Selected as Party of the Day on April 13th!

American Girl doll party for 8 year olds

Shelley K By Shelley K  in Birthday


Party Recap

Every year I host a party for my daughter's and 20 of her friends. It started off as a get together and now it's turned into a full party with events going on every 30 minutes. They never have a chance to get bored!


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Everyone. They all showed up in pink pajamas, as did their dolls.

  • Desserts


  • Activities / Games

    Scavenger hunt, hula hoop contest. Red light/green light. Freeze dance and simon says.

  • Best Moment

    The crowning of this year's Mini Miss Pinkie. This year it was awarded to the girl who had the most manners, showed compassion for others and was kind and sharing....Congratulations to Fran!

  • What People Ate

    Taco Bell because my daughter begged! Yogurt cups, fruit, lemonade, lots of candy (ugh)

  • What People Drank


  • Most Touching Moment

    The look on the kids faces when they arrived and saw the party layout.

  • Funniest Moment

    Every 5 seconds someone was using their manners and made sure I knew it!


Party Helpers



  • Jillian L

    Jillian L wrote:

    Shelley - This party is out of this world!! Unbelievable!!Thank you so much for adding it to our site, I can't wait to show it off! -- Jillian

  • Shelley K

    Shelley K wrote:

    Thanks Jillian. It took me forever to load my photos! hehe.

  • Natalie C

    Natalie C wrote:

    Where did you ge those adorable spa kits?

  • Shelley K

    Shelley K wrote:

    I made them :)

  • Tanya F

    Tanya F wrote:

    Did you make these? We are having a PJ AG party in a few months & I love those little cucumbers!!!!

  • Shelley K

    Shelley K wrote:

    Yes, I photographed a cucumber then duplicated it on label sheets and cut them all out by hand. My eyeballs were falling off!

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    Amber B wrote:

    How did you make the doll spa slippers?

  • Shelley K

    Shelley K wrote:

    I used adhesive felt sheets and adhesive foam sheets then traced the dolls feet a little larger and that's how i got the template. I used ribbon and fastened it in between the felt and foam sheets by letting the adhesive stick to them. Very time consuming but worth it :)

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    Amber B wrote:

    Making them now! Thanks for the idea!!