Tuesday, April 24, 2012

American Girl and the Ballet

"Mom, I think that I want to dress like my sister this time, not my doll."  - Alexia.

Recently, the minnies and I spent the most wonderful day at American Girl in Tysons Corner.  I saw a unique experience advertised on the American Girl website and knew that it was perfect for us.  After a wonderful lunch at the American Girl Cafe, we went to see Alice in Wonderland on a charter bus organized by the peeps at American Girl. 

Our day started in the cafe for lunch.  The meal was delicious as always!  I'm always impressed at how pretty the food is.  I always say that I'm going to copy their fruit skewers and salad skewers...reminding myself to actually do this!  We started off with some pretzel bites with a honey mustard dipping sauce.  For the main course, we chose from several menus selections. 

The American Girl dolls sit in special chairs.  The server brings a little tea cup for the dolls, too!  My girls and I especially like the table talkers that help generate a great lunch time conversation. 

After lunch, we boarded the charter bus!  There were about 50 grandmothers, mothers, and girls who participated in this experience. 

The goodie bags entertained everyone during the short bus ride to the Kennedy Center.  There was a cute how to book called Dazzling Desserts with fun cookie and party ideas.  An American Girl magazine, bottled water, and sweet treats were also included in the treat bag. 

The brownie and sugar cookie combo was a huge hit! 

Alice in Wonderland was outstanding!  The costumes and choreography were amazing and I particularly loved the effects and techniques used to make Alice look bigger and smaller.  It was such a beautiful day that we couldn't resist a break on the terrace during intermission. 

Representatives from American Girl kept our group together and flawlessly organized this wonderful event.  It was an easy, fun, and unique way to experience American Girl and the ballet.  I have seen other events organized at the American Girl store such as visits to the Smithsonian and highly recommend these experiences. 

What is the most special excursion you remember as a child?  xoxo


  1. Looks like so much fun! I went to American Girl with my aunt when I was younger and loved it!

  2. What a fun event. Your daughters are adorable!

  3. Oh how wonderful! I miss AG days so very much! Enjoy every bit! The girls are darling.

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

    (Totally making those cookies for a dance competition this weekend!)

  4. What a great idea! Sounds like so much fun!



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