How to Throw the Perfect Barbie Party
When I was very young, I had a baby doll that I played with – meaning that I would pick it up from time to time and tuck it in for a nap – then to play with something else.
It wasn’t until I discovered Barbies at a friend’s house that I finally realized how amazing playing with dolls could actually be. That’s because, as everyone knows, Barbie is a doll but isn’t a baby. She can be a teen girl riding a horse and shopping for clothes. Or a successful scientist working on a complicated experiment. Barbie let my imagination stretch so much farther than little baby dolls ever did. With Barbie, I could imagine being whatever I wanted – a mother, a doctor, an astronaut. I could relate to her as a growing girl and imagine endless experiences when I played with her.
Now that I’m a mother with two girls of my own, I get to see them enjoying Barbie the same way I did. We have an enormous collection of Barbie dolls, accessories, and furniture that the kids love to play with. The girls will get all of the Barbie toys out and play for hours, creating different storylines with the dolls and interacting with the different dolls. I love to see them being so creative and imaginative while they create work, home, and social scenarios. The girls will even create mini-conflicts for Barbie, then work together to resolve the issue. It’s wonderful to see them practicing empathy, cooperation, and problem-solving while they enjoy playing together.
When we began planning my daughter’s birthday party this year, the theme was obvious – a Barbie party would be perfect!
Barbie Party Supplies
We headed to our local Party City to see if there might be some fun Barbie items to decorate with and were thrilled to see what was available. There was a huge Barbie section with everything we could possibly want for the perfect Barbie party.
From plates and cups to banners and candles, there were so many fun Barbie party supplies to choose from! There were even Barbie game packs to use for activities during the party. I was able to buy everything we’d need from pre-party set up and decorations to the goody bags we’d hand out at the end of the party – all in one easy trip to Party City. It was quick, easy, and affordable – my kind of shopping trip!
Barbie Party Decorations
The girls helped me hang up the decorations as we got ready for the party.
As we opened each item, I was so relieved to see that everything was easy to open, hang, or set out. I’ve had my share of parties in the past when I wasn’t even close to being ready when party time approached, so I loved having easy to use party items.
The set up for our Barbie party was a breeze and we were soon ready for the guests to arrive!
The kids had a great time playing the various Barbie games and party activities.
The kids loved being able to get glam with some Barbie accessories before they each played with a cool new Barbie!
When it was time for cake, my daughter got to blow out her very own Barbie candle, of course.
Before the guests left, we thanked them all for joining us and gave the girls their own Barbie goody bag.
We heard so many nice compliments about the party and the Barbie decorations as the parents were leaving.
The Barbie party was a hit!
Whether you’re planning a child’s birthday or just planning a fun party or sleepover, Barbie is the perfect theme! Find everything you need for your Barbie Party – from easy and creative party ideas to budget-friendly supplies and favors – at your favorite Party City location.
Miranda Bashwinger says
oh my gosh i would have loved this party as a little girl
Dana Rodriguez says
What a great idea for a party theme! I think any little girl would LOVE this!
shelly peterson says
What a fun party. My nieces would love this.
Cami Valenzuela says
How fun! Y God daughter loves barbie! Some fun ideas.
Amina zafar says
Susan Smith says
This looks like a lot of fun. My daughter had a Barbie birthday party and it was a big hit..
I think it’s cool that your girls learn to sort out mini conflicts through their Barbies. That will go a long way in life in school and @ work someday.
Betty S says
this is a great idea, as a child I played with Barbies for years, with our mothers knitting clothes for Barbie and also it was fun to shop for special clothing with our allowance
Dana Rodriguez says
I really love this idea! No little girls here but I know one that would love this!
Jessica W. says
My daughter would love a Barbie themed party!
Incredible party! I love the fashionista dolls.
I love the Barbie plates and napkins! My niece would be thrilled to have a Barbie themed party!
You did such a great job!
Wonderful colourful shiny barbie party
Jose Benavides says
I think it’s awesome great for my little girl.
Veronica Lee says
What a fun idea! You did an amazing job!
Janet W. says
So many great touches! This really is the perfect Barbie party!
Cynthia C says
My nieces would enjoy a Barbie party.
I’m glad your daughter had fun and the party was a success
Debbie Yoder says
What a cute idea, my neices would love this!
Debbi Wellenstein says
I’m sure any little girl would love a Barbie party!
shelly peterson says
This party looks amazing. Barbie is a great party theme.
Allison Swain says
This party looks cute!
Rajee Pandi says
love Barbie party supplies
Debbie Erickson says
Looks like lots of fun! I always loved Barbie when I was young
athena graeme says
I love the new Fashionista line but am having trouble finding additional clothes for them.
Tracy Robertson says
That sounds so cool. I bet her friends were amazed by the party too!
gaynell smith says
What a fun party. Looks totally amazing!
Karley Moore says
My niece loves all things Barbie! Thanks for the info and ideas!
Jessica W. says
My daughter is just getting into Barbie, which I love. This is a great idea for her next birthday!
Sara Zielinski says
This looks like a really fun barbie party!
This is a great theme for a party. I haven’t seen any posts with a Barbie theme, wow, kids have been missing out.
Heidi c. says
My girls wo would be thrilled with the idea of a Barbie party. Party City is such a great place to find themed- party supplies.
Barbara Montag says
Wow this is one great Barbie party – sure to make any girl happy!
Sarah Cool says
Omg I love this I would have been over the moon to have such an adorable party as a kid
elizabeth miller says
i love how you pulled it all together./ it looks really cute.
Rebecca W says
That looks like a fun-filled girl party. I’m sure they had a lot of fun!
Kristina G says
I love seeing all of these decorations. It reminds me of being a kid myself. I won’t remember if I ever had a Barbie party myself, but I know my friends and I would have really enjoyed it.
Danalee Davis says
What a fun idea for a party!
Darren Scrubb says
A Barbie party many kids would enjoy to receive as a gift.
Cute I used to love barbies
Michelle C says
Looks like a great time! Love how it’s all coordinated!
monique s says
This looks super fun and is quite a grand set up. My daughter would love this
Mckenna Worthington says
I know someone’s daughter that would LOVE this.
Eileen Boyce says
We love Barbies and this is great! Thanks
donna porter says
My niece would love a Barbie party. I know she and her friends would have a great time! I still have my Barbie from 50 years ago.
Bea Alexandra says
Many moons ago my mom threw me a Barbie birthday party and I loved it! Thank you for bringing back those sweet memories that I’m sure your daughter will think fondly of for many years!
rhonda miotke says
Very fun for a little girl that loves Barbie! Great tips!
Leah Shumack says
Looks like a lot of fun! My daughter had a Barbie party when she was younger too!
Holly Thomas says
I would love to have a Barbie party for my Birthday next year, I will be 58!
This is great all little girls will love this
Jerry Marquardt says
I know that my niece would really adore a Barbie Party of her own.
Jenny Ham says
Love this what a great set up for any little girl
kathy pease says
I always loved barbies and use to pretend I was sick to stay home from school to play with them..I love the party supplies 🙂
Nancy Montgomery says
You did a wonderful job! My sister would have loved this.
Sarah L says
Barbies have come a long way since they were first introduced. I like that she grew up and does interesting things now.
Buddy Garrett says
What great ideas for a party. Girls would love it.
Melissa Storms says
Great ideas for little ones that love Barbie.
Trisha McKee says
i think this would be as much fun for the parent planning this as it would for the child it is thrown for. Barbie is a classic!
Lindsay A. says
This is such a great party idea, & makes me all nostalgic remembering the Barbie items & party grab bags from my childhood!