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Happy 50th Birthday, Barbie! + Party Details

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Barbie's 50th birthday party

Well, Barbie® officially turns 50 today, and I have to say she’s still looking about half her age!

In honor of the milestone birthday/anniversary, Mattel is rolling out the pink carpet at a big celebration happening tonight at her “Real” Life-Size Malibu Dream House®. With help from style gurus like event-planner-to-stars Colin Cowie (the brains behind the bash) and designer Jonathan Adler (who decked out the Dream House) – this is sure to be one fabulous party!

A few hints of what Cowie has planned for the party include:
• 146 pounds of pink candy to line the dessert table
• custom-made lucite tables filled with thousands of tiny shoes, mini handbags, and Barbie® sunglasses
• 3,000 pink roses, 100 hydrangea and 300 ranunculus for the centerpieces
• themed signature drinks like Barbie® Doll-icious!, Ken’s Caiprirosca, Strawberry Blonde (see image below) and It’s a Pink Thing

I’m covering the party as press tonight, so there will be a full recap later this week – along with drink recipes, decor ideas, and a few tips from Mr. Cowie himself(!) on how to host a Barbie-themed party at home. I’m also just planning to tweet from the event, so feel free to follow me for pink carpet updates!

pink drink: strawberry blonde

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

14 responses to “Happy 50th Birthday, Barbie! + Party Details”

  1. aleta says:

    I am so unbelievably jealous of your press pass! I’m not much of a Barbie girl, but like pretty much every woman, I had some as a girl and I loved dressing them up.

    My happy thoughts are just swarming with the thought of how fantastic such a party would be. Have extra fun on my behalf if you would!

  2. jenn s. says:

    Aleta – I will make sure to have extra fun just for YOU!! ;)

  3. MissMirandaB says:

    Wow! The details sound absolutely fabulous. Can’t wait for your live tweeting :)

  4. raeevents says:

    those drinks look absolutely delicious! i can’t wait for the full recap from you!! :)

  5. Ashlyn Carter says:

    love the pinkness!

  6. I followed you on Twitter yesterday while you were on the Pink Carpet! I hope you had a wonderful time! Pink was surely the “it” color for the evening. KLG

  7. Wedding Guru says:

    Pretty in Pink! Lets drink-a-drink-a-drink to Lilly the Pink! (Good ole British Folk Song)..

  8. Julianne says:

    Wow, I can’t wait to see the details those drinks look interesting.

  9. I just posted the cookies I did for Mattel on blog…the new Barbie images are just gorgeous!

  10. ooo i can’t wait for details and pics!

  11. by lynn 333 says:

    Where o where do i go to get drink recipes for barbie 50th party?

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