{Celebrate} Ken & Barbie Party

Nearly 1 year ago l celebrated my 35 + 1 Birthday with a Ken & Barbie Party!! For those of you, who have followed my blog for sometime, will know that this party was in the planning for like FOREVER!!!  Everyone thought it was the party that would never happen, but l finally pulled everything together and we all had a great night dancing away in the Barbie Mansion!

It was a Fabulous night, but of course there were many a dramas to contend with!  Last year just seemed to be the year where the weather gods did not pay me any favours, and every single party we had there was rain, rain and a bit more rain. On this particular occasion we accidentally created a rooftop pool in our marquee due to a huge downpour of rain, which saw us frantically scooping up all of the water at 3am in the morning prior to the big Party!!  Luckily on the night the Party Gods shined upon me and not one single drop fell from the sky.  It was definitely a party to remember and l am so glad l can share it with you all!

There are so many sides to Barbie that l wanted to incorporate a few different styles in various areas to encapsulate this.  For the Dessert Table l wanted it to emulate Vintage Barbie so l used the Doll Silhouette and the classic pink and black colour combo for inspiration.  My wonderful friend Diletta from Todi Boutique designed some beautiful printables with various patterns in pink, black & white for this theme and also incorporated the Ken and Barbie silhouette which formed the basis for my backdrop.

 For the dessert table l wanted to create a classic parlour feel so l hung curtains and used a black & white patterned wrapping paper to create wall paper. I then hung the framed silhouettes and used a white dressing table and two smaller tables to display the desserts on.  I also hung a beautiful Pink Chandelier from the lovely Kylie at Sweetpickings Candy Buffets to complete the classic 1950's Glam vibe!

Can you guess which Barbie Era l was emulating with this drop and go drinks station??  Yep you guessed it Beach Barbie!!  I wanted to give it a real Tikki Hut vibe and used a straw beach umbrella, hula skirts and leis to decorate as well as the quintessential coconut cups to drink out of! It was a lot of fun and also stopped the rain falling on our drinks! LOL!

For the other drinks station and dance floor l styled it in a real 90's glam disco vibe with lots of sparkles, disco balls and of course in a hot pink, black and white colour palette.  

My brother brought out his decks for the night and spinned some old skool house tunes whilst we all danced and had a bit of fun in the Ken & Barbie Photobooth which l made out of a shower screen frame and box!

 All in All it was a great night but of course it wouldn't be complete with a Barbie outfit change!!  LOL!!!

 I hope you have all enjoyed seeing my 35 +1 Ken & Barbie Party and will be inspired by some of my ideas!

 Have a Great week and don't forget to Bake, Create and Celebrate!


Party Vendors:
Styling, Concept and Desserts by Sweet On Parties
Printables by Todi Boutique
Chandelier and Cake Stand hire from Sweetpickings Candy Buffets

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