Thank you to houseparty.com and to American Girl for providing me with the new bitty baby, a new outfit, the stuffed elephant and "Bitty the Brave", a new bitty baby book, along with gift bags for all my guests! When we found out that we had been selected to host a Bitty Baby House Party, the first thought I had was to have a tea party! What a better way to decorate the table than with tea pots. Luckily I do have a small collection of tea pots. They are not all functional, but they did make the table look nice!
I decided that less is more, and went with white table linens to cover two long tables to accommodate the 16 mom's and girls that would be sitting at our table. Then I used a pale pink paper plate and paper cups.
On the other side of the Bitty Baby display table, I had the books and other Bitty Baby goodies on display!
Because I was sending the goodie bags (compliments of American Girl) home at the end of the tea party, I also displayed the items the guests would be receiving. A parent sheet, a puzzle, a commemorative Bitty Baby cover art print and $10 off a $75 Bitty Baby purchase.
This is the new 'wishing star' that comes with each new bitty baby. The babies also have a similar star sewn to their fabric body where their hearts are.
Our old Bitty Baby didn't want to be left out, and modeled the new purple outfit!
Love the baby shoes! I really like that the AG star is part of the new Bitty line!
Thanks to Jen for bringing her chalk board banner, which said, "Welcome Home Daisy"!
With the Moms all helping, the girls enjoyed a sweet selections of treats and healthy snacks too.
Gracie showed off her reading skills and shared "Bitty and Me" the book that came with the new bitty baby.
With a large span in the ages of the girls at our tea party, I decided to limit the crafts and keep them simple. I found some fuzzy socks, and took a spin off Jen's sock craft, to have the girls and their Mom's make warm baby hats for the fall!
Brynn loves her Bitty Baby, and tried the hat on and off her baby!
Zoey shows off her baby's hat that she made on her own.
The girls at work!
The third craft we made, were simple felt baby diapers. Gracie made tag board templates by tracing an old version of the bitty baby diaper for each guest. The moms and girls traced the tag board diaper onto white felt, then used self sticky velcro circles for the closure.
All the little girls and their babies! One little one didn't want her picture taken. Be sure to look for the flower head bands worn by the 18" American Girl Dolls in the pictures!
All smiles taking home their American Girl bag of Bitty Baby fun!
Some thought the American Girl bag was a Bitty Baby carrier!
Thanks American Girl and Houseparty.com for sponsoring our Bitty Baby Tea Party!