Hostess With the Mostess was lucky to head to the life-size Barbie Dream House that Mattel created in Malibu, Calif. to celebrate! Check out this phenomenal write-up with pink party pictures … all things Barbie, indeed! There are some great party tips in here if you are planning your very own Barbie birthday party this year.
Use the colors pink, purple, and pearly white to decorate your home, front doorway, and party table with balloons, streamers and plastic ware.
Place a banner over your front door saying, “Welcome to The Barbie™ Dream House™.”
Hang twinkle lights around the front entranceway to your party to add a special effect.
Place a vase of pink flowers as a centerpiece and add a Barbie™ doll.
Cover the birthday child’s seat with a white sheet and tie a pink bow around it.
Create a Barbie™ runway by wrapping pink cloth around cardboard. Elevate the runway by putting blocks or books underneath
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Greet the guests as they arrive by welcoming them to “The Barbie Dream House.”
Also, give each guest a Barbie™ party name and call them by this name throughout the party. If boys are attending, you can call him Ken 1, Ken 2, etc.
Create a Fashion Design Mural. Trace the outlines of the dolls onto white butcher paper. Try to make a couple of doll tracings for each expected guest. Write the initials of each guest next to the doll tracings. Tell the guests to find their initials, and design the outfits for their princesses using the markers, crayons and glitter. This mural makes a great keepsake. You can also cut the mural with a scissors and mail each guest’s design creations with thank you cards.
Barbie™ Fashion Show. Have guests dress up their Barbie™ dolls. Each guest describes her Barbie™ doll’s clothes while she walks her Barbie™ doll down the runway, stops and turns around, and then walks back up the runway while fashion show music plays. If the guests are particularly creative, suggest they put on a Broadway Show with their Barbie™ dolls. Let them rehearse for a while, and then watch the show.
Call from Barbie™. Hide party treat bags in various locations near the party area. Make a list of the party favor locations, and give the list to a helper. Tell the helper to disappear at some point during the party, turn on the music, and use a cell phone to call the birthday child’s house.
The helper calls the child’s house (background princess music playing). You answer and announce to everyone that “Barbie” has called and wants to speak to the birthday child. “Barbie™” extends her best wishes to the child, and gives the location of a hidden present. Then, give every guest a quick chance to talk to “Barbie™” on the phone. When referring to the list and checking off the locations, “Barbie™” tells each guest where the hidden presents are located.
What’s Barbie™ Missing? Create a tray with 10-15 items of Barbie’s™ favorite things: lipstick, perfume, hair clips, hairbrush, compact mirror, etc. Let the kids have 2 minutes to look at all of the items on the tray. Then remove a few of the items. See if they can determine what Barbie™ is missing!
Serve Heart-Shaped Sandwiches. Use your birthday child’s favorite fillings and cut sandwiches into heart shapes.
Serve Pink Mac & Cheese. Use macaroni, white cheese and red food coloring. Combine to make pink.
Serve Pink Fruit Skewers. Use raspberries, strawberries, and watermelon to make a fresh fruit surprise. Serve with strawberry yogurt.
Serve Pink Popcorn. You will need: 2 cups sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup, 2/3 cup margarine, 2 packs flavored powder drink mix (pink or red), and 1 teaspoon soda. Boil sugar, corn syrup, and margarine together for 3 minutes. Stir in soda and powder drink mix. Pour over 6 quarts of popcorn. Bake at 225°F for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and break up immediately.
Make Pink Lemonade. Serve pink lemonade in pretty punch glasses. Place a cherry or strawberry on the rim of each glass.
For extra fun: Fill an ice cube tray with water, and let sit for 20 minutes (this allows air bubbles to settle, and will result in clearer ice cubes so the berries can be seen). Place a small cherry or strawberry into each cube, and then freeze.
Serve a Pink Barbie™ Smoothie. Use vanilla ice cream, an apple, orange, and cherries. Blend together and top with whipped cream and cherries.
Make Barbie™ Parfaits. Layer yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit. Repeat layers once or twice in each cup and top with whipped cream. Serve with long spoon.
I love the idea of the pink s’mores as well!
This treat would be perfect on pink dishes, or Celebrate Express always has the latest Barbie partyware.
Cheers to all things pink and Barbie!