American Girl Diner Part 1: Paper Hats & Guest Checks

Posted on Aug 19 2015 – 4:40pm
by Rudy


American Girl Diner Part 1: Paper Hats & Guest Checks

We really hope we are not boring anyone with our 50’s themed crafts!  We are all in for Maryellen.  The kids and I are having a blast preparing for when we bring Maryellen home.  We have Googled outfits (for us and the dolls), stopped by a few diners, watched a few TV shows (those were funny!) and we are so, so, so excited!  I think the crafts for this doll may go on forever!  Anyways, one of our big projects for Maryellen is replicating our own American Girl Diner!  That’s right!  There are so many cool things that go with a diner and that is why we have decided to break up this project into a series.  I can’t say how many parts there will be yet, but if you have any specific requests please leave a comment below and we will try to work them into the series!

American Girl Diner Series:

Part 1: Paper Hats & Guest Check Printables

Part 2: Menu Printables

Part 3: Paper Food Tray Printables

Part 4: Diner Booths

Part 5: Diner Table

Materials Needed:

  1. American Girl Diner Hat Printable
  2. American Girl Diner Checks Printable
  3. Scissors
  4. Tape or Glue Stick


  • We used card stock for the guest checks so they feel more like the real thing.
  • We used regular printer paper for the hats so they feel like the real thing too.
  • That’s it!  This is a super easy craft that all ages should enjoy!

Watch & leave your requests below.

***Important***Please do not post, upload or sell these printables.  These printables are property of and are offered here for FREE.  If you want to share these printables with a Facebook group, website, blog, or friend, you can simply link back to this post.  Thank you.

American Girl Diner Part 1: Paper Hats & Guest Checks was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

20 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. krista
    June 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm –

    I like it alot

  2. Abby
    November 2, 2015 at 6:24 pm –

    what do I do

  3. ginnie
    October 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm –

    Hooray! I love your blog! My daughter and I made the seaside diner, and we are using your diner printables. So cute! Thank you! I will post the finished diner on my blog shortly.

    I will link back here. ?

  4. Amanda Smith
    September 6, 2015 at 12:29 am –

    With the Guest Checks, you could also line them up at the top in a stack, then clip them together using those big binder clip paper clips- they are black with metal, then use rubber cement to glue the top of the checks together. Once dry, they will easily tear off from the top as you use them, just like the real thing!

    • Rudy
      September 6, 2015 at 8:58 am –

      Such a great idea!

  5. Connie
    August 21, 2015 at 5:31 am –

    What is “doll dining”? A book or a link? Those guest checks are so realistic.great job

  6. Jennifer Briggs
    August 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm –

    Thank you Rudy!!

  7. Linda Reynolds
    August 20, 2015 at 6:16 am –

    Thank you so very much!

  8. Jen
    August 20, 2015 at 5:08 am –

    Thank you for the wonderful printables!

  9. StarDustSparkles
    August 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm –

    areyou going to build an actual dinner out of wood or something?

    please replicate some of samantha’s sets

    • Rudy
      August 20, 2015 at 9:07 am –

      We are going to make everything that goes into a diner and put it all in one of our larger doll rooms!

  10. Rebecca
    August 19, 2015 at 8:53 pm –

    I would totally make this but don’t have anymore room:(

  11. Josefina
    August 19, 2015 at 4:49 pm –

    You should REALLY (and I mean REALLY) get Doll Dining! It has how to make all this food for your diner, hat, apron and to get you started on your own diner (or any other restaurant). Just thought maybe I’d suggest it!

    I’m AGlvr just changed my name!