10 Original Barbie Birthday Party Ideas Your Child Will Adore

Published January 12, 2022
Barbie tablescape featuring Barbie themed plates and napkins.

If you are planning a Barbie birthday party for your child, you will feel a sense of pride when you see the ideas you have carefully selected coming to life. When planning a Barbie-themed party, be sure to ask the birthday child what their favorite Barbie doll is and develop the theme from there. For instance, if they like the Barbie Dreamtopia, you can also incorporate unicorns and rainbows to make your party shine.

Pink Decorated Donuts

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Pink donuts are always a crowd-pleaser among party guests. Whether you are baking donuts from scratch or ordering from your local bakery, make sure they perfectly coordinate with your party theme in order to maintain a cohesive look. For a Barbie party, different shades of pink are definitely the most popular, but you don't have to limit yourself to one choice of color. Arrange donuts on a dessert tray, footed stand, or donut wall for a fun display.

Glamour Barbie Tea Time

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A Barbie tea time is a sweet idea to add a fun spin to your party. Set up a darling tea party table and allow the kids to feel fancy for a day while sipping their tea and nibbling on delicious cookies and mini sandwiches. Instead of bringing the usual teddy bear, encourage your guests to bring their Barbie dolls for the ultimate tea time with friends.

Barbie Doll Birthday Cake


To bring this Barbie doll cake idea to life, you don't need to be an experienced cake decorator. Simply follow the step-by-step cake tutorial once you gather all the ingredients, tools and supplies necessary to make it happen. Incorporate your child's favorite Barbie doll rather than investing in a new one.

Strawberry Marshmallow Milkshakes

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Pink milkshakes are the perfect option for a Barbie theme party. Make it an exciting activity in which the kids can get creative with their own milkshakes. Make marshmallows, sprinkles, and even frosted donuts available because there's no sugar limit when you are celebrating a special occasion. Coordinating paper straws and napkins are great essentials for this milkshake decorating activity.

Play Barbie Dress Up

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Playing dress up boosts kids' creativity and communication skills in a safe and fun way. Consider having a designated area at your space for the kids to play dress up and interact with other guests while having fun with pink boas, heart shaped sunglasses, colorful beads, tiaras, bracelets, and other fun Barbie accessories every child absolutely loves.

Glamour Barbie Beauty Station

Glamour Barbie Beauty Station

Invite the kids to get all dolled up with fresh manis, nail art, kid-friendly lip gloss, colorful eyeshadows, and hair accessories fit for children who love to have fun with beauty products. You can display products in separate bowls or neatly arrange them on a tray. Have towels and a gentle face wash readily available for your guests for when they are done playing.

Glitter Bow Cupcake Toppers

Three pink cupcakes with sparkling frosting and sprinkles

Make Barbie inspired cupcakes by simply decorating it with pink icing and star sprinkles. Set them on a cake stand for an attractive presentation or add them to each place setting to complete a kids' tablescape.

Barbie Themed Tableware

Barbie Themed Tableware

There's a wide variety of Barbie theme tableware available online or at your local party supply store. Mix and match plates in different sizes to add texture to your tablescape. Incorporate coordinating flatware, cups, and napkins to complete each place setting. If you are not into themed party supplies, you can opt for solid pieces and finish it off with decorated Barbie cookies or another party favor that fits with your theme, such as personalized Barbie keychains for each guest.

Barbie Doll Box Photo Booth

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Create the ultimate photo booth for your Barbie party. Imagine all the excitement when the kids can be a doll for a day, take endless pictures inside a Barbie doll box and create sweet lifetime memories. If you have no Photoshop knowledge, send the digital file to your local print shop.

Fashion Show

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A Barbie fashion show is the ultimate party idea for a kid's birthday party. Set up a mini runway and backstage area where the kids can play dress up, put on kid-friendly make-up, and try a few hair accessories and jewelry. Have them walk the runway to show off their looks with upbeat music in the background while the audience gives them a standing ovation.

Mermaid Barbie Party

Mermaid Barbie Party

If your child is a summer baby, a Barbie mermaid-themed party offers the opportunity to plan a unique and creative celebration by incorporating under the sea party decor elements into the mix. Think seashell shaped plates and napkins, mermaid Barbie glitter putty jars, balloons to mimic bubbles, and Barbie Mermaid herself.

Keep Your Child's Preferences in Mind

Whether you are narrowing down the theme based on what type of Barbie your child enjoys the most or working around generic Barbie party ideas, plan a one-of-a-kind celebration to fit your child's preferences. Keep it low key if your child prefers being around a small group of people. If your child is a social butterfly who thinks "the more the merrier," you can go all out with interactive ideas to cater to a large group of kids.

10 Original Barbie Birthday Party Ideas Your Child Will Adore