In celebration of the new Cécile & Marie-Grace dolls, American Girl hosted Charity Balls inspired by the costume balls of 1850s New Orleans at their individual stores. One of our readers, Madelon, and her daughter Emily went to the ball held at the American Girl Washington DC store at Tyson’s Corner and have this report and photos to share.
In her words:
Having read your last post about the Just for Fun books, I was reminded to tell you about the fabulous Meet Cecile and Marie-Grace event we went to last Friday at the Washington, DC area store. It was a charity ball type event to raise money for a New Orleans after school program. The store set out beautiful hors doeurves, taught dancing of the period, offered hair-styling and crafts. Emily had fun making a mask for her doll and a matching one for herself.
Next we had a fabulous dinner in the Bistro, learned about the dolls and some new French words. We received two chocolates in a special Cecile and Marie-Grace box.
Our goodie bag included a poster and the Just for Fun book you mentioned!
They had a very nice silent auction where you could bid on the dolls, books and accessories. Some very lucky girls went home with beautiful new items. The bidding was competitive, but the sale prices were way below retail.
I bought the song lyrics of the song Harry Connick Jr.’s daughter sang autographed by him and her for 30 dollars! It is a nice keepsake of the event.
Thanks again Madelon for sharing these photos and your experience with us!