Meet Blaire Wilson American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year!
Not only is today the first day of the new year, but it’s the day many American Girl fans have been waiting for! It’s the day American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year™, Blaire Wilson officially launches! If you haven’t heard yet, Blair is a young chef-in-training who loves bringing people together through, you guessed it, food. As soon as I learned about Blair, I knew my own little chef would love her! So let’s meet Meet Blaire Wilson American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year!
Blaire is described as a natural people person who excels at gathering people around the dinner table but struggles with finding a balance between the digital world and the real world – like so many people today.
With Blaire, girls will learn how important it is to stay connected to the people they care about by being there, not just clicking and swiping. Sounds like something us adults could use a little reminding of too.
Julia Prohaska, Vice President of Marketing for American Girl says “Building and maintaining supportive relationships with family and friends is central to Blaire’s story—a message we think is important to champion among girls today. In an age where families are often striving for quality time together, we hope Blaire inspires everyone to make a New Year’s resolution to connect more regularly with the important people in their lives and make their time together this year really count.”
We’ll learn about Blaire’s story from a chapter book series written by Jennifer Castle and published by Scholastic. In the two books that are available now, Blaire loves to put her cooking and decorating talents to good use on her family’s sustainable farm and bed-and-breakfast in upstate New York.
When the opportunity to plan the farm’s first wedding arises, Blaire jumps in with gusto. However, between overextending herself to create the perfect farm-fancy event and a newly diagnosed food sensitivity that makes her self-conscious,
Blaire finds herself more engaged on her devices than at real-life gatherings with others. Ultimately, through the help of her family and friends, Blaire finds a healthy balance and learns the value of being fully present at every occasion.
Blaire Wilson American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year comes to life for girls via a beautiful 18-inch doll, featuring bright green eyes and curly red hair.
Blaire’s world features an array of outfits, accessories, and products that reflect her life on Pleasant View Farm, including a sweet lamb and piglet, festive party decor, and Blaire’s Family Farm Restaurant, with everything needed to play out a show stopping farm-to-table celebration.
I mean just look at these accessories! Aren’t they the cutest?!
Fans can learn more about Blaire at the following 2019 events and activities:
- Blaire’s New Year’s Day Events: On January 1, American Girl stores nationwide are hosting Blaire’s Launch Event, where girls can celebrate with a fun decorating demonstration, a hand-lettering craft, a delicious sweet treat, and a free take-home Blaire doll item. Guests can also enter for a chance to win a Blaire doll and book. For more details, visit americangirl.com/stores.
- Blaire Online Play: Girls can visit http://play.americangirl.com/play/girl-of-the-year/blaire for book excerpts, games and activities, and Blaire’s Life at Pleasant View Farm Vlog posts from her family’s sustainable farm, featuring delicious recipes, gardening tips, cooking and craft videos, and more.
- Blaire’s Family Dinner Series: To promote mealtime togetherness, families are invited to attend a Blaire-inspired dinner series at select American Girl retail restaurants across the country in 2019. Parents can visit americangirl.com/stores to learn more or make a reservation.
The Blaire collection is available on TODAY, January 1, 2019, at americangirl.com; at all American Girl retail locations nationwide; and at American Girl specialty boutiques at select Indigo™ and Chapters™ locations in Canada and online at Indigo.ca. The Blaire books can also be purchased through retail and online booksellers.
To celebrate the release of the Blaire Wilson American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year, I have a very special giveaway! One lucky reader is going to WIN Blaire Wilson!! To enter, simply follow the entries on the giveaway form below! Good luck!