how to make your own barbie themed birthday party


Creating magical memories and celebrating with loved ones is what makes life extra special, and what better way to do it than incorporating the nostalgia and pink-tastic party vibes with a Barbie themed party. If you thought Barbie inspired parties were just for kids, think again! Get ready to bring the magic of Barbie to life with our simple party planning tips that will leave everyone feeling like they just stepped into a dream world.

Pretty Pink Invitations

Let's kick off the Barbie bonanza by sending out invites that set the mood for a day filled with sparkle, fashion, and endless fun. You can purchase pre-made invitations, design your own digital pink-tastic invitations with an online platform or get creative with paper and card (decorated with Barbie inspired stickers from Frog Goose Bear). Use colours such as pink, purple, or pastel shades to create a dreamy barbie-inspired invite.

Whatever option you choose, don't forget to include all the important party details and emphasis your party theme - Barbie!

Pro tip: Choose your colour palette now and design the invitations in the same colours you plan to decorate the party with - it'll make the entire celebration a cohesive event.

Dress To Impress

Ask your guests to dress in their favourite Barbie attire. Think PINK, bold, fun or fancy. Bella and Lace (an Australian small business) have a stunning collection of tutus and dresses specially designed for spinning and twirling. If you opt for a dress up party, prepare a few tiaras, fancy headbands, and costume jewellery for all party-goers to feel included. Don't forget to include this on your invitations too!

barbie inspired party clothing

Tutus and dresses from Bella and Lace


Party Decorations Fit For A Dream House

Now comes the fun part - transforming your party space into Barbie's dream world! Splash pink and pastel colours everywhere – from balloons, streamers, and banners to tablecloths and confetti.

Our new limited edition "Malibu Girl" DIY Balloon Garland Kit and matching balloon bunch are the perfect stress-free decorations to make your party really POP (and they make a stunning backdrop to capture all your fun party pics).

Add a Barbie-themed tassel garland from The Little Shindig Shop and turn your party space into a Barbie wonderland! You can also incorporate fairy lights and tulle to add a touch of magic that Barbie herself would approve of.

Decorate tables with stunning DIY Barbie car floral centrepieces, mini disco balls and fresh blooms. You can shop our range of barbie-inspired tableware and party decorations here.


Barbie inspired party decorations + balloon garland from The Pop-Up Party Co


Pink-tastic Party Games & Entertainment

It's time to engage your little guests in games and activities that'll make their hearts twirl with excitement! 

  1. Barbie Fashion Show: Set up a mini runway and let the little fashionistas show off their style and creativity. Provide a box filled with dress-up clothes and accessories for them to mix and match their outfits.

  2. Pin the Tiara on Barbie: A classic game with a Barbie twist! Blindfold the kids, spin them around, and see who can place the tiara closest to Barbie's head.

  3. Design Your Dream Outfit: Provide plain white t-shirts or doll-sized dresses along with fabric markers, glitter glue, and stick-on gems. Let the kids design their own Barbie-inspired outfits!

  4. Barbie Dance Party: Crank up the movie soundtrack, and let the kids dance like nobody's watching. A dance-off or a freeze dance competition will surely get everyone grooving.


barbie inspired party
Tulle dresses from Bella and Lace + Tassel Garland from The Little Shindig Shop


Sparkling & Sweet Party Treats

All that partying is sure to work up an appetite, so let's serve up some delicious Barbie-inspired treats! Think pink cupcakes adorned with edible glitter, Barbie-shaped cookies, and rainbow fruit skewers by threading strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, and pineapple on bamboo skewers to create a colourful and healthy treat for the little guests.

Get creative with pink lemonade, and if you're up for it, set up a candy bar with an array of pink candies and chocolates. Think pink M&M's, strawberry gummies and the incredible barbie-inspired treats from the one and only Floss'd.

Guests can fill up their goody bags with their favourite sweet treats to take home.


Sweet barbie-inspired party treats from Australia's favourite Floss'd


Time To Make A Wish

Oh, you simply cannot have a Barbie party without a fabulous cake! It's like the icing on the cupcake, the sparkle on the tiara, the cherry on top of the sundae—okay, you get the point! The cake is the centrepiece that brings all the magic and excitement together. Just imagine all the giggles and wide-eyed wonder as the partygoers gather around as the candles are blown out and a birthday wish is made.

Top your cake with the incredible barbie-inspired cake toppers from Kiki Party Studio and this sugary masterpiece will leave everyone with a sweet taste of joy. Minimal effort for maximum fun! 


Cake toppers and stand from Kiki Party Studio


The Post Party Favours

As the party draws to a close, let's send the little guests home with charming party favours that'll make them feel like true Barbie stars. Fill goodie bags with Barbie stickers and tattoos from Frog Goose & Bear, mini dolls, hair accessories, and maybe even a personalised thank-you note to make them feel extra special.

These mementos will serve as cherished reminders of a day filled with laughter, friendship, and loads of fun!

Pink party tattoos and stickers from Frog Goose & Bear


And there you have it! A step-by-step guide to hosting an unforgettable DIY Barbie Themed Birthday Party. With a sprinkle of creativity, a dash of pink, and a whole lot of love, you'll create an experience that your child (or the child within you!) will remember for years to come.

So, gather your party supplies, get your Barbie party playlist ready, and let the magic unfold. Happy planning, and may your Barbie-themed party inspire fun and creativity in all those around you!

Shop the collection of Barbie-themed party decorations and tableware here.

July 20, 2023