What do you get when you cross the new Barbie movie with a few girly girls, pink cake, tiaras, and construction paper decorations?
A really fun afternoon!
When I received the opportunity for Madeline and her friends to preview the new movie, “Barbie: The Princess and The Popstar,” and check out the new dolls, Tori and Keira, I knew it would be the perfect time to have a little afternoon princess-themed tea party. When planning everything, I kept it super simple, so the focus was on fun.
We broke out stacks of construction paper and made big flowers, streamers, and pinwheels, which was an inexpensive and fun way to decorate for the party. The refreshments included tea sandwiches (Nutella, strawberry cream cheese, and cucumbers and cream cheese), a pink sheet cake, chocolate covered Oreos, and juice.
As for the movie? It was cute, and the girls seriously sat transfixed throughout the entire thing. And for a bunch of four-year-olds to sit still for over an hour, well, you know that’s a success in and of itself. The storyline is about Princess Tori, who dreams of swapping her life for that of her favorite popstar, Keira. And, of course, Keira would like nothing more than to become a princess. True to form, once that happens, they realize that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. The movie was bright, colorful, and downright sparkly and the music was fun and upbeat. If you’re looking for gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season (ack!), the movie and accompanying dolls could be the perfect thing.
After the movie, the girls colored Barbie coloring pages and went back to feasting on the pink sugary goodness on the table. All in all, a fun way to kick back and relax with friends.
*If YOUR house is a Barbie-crazy house too, be sure to check out their web site … you can find information on all the newest Barbie items, games, activities and more. And now the giveaway. Want a Tori and Keira doll of your own? Just comment below and share your favorite Barbie or Barbie memory (or your child’s!). One winner will be chosen using a random number generator. Contest is open until midnight on Wednesday (EST). Tweet or pin this post for extra entries.
Watching a new movie release at home with friends and light refreshments is a great and inexpensive way to entertain. The kids and I continued the movie-watching theme and had family movie night, with pizza and Joyful Noise. Perfection.
Tomorrow? We celebrate tacos!
Tuesday? A belated Weekend Photos in Review.
Wednesday? A book review.
Thursday? A new recipe that is kid-approved and perfect for a busy weeknight.
This post was sponsored by One2One Network. Mattel product and additional incentives were provided, but all the opinions are my own. What can I say? We love Barbie!