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Emma’s Pink Barbie Party

Emma was pretty clear from last that she wanted a Barbie party for her birthday. I have never done a Barbie party before, Kiara’s themed have ranged from monsters to zoo animals, very little pink. It was a fun theme to do and it was the first party we have hosted at home in ages. I had forgotten how exhausting hosting a party at home can be though (and what your house looks like afterwards.) but it was such a great day. Barbie Party|HarassedMom

My initial idea was a sweet table with pink and white sweets. (I KNOW, all that sugar but I wanted the colours). But do you know how many sweets you need to make a proper sweet table? A LOT. LIKE A LOT LOT, so that part was smaller than I had hoped. Also there aren’t that many pink and white sweets out there.Barbie Party|HarassedMom

The cake stole the show though, isn’t it so flippin gorgeous. I outsourced it to the amazing Therese from Motion Bakery and seeing Emma’s face when David walked in with it was worth it all. She absolutely loved it, she loved the fact that the skirt was different colours.Barbie Party|HarassedMom

I made these little chocolates from a Valentines post on Pinterest and I was so chuffed how they came out, it was one of the few Pinterest crafts/recipes that actually are as easy as it says. The cookies also came out really nicely, they were also pretty quick and easy to make, dip into icing and then into sprinkles and you are done! Barbie Party|HarassedMom


Barbie Party|HarassedMom

I really wanted to add some lip gloss to the party pack but I could not find the one that I wanted and wasn’t prepared to pay R20 for one. So I ended up going with these cute shaped sunglasses, some clips and hair stuff and some bubble bath.Barbie Party|HarassedMom

The bunting I used was from our wedding. My mom made kilometres of it and I have used it so often over the past 4 years, this is actually the last of the “new” one though. I loved bunting it can make anything look so gorgeous. Barbie Party|HarassedMom

We don’t have the biggest garden but I kept the number of kids to under 10 and it worked so well. The 2 boys ran around shooting one another and the girls bounced between the pool, the sandpit and the grass. There was more than enough space for them to still move around and have loads of fun. 

Barbie Party|HarassedMom

Barbie Party|HarassedMom

It was one of the best parties we have hosted and I realised how much I miss having people in our home.

What parties do your kids want this year?

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  1. 13 February, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Wow that looks fantastic Laura! We are having a year of tiny parties – max 3 friends and we will go out for that. A’s plan was Zambibush with her 3 besties but we got rained out so we did Bounce and burgers which was way more expensive than planned but it was zero effort (which was my main aim) and a great day
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  2. Linda
    13 February, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Looks wonderful!!

  3. 13 February, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    Looks beautiful, Laura, you did a great job! And your pink sweets are gorgeous. Pink and white marshmallows are thankfully always a favourite and take up some space 🙂
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  4. stephanie videira
    14 February, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    looked like a fab party, my soon to be 4 old daughter is also Barbie mad

  5. 14 February, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Looks lovely, Laura!! Also, if you ever find those cheaper lipglosses, pls let me know where – ive been hunting for 2 years now. Cheapest I also found was 20bucks a pop.

  6. 14 February, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Looks lovely, Laura!! Also, if you ever find those cheaper lipglosses, pls let me know where – ive been hunting for 2 years now. Cheapest I also found was 20bucks a pop.

  7. 21 March, 2019 / 10:14 am

    I am throwing a Barbie-themed party for my daughter on her next birthday. So, this is really helpful. I love the edible cake/ dress idea. Thank you for sharing this.

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