Friday, June 8, 2012

Barbie Event

Yesterday, I sacrificed my one day of work to bring Elizabeth to this Barbie event in 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Yes, ain't I a crazy mum? We arrived around 10am. Don't want to be late and caught in another bee line, do we? There's a free makeover and photoshoot with a minimum purchase of RM80 Barbie products if you're a Toys 'R' Us member or if you have a Maybank credit card. If you are not a member of any of those cards, then you must make a minimum purchase of RM100 to be entitled for the free makeover and photoshoot. That's the reason why we're there so we did our purchasing quickly then proceeded to register for the photoshoot session. Elizabeth was then whisked off for her makeup session and then changed into a costume of her choice. When it was her turn, she had to follow a few instructions on how to pose for her photoshoot. I felt that the photographer should try harder to teach the child how to work on their facial expression and should do a few takes to get the perfect shot. But it's not entirely he's fault too. Maybe he cannot linger in a session so keep up with the growing line waiting for their turn. Other than that, Elizabeth enjoyed the experience. No photography or video allowed during the photoshoot for parents. So I can't share with you any photographs in the process. I can only show you the picture once it is ready as I didn't opt for the instant photographs.

While I was choosing the photographs to be processed, I heard the MC announcing that there would also be a Barbie Kitchenette "I Can Be Chef" programme lined up for the children to participate. I was pleasantly surprised because I didn't expect it. Wonder how it could have slipped my eyes when I read about the event in the newspaper. So since I'm already entitled to register for the programme (minimum purchase of RM30 Barbie products), I wasted no time in registering. The programme only will commence at 1.30pm so we decided to go for our lunch first as we were both famished by then. We looked for a place that serves spaghetti as it is Elizabeth's current favourite now and stumbled upon Dave's Deli. I don't know why but Dave's Deli always brought back memories of my college days when we first discovered Dave's Deli way back then in 1 Utama Shopping Centre. It's really good that they lasted until today. They have a 30% discount promotion during weekdays from 12pm to 3pm which I was absolutely thankful for it. This also brought in the crowd! It was amazing to see a long queue and full house. I've never seen Dave's Deli with such long queues before. Anyway, I ordered spaghetti with sausage and mushroom in tomato sauce as planned for the princess and I ordered salmon and dill quiche for myself. My jaw dropped when the spaghetti arrived because I didn't expect the portion to be huge! I could've shared the meal with Elizabeth but it was too late. We tried with all our might to finish it but alas we couldn't in the end.

The princess digging in the huge portion of spaghetti.

My quiche. It was good for me. Oh well, maybe a hungry stomach makes everything tasted so good. The long queue of people waiting their turn to make an order.

Striking a pose around the event site. In the 2nd pic, you can see the prop at the background used for the photoshoot session.

More pix before the programme starts.

Elizabeth excited and raring to whip up some cupcakes.

The process of making cupcakes. There were 4 children in a group and Elizabeth had to do it with a new found friend.

While waiting for the cupcakes to be ready, they did pizza! Most kids didn't want the capsicums and mushrooms just like Elizabeth. She just opted for the sausage. Haha.

A group photo of the participants.

When the pizza is in the oven, it's time to decorate the cupcakes.

Elizabeth so proud with her creations.

One of the stuff we bought from Barbie upon her majesty's request. She looks regal doesn't she? hehe.
Kids just love this kind of activity huh? After that she exclaimed that she likes cooking. Good then, I can have a handy helper in the kitchen next time. :) If any of you are interested to let your kids have fun in this programme, you can still make it until this weekend. Good luck!


14 comments:

  1. It must be very fun for the kids... yes, your girl looks like a "princess"

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  2. you ain't crazy Carolyn. You are doing what a mother does - wanting to make her kid happy :) if ashley knows about this event, she'll bug us to bring her there since she's into Barbie these days. it looks like a lot of fun :)

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    1. We always try to make our kids happy right? ;) Oh you should've brought Ashley to this event! Nevermind, there's another Lego event in Empire Shopping Gallery soon. Think you can check it out from Toys 'R' Us website.

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  3. The malls are our fav hang out place during the holidays. They have so much activities lined-up for kids!

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    1. Yup, you are right. You went to a few also right?

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  4. what a wonderful experience! My girls would've loved it too, but I've never brought them to anything like it, just the jungle! haha....:D
    Will look out for such events. Your girl's learning the art of being a lady. :)

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    1. Haha. It's ok. You prefer nature more than anything else. I'm ok with anything..hehe.

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  5. What a great event! I think your day off was well worth it. My daughter said "so cute that cheh cheh" when she saw that last picture of your girl :)

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    1. Yes, good time spent together. Really? Your daughter said that? Tell her thank you and she's adorable too..:)

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  6. it's not crazy, but you're a really dedicated Mum! :) she really had lots of fun there

    Latest: Summer Splash from Paris

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  7. Hi Carolyn, it's pictures like yours that lets me see the changes of a country I left behind.
    And your girl sure looks terrific in that outfit.....can see she has her mom's very attractive looks.
    Have fun.
    Lee.

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    1. So do you miss the country you left behind? Planning any trip back here soon?

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