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Barbie Baby Shower in Beijing

7 Aug

It is no secret to those who know me that I am a lover of all things Barbie.  So when my dear friends here in Beijing decided to throw us a baby shower – the theme was apparently a “Barbie Doll Brainer”…i.e. a no brainer.  Not to suggest that creators behind the famous doll do not have brains…it is just that if you literally squeeze the doll’s head, it is hollow – there is no plastic brain.  Perhaps something Mattel should think about adding…

While my Ken doll, Brett, was in the know, the shower was a total surprise to me!  What a fun treat to find all of my Beijing beauties dressed in their “Barbie Best” to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Baby Olive Bee.  And while the actual brunch baby shower was a surprise, I was not surprised at all to find that these special ladies had covered every detail – including a preggers Barbie centerpiece!  I will now let the pictures do the talking…

The brunch menu – complete with my face super-imposed on the Original Barbie. Each place setting came with its own pair of shoes and matching handbag…Barbie size of course!

Playing with the pregnant Barbie. She and I really bonded that day as we were the only guests not partaking in the free-flow of pink champagne!

Preggers Barbie Centerpiece

How cute are these custom Barbie cupcakes??

More of the cutest cupcakes… by Lollipop Bakery in Beijing

Brett and I with KC Connolly – i.e. Ghetto Fabulous Barbie!

2 of our Barbie Hostesses with the Mostesses! Neon Barbie Megan Connolly and Lena Abed as Skipper.

The very pink party table sprinkled with Barbie Shoes…

GIFT TIME! The must-have onesie for our future New Yorker.

Thank you ladies for all of the amazing gifts…snuggly blankies, her first Qipao, the cutest teeny tiny socks I have ever seen, and enough clothes for me to change her “look” multiple times a day. Let’s just say…you all know me well!

With our very own petite size Happy Family Set – Ken, Barbie, and Baby!

It is tough to get this many Barbies to focus at the same time… Thank you to our wonderful hostesses!

Outside of MODO, a fabulous choice for the Barbie Brunch Baby Shower, in Sanlitun village.

I would like to say another BIG Barbie THANK YOU to all of our sweet friends who organized this celebration in honor of our little one.  Being pregnant and planning to give birth in China is certainly a unique and sometimes challenging experience, but having the love and support of  such great friends is a true blessing.

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4 Responses to “Barbie Baby Shower in Beijing”

  1. Auntie L August 7, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Morgan,
    The little “onesy” reminded me of the “I love New York” t-shirt that Juli had. It was covered in chocolate milk and ravoli. She wore it all the time. I hope you are feeling okay.

  2. Jean Blankenship August 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    What cute ideas your friends have! And yes, they certainly know you well! I remember the full bushel basket of
    Barbies you had. I know you are looking forward to Mona and Joe visiting. Blog everything! I love you! Mama Jean

  3. lizzierosejewellery August 13, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Looked a great baby shower. I had both my children in Hong Kong in ’96 and ’98 and it was a great experience (although I am fully aware of the differences between there and China!). I’m sure everything will go swimmingly! Congratulations, Cath.

  4. Gege Irene August 17, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    Hi Morgan,
    How adorable of your great idea! I find this article recommendation in Beijing Kids’ weibo and find it is you! I am Irene, the photographer from bloompic.com. I am recovered from my bone broken. If you have not take your bump up photos, I am very glad to take the photography for you, for I am admired your love for life.

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