Happy Birthday, Barbie! #TRUBarbieParty #Giveaway

by Jill Berry

Jill Berry, 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, celebrates the fun of Barbie. This giveaway post is sponsored.

I’m sure you have a Barbie or ten(!?) in your home. I know I do! Or you had a Barbie when you were a child.

Did you know that:

  • Barbie is the world’s most popular doll and a powerhouse brand among girls of all ages.
  • Barbie has had more than 150 careers to-date.
  • One Barbie doll is sold every 3 seconds somewhere in the world.
  • With 10+ million Facebook likes, Barbie has the largest Facebook fan page of any doll.


So it is fitting that the world’s most popular doll is about to celebrate a birthday!

How do you think Barbie is going to celebrate?

How To Throw A Barbie Birthday Party

I know how my daughters would throw a fabulous birthday party for Barbie…

The color scheme would be pink, pink, pink, and just for a touch of color…purple! The dress would be Barbie dress up dresses…the more frou-frou and frilly the better. I love seeing little girls dance around in princess gowns, don’t you? So sweet. You can never have too much pink tulle at a Barbie Birthday Party. The food would be delicate and oh so tasty…tiny sandwiches cut in to hearts and stars, lemonade…pink lemonade of course, and a delicious pink-frosted cake with lots and lots of pink candles for the birthday girl.

My daughters would greet their guests at the door and then the fun would begin. They would have me read a story about Barbie, decorate a princess crown with pearls, and play “Pin the Crown on Barbie.” At the end of the party, the guests would leave with a goodie bag filled with Barbie toys.

Toys”R”Us Birthday Deals

In celebration of Barbie’s birthday, Toys“R”Us will have a special Barbie Birthday feature shop in stores now through March 16th

Toys”R”Us, the go-to destination for all things Barbie, is having some great deals during her birthday celebration, visit here for details and offers. You can stock up for your very own Barbie Birthday Party! Plus, at any Toys”R”Us, the feature shop will be giving away a FREE Barbie Purse Perfect Makeup Case with ANY Barbie doll, playset, or accessory purchase of $30 or more at Toys”R”Us. This special offer is available March 9th through March 15th. Quantities are limited.

Barbie Birthday Twitter Party

Join a Barbie Birthday Twitter Party #TRUBarbieParty on March 11 at 2 p.m. EST. Toys”R”US and mommy bloggers will be sharing tips on how to throw a great Barbie party. And @Barbie will be joining the #TRUBarbieParty Twitter Party to chat about birthday party ideas.

Barbie’s Birthday Pinterest Board

In honor of Barbie’s Birthday, Toys”R”US has created a Barbie’s Birthday Pinterest board. Check out Barbie’s Birthday Pinterest board to find more fun party ideas.

Follow ToysRUs’s board Barbie Birthday on Pinterest.

New Barbie Movie

Just in time for her birthday, Barbie is launching her 28th movie “Barbie: The Pearl Princess,” on March 11, 2014. Like each Barbie movie, “Barbie: The Pearl Princess” features a positive and valuable message for girls. In this new title, Barbie learns the importance of leaving the world a better place than she found it. It’s a great addition for every family’s Barbie movie collection, a birthday party gift, or even for the Easter basket!

Win a Fabulous Barbie Prize Pack


One very lucky 5 Minutes for Mom reader will win a fabulous Barbie Prize pack (U.S. residents only).

The Barbie prize pack is valued at over $90 and includes:

  • Barbie: The Pearl Princess DVD
  • Barbie: The Pearl Princess Lumina Doll
  • Barbie: The Pearl Princess Lumina and Prince Dolls
  • Barbie: The Pearl Princess Mermaid Co-Star Doll
  • Barbie: The Pearl Princess Mermaid and Pet
  • Barbie: The Pearl Princess Mermaid Style Coloring book and Crayons


Send Barbie a Birthday Wish

You can be the first to share the news of Barbie’s birthday with Barbie product purchase at Toys “R” Us available starting March 9th. In honor of Barbie’s birthday, you can have your child send Barbie a birthday wish on her official birthday, March 9th! You can send a birthday wish via Facebook or Twitter.   Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writesit depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she candinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, travelingyou name it she wants to do it.

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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes…it depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she can…dinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, traveling…you name it she wants to do it.

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1 Taralyn March 6, 2014 at 8:20 am

I loved having Disney princess barbies!


2 Mami2jcn March 6, 2014 at 8:32 am

When I was a kid I loved my Astronaut Barbie!


3 Amyc March 6, 2014 at 8:37 am

I had a cowgirl Barbie when I was young.


4 Kristie March 6, 2014 at 8:59 am

I like the Birthday Wishes® Barbie® Doll


5 Saundra McKenzie March 6, 2014 at 9:03 am

I like the Christmas Barbies.


6 Denise m March 6, 2014 at 9:51 am

my fave barbie was barbie for president!


7 anne March 6, 2014 at 10:12 am

Beach Barbie would be my favorite.


8 in the hammock March 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm

i always liked astronaut barbie!! thank you!


9 Kelly D March 6, 2014 at 2:43 pm

I like the princess barbies, especially Ariel.


10 Tiffany Marston March 6, 2014 at 3:17 pm

I had Peaches and Cream Barbie when i was a little girl. She was beautiful!!


11 Harold March 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm

I am not sure which one my granddaughter likes best, but she does love playing with any of them.


12 Michelle C March 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

The Mermaid Barbies are really cool. My daughter would love them. Thank you for the contest.


13 j blake March 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm

I loved the peaches and cream barbie. I always wanted a dress like hers


14 Toni Marquardt March 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I enjoy the Mariposa/Fairy Barbie.


15 Cassandra Eastman March 6, 2014 at 11:11 pm

I always just had my standard Blonde barbie, and loved her!


16 Terry Maigi March 6, 2014 at 11:31 pm

I’m not sure if I should be proud or embarrassed to say that I had ALL of the New Kids On The Block Barbies and I took them everywhere!


17 Patricia Wojnar Crowley March 6, 2014 at 11:38 pm

I loved “Totally Hair” barbie when I was little!


18 Barbara Platt March 7, 2014 at 7:56 am

I don’t have a favorite. I love every Barbie that comes out. Barbie and I share a name and we are both the same age, born March 1959. I’m one day older than she is.


19 Heather B March 7, 2014 at 8:36 am

I had a ton of Barbies when I was little. My favorite one though was always one that had belonged to my mother she was from the early 60′s and had a screw in her stomach so you could make her hair shorter or longer.


20 Meagan BS March 7, 2014 at 10:19 am

I loved the specialty barbies as a kid, the vet, the dr, the chef, etc. And i loved to have all the accessories!


21 Kalle Metcalf March 7, 2014 at 10:56 am

I always liked the beach barbies :)


22 LaVonne March 7, 2014 at 1:21 pm

I like the “I Can Be” Barbies. They show girls that they can be anything they want.


23 Jessibeth Vicenty March 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Any Mermaid Barbie! since I love Ariel lol


24 Vickie Couturier March 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

my granddaughters favorite Barbie is her birthday Barbie


25 Stephanie March 7, 2014 at 1:50 pm

i always liked the christmas barbies


26 Allison Downes March 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I really loved the Holiday Barbies.

Thanks for the nice giveaway!


27 AlexisB March 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm

I loved the roller skating barbie when I was a kid!! I still have them to pass down to my daughters!


28 Tabathia B March 7, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Barbie (horse trainer) the one that comes with the pony/horse


29 Jennifer Colina March 7, 2014 at 9:38 pm

One of my favorites was Ice Capades Barbie.


30 Jessica Salonga March 7, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I loved the Holiday Barbies! I still have them. My grandma would send me one every year!


31 Jenn McClearn March 7, 2014 at 9:59 pm

I love holiday barbie and look forward to the new one coming out every year :)


32 tree March 7, 2014 at 10:09 pm

When i was a kid i had a ‘Maria’ barbie. i think she was from spain. She had dark hair and i loved her traditional dress.


33 Jenny Q. March 7, 2014 at 11:05 pm

I love the astronaut barbie and the I can be a zoo doctor Barbie.


34 Jessica T March 8, 2014 at 12:33 am

Just old-school Barbie!


35 shelly leatham March 8, 2014 at 3:24 am

I loved my Barbie that smelled like suntan lotion!


36 Melissa March 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm

My favorite barbie is Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess!


37 Shannon H March 8, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I always loved Skipper (cuz she had smaller boobs, like me! LOL). I also had a curly haired Barbie that was a favorite.


38 mrsshukra March 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm

X-Files Mulder and Scully Barbies are my favorite!


39 Katherine Donovan March 9, 2014 at 12:10 am

I can’t remember having a specific favorite Barbie. I had a bunch as a kid an loved everyone of them :)


40 samantha Wagner March 9, 2014 at 1:55 am

I had slot of harbors, but my most favorite was the Holiday Barbie. I got one every year for Christmas.


41 Laura J March 9, 2014 at 3:07 am

I always loved Skipper growing up!


42 Ann B. March 9, 2014 at 6:51 am

Oh gosh, I just got an email from Barbie Collector with the new Hunger Games Barbies…I want a Katniss and Peeta!


43 Rachel Cartucci March 9, 2014 at 10:29 am

I loved the Peaches and Cream Barbie from my childhood and the Heart Family Barbie collection.


44 Dawn Monroe March 9, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I always liked the Holiday Barbies because of the great dresses and hairdos.


45 Jenny March 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm

figure skating barbie


46 Cynthia R March 9, 2014 at 2:43 pm

My favorite barbie was my holiday christmas barbie.


47 Amy March 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm

I love the barbies from different countries. Love the one from Ireland!!!


48 Katrina March 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm

I had a snow ski baribe when I was little and loved her!


49 Nannypanpan March 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I liked wedding dress barbie


50 Rea Liz March 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm

I like Beach Barbie!


51 Terra Heck March 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

My favorite is the Irish Dance Barbie that came out in 2007. It was the first Barbie I gifted my daughter. Thanks.


52 Maria Malaveci March 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

I love the Wizard of Oz series Barbies!


53 Shanna March 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

I liked the Christmas / Holiday Barbies!


54 Bernadette C March 10, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Peaches and Cream was my favorite :)


55 stacey b March 10, 2014 at 10:40 pm

I always loved the Doctor and Vet barbies – and any that come in the bath tub!


56 Gayle S March 10, 2014 at 10:50 pm

I never had a “Barbie” but I loved my Skipper. Even when the dog chewed off her toes I still played with her all the time.


57 Krystal March 11, 2014 at 5:49 am

I still have my Barbies from when I was little. I’m saving them for my daughter until she is a little older. My favorite Barbie is/was a snowskiier Barbie. I also liked the rockstar Barbie!


58 Tracey March 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

I never had Barbie growing up, but always wanted the big Barbie head that you could style the hair on.


59 amy stonger March 11, 2014 at 11:53 am

My favorite barbie was always the vet! I am a huge animal fan and loved playing with her as a child!


60 Anna Pry March 11, 2014 at 12:50 pm

my mom got me an exclusive Kraft Mac & Cheese Barbie when i was little, she got it from collecting upcs, i was never allowed to open the box but i always thought it was super cool!


61 brandi donahue March 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm

i had the ice capades barbie that i played with a lot when i was little


62 Ida March 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

My favorite were the Holiday Barbies. My dad would buy it for me every year. At one point I had over 200 Barbies.


63 Misha Estrada March 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I loved all of my barbies. My favorite seemed to be an ice cream parlor worker.


64 Danielle Davis March 11, 2014 at 1:27 pm

My favorite Barbie was my very first black Barbie! It was just a regular dressed Barbie but she had my skin color! Remember like it was yesterday.


65 Amber Hawkins March 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

I love the wizard of oz collectable


66 Jeanna March 11, 2014 at 3:25 pm

My favorite Barbie would have to be Swim Barbie (I think that was her name). I loved her and her pool!


67 Julie Fields March 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm

My favorite Barbie as a kid was the one I was playing with at the time.


68 Jennifer March 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm

the princess disney tiara barbie


69 Jennifer March 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm

princess disney tiara barbie


70 Daniel M March 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm

i’m a guy so don’t have a fav but my niece loves barbie!


71 patricia March 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm

The beach barbie


72 patricia March 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

No fave i love all the barbies


73 Carolsue March 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I actually liked my Ken Dolls better than Barbies! LOL


74 Kathy stevenson March 11, 2014 at 10:33 pm

I love the wedding Barbie!


75 Rhonda G March 12, 2014 at 7:02 am

Christmas Barbie was always my fav


76 Brittany March 12, 2014 at 11:05 am

I like all barbies, my favorite right now is vet Barbie.


77 Taryn T. March 12, 2014 at 6:41 pm

My favorite Barbie, and this was a looonnnggg time ago, was Peaches and Cream Barbie!


78 Jennifer Rote March 12, 2014 at 8:16 pm

I like the beach Barbies.


79 lana March 12, 2014 at 10:17 pm

I liked Ken


80 Noreen March 13, 2014 at 12:43 am

As a child my favorite was birthday wishes barbie


81 Natalie S March 13, 2014 at 10:47 am

I loved my Skipper growing up :)


82 Cheryl W. March 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

My favorite barbie is definitely the mermaid Barbie.


83 Debbie Jackson March 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

I like the disney princesses.


84 Janice Crespo March 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm

My favorite was my skipper doll – used to make her new outfits all the time :)


85 Heidi B March 15, 2014 at 12:07 am

I loved having the whole family, Barbie, Ken, Skipper etc…


86 Niki Johnson March 15, 2014 at 12:20 am

I wish I would have saved all of my Barbie’s from when I was a kid. I had the car, jeep, many Barbie’s, Ken, a pool, you name it. My daugher loves Barbie’s too and would love to win this!


87 Teresa Thompson March 15, 2014 at 11:41 am

I like the Christmas barbies.


88 courtney b March 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

it was always malibu barbie


89 Rachel Rich-Shea March 16, 2014 at 1:57 am

I liked all the shopping/mall barbies :)


90 Rachel Rich-Shea March 16, 2014 at 1:58 am

I liked all the shopping/mall barbies


91 lisa March 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm

teen talk barbie was awesome


92 natalie yeoman March 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm

i always loved the holiday barbie


93 Melissa P. March 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

I honestly can’t remember that far back. I do remember that I enjoyed playing Barbie with my friends.


94 Sadie B. March 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm

I love the Christmas Barbie.


95 Jamie Brigham March 17, 2014 at 4:40 pm

I had the 90210 Barbies (Dylan McKay and Brandon Walsh) lol


96 shelly March 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm

I liked Teacher Barbie


97 Suzie Williams March 18, 2014 at 2:11 am

I had a Birthday Barbie I got when I was really young from my grandpa. I still have her!


98 april yedinak March 18, 2014 at 9:38 am

My favorite Barbie was my first Christmas Barbie. I think I got her in 1991. She has a silver sparkly dress and big hair.


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