If you have seen any toy catalogue of late you will have noticed that Barbie is currently starting in a new adventure- “Barbie the Pearl Princess”.
Barbie stars as a young mermaid who lives with her aunt. She has special powers to transform and make magic with pearls. When her aunt is invited to help at the royal castle but forgets her invitation, Lumina follows after her aunt despite warnings to never go out alone. She meets new friends, has adventures and discovers the secrets and scandal that surround her past. There are as always the handsome prince, some great songs to sing along to, beautiful costumes and a story that ends in a smile. Barbie the Pearl Princess is available on DVD now and is just perfect for the upcoming school holidays-gather your Barbie enthusiasts (in our house it’s both Miss 5 & Master 4!), their friends and some popcorn and have a Barbie play date! I know we definitely will be doing this! Although, Ella has actually seen the movie already….
We were amazingly lucky and were invited by Little Melbourne (which as an aside is your go to guide if you have children-or even grandkids, nieces or nephews and live in greater Melbourne) to attend the launch party of Barbie the Pearl Princess on the infamous Fox FM rooftop! Not quite sure who was more excited about the party, Ella or I! We skipped out of school a little early this particular Thursday, came home, got dolled up-as you do when you are meeting Barbie and headed off.
These were the outfits I picked out for the girls!!! How cute were they?!!!!
Anyways, we got to the Fox FM studios, jumped in the lift and headed up, we stepped out and immediately knew we were in the right spot-there was a pink, sequined curtain swept to the side and a hot, Barbie pink carpet on which to enter the party because Barbie doesn’t do a red carpet, she does pink! We met Barbie just seconds after stepping onto the carpet which was possibly one of the biggest thrills of Ella’s life, “see mum, I knew Barbie was real! I told you that didn’t I?”!!!
Barbie was everything you ever imagined she would be-gorgeous, gracious, extremely Princess like and more than happy to pose for 500 pics and a cuddle for some very excited young folk! As more people came in, we left Barbie to greet her new guests and continued on down the pink carpet. At the end was (naturally!) a Barbie salon; here some gorgeous fairies were face painting, nail painting and hair chalking. As Ella had her hair up we just took advantage of the first two and got some pink sparkly nails and some “makeup” 😜
After getting glammed up, we moved on where I was offered the choice of an espresso martini or a piccolo of pink (it was a Barbie party after all!) moscato and Ella got some Barbie water. How brilliant that the adults were catered for in this way?!! And if I hadn’t been driving I may have indulged in a martini or two!! We checked out the lolly buffet full of, you guessed it pink lollies then sat down and took all this Barbie’ness in. It was absolutely amazing. Everything was so gorgeously Barbie and pink and with all the excited little ladies (& a couple of little men) it was truly a sight to behold. Of course the view from the rooftop was nothing to sneeze at either and Melbourne thankfully had opted to put on a beautifully sunny afternoon for us all. After a brief refreshment we popped over to the photo booth, picked some props and jumped in:
After some canapés and chit chat the small peoples were ushered in to the cinema which was full of little people sized pink and white seats all with snack boxes and water on them and a popcorn man in the corner handing out the yummiest smelling popcorn to all the attendees. There was no room for parents to stay, it was strictly a kids only preview so after settling our babes in we all trooped back out to the sunshine and cocktails! The movie was over before we knew it-that sunshine was really good and all the big people were having a fab time chatting and enjoying themselves. The little cuties all filed out and were invited to pick either a Barbie show bag or a Barbie the Pearl Princess doll. We opted for the show bag and it was a great choice! Filled to the brim with many many pink Barbie goodies that every little girl needs!
With a quick squeeze goodbye from Barbie;
we were off! We had an absolutely brilliant time. It was the most perfect girly, Barbie afternoon you could ever have imagined. Everything was just so pink and Barbie-every Barbie lovers dream party! With many, many thanks to Little Melbourne for the invite, Fox FM for the ultimate venue and party and to everyone who helped pull it all together and of course Barbie who was the star attraction and made Ella the happiest little girl on the planet! It was all so fabulous ❤️