Hi Barbie! These days, it feels like it’s Barbie’s world and we’re just living in it. With the highly anticipated Barbie movie coming out on July 21, Barbie-inspired decor, fashion and food is everywhere. And while Barbie has been a staple in pop culture ever since toy company Mattel first launched the original doll back in 1959, Barbie is more popular than ever this summer. Whether you’re looking for some treat inspo for your Barbie-themed movie watch party or want to dine like the iconic doll herself, here is a menu that is perfect for a dinner party at Barbie’s Dreamhouse. Come on Barbie, let’s go party!
Pink Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Whiskey Sour
This pretty-in-pink cocktail is the perfect way to start your Barbie celebration. The vanilla bean-infused rhubarb syrup (or should we say rhu-barbie) gives this drink a beautiful pink hue, and is garnished with crushed rose petals to give it that extra hit of pink. Barbie always thinks pink, and you will be seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses after sipping this drink.
Keep drinking pink with Ina Garten’s pink lemonade. Classic and pink (just like Barbie) this non-alcoholic pink drink is oh-so refreshing and will give you some major nostalgia. Take it to another level by serving it in a fancy pink glass with a slice of lemon or some fresh raspberries. Cheers Barbie!
Oysters, Caviar and Bubbles
In 1994, Mattel released the Bubble Angel Barbie Doll who is the inspiration for this appetizer. Plus Barbie starred in The Pearl Princess in 2011 as a mermaid princess who has the power to control pearls. Your dream house guests will feel like princesses and princes while enjoying these oysters with caviar and a prosecco-based mignonette.
Pineapple Dream Dessert
One thing almost as iconic as Barbie herself is her Dreamhouse. There have been 20 different versions of Barbie’s Dreamhouse since it launched in 1962 but we have a feeling this Pineapple Dream Dessert would be served in each one. This retro-inspired dessert would be perfect served by the Dreamhouse pool because it comes together pretty quickly and has a super tropical feeling to it.
Birthday Cake Cookie Sticks
In Barbieland, every day is a party so why not treat today like one with these Birthday Cake Cookie Sticks? Nostalgic of dippable funfetti cookies from the 90s, they make the perfect dippable treat for your coffee, tea or even a cold glass of milk. We have a feeling Barbie would always have a batch of these fun snacks on hand for when the other Barbies and Kens come over.
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Hawaiian Burger With Pineapple
Do you know who else is just living in Barbie’s world? Ken! As the tagline for the upcoming movie suggests “She’s everything. He’s just Ken.” Well, we had to include a dish or two inspired by Barbie’s right-hand man and rumored boyfriend. One of Ken’s many jobs is a lifeguard so we think Barbie would definitely serve this Hawaiian-inspired burger with pineapple to tickle his taste buds.
Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl
Hi Ken! Ken also loves to surf so this Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl would be the perfect post-surf meal for the Kens in your life. Plus the tuna will help continue with the pink theme. The seaweed salad will make you feel like you’re at the beach and your guests will love the customization of this dish.
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Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
Barbie is super social so we have no doubt that she would love these super pink, super sweet and super shareable Pink Lemonade Cupcakes. This recipe from Food Network Canada’s baker Barbie Anna Olson is topped with a colourful swirl of pink, yellow and white buttercream which means they not only taste delicious, but they also look amazing!
Unicorn Ice Cream Cake
There have been many unicorns in Barbie’s world over the years so we knew we had to include a dish that pays homage to these magical creatures. A colourful medley of ice cream and sorbet, pound cake, white chocolate sauce and sprinkles, surround by a ring of pink cotton candy, this dessert is sure to give your Barbie girls a sugar rush. It wouldn’t be a meal at Barbie’s Dreamhouse without a magical sugary dessert!
Chocolate Berry Cake with Pink Italian Buttercream
The beautiful pink ombre Italian buttercream paired with decadent chocolate cake and pops of fresh raspberries in this dessert is the perfect way to end your meal at Barbie’s Dreamhouse. Barbie has held over 200 jobs in her life including, film director, Olympic swimmer, doctor, president and zoologist but our favourite has to be bakery chef. This cake would absolutely be a bestseller at Barbie’s bakery and it is sure to wow your guests in your Dreamhouse.
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