Trends & Inspo

Barbie-Themed Bachelorette Party

Trends & Inspo
July 31, 2023

There’s no two ways around it: Barbie is MAJOR. Maybe she started out as a simple doll for children to play with, but today she’s a global icon and pop culture sensation. She’s always keeping up with the trends, inspiring new ones, and her reign as the original “it girl” has been uncontested for more than 60 years.

And that’s why a Barbie-themed BATCH is a perfect option for the playful, pink-loving, glam-girl bride-to-be—and here’s how you can throw a primo Barbie-girl bash.

Set the date and the guest list

This may seem like an obvious first step, but sometimes it’s the most difficult one! Coordinating schedules and managing invitations can get complicated quickly, so give yourself ample time for this part of the process. Pro tip: Make it easier on yourself (and everyone else) with the BATCH app! It brings everyone onto one platform, making communication and coordination a breeze.

Book the Barbie Mansion

Okay, maybe the actual Barbie mansion isn’t realistic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be Barbie girls in a Barbie world! There are so many fun options for Barbie-themed rentals to explore, like this pink dream in Scottsdale, Arizona., and this one in Austin, Texas.

Barbicore All the Way

Even if you booked the pinkest vacation rental ever, it’s still probably not pink enough. Fortunately, there are *so many* Barbie decorations out there that creating high-key Barbie-girl vibes almost couldn’t be easier. Like this custom "Come on Let's Party" photo backdrop and this and these—and those are just off the top of our heads! Supplement with tons of pink streamers, pink glitter, and pink balloons. (And if you think you’ve gone overboard, that just means you’re doing it right.)

And while you’re at it, don’t forget to encourage a Barbie-themed dress code! That means everything pink, everything glitter, and lots and lots of accessories. For a day on the water, think Barbie swimwear!

Get girly with games and activities

Play dress-up and have a Barbie-themed costume contest. Create a Barbie-riffic scavenger hunt. Put together a Barbie-focused trivia night. Find some fun Barbie activities you can easily download. Rent a photo booth and stock it with pink hats, feather boas, and other Barbie decorations. Build a Barbie playlist to play in the background, or take it a step further and make it a karaoke night. Do a Barbie jazzercise class. There are just SO MANY OPTIONS to make your party Barbie af.

Eat and drink pink

One of the reasons we love this theme so much is because it’s so easy to pull off, but it makes for major wow moments. And including pink food and drinks are a surefire way to make sure everyone is living their best Barbie-inspired life. 

Here are just a few Barbie-themed food ideas to get you started:

  • Dreamhouse Pink Popcorn: A fun and easy treat that can be made by adding some pink food coloring to white chocolate and mixing it with popcorn.
  • Glitz & Glam Pink cupcakes: You can make simple vanilla cupcakes and decorate them with pink frosting. Add edible glitter for that extra sparkle.
  • Barbie-Q Delights; Barbie-Q Ribs or Chicken: If you're looking for something more savory, consider a play on words with a "Barbie-Q" theme, offering barbecued ribs or chicken.
  • Love in the Dreamhouse Sandwiches; Heart-shaped sandwiches: Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make themed sandwiches, these could be with the bride's favorite filling. Mix in a few Barbie shaped sandwiches as well!
  • Barbie-Q Delights; Barbie-Q Ribs or Chicken: If you're looking for something more savory, consider a play on words with a "Barbie-Q" theme, offering barbecued ribs or chicken.
  • Fashionista Pink Macarons; Pink macarons (enough said)
  • Barbie Doll Cake: Try your hand at making the iconic Barbie cake! (you know the one) Find Barbie cake toppers on Etsy or make your own!
  • Barbie Sugar Cookies: Order these fun Barbie Bachelorette themed cookies for a tasty decorative treat!

Now for Barbie-themed drinks:

  • Malibu Pink Lemonade: Named after Barbie's fictional hometown. Stir up some pink lemonade for a poolside refresher (booze optional)
  • Barbie's Dream Cocktail: A dreamy, fruity concoction fit for the ultimate Barbie party. A drink made with cranberry juice, orange juice, and peach schnapps. Don’t forget to garnish with a pink umbrella!
  • Chic Champagne Toast: Rosé or pink champagne gets a chic twist, much like Barbie herself.
  • Ken's Strawberry Shake: Whip up a non-alcoholic Pink Strawberry Milkshake that gives a nod to Barbie's long-time beau.
  • Sparkling Starlet Limeade: Sparkling Raspberry Limeade a refreshing beverage pays homage to Barbie's many roles as a starlet in her movies.

Super-extra-bonus: Check out the Malibu Barbie Cafe if you’re partying in New York or Chicago!

Round it out with party-favor perfection

We have lots of ideas on party favors, but when Barbie comes to play things only get more exciting. Not only can party favors be fun to play with during the party (temporary tattoos, anyone?), but a quality party favor doubles as a valued keepsake that commemorates time spent together celebrating the bride. Bonus: things like Barbie tote bags, Barbie drink tumblers, and Barbie fanny packs can be enjoyed again and again.

As always, make sure you’re incorporating safety planning into your weekend, like appointing designated drivers or planning for public transportation, and having a clear itinerary, phone numbers, and meet-up spots in the BATCH app where everyone can find it. Just a little extra time spent on safety planning means you and the girls can let loose and party knowing you're prepared for anything. Because Barbie wants you to be responsible and have the time of your life. And we do too.

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