Barbie Princess & The Popstar Party

My daughter’s birthday is at the end of August, right before school starts and with her being in Kindergarten this year, we decided to wait and have her 5th birthday party a little bit later so that we could invite all of her new school friends. Just as we started to plan her party, I received the opportunity to participate in a promotion for the new Barbie movie, The Princess & The Popstar. My daughter LOVES anything Barbie, so the decision about what kind of party we should have was too easy!

I recruited Debbie from Wants & Wishes Design to design the invitation and all of the other party printables for our party. She was AMAZING and captured my vision for the party perfectly! It all started with these cool “backstage pass” invitations, which all the girls (and mom’s) absolutely loved…I got tons of compliments on how fun and cute they were!

Barbie Princess & the Popstar party invitations

As the girls arrived at the party, they were directed to a seat at the table where some Barbie coloring pages and a box of crayons was waiting for them. The crayons were covered in matching scrapbook paper and a 2″ party circle. Little girls this age LOVE to color so this was the perfect activity for them while we waited for all of the guests to arrive.

I used silver stars I bought at a local party supply store to serve as a table runner and then added a glass jar full of pop star sunglasses and a tray of little pink and white boxes. They all took home a pair of glasses as part of their favors and the little striped boxes held necklaces we made.

After everyone arrived, the girls ate a snack which consisted of a sandwich, strawberry yogurt, a fruit cup and drinks. The party was held right after school so I wanted them all to have a healthy snack before we dove into all the sweets 😉

I added more 2″ party circles to the fruit cups to dress them up a bit.

While we were waiting for all the girls to finish eating their snack, they were able to play with the new Barbie characters in the movie, Tori and Keira along with the Barbie The Princess & The Popstar Music & Lights Castle. They were all so cute and absolutely loved playing with the new dolls and castle. They especially liked how the stairs in the castle lit up when you walk on them and then you push a little button and a snippet from the theme song plays.

After our snack, we gathered up our popcorn and candy to watch the movie. The girls could choose from strawberry, grape, or white chocolate popcorn and then they filled their bags with all sorts of fun candy to munch on while enjoying the show.

As you can tell, they totally enjoyed the movie and looked so cute wearing their princess crowns, eating their yummy treats.

Now it was time for cake, cupcakes & ice cream. My sweet friend Ashlee from I’m Topsy Turvy created THE MOST AMAZING cake for the party! I told her it was a Barbie Princess & The Popstar party and that I thought it would be cool to have a guitar cake and this is what she came up with. I was seriously floored. It was so cool and the girls thought it was the neatest thing!

Barbie Princess & the Popstar guitar cake

I didn’t want to cut the cake, but Madi insisted. It was chocolate flavor inside and it was delicious! We also had vanilla cupcakes with cute toppers for those who didn’t want chocolate cake.

Barbie Princess & the Popstar cupcakes

I saw these darling microphone cupcakes here on The Baking Spot and attempted some of those for the party as well. They turned out okay, but not as cute as the professionals.

Barbie Princess & the Popstar microphone cupcakes

The girls went home with a favor box that I embellished with bright pink ribbon and a large round sticker favor tag that Debbie created. Inside the box was a Barbie Princess & The Popstar fairy doll, sunglasses, a tiara, crayons, bottle cap necklaces & keychains that we made and a CD with some of Madi’s favorite songs on it.

All of the girls (and of course Madi) had such a great time…they were so darling and just loved the new Barbie The Princess & The Popstar movie. I’ve already been told by a couple of moms that their daughters now want them to buy the movie and dolls. Not surprising!


Invitation, 2″ circles, food labels, favor tags, CD case, 1″ circles, popcorn boxes- Debbie of Wants and Wishes Design

Cake – Ashlee of I’m Topsy Turvy

Gable boxes, sunglasses, pink & white containers, party plates, straws – Zurchers

Pink & white striped bags, white fruit cups – Gygi’s


This is a sponsored post from One2One Network. Mattel product and additional incentives were provided to me.  All opinions stated are my own.

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  1. says

    Holly, this party is amazing! You do Barbie well, I’m still amazed at your Mermaid party and now this one. I love so many things about it. The bright colors, the cake! So fun, great job!

    • Holly says

      Thanks so much Andrea! I was just on your blog yesterday and watched your cute video update! It was fun to hear what you’ve been up to/thinking about, etc. Good luck with the house search!!

    • Holly says

      Thanks so much Valerie! So good to hear from you and it’s fun to keep up with what you’re doing/working on via Facebook! Love the new logo too, by the way!!

  2. says

    What an amazing party! So colorful and girly at the same time. How fun! I think my favorite part is the popcorn and candy bar. Just like going to the movies. I’m sure the kids loved getting a personalized concession stand for the party. And love how it coordinated!

  3. says

    We love your cute blog and this is definitely the party of the century! SO FUN! We are hosting a Build Your Blog Conference in Salt Lake City on Feb. 16, 2013. You can find a link on our blog at or go to for more info. We hope to hear from you soon. We would love to have you link up your cute ideas to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! -The Sisters

  4. Adriana says

    Hello… The party is a dream, my daughter wants something like this. where I can get these crowns? are beautiful. Tks :)

    • Holly says

      Hi Adriana! Some of them were sent to my by Mattel (the sequin ones) and the others (silver tiara type) I got at my local party supply store. Hope that helps!

    • Holly says

      Hi Sandi! I bought the stars at either my local party supply store (Zurchers) or at Hobby Lobby. I can’t remember which one. Thanks for visiting!

  5. Rebecca Mattern says

    Adorable! I love, love, love this. By any chance do you have a link to the sunglasses you bought? I can not find them any where and my daughter loves them.

      • Rebecca says

        Thank you so much. You are so sweet to go out of your way to look up the others for me. Also, could you point me in a direction for the coloring sheet? everything I am seeing just has one character.

        • Holly says

          Hi Rebecca! I just sent you an email with the coloring page images attached so you should just be able to print them out for the party!

          • says

            I just bought the whole printable package but im still struggling to get the coloring sheets. I hate to be a bother but would you email me the link/attachment as well?

            thanks for sharing your party!

          • says

            LOVE this! I am planning my daughters Princess & the Popstar Party next weekend and I got so many great ideas from here! Question-would you be able to send along the coloring pages as well? I found some online but the links to actual pages is not working….Thank you so much!


          • Holly - Paisley Petal Events says

            Hi Ellen,
            Thanks for your sweet comments! I just sent the coloring pages to you via email. Have fun!

  6. Brandi Smith says

    I love love love this!! My daughter wants this for her 4th bday coming up. How do u make the popcorn flavors?

  7. Jennifer says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! My 4 year old is having a P and P party next month and I got some wonderful ideas from you!!! Can you tell me where I would get the CD cover from?? Thinking that would be SO fun as one of her party favors :) Thanks again!!! Theres barely anything out there for P and P yet so this made my Day for ideas :)

  8. Mindy says

    This is an amazing party! Lots of fun ideas for my daughter’s birthday as she love, love, loves Princess & Popstar!
    Would you mind me asking where you found the kit for the bottle cap necklaces? I would love to incorporate these as a craft at our party. Also, the coloring sheets?

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!!

    • Holly says

      Hi Amber, yes, you purchase the digital files and then print them at home or at a print shop like FedEx Kinkos, Office Depot, Staples, etc. The CD case was not hard to make, simply folding and gluing together. It does take legal size (11×14 inch) paper to print on.

  9. Colby says

    This is an amazing party…just what I’m looking for for my daughter’s 6th Birthday party! Thank you for sharing your awesome ideas! Can you possibly send me the coloring pictures?
    Thank you!
    Take Care,


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