Planning a kid’s birthday party can be a daunting task nowadays. Thanks to inspiration posts constantly circulating across Instagram, TikTok, and Pinterest (the OG of them all), the pressure is on to throw a picture-perfect celebration. From trendy themes and decked-out decor to custom party favors and creative snack displays, it can be extremely overwhelming and tough work.

So we set out on a mission to find a birthday party option that removes the stress of party planning and makes for a far more enjoyable and memorable experience for young girls.

Enter the American Girl Birthday Experience for doll fanatics anywhere from 18 months old and older (that includes adults, too!). This unique option makes coordinating, choosing a theme package, and adding personalized touches a breeze, whether you opt for an in-store celebration at any American Girl Cafe and Bistro, or host a get-together at home with their all-in-one, take-home kit.

Keep reading for seven reasons this American Girl Birthday Experience is the perfect choice for your daughter’s next celebration!

1. Hassle-free planning

When we say American Girl’s birthday parties remove the stress of hosting a celebration, we mean it. Not only does each Birthday Experience include a party coordinator to help you select a theme and map out all of the necessary details (yes, please!), you also don’t have to worry about ordering anything. That means the cake, party favors, decorations, and even a special gift for your birthday princess is all covered.

2. Party packages that’ll do the hard work for you

All birthday packages are specially curated to include all the necessities, such as a table activity to keep young party guests entertained, a selection of drinks, awesome goody bags, a signature American Girl cake paired with ice cream, digital invitations for easy RSVPs, crowns for all girls and their dolls (because doll pals are guests, too!), and a present for your guest of honor.

3. Adorable add-ons that’ll maximize fun

Want to impress your birthday girl with an experience she’ll never forget? Ask your party coordinator to add a touch of glamour to your event with DIY manicures for each doll—your mini nail tech can paint her BFF’s nails!—along with a doll hairstyle service. You can even toss in glitter bombs, doll tiaras, souvenir cups, and cupcake decorating to keep the party going!

If guests don’t have an American Girl doll of their own, don’t sweat it. Loaner dolls are also available so everyone feels included in your special celebration.

4. Budget-friendly options

Let’s face it, birthday parties can be expensive, but American Girl understands that every family has a different budget. Parents can choose from five different birthday packages to fit their needs, while still creating a one-of-a-kind birthday for their child.

If you’re looking to keep costs low, opt for the “Deluxe Party” package that comes with all the party inclusions mentioned before, but at a more wallet-friendly price that starts at $25 per kid. Add in a meal for about $40 or more per girl.

5. Party perks that’ll take your celebration to the next level

For those looking for a private experience, choose the “Private Deluxe Party” that ranges from $38 to $50 per child. This upgraded package also comes with an additional craft for the table along with all of the normal fix-ins!

If you can splurge on your private celebration, the “Private Deluxe Party with Meal” package includes a tasty meal (featuring fan-favorite dishes) for around $48 or more per child, or you can add in both a meal and a special doll hairstyling experience for each girl’s doll, that’s up to $85 each. Be sure to also specify any dietary restrictions or nut-free preferences at the time of booking.

6. Impressive goodies kids will love

Trust us when we say, American Girl goody bags will blow your typical party favors out of the water. Each set comes with a bracelet for your girl, an activity booklet and tutu craft (that’ll keep kids entertained long after the party ends, and a doll T-shirt, doll tiara, toy plate, and faux slice of cake for their doll. Impressive, right?

7. Exclusive access to the American Girl store

All guests may have access to awesome areas of the American Girl store and bistro, providing a VIP experience that makes the birthday girl and guests feel extra special. Plus, a personal shopper is available to help your family find the perfect gift—because who doesn’t love a touch of luxury?

Book your reservation here or call 877-247-5223 to speak to an American Girl customer service representative at least 90 days in advance!

Reservations are booked based on availability. Salon treatments are available for authentic American Girl dolls only. Other restrictions may apply. American Girl will use your contact information to send details about your booking and/or communications regarding your experience. By using this service, you agree to their terms of service and privacy policy.

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