Review of American Girl Birthday Party Set

This is one of those sets that I bounced back and forth on more times than I care to even think about.  Finally, when American Girl offered their 5x points after Christmas and I ordered Jamie, I decided why not make this order totally worth my while and get free shipping too!

It has some super cute stuff in it though, and after I received it and really looked it over, I was glad I decided to get it.  Lots of nice pieces with a ton of detail.

It wouldn’t be a birthday party without favor bags!  There are goodies to go in the bags too–games, stickers and bracelets.

Plates, forks and napkins.

I didn’t realize there was a design on the other side of the napkins until I was all done doing the photos and went to put stuff back in the box!

Pink lemonade!  I love the attention to detail on these, but I guess it must be frozen lemonade given the heart design on the top?  I like that these have the handles on them so your doll can hold them.  Has anyone else had difficulty using these though?

A nice tray for the cake.  It’s plastic though, not metal like in a few other sets.

It’s not a birthday without cake!  Complete with two pieces already cut.

A nice decoration for on top of the cake.  I just wish they hadn’t stuck a hole in the middle for it…kind of takes away from the finish if you don’t want to use it.  Oh well.

Cake fully assembled:

So…there was one piece that I really wanted from this set.  I even thought about just buying it by itself on Ebay, but for the prices they were going for, I was just as far ahead to buy the entire set.  I am sure if you know anything about me, you can probably figure out what it was…

Yep, just what I needed, another doll sized camera!  (I can hear you all laughing!)  But not just any camera, a Fuji Instax camera!!  The camera is absolutely adorable and I really like the additional photos.  I should see if someone has a template to make some more using your own pictures, wouldn’t that be cool?

The details on it are really great.  Here is a side view with the lens retracted.

Here you can see the lens after you pop it out.  It’s easy, you just push the button on the bottom side of the lens.

I put Wendy to work for me (my renamed Joss doll has a name!) She’s showing how easy it is to hold.

Say “cheese”!!!

The picture pops up on the top when you hit the shutter button.  It reminds me a lot of the World’s Smallest Polaroid if any of you have seen that.  Really a cute, well thought out item.

Overall, I think this is a terrific set, even with the minor shortcomings (like the hole in the cake).  You get a lot of pieces for $35 and if you get a sale, then it’s an even better deal.  I give it an A.  (The camera makes up for the hole in the cake LOL)

6 thoughts on “Review of American Girl Birthday Party Set

  1. I love this set! I just finished writing my own review of it (haven’t posted it yet though) before reading this. Also, that outfit looks really good on Wendy.

    • It is really a cute set, I’m so glad I decided to go for it, the camera was just the “icing on the cake”! LOL I agree that the outfit looks good on Wendy, it’s goes really well with her complexion and coloring. Total fluke, I just wanted to try it on someone. She’s claimed it now!

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