Welcome to the world of mystery, glamour, and pink! Are you ready to step into the high heels of a detective? 'Barbie & The Mattel Murder Mystery' isn't just a game, it's a ticket to an unforgettable adventure, and you're the host of this thrilling soiree. In this blog, we're diving into the glitzy world of Barbieland to bring you the ultimate guide to hosting a murder mystery party that's straight out of a Barbie dream.
From setting up your very own Barbieland, complete with all the pink trimmings, to dressing up as iconic characters like President Barbie or the enigmatic Weird Barbie, we've got you covered. Get ready to serve up some deliciously themed snacks, create a mood-setting playlist, and guide your guests through a night of intrigue and suspense.
So, grab your detective kit and let's plan a party that would make Barbie herself proud!
Setting the Scene for Barbie
Decorations: To truly bring Barbieland to life, mix in some mystery-themed elements.
Use pink caution tape for a fun twist
Set up a mini crime scene with a Barbie doll.
Print out clues and scatter them around the room.
For an immersive experience, use projectors to display scenes from Barbieland on the walls or set up the television to Barbie scenes.
Transform your space into the vibrant world of Barbieland. Think pink! Decorate with pink balloons of many shades, streamers, and tablecloths.
Add a twist of mystery with dimmed lighting and miniature detective kits as table centerpieces.
Music Playlist: Curate a playlist that combines classic Barbie tunes with suspenseful mystery music. Consider adding soundtracks from famous detective movies or series. Remember to keep the volume at a level that encourages conversation and clue-finding. You can find playlists on Spotify or create your own. Here’s a sample playlist to get you started.
Dress to Impress
Costumes: Encourage guests to dress as their favorite character from the game. From the chic 'President Barbie' to the enigmatic 'Weird Barbie,' there are plenty of options.
Offer prizes for the best costume to motivate your guests. Need inspiration? Check out these costume ideas here.
To help guests get into character, offer a box of props like sunglasses, scarves, feather boas and toy jewelry.
Create a social media contest for the best-dressed guest, encouraging them to post their outfits with a unique hashtag for your party.
If you purchased the Barbie & The Mattel Murder Mystery game, each suspect sheet has a written description of how the character typically dresses.
Themed Snacks and Drinks
Snacks: Serve up some Barbie-themed treats. Think pink cupcakes, cookies with edible Barbie silhouettes, and strawberry milkshakes. Besides the pink-themed sweets, add savory options like mini sandwiches and pink-dyed popcorn. Use Barbie-sized accessories as food decorations, like little shoes or handbags made of fondant on cupcakes.
Drinks: Create a signature cocktail for the night. A ‘Barbie Dreamhouse Martini’ or a non-alcoholic ‘Mystery Punch’ can be perfect. Offer a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. For a fun twist, name the drinks after different Barbie characters and include descriptions that match their personalities.
Playing the Game
The Mystery Unfolds: As the host, lead your guests through the game. The Game Package provides tons of tips, suggestions and alternative to help you plan the perfect night. You can provide clues at different stages to ensure everyone is engaged, and keep the game moving. Consider adding interactive elements like ‘secret missions’ for guests or mini-games that reveal clues.
Photo Booth Fun
Capture the Memories: Set up a Barbie-themed photo booth with props like toy magnifying glasses, hats, and boas. This is a great way to capture the fun of the night. Share a Dropbox link Snap or Instagram where guests can upload their photos. Along with props, provide a backdrop that looks like a scene from Barbieland. You could also have a digital camera or Polaroid for instant keepsakes. Encourage guests to use a specific Instagram filter for a cohesive look in all the photos. You will have so much fun watching your guests ham the cam!
Prizes and Awards
Rewards: At the end of the night, award prizes for 'Best Detective,' 'Best Costume,' and 'Best Actor.' These can be simple, like Barbie-themed goodies or gift cards.
Hosting a 'Barbie & The Mattel Murder Mystery' party is the perfect way to combine fun, strategy, and a touch of glam. With these tips, you’re all set to throw a party that your guests will remember for years to come. Don’t forget to share your experiences and photos on social media using the hashtag #BarbieMysteryParty.
Happy sleuthing, detectives! 🕵️♀️🌟
And check out our Barbie Pinterest Board, Barbie For Adults, for tons of ideas to inspire you!