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 my time. #BarbieSecretDoor #MC #Sponsored
Addison has been dying to have friends over to my apartment since I moved two weeks ago. I surprised her Friday by picking up two of her friends for an impromptu sleepover. She was just giddy! I took all three girls and hit up the store for some supplies. They wanted popcorn (or course!) and chips. At least they had apples and yogurt with their nuggets for dinner. We had to have sparkly pink plates to eat snacks on too. They had no idea I had surprises waiting for them at home.
We haven’t moved most of Addison’s toys of yet, so it was super exciting to not only have Barbie’s to play with, but to have NEW Barbie’s to play with. I had to commander the dolls long enough to get the girls to finish dinner before I turned them loose with snacks and Barbie and the Secret Door.
My child may or may not really like watching herself on Youtube. I asked a simple question and now there’s a 2 minute Youtube clip of what she thought of the movie and her Barbie and the Secret Door goodies.
After finishing the movie, the girls took turns with the sticker books, Barbie Magazine and the Barbie and the Secret Door book. While one messed with activities, the other two were acting our scenes from the movie with their dolls. It was too cute! Even our dog, Fenway, got in on the action. He may have been a forced participant.
As a parent, I thought the movie had some good lessons for the girls, mine in particular. While Addison isn’t skipping her royal duties for more preferential activities like reading, we do struggle with what she wants to do verses what she needs to do. We chat a lot about responsibilities to me as her mom, to her friends and to herself. Back to School is an especially difficult time for us as she’s coming off of the freedom summer allowed her.
The girls would’ve stayed up playing Barbie’s all night if I had let them. They even had them out playing on the car ride back to their houses Saturday. Needless to say, Barbie and the Secret Door was a big hit!
You can visit the Barbie and the Secret Door website to learn more about the DVD as well as purchase a copy for yourself (the DVD is also available in store at many retailers too!)
Do you have a Barbie lover? I know a lot of us collected them as kids. Maybe you still even have some of your dolls stashed away somewhere. What are your favorite memories of Barbie?