WellieWisher Birthday Celebration
I love throwing parties, especially parties for my kids. Even if it comes down to just us being there, we enjoy creating a special fun environment for their birthdays. For my daughters 7th birthday she asked for it to be Wellie Wishers. A WellieWisher birthday party sounds easy enough, right? Not exactly.
I found one example of a party online and almost nothing different through Pinterest. I did find another mom in a facebook group who had recently had a WellieWisher party for her daughter (coincidentally 7 also). It was just very odd because I honestly thought there would be more.
The WellieWishers, if you aren’t familiar with them, are (as described on the American Girl website) a sweet and silly group of girls who each have the same big, bright wish: to be
a good friend. They love playing outdoors as well as playing pretend and putting on shows. There are disagreements that they find a way to work through. The message of the show is a very good one.
WellieWisher Birthday Party
While I’m not typically a “party in a box” kind of person it can be very helpful especially when looking for ideas. There were no Wellie Wisher plates, cups, etc. Nada. Nothing for Wellie Wisher Party.
So, I made of list of everything that reminded me of the Wellie Wishers. Colors, things, pictures- whatever I could think of. For colors, I focused in on Camille (the Welliewisher on the right above) on the I also searched the web for WellieWisher material. I did come across a few good finds!
American Girl Publishing had a digital event kit which included this printable activity book. I cut the pages, stapled the corner then hole punched them and added a ribbon.
There was also a design your own wellie which I used to put on the tables with some crayons so the kids could design their very own boot!
The tablecloth above I ordered because of the flowers, it reminded me of something you may see at a garden party. ThePaper Crowns are from Target. The Wellie Wisher Clubhouse in the background was on sale (YAY!) 50% off at American Girl when I ordered it.
Table set up #2 had some more decorations on it.
A Mini Candy Bar
We did a “mini” candy bar because I knew that I would likely be left with the majority of the candy. People have a way of sneaking away without it. We just refilled them as needed and it worked out great.
Cake and Cupcakes
I visited Toys R Us and found these Mega Construx Wellie Wisher Dolls on sale, there were missing one (which of course my kid notices off the bat on the cake), but they worked out perfectly.
I found the cutest mini sparker candle at Shop Sweet Lulu!
I used her Camille doll as decoration, and had bought her the Emerson doll for her birthday but used it as party decor as well. If there’s one thing I’ve learned is- you can use their favorite toys to tie in to decorations!
Using my Cricut I made some labels and stickers to cut for clear plastic cups. To go with these, I purchased a pack of wacky straws that the kids loved!
We did an Ice Cream Sundae bar with oreos, chocolate chips, and special sprinkles. The kids loved it, especially enjoying the sprinkles!
Here’s to year 7!
The party went off great! Friends and family were there and everyone had a good time! It took a lot of thought but was well worth it.
It went off pretty much without a hitch. We had originally planned on having it outside, but there was a high chance of rain so we quickly changed our plans to have it inside. It still worked out well though and the birthday girl was happy which was our ultimate goal.