Disclosure: I received a discount to have my daughter's birthday party at the American Girl Store so I could review the process. All opinions are my own.
My daughter just turned 7. She is my oldest and my only girl, and I try to indulge her girly side, especially on her birthday. So when she asked for an American Girl birthday party, I knew I had to try to make it work. I'm so glad I did! She was ecstatic! My normally pretty shy, quiet girl, came out of her shell with her friends who had a good old fashioned "ladies" lunch. It turned out to be a gift in itself to the girls who were invited. All of them left feeling special...with memories of a fun afternoon that won't soon be forgotten.
My birthday girl had a great time. I had a great time. And the guests had a ball. This was all because the American Girl staff made sure of it! They took care of everything from helping the girls cut their food to cleaning up spills to maintaining order with a gaggle of girls. Best of all, American Girl provides food, drinks, cake, gift bags, and even invitations and thank you cards so I didn't need to do a thing! However, there is a cost for this fantastic service. I needed to be sure to keep the expense as low as I could though, and found some great ideas to make sure to stay in my budget.
Read on to see more photos of the American Girl birthday party and how to save money while making your girl think you are the best mom in the world (because you are).