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.


  1. 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!

    • 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!!

  2. Great job Holly! Love the cake and the colors :)

    • 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!!

  3. 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!

  4. This is ADORABLE!!!!! Great job!
    And that cake… WOW!!!

  5. WOW! You are amazing and what a fun party! Love it! Of course everything was perfect!

  6. Holly everything turned out AMAZING. It was so much fun working with you on this collection! The girls looked like they had a blast and were very into the movie!

  7. 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

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

    • 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!

  9. Where did you find the silver cut out star? I know I’ve seen them but I cannot locate.
    Love this party!!

    • 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!

  10. 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.

    • Hi Rebecca!
      I bought them at my local party supply store called Zurchers and they do have an online store but I couldn’t find them online. I found these on Amazon, though!

      • 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.

        • 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!

          • 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!

          • No problem Amber, just e-mailed them to you!

          • 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!

  11. 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?

  12. 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 :)

  13. 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!!!

  14. How do the printables work? you buy the design then you print on your own paper? was the CD case hard to make?

    • 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.

  15. Hi,
    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,

  16. Jessnelly says:

    Does anyone know where I can get a Princess and Popstar banner?


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