Autumn isn't a big party girl, which is completely opposite myself. I love a party! Each year before her birthday arrives we talk about how she'd like to celebrate. She always starts off thinking she'd like a party with her friends, but so far each year she's changed her mind, and chosen to spend the day doing something special with her best friend Catherine.
Last year Autumn chose to take a trip down to Boston to the American Girl Store, and she loved it so much she wanted to do it again this year. She's been diligently saving her money to purchase McKenna, the doll of the year, before she is retired and no longer available, and her birthday was a perfect reason to make the trip to the store and to have lunch in the bistro.
If you haven't been to an American Girl store before, it's a really cute and exciting place for a doll-lover. You can dress up and bring your own doll, and stroll around the store looking at all the new dolls and accessories in person, instead of just in the coveted catalog, or online.
The best part is having lunch in the bistro. It's so girly, and the dolls are treated just like guests.
The downside (yes unfortunately there is one) is that the dolls and accessories are pretty expensive, the food isn't anything spectacular, and it's normally crowded.
But it's the whole experience that makes it so special, and it's worth it to me to put a smile on your girl's face, especially on her birthday.
Posing in front of the store
Posing with a cardboard cutout of McKenna
Autumn and Catherine ready for lunch.
Autumn's dolls are also ready for lunch.
The big banana split Autumn insisted she
wanted, and then couldn't eat.
Have you been to the American Girl store?
If so what was your experience like?
Love it? Hate it?
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