With Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie headlining the upcoming Barbie film release, all things pink could be cool again.
Growing up, I was always jealous of my friend’s Barbie collection. She owned a dreamhouse, campervan and her Barbies had wardrobes packed with the coolest clothes.
Did you know that Barbie bought her first Dreamhouse in 1962 – before women were allowed to open their own bank accounts?
Perhaps we can recapture and celebrate some childhood fun with a modern twist. Here are some ideas for creating a fun and pretty pink party:
Barbie Inspired Food
- Quiche Lorraine and vegetable frittatas
- Finger sandwiches and mini croissantsHomemade sausage rolls
- Homemade sausage rolls
- Savoury cold pasta salad (cook the spiral or bow pasta with red food colouring), or a warm pasta with creamy roasted beetroot sauce
- Beetroot hummus with coloured corn chips and vegetable crudites
- Pink macaroons
- Pink glazed donuts
- Pink chocolate-dipped pretzels and apples
- Raspberry twists and musk sticks
- Fruit kebabs with strawberries, grapes and watermelon
- Raspberry Eton’s Mess
Barbie Inspired Drinks
- Rose or Pink lemonade
- Sparkling Rose or pink gin or strawberry daiquiris
- Berry jelly shots
- Jugs of sangria with fruit slices
Barbie Inspired Decorations
Think about adding some personalised party favour doll box filled with pink lollies. Perhaps add some bunches of pink roses around the room.
For more ideas just search on ‘Barbie party’ on eBay or Etsy. You can order custom party favour doll boxes and chocolate wraps.
Barbie Inspired Baking
Wiltshire’s bakeware range in classic rose gold is the perfect way to bake your goods. The rose gold round cake pan is ideal for the showstopping cake. The pink cookie sheet trays can be used for custom biscuits. Look for heart-shaped and Barbie head cookie cutters.
While the rose gold muffin pan is perfect for cooking some cupcakes. Just top with icing and serve in some cute pink wrappers. These items all feature a high-quality non-stick coating, oven safe to 220C and are dishwasher, fridge and freezer safe.
Barbie has been inspiring, empowering, and entertaining kids for decades. With 36 television specials, and countless episodic and YouTube series behind her, we’ve seen Barbie evolve from a fashion doll to a cultural icon and, in recent years, emerge as a relatable character and role model, sharing her own story and unique, perspective with the world.
The Barbie film has an Australian release date of 20 July 2023.