This Christmas I used the American Girl personal shopper which comes as a courtesy to guests by appointment. It was a great experience and since then I have gotten more information and emails on upcoming events at the store (which is very close to our home). I received an email regarding a Bunny Brunch at the Natick, MA store. My daughter just loves going there and I figured what the heck, a good way to spend some girly time with her and for $20 a person it wasn’t too much money.
This morning was the Bunny Brunch. Doors opened 15 minutes before the start of the breakfast. The staff in the store was excited to see everyone and very welcoming (as they usually are). We were promptly seated in a reserved table. As is usual each doll was given a high chair to use and as we began to order they were brought a cup and saucer which you can take home. We had three Bitty Babies with us and they each got to take home their cups and saucers (perfect for a tea party down the road). The napkins are tied in pretty ribbons which double as hair ties and can also be taken home. Each girl was given a gift bag which included a copy of American Girl magazine and some hair clips. There was a special menu which included a beverage (juice, coffee, milk or hot cocoa), your choice of breakfast with items like scrambled eggs, eggs florentine, pancakes and french toast and once you were done eating they brought out chocolate mousse and bunny cookies. All for $20, I was really impressed. Their food is always good and I was really impressed with how much you got – my daughter and I had the scrambled eggs which came with two slices of bacon, rosemary flavor hash browns and wheat toast cut in the shape of hearts. I almost forgot one of the best parts of breakfast too, they started with mini cinnamon buns which were warm and gooey and good.
The mall Easter bunny came by each table for a visit and a picture and you were given a coupon for a free 5×7 photo with the Easter bunny for a special American Girl only time to see him. It was not open to regular mall guests, only for those attending the brunch. Of course we ended up doing some shopping in the American Girl store which I am sure is what they are hoping but there is no pressure to buy anything.
I highly recommend the Bunny Brunch and would consider making it an annual tradition. Thank you American Girl for these special events that are so special to our little girls!