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Groovy Girls 16th Birthday Celebration

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

How do ten of the grooviest girls in town celebrate the Groovy Girls turning Sweet 16? With a fabulous birthday party event, of course! My seven year old daughter, Hannah loves playing with her Groovy Girls doll and Tentastic play tent. Therefore, she was so delighted to be able to share all of the the fun and excitement with her best girlfriends by hosting a birthday bash complete with fun themed Groovy Girls decorations, a pink birthday cake and lunch, Groovy Girls crafting activities, fellowship and fun party favors.

Groovy Girls 16th Birthday Celebration

Launched by The Manhattan Toy Company in 1998, Groovy Girls are adorable 13” soft plush dolls that are perfect for little girls and tweens. There is also a complete line of accessories including plush doll furniture, a doll house, horses, pets, fashion clothing and much more. You can read more about Hannah’s favorite Groovy Girls doll, Brenna and the accessories by checking out my recent Groovy Girls review.

There is even a great selection of Groovy Girls crafts to choose from such as the Craftalicious Cupcake Creations, Super Duper Silk Screening Set, Craftalicious Cake Creations, Sparkletastic Jewelry and the Glam-It Yourself Jewelry Box.

Groovy Girls 16th Birthday Celebration

Hannah and her friends wore their grooviest outfits and met for several fun-filled hours to celebrate the Groovy Girls 16th birthday. What makes the Groovy Girls line by Manhattan Toy so exceptional in my opinion is that it celebrates a girl’s individuality and uniqueness. I appreciate that the dolls are designed to be stylish and fun while maintaining a wholesome appeal. This is very important to me when choosing toys (especially dolls) that will have an impact on my young daughter. I also find it refreshing that there are Groovy Girls dolls designed in a wide selection of skin tones, hair types and facial features so that every girl can find her perfect doll and doll “friends”. We had some pretty neat Groovy Girls dolls at our party including Lilia, Skylar, Fuchsia, Bailey, Brooklyn and Princess Dahlia. These are just a few of the amazing dolls available from Manhattan Toy!

Groovy Girls 16th Birthday Celebration

All of the girls at the Groovy Girls Sweet 16 Birthday Party had a wonderful time playing with each other and with all of their lovely Groovy Girls dolls. They really liked role playing with all of the dolls and especially enjoyed letting their dolls take turns “napping” in style in the Royally Ritzy Bed ($25). This pretty bed set is fit for a princess with a brightly colored satin lined cover trimmed with tulle and a coordinating tasseled satin pillow that is the perfect size for the Groovy Girls dolls. Another favorite is the Totally Tentastic Play Tent ($24) which got lots of play time at the party as each girl had a chance to take turns role playing as her doll went “camping” in the tent.

Groovy Girls 16th Birthday Celebration

One of the highlights of the party was craft time where each of the girls decorate her own unique Groovy Girls Glam-It-Yourself Jewelry Box ($25). It comes with everything little girls will need to design their very own jewelry box. I was surprised with how sturdy this box is and it has five compartments to hold all of their favorite treasures. Hannah and her friends had so much fun creating their jewelry boxes by decorating it with flower stickers and “gems”. This is a really fun idea for birthday parties, slumber parties and even for rainy day or summer fun.

Groovy Girls 16th Birthday Celebration

The Groovy Girls Sweet 16th Birthday Party celebration embraced the spirit of the Groovy Girls brand perfectly as my daughter was able to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of friendship with her real-life friends and their favorite Groovy Girls dolls. She even said her favorite part of this party was being able to see her friends enjoy their new dolls as they all swung together on the swing sets……priceless!

To learn more about the Groovy Girls, you are invited to visit The Manhattan Toy Company to browse the entire line of dolls and accessories. Which Groovy Girls dolls, activities and games would your little girl and her friends enjoy playing with the most over the summer?

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Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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