Introducing Caroline Abbott at American Girl Place

Last week Lily and I were invited to attend the launch party for the new American Girl Doll.

American Girl Place on 5th ave in New York City is an absolute magical place for little girls…especially Lily.

My mom bought Lily an American Girl Doll last Christmas and Lily has loved her REBECCA doll. Dressing her up and taking her out to all important outings.

So on a brisk November evening we headed over to 5th ave to celebrate  American Girl’s newest historical character, Caroline Abbott, to learn  about her home in Sackets Harbor, NY, and its role in the War of 1812.

The evening included crafts, a scavenger hunt and a special dinner at the American Girl Cafe.

There were also actors dressed in period costumes roaming around the space to add to the mood.

Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site located in the Thousand Islands region of New York is a popular destination featuring re-enactors, exhibits, interpretive signs, and guided and self-guided tours and it is also included in Governor Cuomo’s “Path Through History,” a statewide roadmap that ties historically and culturally significant sites, locations and events throughout the Empire State.

After our crafting and scavenger hunt, we headed to the famed American Girl Cafe for a formal dinner. Lily has always wanted to do this and it was on our list of things to do this holiday season so she was OVER THE MOON about dining at the American Girl Cafe.

Upon entering the cafe, we were greeted by a friendly hostess who asked Lily, “How many dolls do you have joining you this evening?” to which she delightfully answered , ” One- Rebecca”.

The Hostess seated us and the doll in the center of the room.

Soon, we had a platter of cinnamon buns come out, followed by pink lemonade (don’t worry there are adult beverages available for the grown ups), then a platter of cheese, fruit and veggies and main course.  After  all this the yummy dessert plate arrived.. much to Lily’s delight… 3 types of dessert, cake, fruit and chocolate mousse.

American Girl certainly knows how to host a magical dinner.

If your little one forgets to bring a doll to the cafe.. no worries.. you can simply borrow a doll. Lily found a whole gang of pals to dine with her.

We had a great time at the American Girl Place and I feel so fortunate to have experienced this with Lily. She gushed about the event for days afterward.

You can find Caroline Abbott, at all American Girl Stores.

* I was not paid for this post. Simply attended the media event and loved it*