Randolph Presents Tea for ‘My Doll & Me’

By Mary Heyl

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Looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon with your daughter or granddaughter this winter? A lovely afternoon is waiting for you just 20 minutes from Ellicottville at the Randolph Free Library this Saturday, Feb. 7.
Join me the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation (RACDC) for a special event called My Doll and Me: A Valentine Tea. Girls are invited to bring their dolls – especially the popular 18-inch doll collection, American Girl dolls – as well as their mothers, grandmothers, aunts and friends!
The tea will include a Valentine craft for girls to make for their dolls, as well as games, drawings, and a Chinese auction with tea and doll-themed goodies. Of course, there will be no shortage of savory teas and tasty treats throughout the afternoon!
And, because the American Girl dolls are based on young female protagonists of an historical fiction series, RACDC is partnering with the Randolph Free Library to host this brand new event. A brief history about many of Randolph’s beautifully restored homes, built in the mid-1800s and early 1900s, will be presented to give participants some context for the historical time periods of several American Girl characters.
Other highlights of the afternoon include an eighteen-inch doll boutique, where girls can shop for doll outfits and accessories. Girls can also enter the raffle to win the American Girl doll of her choice!
As a young girl, I enjoyed spending the afternoon with my dolls, especially during the long winter months. Through the American Girl characters, I became interested in American history, and quickly grew my doll and book collections accordingly!
I’m very excited to introduce this event to Randolph and bring together young ladies who share a love of reading and creativity. I invite you to share the day with your granddaughter, daughter, niece or friend for an unforgettable afternoon!
There will be two tea times to choose from on Saturday, Feb. 7: 12 – 2 p.m. or 3- 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for girls. Please call 716-720-1278 to reserve your seat as seating is limited in the library’s fireplace room, which is equipped with an elevator. Follow “Enjoy Randolph” on Facebook to see sneak-previews of some of the prizes and goodies that will be part of My Doll and Me: A Valentine Tea!