This past weekend, my little family and I were lucky enough to attend the fabulous Corolle Adopt-a-Doll event at our favorite outdoor shopping mall, The Grove in Los Angeles. The reason for this amazing event was to celebrate the launch of the famous French doll company’s new collection – and they went all out. The entire lawn of The Grove was transformed into a magical Parisian park for celebrities and VIP guests.[scrollGallery ID=91 template=caption]
Celebs in attendance included Denise Richards (“Twisted”), Ziggy Marley, Breckin Meyer (“Franklin & Bash”), Bree Turner (“Grimm”), Lisa Loeb (musician), Jennifer Aspen (“G.C.B.”), Lydia McLaughlin (“Real Housewives of Orange County”), Bethany Joy Lenz (”One Tree Hill”), Melissa Sagemiller (“Law & Order: SVU”), Marisol Nichols (“G.C.B.”), Dorian Brown (”Wilfred”), Eric Ladin (“The Killing”), Marla Sokoloff (“The Practice”), Arianne Zucker (“Days of Our Lives”), Christie Lynn Smith (“General Hospital”), Marisa Coughlan (”Side Order of Life”), Brooke Anderson (“Entertainment Tonight”), Constance Marie (“Switched at Birth”), Beth Hall (“Mad Men”), Courtney Lopez (“Mario & Courtney”), Samantha Harris (“Entertainment Tonight”), Addison Riecke (“The Thundermans”), Tony Potts, and Erin Ziering. Ya know, just a handful.
Once you entered inside the wrought-iron gates, guests were transported to a whimsical time far away from the bustling city of LA. There were Corolle dolls beautifully displayed everywhere and stations were set up where little (and big) ones could give their baby dolls a bath, feed them in a highchair, push them around in a stroller, or pick out some fancy new duds for their wee friends. There were also tables for crafts (courtesy of Jo-Anns Fabrics and Crafts), a caricature, a mini nail station to get manicures and the most amazing dessert table provided by Jenny Cookies. Kid-friendly crepes were made to order along with finger-food items like grilled-cheese sandwiches and turkey paninis.
And the event wasn’t just all about fun and games. All guests brought brand-new packages of diapers and wipes which were all to be donated to Baby Buggy, a non-profit organization that is committed to providing families in need across the U.S. with the essentials they’ll need to raise their children, ages 0-12. Hundreds of Corolle dolls were also donated to the organization.
All in all, the event was a huge hit. My daughter had the time of her life running around and playing “mom” to her baby doll. The bathing station was the biggest hit among all the kids. What kid doesn’t love playing with water?! We had never heard of Corolle dolls prior to the event, and now we’re huge fans!
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