Monday, September 22, 2008

Celebrating American Girl Doll Style

For Zoe's 6th birthday, she (via my suggestion) decided to forego a traditional birthday party for something a little more quaint: An American Girl Doll Tea.  Along with 2 friends, 2 grandma's and a mom, Zoe headed into NYC yesterday afternoon to pick out her birthday gift (a doll) and have a little tea.

The girls didn't need any convincing to wear cute dresses (the adults didn't either).
The drive into the city was pretty interesting.  Nana and I did our fair share of giggling as we listened to the conversations in the back seat.  Comments about how to be "polite" and "proper", even in the event that you burp.
 
Once we arrived at the store, Zoe picked out her doll (Karalyn & Maeve brought their's).  Zoe chose a "Just Like Me" doll.  The store clerk immediately picked out a doll...the same one Zoe picked for herself.  Nana and I were a bit thrown off.  The doll was blonde!  I never considered Zoe a blonde.  But obviously, she thinks of herself as one and others see her as one.  Interesting...
Tea was wonderful.  The girls didn't eat much, but they thoroughly enjoyed their Pink Lemonade and Chocolate Mousse.  The napkin rings were hair elastics with pink gerber daisies.  They thought of EVERYTHING!  Even down to booster seats for each of the dolls.
...and did I mention that each of the dolls had their own TEA cup?
After a great "spot of tea", we did a little more browsing in the shop and headed out.  Before headed home, we made a stop at Rockefeller Center.
But one of my favorite memories of the day will definitely be Karalyn & Zoe skipping down the sidewalk, holding hands, and singing at the top of their lungs that "we're best friends forever".

7 comments:

the schirano triplets said...

it looks like she thoroughly enjoyed herself and had a wonderful time! that smile on her face is just beaming!

i took lydia, well probably at least 4 years ago and i actually enjoyed it despite myself...

Kris said...

sounds like she had a great time!

Halloween Doll Clothes Gal said...

Looks like a great time was had by one and all.

Sullins' Spot said...

Sounds like an incredible birthday! I am so jealous of how close you live to the city!

Please tell Zoe that everyone from the Sullins' Spot say's Happy Happy Birthday!

Deanna said...

Oh my...this post is just soooo sweet. The girls look like they had such a great time!!! I too love American Girl! We just recently went to the one in Chicago since we are only about an hour away.

I'm glad she had a great time!!

salli said...

That is seriously too cute!!! Great idea!

Triplethefunplus2 said...

HOW FUN!!!