Blue Ivy Carter Celebrates First Birthday With $80,000 Diamond-Encrusted Barbie

When Forbes reports that your parents are the highest paid couple in the world, you might expect a really special present for your first birthday — and a fun party to boot. Well, Blue Ivy Carter was not disappointed on January 7, when her parents Beyoncé and Jay-Z hosted a princess-themed gala and presented their birthday girl with a dazzling custom-made diamond-encrusted Barbie doll, according to The Sun. The doll is said to be customized with 160 diamonds set in white gold. Price tag: $80,000.


The power couple, who earned a staggering $78 million combined in 2012, reportedly spent $200,000 on the party, which included a $2,400 cake, $95,000 for pink and white roses, and $30,000 for special goodie bags for their young guests, featuring toys, princess outfits, personalized engraved gold pens, playhouses and jewelry.


“Nothing’s been too big or expensive for their little princess,” a source told The Sun. “They wanted her first birthday to set the tone for the rest of her life. They work hard for their money and the first thing they want to spend it on is their baby girl.” The source added, “It’s hard to imagine how they can top this next year — or what her Sweet Sixteen will be like.”


Blue Ivy is no stranger to elaborate presents. When she was only five days old, the New York Post reported that the infant had already received more than $1.5 million in gifts, including a $600,000 solid gold, handmade rocking horse designed by Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka, a $15,000 Swarovski crystal-studded high chair, $45,000 coach carriage crib and a $30,000 magical windmill playhouse.

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