The only thing more iconic than Barbie herself is a Barbie theme birthday party! With her glamorous style and adventurous spirit, it’s no wonder that a Barbie party is a popular choice for girls. It’s the perfect theme for a perfect party.
If you’re looking for some brilliant Barbie birthday party ideas, read on! From dream house decorations to trendsetting treats, we cover all the Barbie party basics. So, get ready to see why life in plastic is fantastic. We’re sharing everything you’ll need to know to throw the best Barbie theme party!
With her extensive wardrobe and diverse career choices, there are tons of Barbie party ideas to explore. We suggest picking a theme that suits your birthday girl’s interests and personality.
If your Barbie girl enjoys fun in the sun, have a Malibu Barbie pool party with pink drinks and vacation vibes. For a Barbie Fashionista theme, ask guests to wear fancy clothes and take pictures if she enjoys dressing up and posing. With so many Barbie dolls and Barbie movies out there, the party possibilities are endless!
Despite the variety of themes, there’s one aspect that all Barbie bashes have in common: hot pink! We suggest starting with a dazzling balloon garland in shades of pink. Pop Park City created this Barbie-approved pink color balloon decoration complete with holographic stars, hearts, and disco ball balloons.
For a Barbie decoration that’s guaranteed to steal the show, think inside the box! We’re obsessed with this House Party Collective rental that looks just like an old-school Mattel Barbie box.
More than just the perfect Barbie party decoration, this prop will inspire some iconic Barbie photoshoots among your guests! We added a pink flower party curtain and some lights on the floor to make the best Barbie photo booth.
If you try out this DIY Barbie party idea, be sure to have some pink accessories and sparkly costumes on hand. Simply turn on a poppin’ playlist and let your guests dress up, pose, and embrace their inner Barbie doll!
For a showstopping table setting, we suggest starting with a hot pink floral centerpiece. Flower Bar Co made our Barbie dreams come true with some girlie and gorgeous pink bouquets. Florals bring a hint of sophistication to any event. So, a similar arrangement would be ideal for an adult Barbie birthday party or a Barbie bachelorette party!
If you’re looking for something simpler, this pink honeycomb cake decoration makes for a fun Barbie centerpiece. We recommend displaying it on a pink cake stand to (quite literally) elevate your tablescape.
Now, let's talk about treats you can eat! When it comes to the best Barbie party food ideas, the sweeter the better. Cupcakes with pink frosting, sugar cookies in the shape of Barbie's silhouette, and a Barbie-themed cake are delightful options. Don’t forget to serve fizzy pink drinks in glitzy glasses!
The glitzy glasses in question– these glamorous pink disco ball tumblers! The mirrored design accentuates anything holographic, so they’re a fabulous match for our must-have Barbie party supplies.
For a bright and bubbly party table, we suggest mixing pink tones with a few flourishes of blue and silver. Start with these metallic Barbie plates and matching Barbie napkins. Then, bring in some dimension with a holographic plate and a Barbie party theme cocktail napkin.
Finally, tie it all together with a large pink charger plate. We may be a little biased, but this theme and our Signature Petal Pink plates go together like Barbie and Ken. The fancy pink border adds a touch of modernity, making your guests feel like they're at a dreamhouse dinner party.
That being said, adding a contrasting color like black to a table will make the entire event feel more mature. In fact, the black and pink combo is very reminiscent of the early Barbie branding. So, our Signature Noir Black plates are a fabulous fit for retro Barbie parties!
The key to a fun party lies in the activities you plan. For those who love arts and crafts, setting up a Barbie-themed crafting station is a must. Provide materials like glitter, sequins, and colorful markers, and let your guests decorate their own Barbie picture frames or jewelry boxes.
Another fabulous idea is to have a DIY fashion show. Guests can design and create their own Barbie-inspired outfits using costume pieces and accessories. It promotes creativity and lets everyone show their own style on the runway.
We recommend giving each girl a set of pink heart-shaped Barbie glasses to get the ball rolling. They make the best Barbie party favors and they’ll help your guests feel runway ready.
We hope you’ve been inspired to party like Barbie. With these fabulous ideas, throw a Barbie party your guests will remember long after the confetti settles. For more brilliant Barbie theme party ideas, be sure to check out the rest of our collection, here.
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