Get ready to bring back your childhood memories in style with a Barbie-themed adult party! Whether you're celebrating a birthday, hosting a girls' night, or simply want to indulge in some playful nostalgia, this party idea is sure to delight. In this blog post, we'll provide you with 20 unique ideas to make your Barbie party an absolute hit.
Plus, discover our exclusive Barbie Game Package from Game Nights Galore, featuring a Barbie-themed murder mystery game, Barbie trivia-levels for all expertise, and a lively Barbie BINGO game. And we have a Barbie themed murder mystery game, Barbie & The Mattel Murder, based off the movie!
Let's dive in!
Decorate with Glam: Set the stage with a glamorous pink and silver color palette, shimmering sequins, and elegant Barbie-themed decorations, including a life-size Barbie cutout as a centerpiece.
Dress to Impress: Encourage guests to come dressed in their favorite Barbie-inspired outfits or iconic Barbie looks. Think pink, sparkles, and plenty of fashion-forward style.
Barbie Cocktail Bar: Create a Barbie-inspired cocktail bar featuring pink drinks, garnished with edible glitter or Barbie-themed cocktail stirrers. Offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options to cater to all guests.
Fashion Runway: Organize a friendly fashion show contest where guests can showcase their Barbie-inspired outfits and walk the runway. Award prizes for categories like "Best Fashion Forward," "Most Glamorous," or "Most Creative."
DIY Barbie Accessories: Provide craft supplies for guests to design their own Barbie accessories, such as charm bracelets, tiaras, or mini purses. Let their creativity shine!
Barbie Photo Booth: Set up a photo booth area with Barbie-themed props, backdrops, and photo frames. Encourage guests to strike a pose and capture memorable moments throughout the party.
Barbie Movie Marathon: Create a cozy lounge area where guests can enjoy a marathon of classic Barbie movies. Provide popcorn and candy for a nostalgic movie-watching experience.
Glamorous Dessert Table: Showcase a stunning dessert table adorned with Barbie-themed treats like pink macarons, cupcakes with edible Barbie toppers, and a Barbie-shaped cake.
Barbie Trivia Challenge: Test your guests' knowledge of Barbie with a lively trivia game. Use the Barbie Trivia game included in the Barbie Game Package to challenge their expertise.
Barbie Bingo: Play a fun and interactive game of Barbie bingo using the Barbie bingo cards provided in the Barbie Game Package. The first guest to complete a row wins a fabulous prize.
Barbie Paint Night: Organize a paint night where Barbie is the theme and guests can get creative.
Barbie Makeover Station: Set up a Barbie-inspired makeover station where guests can have their hair, makeup, and nails done. Provide pink accessories and cosmetics to complete the Barbie transformation.
Pin the Purse on Barbie: Put a spin on the classic party game by playing "Pin the Purse on Barbie." Blindfolded guests attempt to place the purse sticker on the right spot while being spun around.
Barbie Karaoke: Let the inner pop star shine with a Barbie-themed karaoke session. Prepare a playlist of iconic Barbie songs and let guests belt out their favorite tunes.
Barbie Scavenger Hunt: Create a Barbie-themed scavenger hunt, hiding Barbie dolls or Barbie-related items throughout the party venue. Provide clues and let guests search for hidden treasures.
Fashion Designer Contest: Channel your inner fashion designer by organizing a Barbie-inspired design contest. Provide the fabric, accessories, and craft supplies for guests to create their own Barbie outfits.
Barbie Memory Game: Test guests' memory skills with a Barbie-themed memory game. Display a tray of Barbie-themed items for a limited time, then cover them, and see who can recall the most items.
Barbie Dance Party: Get the dance floor grooving with a Barbie-themed dance party. Prepare a playlist of upbeat songs, including Barbie movie soundtracks, and let guests show off their dance moves.
Barbie Beauty Pageant: Host a Barbie beauty pageant where guests showcase their best catwalks and talents. Encourage them to bring out their inner Barbie persona and have a panel of judges award titles like "Miss Glamorous" or "Miss Fabulous."
Tips for the Host:
Set the Party Mood: Create a playlist of Barbie-themed songs to set the party mood and keep the energy high.
"Barbie Girl" by Aqua
"Material Girl" by Madonna
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
"I'm a Barbie Girl" by Barbie and the Rockers
"Wannabe" by Spice Girls
Plan Ahead: Prepare a detailed schedule and checklist to ensure a smooth flow of activities throughout the party.
Delegate Tasks: Enlist the help of friends or family members to assist with various party preparations and activities.
Personalize Party Favors: Offer personalized Barbie-themed party favors, such as mini Barbie dolls with customized name tags or keychains.
Capture Memories: Assign someone to take photos or hire a photographer to capture candid moments and memories from the party.
Offer Variety in Food and Drinks:
Pink Treats: Embrace the color palette of Barbie by incorporating pink treats into your menu. Think pink cupcakes, cotton candy, strawberry milkshakes, or raspberry macarons. These delightful treats not only match the theme but also add a touch of whimsy.
Finger Foods: Serve a selection of bite-sized finger foods that are easy to eat and mingle with. Consider mini sliders, stuffed mushrooms, bruschetta, or colorful vegetable skewers. These options allow guests to graze and socialize comfortably.
Signature Cocktails: Create signature cocktails with playful names that pay homage to Barbie's world. Think "Barbie Bubbly," "Malibu Dream," or "Glamour Punch." Offer non-alcoholic versions as well, ensuring all guests have refreshing beverage choices.
Salad Bar: Set up a vibrant salad bar with a variety of fresh ingredients, toppings, and dressings. Encourage guests to build their own Barbie-inspired salads, complete with colorful vegetables, edible flowers, and a selection of dressings.
Barbie BBQ: If hosting an outdoor party, consider firing up the grill and offering a Barbie-themed BBQ menu. Serve grilled skewers, burgers, hotdogs, and vegetable kebabs. Include vegetarian and vegan options to cater to different dietary preferences.
Dessert Buffet: Create a stunning dessert buffet showcasing an array of treats. Include a mix of options like mini tarts, cake pops, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a show-stopping Barbie-themed cake as the centerpiece.
Mocktail Station: Set up a mocktail station where guests can mix and create their own vibrant non-alcoholic drinks. Provide various fruit juices, soda, garnishes, and fun straws to add a playful touch.
Personalized Touches: Consider adding personalized touches like custom Barbie-themed drink stirrers or cocktail napkins with Barbie-inspired quotes or images. These details add an extra level of charm and make the event feel more special.
Last tip: Make the party fun for YOU! As the host, you put so much time, effort and money into throwing an epic party, so you might as well enjoy it!
Barbie & The Mattel Murder Mystery is our newest Barbie themed game, based off of the 2023 movie, Barbie. This is a 12 person interactive murder mystery game that is tons of fun. This game comes with the murder mystery and does not have the Trivia or Bingo that is included with the Barbie Game Package below but you can find Barbie trivia at Game Nights Galore.
Barbie Fashion Fiasco Game package comes with a murder mystery game, centered around a theft at the fashion studio. The package also comes with the Barbie Trivia and Barbie BINGO.
And check out some of our other original Murder Mystery Games for your next EPIC game night!