Barbie All Doll'd Up
Birthday Party Planning Guide
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Plan the perfect Barbie party for your little ones big day! Discover fun activities to keep your guests busy and great recipes that can’t be beat.
4-6 Weeks Before the Party
Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.
Create Guest List
Just fill out the handy list in this guide!
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Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts
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Book Entertainment (optional)
2 Weeks Before the Party
Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.
Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.
Create List of Parent Phone Numbers
Keep on hand in case of emergency.
Plan Party Menu
Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.
Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies
This guide has ideas that match your party theme!
2-3 Days Before the Party
1 Day Before the Party
Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice
Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.
Childproof & Decorate Party Area
Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.
Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas
Invite your party child to help!
Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium
After the Party
Include party photos!
- Canvas purses or small tote bags
- Fabric markers
Prior to your party purchase enough canvas bags for each guest. Designate an area as the work station. Place all supplies along the table or have an equal amount at each setting. Assist each child with decorating a cool take home bag.
All Doll’d up like Barbie Makeover
- Glitter nail polish
- Light colored “play” makeup
Get all your little guests in the in the spirit by getting all doll’d up for the party! Designate an area for the makeovers. Have a parent helper assist you with doing the makeovers on each child or assist them with doing their own makeover.
Shine like Barbie Photo Booth
- White butcher paper
- Markers, paint
- Barbie poster
- Fashion accessories (pink boa, sunglasses, and costume jewelry)
- Digital camera
Designate an open space as your back drop. Draw, color, and paint lipstick, purses, shoes, and jewels throughout the butcher paper. Glue the Barbie poster either in the center or off to the side. Have fashion accessories in a container for your guests to wear in the photos.
Pin the Sunglasses on Barbie
- Barbie Poster
- Construction paper sunglass cutouts
Tape the Barbie poster to a wall or door. Cut out paper sunglasses and write the name of each guest on the back. Place a piece of tape on the back of the paper sunglasses. Blindfold the player and spin three times and guide them toward the poster. The player to get Barbie’s sunglasses closest to the correct spot wins a small prize.
Barbie Pink Cupcakes
Estimated Total Time: 1 hour
- Cake mix of your choice
- Strawberry Frosting
- Pink sugar crystals
- Non-stick cupcake pan
- Icing bag with star icing tip
Bake as directed in a nonstick cupcake pan. Allow cupcakes to cool completely. Empty strawberry frosting into icing bag. Pipe swirls working from outer edge in. Sprinkle pink sugar crystals for added decoration.
Heart Sugar Cookies
Total Time: 27 minutes
- Premade cookie dough
- 1-Container Strawberry frosting
- 1-Container Chocolate Frosting
Roll out premade cookie dough as directed on package. Cut dough using heart shape cookie cutter and place on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake as directed on package, then cool on a wire rack. Frost half of the batch with strawberry frosting and the other half with the chocolate frosting.
Estimated Total Time: 10 minutes
- Brightly colored fruit
- Dark green lettuce for garnishing
- A large flat round serving platter
Wash and cut fruit, if using strawberries and grapes leave these fruits whole. Place the dark lettuce around the edge of the platter. Begin to arrange the fruit in a circular pattern working from the outer edge of the platter in.
Estimated Total Time: 15 minutes
- A package of your favorite bagels, mini bagels can be used to make appetizers
- A jar of your choice tomato sauce
- A package of mozzarella cheese
- Any other topping of your choice
Cut the bagels in half and place on a baking sheet. Spread sauce and sprinkle cheese on each half. Place other favorite toppings. Cook in the broiler for about 5 min or until cheese melts. Let cool for 2 min and place on a serving platter.