Along with the turning of the weather and the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center, there is another surefire indicator that Christmas is nearing in New York City. For those of you who have the great pleasure of being blissfully unaware of what American Girl Place is, here is a quick primer: American Girl Place sells American Girl dolls. American Girl Place not only sells these dolls, but also clothes and accessories to dress these dolls in.
But American Girl Place isn’t just a crowded store. It’s a crowded doll store, which is a perfect storm of awkwardness for me, a 29-year-old man. We are beyond excited about today’s sneak peek reveal of the new American Girl of the Year 2015, Grace Thomas. I’m loving the angle that Grace visits Paris and then is inspired to start her own baking business when she arrives back home to the USA.
Grace’s Pastry Cart sells for $150 and her bistro set for only $85 so these are more affordable for sure. The 2015 Girl of the Year books—Grace, Grace Stirs It Up, and Grace Makes It Great—written by Mary Casanova, introduce girls to an inventive, enthusiastic nine-year-old girl who is full of big ideas. American Girl created For Goodness, Bake!, a year-long fund-raising initiative in support of No Kid Hungry®, the campaign to end childhood hunger in America from Share Our Strength®. Sur La Table Cooking Classes: Starting in March 2015, girls can join American Girl and Sur La Table for Grace-themed French baking classes. Grace Retail Events: On January 1, girls can celebrate Grace’s debut at American Girl retail stores with the reveal of her product collection, plus in-store baking demonstrations, free craft activities, giveaways, and a photo opportunity.
Grace Paid App and Online Play: Girls can unlock the secrets to making French pastries with Grace’s exclusive paid app, Grace Sweet Shop. American Girl Dolls Cecile and Marie Grace Love these new historical dolls from American Girl.
My mom said I can have it all for my birthday but I just have to help with the money $$ I am so happy.
How could you hate grace i mean she is so cool!(But, I wish my American girl, Elizabeth,was the girl of the year). Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I am inside American Girl Place on Fifth Avenue fighting through hordes of mothers and their children, trying to buy dolls and doll accessories for my nieces. The best (creepiest?) part of all is that the clothes also come in regular children’s sizes, meaning girls can dress exactly like their dolls.
In fact, the employees really are the only saving grace of the entire American Girl Place experience. Check out our  official Grace Thomas American Girl of the Year 2015 Photos and Images below and you’ll see lots more about this adventurous girl who loves to travel and bake.


Looks like this will be a fantastic opportunity to inspire our own girls to strive to travel, experience new places and cultures, and to be entrepreneurs.
A planner at heart, Grace finds the courage to step outside her comfort zone during a trip to Paris that broadens her perspective and challenges her to try new things.
With 1 in 5 American children suffering from Hunger, American Girl is inspiring girls to bake just like Grace and host their own bake sales to raise funds which they can then donate to No Kid Hungry. Starting January 1, American Girl is encouraging girls to host charity bake sales in their local communities and donate proceeds to No Kid Hungry.
The journal will feature a variety of content, including written posts, videos, recipes, photos, polls, guest writers, and user-generated content to connect girls with Grace’s world.
The two-hour classes, offered at more than 50 Sur La Table locations nationwide, will give girls hands-on instruction on how to make French pastries. Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs.
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If you own the rights to any of the images and do not wish them to appear on the site please contact us, and they will be promptly removed! And if their doll breaks, they can take them back to the store and have them admitted to the doll “hospital” where a “nurse” dresses the doll in a hospital gown, puts a hospital ID bracelet around its wrist and brings it into “surgery” where it is repaired.
We live in one of the biggest, busiest cities in the world — we should be used to it! I clearly haven’t come to the store with a child in tow, nor do I seem old enough to be shopping for my child who’s at home. They normally approach me first, and are eager to help me find just about anything I have on my Christmas shopping list.
My daughter Kenzie, age 9, can not wait to read her new book and buy it at the store when it releases tomorrow on January 1st. Kenzie is also 9 years old just like Grace so she is just at the perfect age to appreciate and adore American Girl Dolls and their inspiring books.
Back home, Grace uses her newfound courage and culinary skills to start her own French baking business with her two best friends. Because 1 in 5 children struggles with hunger in the United States, American Girl is helping ensure all children get the healthy food they need every day.
No, it looks like I came to American Girl Place to either shop for dolls for myself or to try and meet little girls — whichever is worse.
They must be specially trained to seek out guys like me, before we go completely insane and impale ourselves through the eye with the sharpened end of a candy cane. And instead of filling up my nieces’ heads with nonsense about charity and gratefulness and “the true meaning of Christmas,” I buy them plastic things from crowded stores, because that’s how you get children to like you.


Learning to combine their talents, Grace and her friends mix together some great ideas that, ultimately, lead to many sweet rewards.
All three floors, plus a mezzanine, are perpetually swarmed with moms, kids and the strollers they inhabit. Or maybe they’re just happy to see someone who isn’t crying, throwing up on themselves or throwing a tantrum — and that’s just the mothers who shop in the store.
So, if you happen to be in the American Girl Place in the middle of December of any given year, you’ll probably see me paying upwards of $35 for a doll hat that my youngest niece will probably lose by New Year’s Day. And when you do see me, punch me in the face. To bring Grace’s story to life, a full-length movie will debut on DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment in summer 2015.
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And there’s Kitt Kittredge, a girl living through the Great Depression (who probably worked in a factory and died of Polio). Patrick’s Cathedral is located across the street from the store, just in case you’d like a priest to administer your Last Rites before embarking on a suicidal mission into this labyrinth of plastic, snotty noses and cacophonous crying. No sane New Yorker walks into the 34th Street Macy’s two days before Christmas, sees throngs of slow-moving mouth breathers packing onto the rickety wooden escalators and excitedly exclaims, “New York, gotta love it!” It’s not that I don’t like people.
There’s nothing more awkward than having to lean over a 3-year-old girl and her mother to grab the last cheerleading outfit off a rack of tiny doll clothes. Sure, the smiles on my nieces’ faces on Christmas morning more than make up for having to navigate this insanity, but in the moment, it’s death.
Even though I’m merely there to shop just like everyone else, I can’t help but feel a little sleazy. I just don’t like them when they’re in my way, and they’re in my way all of the time in this city. There are so many moms and daughters there that I always feel like I wandered into some private affair that’s not for masculine eyes — kind of like when I accidentally walked into a woman’s changing room when I was a little boy.



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