Special thanks to Visit Overland Park, KS and American Girl for sponsoring our adventure! As always, thoughts and opinions are all my own. With three girls, one of my major goals is scheduling one on one time with each of them regularly. Thanks to our friends and American Girl and Visit Overland Park, my oldest daughter Cyanne and I had the pleasure of spending a day at a KC Royals at Kaufmann Stadium here in Kansas City. Naturally, we brought Cyanne’s newest friend, Melody Ellison, from the BeForever line of American Girl Brand dolls along for the ride!
American Girl Outing
If you aren’t familiar with American Girl outings, you’ll want to stop what you’re doing and head over to the American Girls Website to check out the list of events at your local store. These events range from in-store activities to fun outings, and give you and your girl (and her girl) the opportunity to bond both with each other and other American Girl fans! For our outing, we arrived at the American Girl store in Overland Park, KS bright and early. The girls all had the opportunity to get their doll’s hair styled in a sporty updo for the game at the in-store salon! Cyanne chose big tails for Melody, and they donned her with some adorable blue and white ribbons for the game!
Since this was such a special day for Melody, being it was her very first outing, we decided to get her ears pierced as well! So much fun and the staff was great at explaining to Cyanne how to properly care for Melody Ellison’s new piercing!
Next, we hopped on a comfy bus and headed to the game. The girls all received gift bags that included yummy snacks for the trip, fun American Girl items, and even a new hat for their dolls!
On the way back, the amazing staff at American Girl surprised them with treats for their dolls! The entire commute was an adventure in itself as we watched an American Girl movie and played a fun trivia game after.
Cyanne was pretty bummed when someone bumped her at the game, causing Melody to loose her new sunglasses and pin we’d just purchased. Luckily, the ladies at American Girl went above and beyond to make sure that she didn’t go home without them, and we were SOO appreciative of that.
The game itself was an amazing experience (and not only because the Royal’s beat the White Sox)!
Overall, this was an experience that neither Cyanne or I will soon forget. Planning on visiting Overland Park, KS soon? Be sure to check in at Visit Overland Park for all of the amazing attractions this city has to offer. You’ll also want to be sure to plan a visit to the American Girl Store at Oak Park Mall into your visit!