Bella and Ella's World featuring Flower crowns from Claire's Accessories, T-shirts and skirts from Justice and all food items from Whole Foods Market

Picnic Party

Summer is perfect for Picnic parties!! This is such a sweet and simple plan to bring friends together and get out of the house on a beautiful Summer day!

Annabelle and Ella absolutely love spending time outdoors. After kicking off their shoes and socks, picking flowers, and practicing handstands, they were ready for a little picnic fun.

This is such a simple easy plan to have. We teamed up with Food guru and expert Iris Midler of Chefs For Farmers to help us put together the most delicious and healthy picnic spread any first grader friends will love!

Here is your Top 5 list of Picnic party essentials

  1. a large soft blanket  (preferably something easy to wash, like this or this)
  2. a picnic basket   ( large, light and durable, we like this onesie this one )
  3. food : fruits + drinks + baguette + cheese + a little cake
  4. disposable paper ware   ( forks, knives, plates, napkins, and straws)
  5. dont forget your bestie!

Bonus items: sunblock, UNO, music, hats + sunnies!

Thank you so much to Chefs For Farmers, the premier food organization and festival in Dallas TEXAS, don’t forget to RSVP for your tickets on sale shortly.

Visit Chefs For Farmers for more details!!

Ella + Annabelle’s matching look : T-shirt  //  Skirt  //  Flower Crown  // Sunglasses

Thank you so much for following along! What outdoor activities should we feature next?!!

XO,

ELLA + BELLA

 

 

 

Annabelle Bowman and Ella Mcallister wearing American Girl Western wear

Amazing American Girls

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Hanging out at The American Girl Store is a doll house dream come true!

Bring your bestie and your favorite doll for the sweetest outing that little girl dreams are made of. 

After picking out the cutest matching “dolly and me” western wear, Ella and Bella loved walking through the different worlds of each special American Girl’s slice of history.

The Girls loved jamming with Melody’s recording studio and playing with Niki’s horse stables.

After browsing through the colorful store and all the fancy accessories, the girls stopped for delicious milkshakes at the Bistro- with a cherry on top! Hanging out at the 50’s style dinner bar was adorable.

All food items on the menu were simple, and kid friendly.

They even had high chairs for their dolls!! If you forget a doll, you can borrow a doll of your choice! You can even choose a doll that looks like you (they have dozens of hair, eye, and skin color combinations!) 

If you are looking for a sweet activity indoors, want to treat your little one to a special girlie day or want to meet up with a friend for a dreamy girlie day out, this is Bella and Ella Approved!! 

Bonus ideas: plan a party here, treat your doll to a “spa day”, or check out all the special American Girl reading materials now available in store!!

Don’t forget to bring Mom along because every American mom was also once an American Girl at heart too 😉

Thank you so much to the American Girl Store for inviting Ella and Annabelle, the girls had the best time and will be back soon 🙂

Thank you for reading along, please write a comment below! We love hearing from you!!

XO,

Bella + Ella

Annabelle: Dress  // Tights  //  Shoes-similar // Bow

Ella: Dress  //  Shoes-similar  // Headband-similar here

Photography by Ashely Kay Photography 

Annabelle Bowman wearing a Cinderella dress from Disney, Pink Crown headband from J.Crew and Pink Cowboy boots. Ella Mcallister wearing a pink dress and headband from KIDS BLITZ shoes from Nordstrom. Pots from Target

A Princess Tea Party

Bella and Ella's Tea Set from Toys R us, Cupcakes From Target and Cake Plate from TargetAnnabelle Bowman wearing a Cinderella dress from Disney, Pink Crown headband from J.Crew and Pink Cowboy boots. Ella Mcallister wearing a pink dress and headband from KIDS BLITZ shoes from Nordstrom. Pots from TargetBella and Ella cupcakes from Target, Flowers from TargetAnnabelle Bowman wearing a Cinderella dress from Disney, Pink Crown headband from J.Crew and Pink Cowboy boots. Ella Mcallister wearing a pink dress and headband from KIDS BLITZ shoes from Nordstrom. Pots from TargetAnnabelle Bowman wearing a Cinderella dress from Disney, Pink Crown headband from J.Crew and Pink Cowboy boots. Ella Mcallister wearing a pink dress and headband from KIDS BLITZ shoes from Nordstrom. Pots from TargetBella and Ella's doll from Disney, Tea party set from Toys R USBella and Ella Tea Party set from Toys R usAnnabelle Bowman wearing a Cinderella dress from Disney, Pink Crown headband from J.Crew and Pink Cowboy boots. Ella Mcallister wearing a pink dress and headband from KIDS BLITZ shoes from Nordstrom. Pots from TargetAnnabelle Bowman wearing a Cinderella dress from Disney, Pink Crown headband from J.Crew and Pink Cowboy boots. Ella Mcallister wearing a pink dress and headband from KIDS BLITZ shoes from Nordstrom. Pots from Target

Welcome to our Princess Tea Party!! Nothing is more fun than dressing up and treating your little friends and dolls for an afternoon of imagination!

Bella and Ella dressed up in their fancy ball gowns and brought their little dolls to the party. All we needed to complete the date was a little play table with chairs.

The girls brought fresh colorful cupcakes, and pretty garden flowers. No need to worry about breakable jars, these sweet watering cans make a great flower holder. 

Bella and Ella danced on their chairs, twirled in their dresses and acted like little ladies serving each other tea, and letting their dolls lick the frosting off the cupcakes. 

This idea is so simple to put together. Everything came from home, and can be set up in a bedroom, garden or even at the park. A little fancier than a picnic and just as easy to pull together.

All we needed for our Princess Tea Party

1 Table + 4 Chairs 

2 Princess dresses

2 Dolls

1 Tray of Cupcakes

1 Tea Set

2 Watering Cans + Fresh Garden flowers

Happy Playing Everyone!

Thank you so much for reading along! Please write us if you have any comments! We love hearing from you. 

Bella’s Closet: Dress: Disney  //  Crown:  J.Crew  //  Boots: Similar here

Ella’s Closet: Dress: Similar here  //  Headband: Similar here  //  Shoes: Similar here