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20 Barbie Bach Party Ideas

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

Plan the ultimate Barbie-themed bach party with this roundup of ideas and activities.

Barbiecore has been painting the world pink for the last few weeks now, and with the new Barbie film starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling finally hitting theaters this weekend, we're expecting the inspo to only grow from here.

The fashion, the camp, the nostalgia — Barbie is the perfect formula for an epic bach theme. Here are some fun Barbie bach party ideas to make it a plastic fantastic celebration. Now come on Barbie, let's go party!

BARBIE-INSPIRED VENUE

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BARBIE-INSPIRED BACH PARTY DECOR

Barbie Box: Life-size Barbie boxes make the perfect photo opp. Some options you can even customize the names! via Etsy, $290

Balloons: So that catchy 90s Aqua song may not be in the movie, but that's not stopping us from incorporating this iconic tagline (but make it bach). via Etsy, $33.20

Fresh Flowers: Get your favorite pink blooms and arrange them in roller skates for a fun Barbie-fied arrangement. via 1-800 Flowers

DreamHouse Candle: Turns out, Barbie's three-story DreamHouse smells of rose and jasmine with notes of lemon and sandalwood (and here we thought there were hints of plastic!). Scent is the sense most closely tied to memory, so let this Barbie Dreamhouse Homesick candle help you make some good ones! Barbie Dreamhouse Candle by Homesick, $44 (restock scheduled for 8/1)

Luxury Glassware: Step up your stemware game with this stunning Dragon x Barbie collection. Available at dragonglassware.com for $161.45

BARBIE-INSPIRED BACH PARTY ACTIVITIES

Rollerblading: Wheel around town in Ken- and Barbie-style. Thanks to a collab with Impala, you can even score your own Barbie-inspired skating gear. Impala Lightspeed Inline Skate, $189.95

Poolside Relaxing: Channel your inner Malibu Barbie and make a splash with on-brand pool floats, swimwear and drinks. Funboy x Barbie Collection, $29-$159

Glam Station: Hire a hair and makeup artist to doll everyone up for a night on the town, or set up your own glam station with Barbie-inspired beauty products (and lots of glitter!). And matching getting-ready Barbie robes (which can also be used for morning-of on the wedding day!) make for adorable Insta moments. CHI x Barbie On-the-Go Travel Kit by Ulta, $109.99 | Barbie the Movie Collection Makeup Set by NYX, $70 | CozyChic Barbie Robe by Barefoot Dreams, $178

“You Can Be Anything” Themed Night: For generations, Barbie has been inspiring young children that they “can be anything” and she's living proof … who else do you know has President, Scientist, Rockstar, Traveler, Beach Babe, Bride, and more titles to their name? Have everyone dress up as their favorite version to celebrate the power of womxn.

BARBIE-INSPIRED ATTIRE

Visors: This Barbie-themed visor will keep you shaded and in style. via Etsy, $10.95

Think Pink: Show Me Your Mumu has curated all of their pink favorites into a capsule collection ranging from sequined mini dresses to breezy maxis and hot pink bodysuits.

Barbie Bag: While it's hard to choose just one item from Zara's official Barbie collab, which features sexy dresses, Ken-approved button-downs, cozy sweats and cowgirl-esque denim jumpsuits, we are low-key obsessed with this B leather bag. Barbie Leather Tote Bag from Zara, $149

Barbie Jewelry: Never one to shy away from accessories, we know Barbie would personally love this namesake Kendra Scott collection. Barbie Drop Earrings by Kendra Scott, $98

Barbie-Inspired Swimwear: Flaunt your soonlywed status poolside with swimwear for you and your squad boasting the iconic font. via Etsy, $21

FOOD & DRINK

Drink Pouches: While we're on the nostalgia kick, why don't we sip our bevs from a pouch? Let's Go Party Drink Pouches via Etsy, $12

Barbie Cocktail Napkins: Set the scene with these Barbie silhouette cocktail napkins. via Etsy, $50 for set of 25

Swizzle Sticks: These silhouette drink stirrers can be personalized with names, so you know whose cocktail is whose all weekend. via Etsy, $1.81+ each

BarbieCore Cake: Coldstone Creamery partnered with Warner Bros. and Mattel for an oh-so-sweet collab featuring a brand new “All That Glitters Is Pink” ice cream flavor (pink cotton candy ice cream with graham cracker pie crust, sprinkles and whipped topping), and their “Best Cake Ever,” a sprinkle-heavy ice cream cake featuring layers of yellow cake with cotton candy ice cream.

Boozy Barbie: Boozy Bites has reinvented the frat house favorite into a vegan and gluten-free, adult-worthy treat in your favorite cocktail flavors. While we are currently obsessing over their Ken and Barbie-themed options, their toppers are completely customizable to suit any celebration. Boozy Bites Let's Go Party, $85

FAQs

  1. What is a Barbie-themed bach party?
    • A Barbie-themed bach party is a celebration of Barbiecore, which has been painting the world pink. This theme is inspired by Barbie, a popular children's toy. The party includes Barbie-inspired decor, activities, attire, and food & drink. The Barbie-themed bach party aims to create a plastic fantastic celebration.
  2. What are some of the Barbie-inspired bach party decor ideas?
    • Some Barbie-inspired decor ideas include life-size Barbie boxes which make the perfect photo opportunity. Balloon decorations, pink fresh flowers arranged in roller skates for a fun Barbie-fied arrangement and luxury glassware from the Dragon x Barbie collection are also great additions. DreamHouse Candle, which smells of rose, jasmine, lemon, and sandalwood, can also enhance the ambiance and create lasting memories.
  3. What activities can be planned for a Barbie-themed bach party?
    • There are many activities that fit a Barbie-themed bach party such as rollerblading around the town in Ken- and Barbie-style. Poolside relaxing in on-brand pool floats, swimwear, and drinks also make for a fun time. Setting up a glam station with Barbie-inspired beauty products for an evening out, or even having a “You Can Be Anything” themed night where everyone dresses up as their favorite version of Barbie, can add to the celebration.
  4. How can guests dress for a Barbie-themed bach party?
    • Barbie-themed attire includes Barbie-themed visors, hot pink bodysuits, mini dresses, and maxi dresses. You can also accessorize with Barbie Jewelry or try out items from Zara's official Barbie collaboration. Barbie-inspired swimwear can be a great option if there's a pool involved in the celebration.
  5. What kind of food and drink can be served at a Barbie-themed bach party?
    • You can serve drinks out of nostalgic pouches, set the scene with Barbie silhouette cocktail napkins, and personalize silhouette drink stirrers with names. Special BarbieCore cake can be served in collaboration with Coldstone Creamery partnered with Warner Bros. and Mattel that features pink cotton candy ice cream. Let's Go Party, Boozy Bites are also worth looking at; they reinvent a frat house favorite into a vegan, gluten-free, and adult-worthy treat available in your favorite cocktail flavors.

Cover photo by Rima Brindamour from Bright Pink and Modern Wedding Inspo

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