Happy First Birthday, Blue Ivy!

by Myeisha Essex

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Blue Ivy Carter, the world’s most famous celebrity baby, turns one today! On January 7th of last year, fans, the media and everyone in between went crazy to get the first glimpse of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s new bundle of joy.

In perfect Carter fashion, we are sure the power couple parents are gearing up to celebrate baby Blue Ivy’s big day in a lavish way. They are known for showering her with luxury gifts and the finest of everything. So, in honor of her first year of life, let’s take a look back at Ms. Ivy’s ultra-chic year in extravagant gifts, and wish her many more blessed birthdays to come!

  1. According to US Weekly, Beyoncé and Jay-Z recently rented a luxurious basement suite for Baby Blue Ivy at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn for $1 million a year. The nursery, which doubles as a VIP space, is reportedly filled with toys, grass decor, a champagne bar and flat screen TVs for Blue Ivy whenever her parents are performing or watching a game.
  2. When Blue Ivy was just five days old, her parents purchased a $21,000 crib made of solid cedar and birch. They also dropped $350,000 to make three identical nurseries so Baby Blue feels at home at Jay and Bey’s different properties.
  3. If her $21,000 crib wasn’t enough, Jay-Z and Beyoncé also bought a $19,995 Fantasy Carriage Crib from Posh Tots to decorate her room. It’s a custom-made carriage-shaped crib that includes a faux leather seat at the front.
  4. If Blue Ivy hasn’t already proven her baby baller status, her $15,500 Swarovski Crystal studded high chair should do the trick. The innovative high chair was designed by Carla Monchen.
  5. To match her shimmery high chair, “auntie” Kelly Rowland bought Blue Ivy a Swarovski Crystal studded pink bathtub as a gift. The custom-made, crystal-studded pink porcelain bathtub has a price tag of $5,200.
  6. For a staggering $600,000, proud papa Jay-Z brought his daughter a solid gold horse from Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka.
  7. Blue Ivy travels in style in her top-of-the line carriage ordered straight from Dubai. Jay-Z and Beyoncé invested in a Diamond Encrusted Pram for $50,000 for their bundle of joy.
  8. When it comes to fashion, baby Blue is wearing designer clothes just like her mommy. One of her wardrobe pieces includes a Jean Paul Gaultier silk baby dress for $285.
  9. And if she ever gets cold, baby Carter gets to warm up in style. She has a Cashmere baby blanket for $300.
  10. Jay-Z and Beyoncé also spent a whopping $30,000 on a Windmill Playhouse so Blue Ivy Carter can have plenty of room to to play.
  11. And while she’s running around, Blue Ivy can be spotted in her Ruthie Davis bedazzled high-tops! The shoe designer took to Facebook in September to show off the Baby Ruthie’s she made specially for Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter.

We can’t wait to find out what gifts she’ll get this year! Happy Birthday, Blue Ivy!

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  • Blue

    And now back to our regularly scheduled program

  • http://gravatar.com/eynapanirb B.Payne

    Look…I get it…this is their first child and they have the money and all but c’mon! Ivy would’ve been happy with a $10 teddy bear because she won’t know the difference.

    This is some real *N-Word* ish right here, lol

  • EST. 1986

    All that for a baby? That is fucking ridiculous!

  • makenosenseatall.com

    . . .and we got folks sleeping under bridges and better yet still homeless from Hurricane Sandy. They could have bult a few homes for these people. Such extravagance! Building up treasures on earth and not with God is NOT the way to go!

  • Child, Please

    So, when will we be celebrating Fantasia’s kid’s bday? This baby isn’t anymore worthy of a post than the next kid. No excuses and please don’t even entertain me with one. I might just report it.

  • Yb

    Don’t care how they spend their money it’s theirs. If we don’t like the way they spend then we need to stop lining their pockets.

    And happy birthday to the Baby.

  • Michele

    100% agree with you. It is totally n-word ish. I hope some of this is wrong because a diamond encrusted pram is just foolish.

    I understand wanting your child to have the best but this is outrageous & excessive.

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  • Apple

    That outwed lock kid she had with somebody husband?

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Freaking dead at these comments! Yeah I don’t know what to say about this post…congrats that Blue turned 1 but why is this news and a post….the world is still spinning, the grass is green and birds are chirping …

  • Rosey

    This article provides more examples of why rich people should pay more taxes. They have to think of creative ways to spend their millions. lol

  • AM

    This article, MSCHEW! The next is going to be about celebrating her first steps….the next, her first taste of solids….JESUS!

  • L.A.S.

    To everybody talking ish and being all sanctimonious about how there are people who are homeless and blah, blah, blah, it is THEIR money and THEIR child! How about you get into her Gerbers and kill yourselves! If you are so worried about the homeless and starving people out there, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is and go help them. Or how about this? Don’t read articles like this only to pass judgement about you wouldn’t do. Of course you wouldn’t do or buy those things because like me,you can’t afford them! My black people I love you dearly, but ya’ll kill me sometimes! #dropsmicandhopsoffstage

  • I got sense!

    Most are too busy complaining to help.

  • I got sense!

    Yep, that one.

  • I got sense!

    You know that’s too much like right.

  • Toni

    umm… most of the comments were wondering why Blue’s birthday warranted an article detailing all of her possessions (which she’s too young to enjoy).

    Nice try though.

  • Trisha

    Ok, I’m guilty! I am partial to the pink porcelain bathtub and the cashmere blanket. I think the other gifts are too extravagant.

    Happy Birthday, Blue Ivy!!!

  • Marcia

    Happy Belated little sweet Blue Ivy! Why all the dramatic comments just say happy bday…or not. It’s not totally irrelevant, her parents are like black royalty.

  • http://clutchmagazine blcknnblvuu

    maybe. Next time they will spend some of their cash at black-owned businesses having said that, happy birthday,BLue IVy!!!

  • http://Judy Judyjudy

    Why is Beyonce covering this child face this long? That’s silly! She should not have had her it she got to hid her. Remind me of Michael Jackson’s children.

  • Tiff

    Pls stop being so gullible people. Until I see a reciept with a signature or something, I will not throw shade at them for living and taking care of their baby. I’m sure that they have probably been sent over half of the things that child has anyway, designers and companies always do that.

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