As y’all know, CeeCee celebrated turning FOUR earlier in the month. In addition to a few little things, my family, Mother and Daddy-O treated her to a girls day out at Atlanta’s American Girl Boutique + Bistro!
None of us had ever been in the store before, and boy was it a delight. We took our time looking at and trying out every doll we could get our hands on to find the one that was just right for CeeCee. She narrowed it down to these three…
And then chose Camille as her very first American Girl doll!!! She is part of their new Wellie Wishers collection and is a little smaller than the traditional dolls. Perfect for a 4 year old!! CeeCee also had a gift card and was able to get Carrots the bunny and a few outfits. We got a bit carried away and she also ended up with the high chair :-) She was such a precious angel through the whole process and seeing her face light up with delight over so many dolls and precious girly things made my day.
After picking out Camille, also known as Shamille, Cashmille, Dolly (who knew Camille was so hard for a little one to say?!) and a whole host of other names we were ready for lunch in the American Girl Bistro.
Oh.my.goodness. this is literally just the cutest little cafe you’ve ever seen!!!! Everything was PINK and perfect. Our table came with a little box of conversation starters, not that the four of us have ever had trouble striking up the chitter chatter. Do note that reservations are needed. We dined on a Monday morning at 11AM when they opened and it wasn’t crowded at all. I understand it is impossible to get in on the weekends.
The dolls dine right at the table with you in their own little high chair. CeeCee and her doll were both given birthday stickers as well!
They get a tiny cut and plate as well that you get to bring home. CeeCee loved letting Shamille drink her tea and then pink lemonade.
We found the food to be surprisingly good. We all had the same thing – spinach artichoke dip for our starter…. (big enough to share if you are wondering or want to get a few different apps for the table)
… and the grilled chicken spinach salad for our main course. The menu is $16.50 for adults and includes your choice of starter and entree. Little ones like CeeCee have a Bitty Menu and eat for $7.50.
For dessert CeeCee picked out the decorate your own cupcakes. She got icing, toppings, a cupcake for herself AND a mini cupcake for Cashmille. :-) (we couldn’t get over the names she was calling Camille)
It was the sweetest lunch I think I’ve ever had…
After lunch we headed just upstairs for one ride on the carousel. I got the honor of going with her :-) We admired each and every animal but it was the deer that stole her heart.
Note that carousel rides are $2 and they only take cash. We had to scrape it together and would have been out of luck if we had 2 kids with us.
I love this little lady like my own and am SO thankful for all of the joy, girliness and sweetness that she brings to my life. I think she was the cherry on top for our entire family. I look forward to many, many more outings in our future and feel SO very blessed to have these experiences with not just CeeCee but Mother and Sister to boot. These are the days.
The Atlanta American Girl location is about a 30 minute drive from downtown Atlanta.
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED