribbons and glue to make their boards. They included a loop between the adhesive and the foam board, cut to shape, that we put on the back.

Because our party was limited to an hour and a half, this is all we had time to do. Their favorite craft was the Starbucks-like drinks. At the end, the girls were asking, "When can we do this again?"  Even as I write this, I am planning the next party. I will write another post once I have pictures of the crafts.