Here and here I gave little previews for what was to come. The party was held at the historical Lyndhurst Castle. The girls started off with a tour of the castle guided by Barbie and Ken's butler (wink, wink!) Each of the 18 little girls were given a clipboard containing a page of images for their castle scavenger hunt...fun!
Following the castle tour, everyone darted a few steps away to the carriage house. As the little girls entered the party room they walked the "red carpet" and were thrilled to see their name on a star!
The Barbie doll box was a huge hit! The girls loved standing inside the box and having their photo taken, so that they could be their own version of Barbie!
I made this large Barbie cake for my daughter and seventeen little ones, so that each little girl had her own cake!
Each little girl got a Barbie and Ken doll set. The boxes were quickly torn open!
Behind the Barbie play area, I set up Barbie's Beauty Boutique. The girls were able to adorn themselves with gold necklaces, jeweled rings, floral rings with lipstick inside, bracelets and pretend earrings (jeweled gems with little stickers on the back.) Using the gem stickers they were also able to have their nails done minus the nail polish.
Each lolli in the background is actually 33 ouchless hairbands in one lolli!
"Pin the sunglasses on Barbie" provided a little challenge for the girls. The activity tables allowed the girls to gather around and color Barbie books, play with Barbie stickers, decorate their own septors and even make their own necklaces!
The pinata was filled with jewels, hair accessories and bouncing balls.
When the party was over my daughter looked at me and said, "Thank you mommy for designing a pretty and fun party for me, you are the best mommy in the world!" With that said, I smiled and cried (can't believe how fast the first five years went.) Tomorrow I'll give sources and how to-do's for all the details to this party. Any questions you'd like me to answer tomorrow?