Ever admired Barbie’s dream house and wished to recreate the same kind of retro vibe in your own space? It’s actually easier than you might imagine. After all, Barbie’s home decor trends are really all about embracing femininity and fusing it with a touch of fun. From pink pillows to rose-coloured rosé, here are our favourite tips to help you host a fabulous Barbie party. Although if you do opt to leave everything in its place, post movie, we also consider these suggestions a perfectly acceptable addition to the everyday aesthetic of your abode!
Perfect Barbie Party decor
To achieve the ultimate Ms. B-inspired backdrop for your Barbie Party, focus on home decor that incorporates a mix of vibrant colours and chic accents throughout your space. Start by selecting a tonal scheme that includes Barbie’s signature hues – like pink, white, and pops of pastel – and apply these to your furniture and accessories. Incorporate mirrors and metallic accents to add a touch of luxury. Opt for gold or rose gold picture frames, silver trays, and crystal embellishments to elevate the overall ambiance. Invest in floral throw pillows, or curtains to inject your space with a touch of glam. And, don’t forget to finish with plush rugs and cozy blankets for that extra touch of comfort and elegance.
- Mattel Barbie Retro Faces Cotton Fabric, $27 a metre at Spotlight
- Ange Velvet Dining Chair in Pink, $229 at Luxo Living
- Garden Glory Garden Glove Heart in Melting Pink, $89
- Barbie Heart Sewing Basket, $35 at Spotlight
- Ever Rest Mink Blanket in Pink, $40 at Spotlight
Hosting a Barbie-themed party wouldn’t be complete without delectable treats that mirror her fun and vibrant personality. Start with a quintessential movie snack – movie popcorn in pretty pink tubs, then consider creating a candy buffet with a spread of sweet things. Think: pink Musk Sticks, Lindt balls, fluffy marshmallows and raspberries and cream.
For the main course, plate up in pink and serve dainty finger sandwiches, mini sliders, and colourful salads that match the party’s overall aesthetic. And finish with something sweet like scoops of strawberry gelato, pitaya-tinted smoothie bowls, rose-coloured macarons, indulgent ice cream sundaes, pink frozen yogurt, or fuchsia-frosted cupcakes and donuts for dessert. Don’t forget about the beverages! Offer refreshing pink lemonade, fruit-infused water, or a glass of bubbly pink rose. Fresh fruits and cute umbrellas garnish are non-negotiable!
- Cloudy Bay Pelorus Rosé, NV, Marlborough, $39.99
- Yo-Chi Frozen Yoghurt in Wild Berry, various prices
- Perrier-Jouët Blason Rose, $124.99
- Marimekko Pieni Unikko Apron in Peach, $77
- Creations by Sylvia pink desserts cups, from $45
For an easy yet effective way to create the kind of pretty ambiance you would expect to find in Barbie’s home opt for scented candles in soft, feminine fragrances in cute coral-colored casings. We love those that feature floral, vanilla, or cotton candy. They’ll fill your space with a delightful aroma and really have you humming “Come on Barbie, Let’s go Party” late into the night.