About two weeks ago, my daughter and I had the opportunity to attend two events at the American Girl store at Easton. We went to Doll Hair Salon on Saturday and the Wellie Wisher Tea on Sunday.
Doll Hair Salon
This event was early Saturday morning at 9am. (Before the store opens to the public at 10am) Once we entered the store, we went to the activity room where there were little doll salon chairs. (This event was sold out!) The girls were instructed to strap the dolls in the chairs and to tie the bibs around their neck. The instructor told them that they would be putting colored hair clips into their doll’s hair today! Next, they used the water bottle to spray on the hair and brush their hair to help to get rid of the knots!
After that, the girls had to clip on hair pieces into their doll’s hair. The hair clip color choices were pink, blue or purple! (What fun colors!) My daughter chose the purple hair color. There a few adult American Girl helpers in the room that went around to help the girls as needed. Then, it was time to make the simple ponytail and check out the final product. My daughter did do everything by herself so I would recommend 8 and older to do the Doll Hair Salon class. (Check out the slideshow below!)
Finally, the tables were cleared off and the girls got to eat some yogurt and grapes!
Cost of class: $20
TIP: Make sure you bring an American Girl doll with long hair to this event. You are not allowed to use scissors to cut hair. Some girls could not do the ponytail because their doll’s hair was too short.
Wellie Wishers Tea
On Sunday, my daughter and I were seated at the American Girl Restaurant. We had a reserved table with our name on it and when we sat down our napkins were folded with pink ponytail holders!
Our waitress was very friendly and greeted us with a warm smile. She asked if my daughter wanted hot cocoa and that she was going to be bringing me a variety of teas. She also gave a tiny cup and plate to my daughter’s Wellie Wisher named Camille. While we were waiting, both of us were to assemble the paper craft house with Wellie Wishers cutouts. (Each of us were to assemble our own!) Of course, my daughter’s paper house was better than mine!
Shortly thereafter, an array of tea sandwiches arrived on 3 tier tower! So cute, right? My daughters favorite was the heart bread with cream cheese/jelly (Willa’s Lovely Strawberry Jam and Cream Cheese Sandwich) and mine was the tiny turkey sandwich ((Kendall’s terrific turkey tea sandwich)! (How cute are those BLT buns!)
Finally, it was time for dessert! I got the “Enchanted Garden “Mud Pie” Flower Pot with sugar cookie” (chocolate mousse with crushed Oreos) and my daughter got to decorate two vanilla cupcakes! She LOVED decorating and making her own designs. Pink frosting and colorful sprinkles of course! (What’s NOT to love!)
After eating dessert, we went on a Wellie Wisher scavenger hunt to find clues around the Wellie Wishers Dolls display and house.
Of the two events my daughter enjoyed this one the most! My only suggestion for improvement would be for parents to able to schedule events online vs. calling because it would be a big time saver to book online!
Cost: $13.50 per person
TIP: Come hungry!
Have you gone to any American Girl events at Easton?
Full Disclosure: Social Moms Around Columbus was given a Wellie Wisher Doll/event fees in exchange for a blog post/promotion.