09 Mar

Happy 50th Birthday, Barbie! + Party Details

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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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!

March 9, 2009 at 10:54 am

jenn s. SAYS:

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

March 9, 2009 at 12:15 pm

raeevents SAYS:

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

March 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm

MissMirandaB SAYS:

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

March 9, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Ashlyn Carter SAYS:

love the pinkness!

March 10, 2009 at 8:06 am

Kelley Lee Gin SAYS:

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

March 10, 2009 at 8:08 am

Wedding Guru SAYS:

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

March 11, 2009 at 4:08 am

Julianne SAYS:

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


March 11, 2009 at 5:45 am

My Sweet & Saucy SAYS:

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

March 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm

gangsta bride SAYS:

ooo i can’t wait for details and pics!

March 18, 2009 at 7:29 pm

by lynn 333 SAYS:

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

April 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

April 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Party Planner London SAYS:

Barbie is a beaut!

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