Here's how I did it:
Wooden "E's" from The Hob Lob, spray painted green. The bow is pink streamer, fan folded, held with wire in the middle, fanned out, with rhinestone glued in middle, glued to toothpick.
Boxed cake mix and canned frosting. Cute $1 liners and pink sugar pearls from Michaels.
Same lemonade bottles I used at Elle's party. Glued some cute scrapbook paper on, slapped a couple of American Girl stickers on (from Michaels) and some alphabet stickers
I set up a dressing area in a corner of the living room. I used Emma's bed canopy, suspended from the vent cover in our ceiling, to dress up the Barbie table. I hot glued a vine with flowers from the Dollar Tree to a dowel rod, tied red and white laundry line (also from the Dollar Tree) to the ends and tied it from our balcony railing to hang the dress-up clothes on. I made a sign for the tree that said, "Emma's Salon"
I used flattened cupcake liners, Dollar Tree paper doilies, strips of pink plastic tablecloths turned into flowers, and that same laundry line to make this sweet, vintage-y swag.
My friend sent me a link to a blog showing how to make ruffled streamers out of the cheap dollar plastic party tablecloths. Here's the link http://cupcakesandcutlery.blogspot.com/2011/02/cutest-ruffled-streamers-from-plastic.html I tied the streamers to a dowel rod and used them as a backdrop for Emma's place at the table.
I used my Dollar Tree trays http://thatslifekids.blogspot.com/2011/05/lets-get-this-party-started.html to hold fluffernutter sandwiches, jumbo marshmallows dipped in chocolate and sprinkles, and cute bags of popcorn. The bags came from the wedding section of the Dollar Tree and Emma added those American Girl stickers from Michaels to decorate them.
The tissue paper balls hanging from the light fixture are soooo easy. Here is a link to the tutorial on them. http://sheekshindigs.blogspot.com/2011/03/diy-pom-pom-backdrop-tutorial.html
I got the moss place mats from a friend who gave me a great deal on them. They really make the party.
All the cute flowers with rhinestones are from www.haloheaven.com. For $10, I got 75 of those babies! I used them on the moss place mats and I let the girls pick as many as they wanted for their tea hats.
I also got the plain, white tea hats from www.haloheaven.com and the girls had fun choosing how they wanted their hats to look. My nieces hot glued the flowers and feather boas on for them.
I used the laundry line to hang some of the new American Girl doll clothes over the fireplace. I spray painted some wooden clothespins to add color.
So much fun!