Monday, November 17, 2008

An American Girl Party

Seleste wanted an "American Girl Party" for her birthday. Since I'm no party giver, I was reluctant. She hadn't really had a party since she was a baby, so I let her invite five friends over for a "Depression Era Kit Kittridge American Girl Party". Seleste has been in love with her Kit doll long before any movie came out. She told me once, "Momma, I feel like I was born in the wrong time."
She begs for "flour sack" dresses, and if I don't watch her close, she'll attempt to cook dinner herself. Once when she was about six or seven, we came into the kitchen and she was eating a fried egg. "Seleste, who fixed you a fried egg?" said me. "I did.", said Seleste. Who didn't even look up just kept calmly eating her snack.
Seleste only thought a homemade jelly roll would do, just like Kit. Maw Maw Rivero made that. Now let's scrounge around the house and see what decorations we can use. This bright table cloth, these lantern lights we bought a couple of years ago for Carmen's Hawaiian party, This old square table cloth with pom pom's will make a great "Birthday Girl Chair". Thanks a lot Maw Maw Rivero for bringing the horns. Let's use old fashioned favors like, paper fans, Chinese jump ropes, caramels and jelly beans.

Seleste delightfully and thankfully appreciates everything. In turn it makes it delightful to do anything for her.

The taste.

The noise.
The drama.

The little girls.
The presents.
In New Orleans how good a party was is judged by how much trash has to be removed later. This must have been a good party! Notice our depression era wrapping paper.
Chinese jump rope.
Then the dolls had a party.
Happy 10th Birthday Seleste!


Tiffany said...

That looks like sooo much fun! Our girls up north are huge American Girl fans too! I have to admit I think I love them as much as the girlies do! They're sweet and wholesome and their stuff is just SO real looking! What's not to love? Looks like everyone had a great time! Happy Birthday Seleste!

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday again are such a sweet girl!!
Hope you enjoyed your day.....

Aunt Betsy

Melba said...

Happy Birthday Day Seleste!
I am glad that you had a happy birthday party. You are such a sweet, adorable, and beautiful little girl.
Aunt Melba

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Looks like lots of fun. great pictures.

Happy Birthday

tipper said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter! What a fun party. I love how you decorated for it. I haven't thought about Chinese jump rope in years-it was one of my favorite things to do as a child. I don't even remember where I learned how to do it-but I loved it.

neekee said...


Happy birthday from your Aunt Neekee. I thought about you all day yesterday. The kids begged to call, but you were in school... then... well... I guess we just got caught up in our day. I am sorry I missed the actual day!

I'm scared to show Rayne your birthday party. I think she will simply cry. She looked at the pictures on Moriah's blog of the Harvest Party and told me, "Mom, I think I have jealous feelings!" She and Martin are so sad to miss all of the fun cousin stuff!

You are a precious sweetheart! Love you sooooo much!!!