Maryellen Larkin American Girl doll giveaway



Maryellen Larkin American Girl
Maryellen Larkin has arrived! American Girl doll fans have been waiting a long time for a 1950's doll, and she is finally here. Maryellen is an optimistic, energetic 9 year-old girl who lives in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1954. Maryellen likes TV and the movies, and she likes to draw. Maryellen's story brings the 50's to life -- not just the iconic sock hops and poodle skirts and diners that everyone knows from West Side Story and Grease, but also the underlying cultural movements that shaped the era, such as conformity versus individuality, the rise of suburbia, the baby boom, and lingering postwar prejudices. I haven't begun reading Maryellen books yet, but I'm really hoping they introduce girls to all these themes and make them think about how the 1950's influenced our lives today.

Here are a few photos I took of Maryellen and her accessories at the American Girl Store at Stanford Shopping Center:

Here's the Seaside Diner playset, which includes the structure, furniture (with real vinyl on the stools and booth!), and diner-style food.
Maryellen Larkin American Girl


Here's another view of the diner, from the inside. Also in the photo is Maryellen's daschund, Scooter.
Maryellen Larkin American Girl


Here are a few of Maryellen's outfits.  I adore her black poodle skirt!
Maryellen Larkin American Girl


Here's Maryellen's Jukebox. It comes with an audio cable so girls can attach their MP3s or phones or tablets and play their own music from the jukebox!
Maryellen Larkin American Girl


 Here's another view of the diner. It even comes with a sticker sheet so girls can decorate the walls themselves.
Maryellen Larkin American Girl


Here's Maryellen's mini-doll version. So cute!
Maryellen Larkin American Girl


I'm super happy because American Girl sent me a Maryellen doll to review, so stay tuned for a few more posts with close-up photos of Maryellen! In addition, I'm giving away a Maryellen doll below!

Win a Maryellen doll

One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a Maryellen Larkin doll and book!

Enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 11:59 PST on Sept 30, 2015. I will draw a winner after that date and post their name once the winner has been confirmed and verified. Continental US residents only. For more giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post.  The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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84 Comments, Leave yours here:

Kimberly on September 9, 2015 at 1:33 PM said...

I think the classic 50's pieces are adorable, so I LOVE her jukebox and poodle skirt outfit. Too cute!

Jessica on September 9, 2015 at 6:55 PM said...

I think Maryellen's Ice Skating Outfit & Accessories are so pretty.

CindyWindy2003 on September 9, 2015 at 7:38 PM said...

I would want to get maryellen's dog scooter!

Anonymous said...

I don't really love any of them, but the diner if I had to choose

Patricia on September 9, 2015 at 9:21 PM said...

I absolutely love the diner food!

moushka on September 9, 2015 at 9:21 PM said...

The jukebox is awesome!! My daughter would be so thrilled!

James Robert on September 10, 2015 at 2:45 AM said...

I think the jukebox is pretty cool, like that one.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys on September 10, 2015 at 4:24 AM said...

I really like Maryellen's Dog, Scooter

shelly on September 10, 2015 at 5:32 AM said...

My daughter likes the 50's diner and Maryellen's dog Scooter

Mami2jcn on September 10, 2015 at 6:20 AM said...

My daughter has the magazine and she wants the 50s diner for Christmas.

Lauren on September 10, 2015 at 6:31 AM said...

I like the Seaside Diner and outfit.

Heather Hayes Panjon said...

I Love Maryellen's Daschund, Scooter!

kellyr78 on September 10, 2015 at 8:10 AM said...

I think the jukebox is fun!

Chele on September 10, 2015 at 12:24 PM said...

I love the Juke Box. It's so colorful and fun. Perfect accessory for this fabulous era!

Heather Sebastian on September 10, 2015 at 12:24 PM said...

I love Maryellen's Play Outfit!

Kelly Tupick on September 10, 2015 at 3:44 PM said...

I like the poodle skirt outfit. It's really cute.

Shelly Peterson on September 10, 2015 at 7:04 PM said...

I like the black poodle skirt outfit.

jenmalonee on September 10, 2015 at 7:32 PM said...

I love the jukebox.. it is so cute!

Janice on September 10, 2015 at 7:44 PM said...

The jukebox is too cute!!
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Kristin Goodson on September 11, 2015 at 5:51 AM said...

I love her poodle skirt and juke box!

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Amy P on September 11, 2015 at 8:17 AM said...

The Striped Sweetheart Dress for Girls is so cute!

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Madonna on September 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM said...

I love the shrug she is wearing. I think it is so adorable and my granddaughter wears a lot of them and she would like that they have that in common.

Isaiahsmom on September 11, 2015 at 10:08 AM said...

I love the 50's outfit for Maryellen.

bison61 on September 11, 2015 at 4:55 PM said...

I like the Maryellen's Birthday Dress

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Barbara Montag on September 11, 2015 at 10:13 PM said...

My favorite is Maryellen's Striped Outfit for Girls.
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Tandi Cortez-Rios on September 11, 2015 at 10:54 PM said...

Maryellen's Jukebox is my favorite accessory.

Karen on September 11, 2015 at 11:04 PM said...

I really love Maryellen's dress! Teal and pink/red is my favorite color combo, and the dress has such a timeless cut to it. If it came in my size, I would totally wear it!

Ashley on September 12, 2015 at 11:31 AM said...

I love her play outfit!

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Kristen on September 12, 2015 at 3:20 PM said...

I like her skating outfit.

Amanda Mary Schaeffer on September 12, 2015 at 10:28 PM said...

I just love the poodle skirt and the jukebox is so cool I love that you can attach an mp3 player to it and it plays music that is so awesome. :)

Dawn Monroe on September 13, 2015 at 12:44 PM said...

I think her black and pink poodle skirt is adorable and I like her sleeper sofa.

Birdie Bee on September 13, 2015 at 2:17 PM said...

Maryellen's Jukebox is my favorite.

Sarah Brittingham on September 13, 2015 at 3:29 PM said...

I really like all of Maryellen's collection. I have seen other pictures of outfits for her on the Internet that I really hope American Girl releases, like the garden outfit. I love her diner, jukebox and poodle skirt outfit best.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley on September 13, 2015 at 7:31 PM said...

I love her pajamas! So cute.

Hazel Mapletree on September 13, 2015 at 10:42 PM said...

I love Maryellen! Her whole collection was really designed well and captures the 1950's spirit! I love her Jukebox, Her Poodle Skirt, and Her Hair!

Terra Heck on September 14, 2015 at 3:40 AM said...

Such a cute doll. I really like the Maryellen's Hairstyling Set. Thanks.
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T on September 14, 2015 at 11:09 AM said...

I love the 50's era and her poodle skirt is my favorite, it looks so adorable on her. (Tammy Horn)

T on September 14, 2015 at 11:12 AM said...

I love the 50's era and her poodle skirt is my favorite, it looks so adorable on her. (Tammy Horn)

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) on September 14, 2015 at 8:40 PM said...

I would love to get Maryellen's dog Scooter!

Tabathia B on September 15, 2015 at 10:14 AM said...

I like maryellens pajamas

Courtnie Miller on September 15, 2015 at 11:58 AM said...

I like the Hairstyling Set

kristin mcclain on September 15, 2015 at 12:06 PM said...

I really love the diner and her poodle skirt dress! She's from one of my favorite era's!

PrincessFayth6 on September 15, 2015 at 2:21 PM said...

I love Maryellen's diner, poodle skirt outfit and her birthday dress.

Marty C. on September 16, 2015 at 9:18 AM said...

I like the diner. It's an interesting and unusual doll play environment.

Shannon Weel on September 16, 2015 at 10:56 AM said...

The jukebox is SO SO SO cute!!!

latanya t on September 17, 2015 at 1:54 AM said...

I like Striped Sweetheart Dress for Girls

Ken Christensen on September 17, 2015 at 1:15 PM said...

My girls will like the dog scooter

Elisabeth on September 17, 2015 at 2:41 PM said...

I love her little aqua bow!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog on September 17, 2015 at 6:16 PM said...

I love the poodle skirt outfit!! Thank you so much!

Em Mahr said...

My favorite outfit is the Ice Skating outfit, as far as accessories, I like the Accent Braid Clips

MamaStace on September 18, 2015 at 10:59 PM said...

I like Mary Allen's living room set

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Janet W. on September 19, 2015 at 4:14 PM said...

The poodle skirt outfit is definitely my favorite!!

Shannon F on September 19, 2015 at 6:23 PM said...

I love Maryellen's Diner Set!! So cute!

jakiesmom on September 20, 2015 at 6:32 PM said...

I like her ice skating outfit and accesories

Karen Propes on September 20, 2015 at 7:10 PM said...

I love her TV, reminds me of one we had when I was growing up.

Sarah VM on September 22, 2015 at 7:39 AM said...

I really like the jukebox.

Caroline on September 22, 2015 at 7:59 AM said...

The Jutebox is super cute

Ellen on September 22, 2015 at 8:33 AM said...

Love Maryellen's Jukebox and that you can play music thru it.

laroyal on September 22, 2015 at 12:33 PM said...

I love the diner food.

Birdie Bee on September 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM said...

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Laurie Nykaza on September 23, 2015 at 12:50 AM said...

I love the Juke Box it is so cute great doll too.

Ruth C said...

I like the poodle skirt

Crystal said...

I love her little kitchen mixer. It is adorable!

Ali Nicole on September 23, 2015 at 10:45 AM said...

The dog scooter is cute!

Unknown on September 24, 2015 at 7:08 PM said...

I love Maryellen Larkin! her whole collection is so well made and designed!
I also love that American Girl has finally come out with a cute little Dachshund!

Kae Palmer on September 24, 2015 at 7:23 PM said...

I love Maryellen Larkin! her whole collection is so well made and designed!
I also love that American Girl has finally come out with a cute little Dachshund!

Jeanna Johnson on September 26, 2015 at 12:29 PM said...

I love Maryellen's diner set! How cute!

MJ Moore said...

I love her TV!

Louwhoo on September 27, 2015 at 3:21 PM said...

So cute! I'm loving that jukebox!

Natalie F on September 27, 2015 at 7:10 PM said...

The seaside diner and outfit. Who would not have loved that as a child?

christy sweeney on September 28, 2015 at 8:21 AM said...

The poodle skirt is adorable! I think it's my fave!

Faith said...

My favorite thing in Maryellen's collection is definitely her sweet little puppy Scooter!! Thank you so much for this great giveaway! Good luck to all!

Tim Cross on September 28, 2015 at 10:27 AM said...

The poodle skirt is adorable, definitely my favorite

Natalie on September 28, 2015 at 7:02 PM said...

I adore the Seaside Diner set!

Candace said...

I personally love her meet outfit and adorable meet accessories!

Lana Bilyy on September 29, 2015 at 5:33 AM said...

I like the diner

Anonymous said...

My favorite outfit of Maryellen's would be her skating dress. and I also really love her bed! I hope that I can win Maryellen! this is the 12th contest I have entered to win her!

Anonymous said...

I hope to Win Maryellen for my granddaughter and her favorite outfit of Maryellen is her school dress.

Claire Quaile on September 30, 2015 at 6:23 AM said...

The jukebox is sooooo adorable

Elle on September 30, 2015 at 7:43 AM said...

I love the poodle skirt.

Heather from Frugal Southern Living on September 30, 2015 at 8:09 AM said...

My daughter is a girly girl and would LOVE the blue fancy dress on her doll :)

Allison Merner on September 30, 2015 at 7:44 PM said...

The poodle skirt is to die for!

Unknown on September 30, 2015 at 8:03 PM said...

My daughter loves the poodle skirt.

Anonymous said...

I would have to say my favorite item from Maryellen Larkin's collection would have to be her Pj's they are so cute!

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