American Girl has done it again. The Special Edition sets have been released and I have to admit I am loving it. This is Samantha’s Outdoor Serving Set and I like it for several different reasons. With Grace Thomas the new Girl of the Year being released, there has been a lot of love in the air for her collection. Like, ALL of her collection. The problem with that is it can be pricey. So, I and many of you have done some DIY versions and they look awesome. Two of the most replicated items from the GOTY collection include the Bistro Set and the Pastry Cart. However, if you are not a crafty person or don’t enjoy DIY projects, Samantha’s Outdoor Serving Set is a perfect balance between the two. It has a beautiful white metal chair with a cushion as Grace’s has a beautiful red metal chair with a cushion. Samantha’s cart is smaller than Grace’s, but it has a removable tray for serving. Since Samantha’s Outdoor Serving Set is half the price of Grace’s Pastry Cart, I’d say it’s well worth it especially if you can’t decide between the Bistro Set and the Pastry Cart. Perfect Blend!
The cart is made to look like wicker, even though it is plastic. That was a good move because with kids playing with it the wicker might not have lasted that long!
Also, if you are a crafty person and replicating is your thing, this will be an easy peasy project! Just use the square Hobby Lobby chair, give it a little love and white paint and you have the chair. Make a look a like cushion with ribbons and the cart should be a piece of cake. Maybe just a few pieces from Hobby Lobby or some PVC piping. For the “wicker” part you can use a braided ribbon! Ooooh, I think I’m talking myself into recreating it!
**Note: This set does NOT come with sweet treats. I decided not to purchase that set since we have so many treats already! You can see my version of treats below.