Experience Barbie magic! Explore dreamy wedding & party ideas for attire, décor, and more. Put together a whimsical & Barbie-themed celebration with these tips!
The upcoming release of the movie has sure painted the whole world in Barbie pink! Why should weddings be any different? Or parties? Using it as a theme ensures a unique, unforgettable experience. Another good thing about Barbie-themed parties? You can design them to have tongue-in-cheek Barbie-esque elements. Or, you can go full on tacky Mattel. That’s up to you!
If neon pink’s your shade and you’ve been hearing the wedding bells, we have your perfectly-clad back. Below, we cover all the most important aspects of a Barbiecore wedding, from honest-to-Barbie castles as wedding venues to what to serve at a Barbie-themed party and wedding.
So, c’mon Barbie, let’s go get married!
Basically, any beautiful wedding/party venue would do as long as it has a garden setting or bright and colorful décor that matches the theme. Malibu villas, pristine pools with striped swim caps, and B&W dance floors all fit neatly.
A great place to check is Airbnb and Vrbo! Many large homes and castles can host weddings, and they are often cheaper than trying to book a castle that specializes in weddings. If you want to stay in the USA, you'll find a surprising number of those right here. You can also go the beach house route to get one that is bright pink.
Looking for a specific venue? Try these:
Drape Barbie vibes over your wedding party by dressing the bride in either a ball gown that has a princess silhouette or opt for a sequined and rhinestone-studded dress. Etsy is a great place to go for getting custom dresses on a budget, and also check overstock sides like EWedded to find a one-of-a-kind creation without splurging on couture.
More of a DIY-er? Checkout these for inspiration:
Or this one:
When it comes to bridesmaids, this is the chance to go full pink!
Here’s what we’re talking about:
Adults and kids can both dress up as their favorite characters from the Barbie universe for the party. Or, you can go twinsies with a mom-and-kid routine:
For adult Barbie-themed fun, how about these:
Or, simply, let the experts teach you:
Do these two things for an elevated, mature Barbie version, whether it’s for invites, décor, or attire:
That said, onto the goodies:
Design Barbie-themed invitations to set the tone. They may feature illustrations and images from the franchise. You can check some from here:
You can also pick pink and white to match the brand’s color palette.
Check out this free template from Canva:
Another, more fun one for parties:
And this one for kiddies’ birthdays and such:
Or buy them off Etsy if you need the invites like yesterday!
Finally, don’t forget to use a Barbie-licious font, of course:
Yes, the decorations should be vibrant and very Barbie, but remember our advice about balancing all the pink with pastel shades.
Ideally, Barbies—brides and party girls—should show up in a pink limousine. Not only will it be a hit with your guests, you’ll also be at ease if you opt for a princess ball gown! But if you have a whole posse to transport, do what the stars do when headed to the Met Gala, i.e., take a bus!
Whether they’re party favors or wedding, they’ll need to be on-brand. Here are some items you can add to yours:
You can also throw in this easy-to-make party favor:
Pack up everything in this DIY Barbie box, and you’re good to go!
When setting up a selfie/photo station and provide the following so your guests can play dress up before they take photos:
Sometimes, you can pull out all the stops for Barbie-themed wedding photos and they still don’t come out exactly the way you want them to! You know our thoughts on post-editing, why not put it to use?
Barbie up pictures when you:
And you know what makes grabbing photos to share or edit oh-so-much easier? DropEvent! Keep snapping and live-and-bulk uploading on your gallery as you go. P.S. you can share your favorite images right from the gallery with the help of a QR code. Find our easy to use guide here.
Need more ideas? Just look up #barbiecocktail on IG!
Think pink. Think Barbiecore. Think:
Want to cook the food yourself? Look for pink food on Pinterest!
You’ve fed 'em. They enjoyed the heck outta the photo booth. What else can you do to ensure yours will be a party they won’t soon forget?
Well, here are various ideas on how to keep the guests ta your Barbie-themed party entertained:
Kiddies may or may not find walking the ramp interesting. But they will love interactive games. Add to the fun with these pink takes on group games, like:
Lastly, tie everything up neatly with a pink bow with these awesome playlists:
Here's the official Barbie movie playlist:
And here is the Barbie everything playlist:
And that’s how you throw a Barbie party! We think we’ve covered all the details, from what to serve to where to have your very own Barbie-themed wedding. We’ve also taken the burden of looking up a good photo storage and sharing service off your shoulders, i.e., DropEvent and why! Even so, let us know if we’re forgetting something that will help you plan your dream Barbie-themed wedding!