Disclosure: I participated in an In-Home Party Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mattel. I received product samples to facilitate my party and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
My daughter and her friends are at that age where Barbie is the doll of choice. These girls sit with their dolls and their big collection of clothing pieces for hours and hours every weekend…that’s how much they love Barbie.
In fact, over the summer, there was one day when they started playing with their dolls at about 10 in the morning…sitting on my porch…and didn’t stop until dinnertime, 8 hours later.
So when I asked this same group of girls if they would like to come over for a viewing party of the newest Barbie movie, Barbie and the Secret Door…well, let’s just say that I lost a bit of hearing in my ears from all the squealing!
I decided that if we were going to have a party, we needed some great snacks…not only tasty snacks, but pretty snacks, because you can’t have a Barbie party without pretty pink snacks. I found some fancy sparking pink lemonade, and two types of pink cookies, along with some popcorn. Pink flowers were also in order, being a party and all!
Over the next hour and a half, the girls stared wide-eyed at the screen, taking in the story about Princess Alexa, who accidentally enters a different world and discovers that she has the ability to save the people from their evil-minded ruler. With the fairies, unicorns, and flowery landscape, the movie was a pretty source for the girls’ imaginations. The fun, upbeat songs were entertaining too!
As a mom, I appreciated the messages that Barbie and The Secret Door gave to my daughter and her friends:
- Reading is fun! The movie begins by showing the princess reading books and how much she enjoys them.
- Even though you are scared, it’s important to do what’s right.
- Don’t be afraid of failing. One of Alexa’s lines is, “you never know what you can do unless you try,” which is a great thing for young girls to remember.
After the party, the girls were excited to pick out their very own Barbie and The Secret Door doll and book. It looks like more hours of fun and play with Princess Alexa are in our future!
You can pick up your very own copy of Barbie and The Secret Door right now…you can order both DVDs and digital copies on-line and DVDs are also available in-store. Take a peek at the movie’s trailer to see what’s it’s all about:
Do you have a Barbie fan in your house? What would she think about Barbie and the Secret Door?