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An American Girl: McKenna Shoots For The Stars Tea Party – Giveaway!

From the moment Kaila met McKenna I knew they’d become fast friends and they did. Kaila has enjoyed getting to know the newest American Girl and can relate with her in many ways. Mostly gymnastics but as a parent I can respect the values McKenna is teaching my daughter and she’s learning to better understand how she feels.

We were so excited to find out McKenna would be making her way to Blu-ray!

MCKENNA BROOKS

McKenna is an energetic, determined girl who lives for gymnastics at least she thinks she does, until an injury and a wise tutor help her see that there are other things that she cares about, too. She’s goal-driven and wants to make her family proud, which is why she’s so embarrassed when her grades start to slip. At the gym, McKenna is super competitive, but she puts that competitiveness aside to support her teammates. She makes mistakes sometimes, but she always strives to be a good student, gymnast, and friend.

Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack Featuring DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet and DVD

Sold Exclusively at Wal-Mart, American Girl Stores and americangirl.com


Scheduled to Air on Saturday July 14, 2012 at 8/7c on NBC

To celebrate the release of the Blu-ray and movie we partnered with Universal Studios Home Entertainment for a fun tea party since McKenna helps out her mom often at her Seattle coffee shop. This is a perfect way to bond with my own daughters so we were thrilled to have this time together. With a few simple additions we created quite the fancy tea party and my girls and their friends were so excited to watch the movie and have hot cocoa.

Thanks to Universal who provided me with a gift card and the girls with McKenna bracelets, and activity sheets to do while we enjoyed the movie.

I was shocked to find that between my two girls they have 7 American Girl dolls, one being McKenna! We’re looking forward to watching the premiere on NBC with our dolls again!

Check out this trailer for the new flick!

Giveaway!

To celebrate and party with us we have one An American Girl: McKenna Shoots For The Stars Blu-ray combo pack to give away!

Main Entry: To enter, please tell me about your daughters favorite American Girl.

Giveaway ends 7-17-2012

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    • Terri S. on July 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Oops..I just saw that this giveaway ended 7/17. Sorry I missed it.



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  3. Brittany on July 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

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    Molly is her favorite.



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