a Barbie outfit scavenger hunt! Label different rooms
or areas in your home as different places Barbie would
go. The mall, Ken's party, the beach... Choose an outfit
for Barbie to wear to that location and then hide the
items separately around the room or area. Now the guests
have to find all the outfit pieces for that area. As
they find pieces, they can dress Barbie. You can have
one doll that gets dressed and undressed... or if you
have more than one doll available, dress each one for
the different areas.
Barbie cake! You can purchase a doll-cake pan mold,
or you can bake a cake in a mixing bowl that will withstand
the oven heat. You'll probably need to bake an additional
sheet cake or round cake as well for the base if you
want to stand Barbie in the cake without removing her
legs. You can use fondant or icing to cover the skirt
area - and you can even put icing on Barbie to complete
the dress. Or you can dress her in a halter or short
top and just ice the skirt.
a Barbie fashion show! If you have a lot of dress-up
clothes, have the girls dress up in a small room - of
course, label it the dressing room. Perhaps they can
dress a Barbie to match or coordinate with their outfit!
Create a fashion show walkway through another room.
Play fun music and have the girls wear their outfits
and stroll down the aisle to the music. You could even
record a video of the show and watch it later in the
car races! If your guests enjoy more action, see if
you can find pink or purple toy cars - or purchase a
few cars of any color and spray paint them pink or purple.
Now you can have car races...create ramps with cookie
sheets, clip boards or scrap wood you may have around
the outfit on Barbie! Use a Barbie poster, or you can
trace an outline of Barbie on a large piece of paper
or poster board. Now you can play a version of pin the
tail on the donkey. Cut out pieces of wrapping paper
or construction paper into different articles of clothing
- enough for one full outfit. Have all the guests take
a piece of clothing and try to stick it on Barbie and
see how she ends up. Will her shoes be near her head?
small purses for gift bags! You can fill it with lip
gloss, ribbons, hair clips - whatever you can find on
sale will probably work.
a Barbie shopping day. This can be a great way to teach
budgeting and responsibility - and they won't even know
they are learning. Take some household items, or toys
and games or Barbie clothes - whatever you'd like to
use - and give them prices. You can give a list of prices
to your guests, or you can label items individually.
Provide the same amount of play money to each guest
and you get to be the shop keeper. Now, give the guests
a challenge or a group of challenges. For example -
they all get to shop for 5 minutes to see what they
can get for their money. Now give a prize for the most
items purchased, for the most money saved (if anyone
doesn't spend all their money), for the largest item
purchased...you can choose what's appropriate. You can
also choose if you want to let the guests know what
the "winning" action is, like saving the most, or if
you want to just let them spend and then tell them later
what wins the game.
Movie Posters! - Great party decorations!
make great prizes for games and parting gifts for your guests
to take home after the party!