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The Ultimate Guide to a Barbie Hen Do for Barbie Girls & Guys

From hot pink Barbie outfits to the coolest Barbie platform heels - we have everything you need to go party like Barbie!

A bride sat celebrating her barbie hen do in front of a pink ball pit

Ten or so years ago, if you said you were a fan of Barbie as an adult, you’d be sure to get some funny looks, and any suggestion of a Barbie hen do would be quickly overridden - but not now, not today!

Unless you’ve been living under a pink rock this last year, you’ll know that the Barbie-core revolution has well and truly arrived, and it’s not going anywhere. Ever since the world first caught a glimpse of Margot Robbie (what a babe!) as Barbie in the upcoming film, Barbie and Barbie-themed-everything has been popping up left right and centre - and we’re totally here for it.

With the help of team Hitched, engaged Barbie fans everywhere can have their ultimate Barbie themed hen do with everything from Barbie hen do outfits to the most exclusive and elaborate Barbie hen party venues. Our guide makes planning a hen do easy, even with an unusual hen party theme.

Your Barbie Hen Do Guide: Outfits, Ideas and Locations

Some may think our selection is a little ‘extra’, but let’s be real, it’s what Barbie would want! Our ultimate guide to planning a Barbie hen do is a lot less 'life in plastic' and much more 'it’s fantastic'.

Whether you’re planning an all Barbie girls hen do, or hosting a sten party with Barbie boys and Ken Dolls on the list - we have everything you need to create your very own Barbie world - prepare for a lot of pink…

Barbie Hen Do Outfits

1. Eve Hot Pink Barbie Dress - £315, Nadine Merabi

A square neck glittery barbie dress

We’ve seen so many influencers and celebrities rocking the Eve dress from Nadine Merabi and we can’t help but think it’s just perfect for a Barbie hen party. The asymmetric hemline is unique and we love the contrast between the soft pink feathers and sparkly sequins.

If you want to go for matching dresses with just the newlywed in pink, or the hens in pink and the newlywed in a different shade, the Eve dress is also available in red, while and pale pink.

Sizing: UK6 - UK18

Pros & Cons: The Nadine Merabi brand have had 1,294 customer reviews on Trust Pilot with a whopping 97% of them being 5/5. Despite the slightly spenny price tag on this dress, it’s clear you can trust the quality and customer service of this brand making it worth a bit of a splurge. You can always wear it again too as a honeymoon outfit

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2. Barbie Pink Tiered Midi Dress - £75, Nasty Gal

V-neckline midi pink dress with tiers

Float and swish through the Barbie hen do games in this pretty tiered midi dress from Nasty Gal. The ruching under the bust creates a super pretty silhouette and we love the movement in the skirt. 

Sizing: UK18 - UK24

Pros & Cons: The benefit of ordering with Nasty Gal is that they give you 28 days to return and the postage is free for all Nasty Gal VIP members! The V-neckline may be a bit low for some, but it’s nothing a safety pin or a lacy cami can’t fix.

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3. Faye Top and Charlotte Trouser Hot Pink Co-Ord - £245 & £175, Nadine Merabi

hot pink Barbie co-ord with boob tube top and flared trousers

Recently spotted on Jess Wright at Danielle Armstrong’s celebrity wedding venue, Ashridge House, this hot pink Barbie co-ord (sold separately as the Faye top and Charlotte trousers)  is a real show-stopping outfit. Similarly to the Eve dress, you could all coordinate on your Barbie hen do with the newlywed in the white version and all of you in the hot pink shade, or the other way around!

Sizing: UK6 - UK18

Pros & Cons: As Fay and Charlotte are sold separately, you can re-wear them after the Barbie hen do shenanigans. The top would work perfectly with leather trousers and the bottoms would look amazing with a black or white crop top or bodysuit. The model wearing the trousers is 5”8 and wearing 4” heels so if you’re a shorter hen, you may want to get them taken up. 

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4. Double Breasted Barbie Blazer Dress - £75, Nasty Gal

Crushed velvet barbie double breasted blazer dress

This double breasted blazer dress from Nasty Gal embraces the slightly softer pink hues of Barbie. The velvet material exudes glamour and we love the tailored fit - female boss alert! The fit of the blazer cinches slightly at the waist giving a very flattering shape for whoever wears it. 

Sizing: UK4 - UK16

Pros & Cons: At £75, this is a pretty good price for such a sleek, tailored piece of clothing and can double up as a blazer for a more smart-casual look. The crinkled velvet fabric is stunning, but may not be forgiving when it comes to stains. If you’re a clumsy hen be sure to stick to clear coloured drinks!

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5. Darcie Barbie Pink Fluffy Pyjamas - £150, Nadine Merabi

Bride wearing pink satin pyjamas on her barbie hen do with sparkly heels and balloons in her hand

Is it even a hen party if you don’t have matching wedding party pyjamas? These hot pink Barbie pyjamas are made from Nadine Merabi’s exclusive silk-satin blend which will feel gorgeous on your skin. Perfect for a hen slumber party or a spa hen do, you and your fellow Barbie huns can all match in these silky co-ords. The buttons are edged with diamantes to add extra glamour. 

Sizing: UK6 - UK18

Pros & Cons: The waist on the trousers is elasticated making it a super comfy fit. Though they look gorgeous, those feathery cuffs aren’t the most practical - be sure not to get any midnight snacks on them!

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Barbie Hen Do Shoes & Bags

6. Mercy Barbie Platform Heels - £29.99, Public Desire

Platform hot pink barbie heels with ankle strap

Embrace Barbie’s extra-ness with these striking hot pink platform heels from Public Desire. The ankle strap will keep you feeling secure while the dramatic platform will add tonnes of height. If you’re feeling a more retro Barbie look on the hen do - this is the style for you.

Sizing: UK3 - UK9

Pros & Cons: These heels are less than £30 which is such a bargain and are also available in five other colours so you can get the whole set. Those platforms are not for the faint hearted so a bit of walking practise if you’re not already a pro is advised. 

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7. Barbie Block Heels - £28, Nasty Gal

Perspex see through barbie pastel pink pointed heels with block heel

You can’t have the perfect Barbie hen do outfit without a pair of Barbie heels to match, right? These clear pastel pink heels from Nasty Gal will match perfectly with any pale pink or white Barbie hen do outfits. 

Sizing: UK3 - UK8

Pros & Cons: The block heel gives you a more steady feeling than a skinnier stiletto. Remember with a perspex shoe, we can see everything so make sure you book in that pedi!

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8. Feathered Pink Barbie Mule Heels - £19.99, Public Desire

Fluffy barbie mule heels

How perfectly do these match with the Nadine Merabi fluffy pink pyjamas? That’s an outfit made in Barbie heaven! We adore the cutesy vibe on these glamorous embellished mules from Public Desire. The stiletto heel has a thick base to it adding comfort while you walk and there's a diamante clasp hidden under all that fluff. 

Sizing: UK3 - UK9

Pros & Cons: These are 4” heels which, for some is still quite high, but they are much lower than most platform and block heels giving you a bit less of a scare if you’re not a heel sort of person. Not having any kind of ankle strap may have some hens feeling uneasy but you do get used to it with practise!

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9. Fluffy Barbie Bag With Gold Chain - £28, Skinnydip

Fluffy hot pink tote bag with gold chain strap and barbie in white font

Nothing says Barbie like a tote bag that literally says ‘Barbie’. Skinny Dip’s fluffy tote bag is the perfect accessory to tell everyone you’re on a Barbie hen do. Part of the exclusive Barbie X Skinnydip range, this chic bag has a magnetic pop stud closure and is made from faux fur. 

Pros & Cons: The dimensions on this bag are perfect clutch size at 17 x 14cm but be careful as any spillages could spoil the gorgeous fluffy finish. 

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10. Come on Barbie Glitter Clutch Bag - £65, ASOS Marketplace

Hot pink glitter bag with 'Come on barbie let's go party' in silver glitter written on it

How retro is this 'Come on Barbie, let’s go party' glitter clutch bag from ASOS Marketplace? Sold by brand ‘i know the queen’, the design has a chunky zipper, metal logo plate and cotton lining inside. Measuring 28cm x 20cm, it’s on the larger size for a clutch bag, perfect for all those hen do essentials. 

Pros & Cons: The bag comes with a cotton branded dust bag so you can keep all that important glitter where it belongs - on the bag. Speaking of glitter, we all know how messy that stuff can get. It’s impossible to wear a glitter accessory without getting a bit of shine on yourself but who doesn’t love some added sparkle?

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Barbie Hen Do Locations

11. Dollhouse - Leeds

A picture of the toilets at Dollhouse in Leeds with horses and mirrors

Could there be a more appropriately named venue for your Barbie hen do than the Dollhouse? This bar and nightclub in Leeds was literally made for hosting Barbie hen parties - their toilets (pictured above) offer ample opportunity for iconic Instagram pictures of the night out and they’ve even hosted Barbie themed nights because the venue is so fitting.

They call the venue their ‘playground’ because there is so much to explore. It's not very often that we use pictures of toilets to promote a venue, but we all know that's where the great selfie content is made.

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12. Menagerie Restaurant - Manchester

The interior at Menagerie restaurant with lilac leather chairs and cascading pale pink and lilac balloons

Menagerie Restaurant is the perfect dining spot if you're planning a hen party in Manchester. They offer a range of menus including afternoon teas and bottomless brunches and their chic décor is perfect for a Barbie hen party theme.

The restaurant is the brainchild of The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Seema Malhotra who also founded clothing brand Forever Unique so you know the girl's got amazing taste!

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13. Tonight Josephine - Various Locations

The pink interior at Tonight Josephine in Clapham

The Tonight Josephine franchise sent brunch-fanatics wild when they began opening their sassy late night cocktail bars. With empowering quotes blasted in neon lighting and legendary events such as ‘Spice Up Your Brunch’ - we couldn’t think of a better place for a group of huns to celebrate their Barbie themed hen do.

With locations scattered in *all* the best places (including London, Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff), you’re sure to find a branch nearby and trust us when we say you won’t regret it. At the bar they say 'Well behaved women don’t make history' - and we couldn’t agree more. 

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READ MORE: Our Favourite Hen Dos in London

14. Archie's - Various Locations

A bride sat celebrating her barbie hen do in front of a pink ball pit

If you and the gang are after a Barbie hen do location with unreal burgers, Archie's is the perfect spot for you. Dubbed the most Instagrammable burger joint in the UK, these guys have pink pop ups in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham with some locations even having a pink ball pit perfect for some Barbie hen party snaps. 

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15. The Skinny Kitchen, London

The interior at The Skinny Kitchen with performers singing and playing saxaphones

Located in trendy Islington in North London, The Skinny Kitchen is renowned for its wild bottomless brunches, often featuring dancing on tables, iconic music and seriously good food. You and the crew could celebrate your Barbie themed hen do in style with a live saxophonist, burlesque dancers or drag performers - you just never know what you’re going to get here which is all part of the excitement! 

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Barbie Hen Do Décor & Favours

16. Barbie Pink Balloon Arch - £24.99, Party Pieces

A pink balloon arch on top of a dessert table

We all know Barbie’s favourite colour is pink, so why not embrace that with a pretty pink balloon arch. This set for £24.99 comes with 70 balloons, four metres of balloon tape and glue dots to stick them together. All you need is a balloon pump (or seriously strong lungs) to set up this classy hen party decoration.

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17. Barbie Coloured ‘Bride’ Straw - £0.99, Etsy

A pink plastic bride straw

Say goodbye to penis straws and hello to this cute pink ‘Bride’ straw modelled in perfect Barbie colours. There are a number of styles to choose from other than ‘Bride’ including babe, squad and party. 

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18. Barbie Themed Hen Do Beach Ball - £4.24, Etsy

A pink and white Barbie beach ball

Embrace the Barbie beach club vibe with a personalised barbie themed beach ball. Whether you’re enjoying a destination hen do abroad, or just going big on the beach theme - this is a great Barbie hen do accessory to have. 

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19. Barbie Drinks Cups - £10, Etsy

Three clear plastic cups with Barbie written in hot pink text

To really go big on the Barbie hen do theme, you need everything to scream Barbie, from the outfits to the drinking vessels - and these plastic Barbie cups are a super cute addition. They start at £10 for a pack of 10 cups and can be bought in packs of up to 50. These can be kept as Barbie favours for each of the guests. 

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20. Barbie Paper Gift Bags - £3, Etsy

Hot pink Barbie paper bags

If you’re planning on having hen party bags - which is always a good idea - consider these Barbie paper gift bags. You can buy one for £3 or buy in bulk packs of 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50. What a cute finishing touch to your Barbie hen party theme. 

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21. Barbie Hair Clip Accessories - £8, Claire’s

Barbie hair clips

Wondering what you could put in the gift bags? How about these Barbie themed hair clips from Claire’s Accessories. They could also double up as Barbie confetti table decorations and you could have a pamper station where fellow hens can try out different hairstyles with them. They also work well as Barbie hen do favours!

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The Barbie-core Revolution

Kim Kardashian lying down wearing Balmain X Barbie

An unlikely muse for our generation, Barbie is the direct antonym for the goth-meets-emo 90s trend just passed, and shares little in common with the 70s disco-inspired flares and florals - but what Barbie does represent to her 2022 audience is female empowerment and a *lot* of pink.

The impressive icon has many facets to her influence. Machine Gun Kelly’s Life in Pink documentary launch saw him and girlfriend Megan Fox mirroring a classic Barbie and Ken look while fashion power house Balmain recently launched a BALMAIN X BARBIE collection with a number of incredible pieces that have really brought Barbie’s bold, bright and graphic iconography to life. 

Barbie-core is inspiring celebrities everywhere to embrace the world of pink with Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox and a dozens other famous faces reinventing themselves as real life Barbie dolls through fashion. Because of the celebrity pick up, fashion brands around the world (not just the big designers like Balmain) are introducing more and more skews which celebrate pink in all its glory.

It’s officially Barbie’s world and we’re all just living in it…

If you're officially in retro mode, check out our guide to planning your bestie the ultimate 90s hen do - and don't forget the hen party playlist!