We made it to Monday! Many of us are sitting at our desks pondering our wonderful weekend activities. Some of us are even recovering from all the excitement. Here at Chandler Center for the Arts we had a fun-filled weekend that left lasting smiles on our faces.
This past Saturday the American Girl Fashion Show came to town. The foyer was filled with excitement as the little girls and their dolls buzzed around. The dolls were pampered before the show, photos were taken and by the end kiddos were skipping out of the center. It was certainly a splendid day for all.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with American Girl, American Girl is an American line of 18-inch dolls released in 1986 by Pleasant Company. The dolls portray girls age 9-11 of a variety of ethnic backgrounds accompanied with story books told from the viewpoint of the girls. Originally the stories focused on various periods of American history, but were expanded in 1995 to include characters and stories from contemporary life.
The Pleasant Company has been awarded the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award eight times!
As a little girl, the excitement of a new doll was a treasured moment for me. I remember flipping through the glossy pages of the American Girl magazines wishing and hoping for the beautiful Samantha American Girl Doll. She had long brown hair – just like me. She was everything my little girl heart longed for.
I remember my birthday when I unwrapped the long rectangle box, lifted the lid and to my amazement the beautiful dark-haired doll awaited. It was one of my most exciting birthday memories. From that point on Samantha and I always had to dress alike and go everywhere together. I had to have all of her books, the trading cards and the American Girl magazines. Naturally when my little sister received her first doll, Kirsten, the four of us were inseparable.
You can imagine my excitement, almost 20 years later, to learn the American Girl Fashion Show is coming here to Chandler Center for the Arts this Saturday, November 3. Girls and their dolls can come see the newest in American Girl Fashions and learn about the history of American Girl Dolls.
Show times are 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 6:00pm. The event ticket price includes the fashion show, a goody bag of treats, and an American Girl favor bag. Tickets are $30.00 per person and can be purchased at www.chandlercenter.org or by calling the box office at 480-782-2680.
This is an event you and your little one will not want to miss. Believe me, there is nothing quite like the memories a young girl and her American Girl doll can make together.