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Monday, January 24, 2011

Best-Loved Doll Birthday Party

All the girls were invited to bring their Best-Loved Doll to a Tea Party for my granddaughter’s 6th Birthday Party, based on the book, "The Best-Loved Doll" by Rebecca Caudill and Elliot Gilbert.

The girls each brought their favorite doll!

They were all so adorable...American Girl dolls...

The twins!

My daughter read them “The Best-Loved Doll.”

First Course - Tea and Shortbread cookies. Second Course - Pink Smoothies, Tea Sandwiches- Cucumber Sandwiches, Pink and White Star bites, Dessert - Raspberry Tarts, Birthday Cake and Ice Cream.
I was surprised how much the girls liked the cucumber sandwiches.

They played games including a relay race diapering one of their dolls.
They also decorated straw hats ...

Raspberry tarts

and made bead necklaces.

Matching nightgowns

The party was great fun, the food was delicious and the girls enjoyed sipping tea and dressing up for a fun tea party.


  1. What a great idea for a party! The girls look like they had so much fun and the activities seem perfect. My little girl turns 6 in March, so I may have to "borrow" some of these ideas. And, I'll take one of those tarts for myself! :)

  2. I'm sure your party will be so much fun...tea parties always are! Nice to hear from you!

    xxx Grace's Gigi aka Jennifer

  3. What a darling party!!! The girls look like they had a BALL!! What a great idea and how great that you did it!! The food looks good as well as pretty, what an imagination!!
    Our favorite dolls at our house were American girl and Barbie too...isn't every little girl's?

  4. AHHHH! American Girl Dolls! Remind me to show you pics of the one I had a few years back! I think we own every doll!
    The party looked fabulous!!!

  5. so i see that American Girl dolls came out in marketing! so nice to see girls play w dolls...Am Girl store was fun too...look forward to seeing your yo have girls?? Barbi was big when i was a little one...

  6. Looks like this was a great party. I've heard of this book before but have never read it. I'll have to look for it at the library.

    Those tarts look AMAZING!

  7. How very lovely to hear from you..the party was so much fun...girls and their dolls, perfect together!