Did you have a Barbie growing up? I totally did, Which is why I am super excited about a very special event we got invited to attend this Friday!
After 41 years in Malibu, Barbie is all packed up and on the move, embarking on a nationwide search for a new place to call home! She will make 13 stops along the way to do what she does best – enchant girls with fashion, fun and play! Barbie is bringing you an all-access free pass to enter her world with the “Barbie is Moving” experience – featuring entertainment, fashion and construct your own Mega Bloks® Barbie™ room!
At the “Barbie® Is Moving” experience, you can:
• Walk the runway in a glam fashion show and get tips from professional stylists before a fab photo opportunity
• Build your own Mega Bloks® Barbie™ room to take home
• Create your very own Barbie® fashions
My little 6 year old niece came to visit with my mom this week, and she has been helping care for my little 2 year old while we were at a conference, so I am SO excited to surprise her with this on Friday!
Her second stop in her tour is this weekend in the Seattle area – Fans of all ages are invited to step into her world for a FREE, all-access pass to experience Barbie entertainment, fashion and construction.
August 9, 1pm-5pm – Toys “R” Us, 4214 S. Tacoma Mall Blvd, Tacoma, WA 98409
August 11, 11am-3pm – Southcenter Mall, 2800 Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA 98188
This event is Free to the public!!
In honor of Barie’s visit – I found a few little facts I thought would be fun for us Mom’s who had a Barbie growing up:
Barbie’s real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts
Barbie is from (fictional) Willows, Wisconsin and went to Willows High School
Ruth Handler, co-founder of Mattel, brought her vision of a three-dimensional doll to life with the introduction of Barbie in 1959
Barbie first appeared in the now-famous black-and-white striped swimsuit and signature ponytail
Barbie has three sisters Skipper, Stacie, Chelsea
Barbie’s first pet was a horse named Dancer; since then, she has had more than 50 other pets!
The first Barbie doll sold for $3.00
Barbie’s signature color is Barbie Pink (PMS 219)
Barbie’s first boyfriend, Ken, debuted two years after Barbie in 1961
Ken was named after the son of Mattel founders Ruth and Elliot Handler
Ken and Barbie broke up on Valentine’s Day in 2004 after being together more than 43 years
Ken and Barbie rekindled their romance announcing their reunion after seven years of being apart on Valentine’s Day 2011
The best-selling Barbie doll ever was 1992 Totally Hair Barbie, with hair from the top of her head to her toes
Barbie has collaborated with more than 75 different fashion designers and has served as creative inspiration to more than 150 famous designers
Barbie has had more than 130 inspirational careers
(Facts can be found here)
We will be attending the stop on August 9th in Tacoma if anyone wants to join!!! Let me know if you if you will be attending! This should be fun for our little girls… ok I might be excited to see the pink car too