Barbie Birthday Party Ideas

If you're looking for Barbie birthday party ideas, there are a few key things to keep in mind to make it a fun and memorable event.  First, choose a color scheme that incorporates pink, purple, and other bright, girly colors.  Then, gather Barbie decorations such as posters, cardboard cutouts, and dolls to set up around the party area.  Finally, make a Barbie-themed cake or cupcakes and add fun games and activities.  

Barbie Birthday Party Ideas

Barbie is a beloved icon and a favorite toy of girls around the world, making it the perfect birthday theme.  Your child and her friends will love some of these creative Barbie birthday party ideas...

Barbie Birthday Party Ideas

Birthday invitation Barbie.

These Barbie birthday invitations are specifically designed for a birthday party that features everyone's favorite fashion doll as its theme.  We hope you find one here that captures the spirit of your party and gets your guests excited to attend...

Barbie birthday supplies.

Overall, Barbie birthday party supplies are a great way to reinforce the theme.  Take a look at these kits that offer color coordinated party supplies that any little Barbie obsessed fan would adore...

Barbie mermaid birthday party supplies...

Another fun Barbie birthday party theme.
Barbie and unicorn...

Barbie glam party.

Hair styles have always played a major role with Barbie, so allow each girl to create the perfect hairdo.  Set up mini salons with a Barbie styling head in each station.  Encourage stylists to get creative with hair accessories and styles that are super cute.

Barbie Birthday Party Ideas Table

Barbie birthday decor.

Come on Barbie, let's go party.  You can create a dreamy, pink wonderland by decorating the party space with Barbie-themed balloons, banners, and centerpieces.  Sketch out a floor plan as to where the food table will be and how many tables and chairs you will need.  That will give you a good idea of how many tablecloths, centerpieces, etc. are needed.

Barbie themed balloons...

There's balloons and then there's balloon arches...

Barbie birthday backdrop.

Little girls love to picture themselves as Barbie.  Set up a photo booth with a birthday Barbie background and props such as tiaras, sunglasses, and feather boas. This will allow the girls to take fun and silly photos together.

Barbie photo booth idea...

This is one of our favorite Barbie birthday party ideas.  All you need is a big box, pink paint, and signature details.  Imagine the pictures...

Barbie Birthday Party Ideas Photo Box

A touch of glamour.
Transform your party space into a red carpet event with a touch of glamour.  These flashy fringed curtains should give you the glamourous look that the Barbie theme deserves...

Centerpieces.

With centerpieces that feature Barbie, her famous friends, and her signature silhouette, the party tables instantly become fanciful and festive.  Complete the look with pretty pink and purple flowers, it's a lot of style for little money.

Sparkle for the table.

There's no dispute that sequins and glitter are right at home in Barbie's world, so incorporate them into the table decor.  These table runners and tablecloths instantly render the glitz desired.

Sashes for the chairs...

Pom poms.

When you extend your Barbie birthday party ideas to the ceiling, everyone pays attention.  Opt for pom poms that match your color scheme to add a fun touch to the party area.  They're inexpensive and are sure to be noticed.

All dolled up.

Create a scene with Barbie dolls, either in their original outfit or dressed up for the occasion.  Place in strategic places throughout the party space, her fashions and accessories will only add to the theme.  Make displaying easy with doll stands...

Barbie birthday outfit.

Make your birthday girl feel extra special with an outfit featuring her beloved Barbie.  Whether she loves frills and lace or a simple Barbie birthday shirt, take a look at these adorable choices...

Headbands and tiaras...

Barbie doll birthday cake...

Barbie Birthday Party Ideas Cake

Photo courtesy of Deborah Hwang

Barbie cupcakes.

Give basic cupcakes extra pizazz with Barbie themed picks and edible cupcake toppers.  Whether you bake the cupcakes yourself or prefer store-bought, adding decorative touches makes you look like a pro...

More Barbie birthday cake ideas.
Hello edible cake toppers...

Capture the moment with unique candles...

Dessert stands.

Staging has become a popular way to take make simple food choices enticing.  These are wonderful examples of how a striking presentation can make all the difference...

Serve doughnuts in Barbie's signature pink...

Show off the theme wherever you can...

Barbie themed water bottle labels...

Spa day.

Throwing a Barbie spa birthday party is a great way to celebrate.  To start, you'll need to create a spa-like atmosphere with candles, soft lighting, and calming music.  Set up stations for various spa treatments such as facials, manicures, and pedicures.  Purchase fun Barbie themed nail polishes, lotions, and face masks to add to the experience.  

Barbie Birthday Party Ideas Spa

Who wouldn't love a day of pampering...

Nails.

Girls love to have their nails done, so offer manicures to keep them entertained.  Allow them to choose from a variety of nail polish colors and designs, including sparkles, glitter, and decals.  To add to the excitement, the nail technicians can dress up in pink and glittery outfits to match the Barbie theme.  

Fashion show.

Create a dress-up station with Barbie costumes, tiaras, boas, shoes, and accessories, and encourage the girls to get into character with a fashion show.  The girls will have a blast making their own fashion statement and you will be thoroughly entertained too.

Bring your own Barbie.

Ask girls to bring their own Barbie dolls ready for the runway or model the dresses the girls design while at the party.  Take a look at these kits that make it easy to be a real fashion designer, each set includes 5 outfits...

Guessing game.

Fill a jar with Barbie and Ken shoes and allow participants to guess how many are inside.  Count the shoes and write it down, so there is no confusion on party day.  Award a prize to the person that makes the closest guess to the correct number.

Barbie Birthday Party Ideas Game

Photo courtesy of A View Into Our Lives

Barbie birthday ideas for crafts.

Craft activities are a great addition to your Barbie birthday party ideas.  We love setting up a Barbie accessory making station, where kids can create jewelry for themselves or their dolls using beads, sequins, ribbons, and other crafty materials.  For younger kids, a coloring station with Barbie coloring pages and crayons would be a fun thing to do.  These craft activities not only provide a fun and creative outlet for the children, but it also ties in with the overall theme of the party...

Barbie birthday favors.

These Barbie themed party favors are sure to be a hit with young girls who love the iconic doll.  Surprise departing guests with a favor bag or box filled with to the brim with... 

Happy birthday Barbie doll.

Barbie birthday dolls come dressed in festive party outfits, complete with accessories such as balloons or presents, and are usually marked with the year of the birthday.  These special dolls make great keepsakes and can also be used as decorations at the party, even cake toppers.  Any Barbie fan would appreciate one of these...

Want to learn more about Barbie
and her famous friends? 
Check out
Fashion Doll Guide.


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