At American Girl, we celebrate girls and all that they can be. That's why we develop products and experiences that help girls grow up in a wholesome way, while encouraging them to enjoy girlhood through fun and enchanting play. The process begins by identifying themes and topics relevant to today's world, and then creating content, toys, and experiences that will help them to engage in both entertaining and educational ways. We apply this process to everything we create, which includes:
 

Decorations

SNOWFLAKE WINDOW CLINGS

Draw snowflakes on wax paper with glitter puffy paint. Let them dry overnight. Peel them from the wax paper and stick them to a window or use them as table decorations.

FELT SNOWDRIFTS

On one edge of a rectangle of white glitter felt, cut a zigzag pattern. Have a parent hang it from the edge of a shelf, table, or windowsill with poster putty.

 

Snack

SNOWMAN SOUP

What do you get when a snowman melts? Snowman soup! Have your girl fill clear plastic cups with vanilla pudding. On top, place two mini chocolate chips for eyes and an orange sprinkle for a nose. Serve it with a spoon.

 

Drink

This sparkling drink tastes as good as it looks.

YOUR GIRL WILL NEED

  • 1 cup soda water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup (found near coffee in the grocery store)
  • 1 drop blue food coloring
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream and sparkling sugar

Pour soda water into a cup and stir in vanilla syrup and blue food coloring. Top with ice cream, and then finish with whipped cream and sparkling sugar. Makes 1 float.

 

Dessert & Craft

SNOWMAN-BUILDING CONTEST

Each guest needs a white paper plate. In the middle of the table, place bowls of marshmallows for snowman bodies, frosting for glue, and candy such as mini and regular chocolate chips for eyes and buttons, orange sprinkles or candy corn for noses, and pretzels or licorice for arms. Have each guest create her own snowy scene. Vote on your favorites and save the best part—eating!—for last.

 

Game

SNOWBALL FIGHT

Have your girl and her guests form two teams. One person from each team stands 5 steps away from her team and holds a large plastic cup. The other members of each team hold a bowl of cotton balls. On the call of “Snow!” each team has 60 seconds to throw as many cotton balls as possible into the team cup. The team that gets the most snowballs in the cup wins.

 

The Next Morning

SNOWPEOPLE DONUT KABOBS

Wake up your girl and her guests with a treat that's almost too cute to eat! Stick three mini powdered sugar donuts or powdered sugar donut holes on a long lollipop stick. Use decorating icing to add eyes and a mouth to the top donut. Stick an orange candy, such as a jellybean, into the center of the top for a nose.

Adapted from A Year of Slumber Parties: 12 Months of Celebrations for You & Your Friends, by Aubre Andrus. American Girl Publishing, 2016. All rights reserved.