Saturday, June 16, 2012

Breaking News: American Girls Take Over Clinton

Warning: some photographs in this post may contain content that is too graphic for those suffering from PEDIOPHOBIA.

You have been warned. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012...just like any Saturday in June it seemed,  until seven girls and nine American Girl Dolls descended on the Maple Street house.  The ruse was a certain seven year old girl's birthday party.  But really they were intent on taking over the world...starting with Clinton, South Carolina.


This photo confirms what some of us have thought all along.  The American Girl Company is poised to take over the world.

But first the ruse.

It's not every day a girl turns seven. 
Anna requested an American Girl Party about 7 days before the actual party day. 
Super mom to the rescue.

There were the decorations:




And the goodie bags:

...complete with a cool rock star vest for each doll made from the material seen in the picture.  You can find this no sew tutorial at Free Sewing Patterns for American Girl Dolls.

And the cake:

Since when does a "7" look like an upside down "L"?  The answer...when an inexperienced cake decorator, aka me, does the cake.  I was hoping it would look like this except two tiered with the damask pattern:

But as you can plainly see I deserve to be featured in Cake Wrecks with what actually came to be.  But, hey, it was for a bunch of kids who really thought it was pretty.  That counts for something, right?

Finally the activities:

Here are the crafty materials used to make birthday crown for the dolls

And Anna making a template. If you scroll up you can see all the dolls with their finished crowns. Scary, I know. 
Notice the fabulous no sew rock star vest on Anna's doll.

We also made matching bracelets for the dolls and girls from patterned duck tape.

The Menu:

The guests and birthday girl were served easy things for Super Mom to prepare.
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Bagel bites mini pizzas
  • Chips
  • Fruit Kabobs
  • Not so fabulous red velvet cake and ice cream.
They ate it all up!


Presents were opened:


And the dolls were once again brought under our control...phew, we save Clinton and possibly the world from imminent destruction.


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