Step into a Pink Wonderland: It’s a Barbie-Inspired Party!

Brace yourself: this Barbie-themed extravaganza is gonna blow. your. mind.

Every year, the Kansas City based event designers and planners from Events by Elle invite all of the wedding and event planners in the area to “KC Plans,” an industry event where they can connect and celebrate the work they do.

The theme of 2023’s “KC Plans” event? You guessed it! Barbie! Barbie is having a massive cultural moment thanks to Greta Gerwig’s summer ’23 blockbuster. But the timing of this event was total kismet! “We actually started planning the party in early July of 2022,” Michelle from Events by Elle says. “We soon found out the movie would be released a week before our event. It was so fun dreaming up concepts with the vendor team while we saw Barbie evolve into international excitement!”

The team of vendors that Events by Elle assembled went BIG to make The Gallery into a space that was sparkly, bold, and above all PINK!

And photographer Claire Ryser captured all of the maximalist magic with her camera!

This bright and shimmery invitation suite by Yellow Brick Graphics is nonstop nostalgia!

The explosive floral installation on this adorable welcome sign is just the beginning of the INSANE creations that Good Earth Floral Design Studio brought to the event.

Barbie’s Dream Closet

Pieces from Marquee Event Rentals helped to create immersive experiences throughout the event such as Barbie’s Dream Closet, Barbie’s Living Room, and Barbie’s Bake Shop.

Also, those shoes! Grab your some glittery silver heels, light pink rosette high heeled mules, and hot pink sling back pointed toe pumps to create your own Barbie Dream Closet!

How precious is that pink lip telephone?!

Come On, Barbie! Let’s Go Party!

Yellow Brick Graphics went beyond just invites. They created many of the day’s graphic design elements including this EPIC pink Dream House seating chart!!

Take a peek at our list of 36 unique seating chart ideas to brainstorm cute ways to guide your guests through your next big event!

Unthinkably PINK!!

The white iridescent sequin tablecloth and frosted acrylic table numbers perfectly balance all the pinks in that fab floral centerpiece.

BBJ La Tavola provided the day’s shimmery, satin-y and predominantly pink linens.

Obsessed with this massive, lush rose-filled table edge ararangement!!

Okay. Good Earth Floral Design Studio outdid themselves with this streamer filled hanging installation!!

Take a look through some creative hanging installation ideas if you like a floor-to-ceiling floral vibe.

All of these pops of blue and teal remind us of this fun Magenta-inspired editorial and this super-pink shoot at a chateau in the south of France.

Yellow Brick Graphics created these amazing hand mirror guest favors, too!

These pink, rose-filled table arrangements have us thinking of the florals from this Barbie-core elopement inspo shoot and its pink convertible filled with roses!

Check out our list of 39 unique favors your guests will love for more ideas like these adorable personalized mirrors!

If you’re planning a wedding and this color palette is speaking to you, don’t miss our list of 31 blush and pink wedding dresses we’re obsessed with.

Barbie would adore these looks! But who wouldn’t love a pink strapless feather-embellished mini dress or a pink ruffle hem halter mermaid dress!?

That perfect pink glow everything seems to have? That’s the work of Levity Events, who was in charge of the event’s lighting, staging, production.

Artist Rebekah Lynn was there live-painting the whole thing!

Barbie’s Bake Shop

Yellow Brick Graphics also created the signage and cute pink and white awning for this delicious immersive moment.

How yummy do these sweet treats by Kate Smith Soirée look?!

Those glittery cherries and vintage-inspired decorations have us remembering the cherry-topped magenta cake at this hot pink retro roller skate editorial!

A cotton candy cart like this one from Sugar + Sky is a super-cute addition to any party, but especially one this pink!

Dancers from The Next Paige took the (adorable round pink) stage to perform to “Dance the Night Away”, the hit Dua Lipa song from the Barbie movie.

All of this killer hot pink guest fashion has us thinking of the high-low wedding dress in this Barbie-inspired elopement in Alaska and the bright bridesmaid looks at this Barbie-themed wedding in Palm Springs!!

More guests who totally understood the assignment wearing super fun Barbie-inspired looks!! Another fun touch at the event: Bronzed and Blushed was there doing hair tinsel and facial gems!!

The Barbie Box

The Photo Bus created this pitch-perfect pink Barbie Box photo op!

The bright pinks and bold vibes of this Barbie-mania moment are here to stay, and we can’t wait to see the colorful, maximalist, wildest-dreams celebrations that events like this one will inspire!!

photography: Claire Ryser // venue name: The Gallery Event Space, Kansas City, MO // event design: Events by Elle // planning: Events by Elle // florals: Good Earth Floral Design Studio // videography: HeartFelt Visual // paper goods: Yellow Brick Graphics // cake: Classic Cakes // desserts: Kate Smith Soirée // furniture rentals: Marquee Event Rental // linen rentals: BBJ LaTavola // specialty rentals: Levity Events // music: Fernando Productions // Custom Built Barbie Box: The Photo Bus // Entertainment/Dancers: The Next Paige Agency // Cotton Candy : Sugar and Sky // Live Painting: Rebekah Lynn Studio // Hair Tinsel and Facial Gems: Bronzed and Blushed