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Thursday, April 15, 2010

American Girls Addy Party

Thanks to Georgia Jones, who sent in this submission about a special event she hosted recently to celebrate Addy, the American Girl character. She also blogged about this event on her blog: http://comeintodelight.blogspot.com/, so go there for more photos and fun!

Here's what Georgia suggests:

1. Make some cloth napkins.
Cut up flour sack dish towels into four squares. The children can fringe the edges and then decorate with a stamp.

2. Make a terrific napkin ring using felt.
Pre-cut felt flower parts to make no glue, no cutting, no fuss, napkin rings. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/Flowernapkinring.shtml

3. When life gives you lemons—make lemonade.
Serve pound cake and lemonade for refreshments. Bring in different kinds of juicers that are “hand powered” so the kids can squeeze their own juice.

4. Play a game with a feather.
Sit in a circle. Drop a feather into the circle and everyone blows to keep the feather afloat (similar to the balloon game).


  1. Awesome, Georgia! We did Josefina in March and it was a giant success. We bought plain claw-style hair clips and let the girls paint them or glue on beads to decorate (one for them and one for their doll.) We served baked flour tortillas with cinnamon sugar and hot cocoa. And we talked a little about Josefina and her lifestyle. We decorated with corn husk flowers (dyed with tie-dye leftovers) and cut tissue paper flowers that the kids were allowed to take home. They all brought their dolls and we had a great time!

  2. That does look like fun, maybe that would be something we could do at Coflax. Thanks for sharing your event Georgia.