It's shaping up to be a busy spring for American Girl fans! Several fun events for kids ages 8 and up are planned at the Mall of America's American Girl store. For events requiring reservations, call 1-888-247-5223.
MARCH 14: JOSEFINA'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - Learn about Josefina's life, enjoy a special meal and take home a keepsake birthday booklet. American Girl author Valerie Tripp will be the guest of honor at the birthday party. Cost is $26 and reservations are required.
MARCH 28: REBECCA'S MOVIE FUN DAY - Learn about Rebecca's love for acting and the movies. Enjoy dinner together and take home a keepsake memory booklet. Cost is $26 and reservations are required. Event starts at 4:30 p.m.
APRIL 14: DAZZLING DOLLS 'DOS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS - Give your doll a new look for spring! American Girl Salon stylists will share tips and tricks for creating a crown veil or ponytail veil hairdo, perfect for fancy outings. Each girl receives a goody bag with doll hair accessories and styling instructions. Cost is $24 and reservations are required.
APRIL 17: LANIE'S NATURE ACTIVITY DAY - Lanie, the 2010 Girl of the Year, is a real nature lover. At this freeh in-store event, kids can learn about the wonders of nature and gardening by planting their own mini gardens, making cute seed labels and participating in a garden-themed scavenger hunt. Event to be held from 2 - 4 p.m.
APRIL 24 or MAY 15: AMERICAN GIRL DINNER & NATURE TOUR - Explore nature just like Lanie! Start with a guided walking tour of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and then visit the Bloomington Visitor Center. After your adventure, enjoy dinner with your doll at the American Girl Bistro. Reservations are required; cost is $20. Event to be held at 3 p.m.