Celebrating 30 Years of Cabbage Patch Kids

IMG_20130921_122317_531Ask anyone of my generation and everyone remembers Cabbage Patch Kids.  Whether it’s someone like myself who never was never able to afford one and admired them from afar, many who remember waiting on lines to purchase one or many who went to great lengths to get one and remembers his/her Kids fondly.   I most enjoy the instant recognition and smile that comes to everyone’s faces when I mention Cabbage Patch Kids – Ricardo Ethan Woo, Karen Agnes Woo and Lonnie Montey Woo were just 3 of my friend’s “kids”!  When I was invited to the 30th Birthday celebration of Cabbage Patch Kids, you’d be hard pressed to figure out who was more excited — myself or my child…. Okay, no contest there, definitely ME!  My child had no idea what Cabbage Patch Kids were, but she’s always excited when I get excited – It’s like she knows she’s in for a real treat!

At the celebration we were introduced to Cabbage Patch Kids® Celebration ‘Kids (SRP $34.99, Ages 3+)  –  I think my husband about fell off his chair at the price.  He remembers his sister getting her kids for around $100-$200 a piece, Cabbage Patch Kids® Babies (SRP $24.99, Ages 3+) and Cabbage Patch Kids® Cuties (SRP $9.99, Ages 3+).  Each ‘Kid and baby comes with the iconic baby powder scent, a unique, one-of-a-kind name, Adoption Papers® and Birth Certificate®!    All Cabbage Patch Kids®&  Babies come in several hair colors and ethnicities, just like real babies, each one of a kind!

IMG_20130921_133511_805At the celebration Little Miss A got to adopt her very own Cabbage Patch Kid.  I was surprised by which one she chose but I was not surprised by how much she fell in love with her.  Despite my husband’s protest to keep her in the box unopened, meet Mia Chan, the newest member of our family.  Little Miss A took her parenting Oath very seriously and paid special attention at the Care Station before picking up Mia’s Adoption papers and birth certificate.  It was so heart warming to see a new generation fall in love with Cabbage Patch Kids.  We know what’s going to be this year’s HOT toy this holiday!

I fell in love with the Cabbage Patch Kids® Cuties which come in a variety of precious animal themes including bear, bunny and kitty with a new thumb-sucking feature.   I wasn’t so sure if my Little Mister would take to a Kid or Baby but he certainly loved his little Monkey Cutie which was just his size!

The love affair continues. Today is a new day and today Little Miss A found out that her Aunt still has her Cabbage Patch Kids.  So guess where she and Mia are?  Having a play date with her Aunt and her “kids” of course!

Happy 30th Cabbage Patch Kids!  That’s for the walk down memory lane and here’s to many more memories to come!  For more information, please visit: www.cabbagepatchkids.com

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GIVEAWAY

(1) lucky Mom Confessionals’ reader is getting their very own  Cabbage Patch Kids® Cuties!  You must answer, “What’s your Cabbage Patch Kid memory? or What’s your Cabbage Patch Kid’s name(s)?”  You have several additional entry options if you’d like to increase your odds of winning!  ALL ENTRIES ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THE WIDGET.  Good Luck!