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 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

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 Entertainmentfor 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!


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.

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Giveaway ends 7-17-2012



  1. corrie says

    my neice hannah and madison love the american girls. i got them one for christmas but didnt pay attention to what one i got them.

  2. Sandy VanHoey says

    My granddaughters have just 1, not sure of the name but she has blonde hair, a bit of freckles and is super cute.

  3. shanna says

    McKenna – My daughters half sister – loves her McKenna doll – I’m sure because they share the same name =)

  4. debbie jackson says

    our favorite is felicity and love the story that goes with debbie jackson,
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  6. Marci says

    My 9yo daughter has Kit who looks just like her. My 6 yo daughter has two. One that has striaght dark hair and blue eyes and the other has blond curly hair with blue eyes which looks just like her.

  7. Erin says

    Kit is my daughter’s favorite! I love your idea for having a tea party to celebrate. We can’t wait to see the movie!

  8. Marianna says

    I don’t have a daughter so I don’t know about a fave American Girl but I do have a young niece who I love to shop for that I think would love the American Girls (though she doesn’t have any yet)

  9. Vicki Wurgler says

    I do not think my granddaughter is aware of American Girl but I think she would love Rebecca

  10. Crystie says

    My daughters favorite historical character is Felicity and her favorite doll of the year is Kanani.

  11. Leslie Galloway says

    My daughter just got into it… she only has bitty babies so far. She does want Kaya though.

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  14. candace land says

    Her favorite is Cecile because she loves New Orleans and enjoys learning about “old times”.

  15. Regina d says

    Tweeted giveaway\wonderwomanmoma. I don’t have direct link bc I am on mobile device but it is in my tweets :)

  16. Mary Cloud says

    My daughter doesn’t have one – she hasn’t even seen the movie yet

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  17. Sarah Y says

    Fan on facebook, tweeted
    My daughter has the American doll we designed to look like her

  18. Ellie Wofford says

    My daughter LOVES Julie! She has an Aunt Julie with a dog named Nutmeg so we found it hilarious that the Julie doll has a pet bunny named Nutmeg!

  19. Kellie says

    My daughters favorite American girl doll is McKenna, because its her first one! She also loves Julie, we bought her roller skates for McKenna because they looked so fun!

  20. Terri S. says

    My granddaughter likes Molly the best because she has braids and wears eyeglasses like my granddaughter. :-)