The classic little girl party theme: Barbie. There are a bazillion Barbie party ideas out there and quite a few you can do yourself!
I’m sharing a DIY Barbie birthday party with lots of pink decor: an easy ruffled tablecloth, DIY Barbie favors, a wall mounted TV cover, cupcake stand and more.
Full disclosure the Barbie cake is not a DIY project :), I ordered the cake from the bakery. But you could definitely make that too!
However this ruffled plastic pink tablecloth is a DIY project you can definitely manage with scissors a little clear packing tape.
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Step 1: Unroll a good amount of the tablecover roll and fold over the top 1/3 just enough so the other 2/3 just grazes the floor.
Step 2: Gather the folded edge and use clear packing tape to secure to table edge.
You can see above how the long hanging portion of the tablecloth just grazes the floor. You don’t want it too long so people are stepping on it. Be sure you fold over enough to keep it off the floor but not too much that it looks short.
Cover the tabletop with a fabric cloth or other tablecover and add a contrasting runner if desired. Super easy and relatively inexpensive.
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Now that you have the plastic tablecover roll on hand let’s use it to make more DIY decorations. For a big, bold statement that is inexpensive and requires very little skill try hanging plastic swags. This easy to hang plastic swag decor adds a ton of pink to this Barbie party!
Step 1: Adhere mini Command hooks in corners and middle (where ever you want the swag to attach to the wall).
Step 2: Gather the plastic tablecover and wrap with twist tie.
Step 3: Hook the twist tie loop onto Command hook.
Step 4: Add tulle bow to completely cover the Command hook.
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I also made a temporary TV cover up birthday sign using canvas and a wood frame, see the how to here.
I sewed Barbie silhouette pouches as favors:
with pink polka dot lining
One for each cousin.
I ordered the toppers from here.
And forgot to get a good picture until half the cupcakes were gone! I also built the cupcake stand / treat tower, find the details here.
For the school party I made cake pops, see how to here:
She was most excited about getting Barbie out of the cake:
And she’s wearing the pom pom party dress I made here:
Thank goodness I have a few months until the next birthday, it’s exhausting!
Disclaimer: The Barbie silhouette image belongs to Party Paper Creations and needs to be purchased from the Etsy shop for personal use.