Barbie hits theaters July 21. In anticipation of what is sure to be the movie of the summer, the Valley is seeing pink with a variety of Barbie-themed parties and brunches, spa specials and social media-worthy cocktails.
Boozie Barbie Brunch
Food By Frank and Girl About Town hosts a Boozie Barbie Brunch on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 50 Shades of Rosé in Old Town Scottsdale. Guests can dig into passes bites, like cheeseburger sliders, mini cinnamon rolls and much more, while sipping mimosas. Also on tap are photo opps, including a life-size Barbie box, and DJ entertainment.
Cost: General admission tickets are $40 (seating is first come, first served) and includes a Girl About Town retro drink pouch and passed bites. A limited number of VIP booths are available for $450 and includes tickets and guaranteed booth seating for eight people, one mimosa per person and a shared bites plate delivered to the table.
Arizona Facial Plastics Barbie Facial
“Life in plastic, it’s fantastic.” Arizona Facial Plastics in Phoenix has launched a Barbie-inspired one-hour facial for a limited time to celebrate summer’s hottest movie. The Barbie facial uses lemon zest enzymes to exfoliate and brighten the skin, and guests will choose between an ultrasonic scrub or manual extractions. The treatment is rounded out with a strawberry-mint mask to minimize pores and reduce oil, as well as a relaxing face and scalp massage.
To book: arizonafacialplastics.com.
Dollhouse-Themed Fun at Hotel Valley Ho
Hotel Valley Ho is thinking pink in honor of the Barbie movie. Through August, the Let’s Go Party “Show Stopper” Shake at ZuZu features a strawberry milkshake topped with a blonde glamour girl in a pink frosting tsunami cake dress with sprinkles and glitter, pink icing, strawberry milk crumb, sprinkles and whipped cream. The shake is $20, and $1 of each shake sold will go to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. Available for stays through August 13, guests who book the Dollhouse Package will enjoy a Let’s Go Party “Show Stopper” Shake, a Think Pink poolside cocktail (grab some photos at the themed photo booth at OH Pool, too!) and a Harkins Theatres pass to see the movie. (The shake is to share, and all other inclusions are per person registered to the room.) During the weekend of July 21 and July 23, guests and those who book a poolside spot can enjoy the Dollhouse Pool Party from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. For a more relaxed way to celebrate the movie, book the Dollface Pink Facial at VH Spa for Vitality + Health through the month of July. It features products from HydroPeptide’s Anti-Wrinkle + Restore pink collection ($140, normally $175).
To book: hotelvalleyho.com.
Malibu Barbie at Hash Kitchen
The Malibu Barbie cocktail has made its debut at Hash Kitchen, which just opened its doors at Verde at Cooley Station in Gilbert. The shareable sip features a refreshing fruity blend of coconut rum, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, orange, High Noon Lime Vodka Hard Seltzer and grenadine. The bright bevvy is served in a Barbie-approved handbag-shaped glass.
For more information: www.hashkitchen.com.
The Hot Chick Brunch
All weekend long, The Hot Chick in Scottsdale parties with everyone’s favorite doll with a duo of special Barbie-themed brunches and drink specials, like $5 pink sprinkle Jell-O shots and $15 Disco Barbie cocktails. The Hot Girl Summer Brunch takes place July 22 while Barbara Seville hosts the Peace, Love & Barb drag brunch July 23. Doors open at 11 a.m. Guests can reserve a table by texting 480.255.7733.
For more information: www.thehotchickaz.com.
The Montauk Barbie Brunch
The Montauk in Old Town Scottsdale hosts a Barbie brunch where guests can savor a special menu of Barbie’s World berries and cream crepes, Barbie Dreams martinis made with vanilla vodka and even a mimosa tower garnished with pink cotton candy. Doors open at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 21, with limited availability. Reservation are required and accepted for parties of four or more.
To book: www.themontaukaz.com.
Barbie Dog Party at Happy Tails Barkery
The puppers want to get in on the Barbie fun, too! Happy Tails Barkery in Gilbert hosts a Barbie Dog Party, July 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be tasty treats, merch and Barbie-themed photos with a Good Vibes Dog Photography “paw-pup.”
Cost: $5 minimum donation per dog.
Wine Girl Barbie Party
Wine Girl in Old Town Scottsdale teams up with Belle Glos for a Barbie-themed party on Thursday, July 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Party-goers can celebrate with Barbie décor, photo opps, giveaways and themed-drink specials including wine towers, an ice luge pouring Belle Glos Rosé and much more. Reservations are recommended. The party doesn’t stop there; Wine Girl shakes up pink Barbie shots and wine flights all month long.
Come on Barbie, Let’s Go Party at Verde
Verde at Cooley Station in Gilbert hosts Come on Barbie, Let’s Go Party at Verde for fans of all ages on Friday, July 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Event-goers will indulge in pink drinks and macarons at Decadent Macaron, deals at Sophie May Boutique and a Vitality Bowls’ pink smoothie special. Photo opps, a custom sunglasses bar, a bounce house and much more are on the agenda.
For more information: www.verdegilbert.com.
Dream Spritz at Postino
The sun-kissed Dream Spritz wine-based cocktail will debut at all Postino locations just in time for the Barbie premiere and be available July 21 to July 30. One dollar from every cocktail sold will be donated back to Girls Who Code, an organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in entry-level tech jobs.
For more information: www.postinowinecafe.com.