What better way to end a fabulous, Barbie-filled summer than a Barbie pool party and Barbie-Q? We’ve got just the shopping list to host the ultimate bash and turn your outdoor space into an over-the-top playland worthy of the Barbie Dreamhouse. There’s a reason the backyard pool area was the winning space on Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge (besides the insanely aesthetic design, not to mention that pink pool slide!). There are so many ways to make your pool over into a dreamy pink fantasy.
A Barbie-Worthy Pool Towel
No Barbie pool party would be complete without a stylish towel to lay out on and catch some rays. These lightweight towels are super absorbent and come in over 20 colours and patterns, including light pink, bright Barbie fuschia and retro multicoloured stripes.
Dock & Bay Beach Towel, Amazon, $44.
Pretty Pink Shade
And while any pool party means enjoying the sunshine, you’ll also want to ensure that there’s plenty of shade to cool down under. Relax in style under this bright berry pink patio umbrella with an easy-to-use crank system to open. The fabric is UV- and weather-resistant so that bright, beautiful pink won’t fade in the sun’s bright rays.
St. Kitts 9-foot Aluminum Patio Umbrella, Bed, Bath and Beyond, $138.
Ensure you have plenty of seating by the pool with this compact sling chair. It folds away for easy storage in a shed or garage when not in use, and the pink and white striped cotton material with scalloped edge and adorable fringe give it the perfect feminine touch for a Barbie-themed pool party.
Business & Pleasure Sling Chair, Indigo, $209.
If you’re creating a beautiful tablescape or having an evening pool party, lighting up some gorgeous candles adds great ambience (not to mention an incredible scent). We’re obsessed with this official Barbie and Homesick candle company collab, that we think would be just perfect for the occasion. It has notes of peony, rose, jasmine and lemon.
Homesick Barbie Dreamhouse 14 oz Candle, Urban Outfitters, $59.
Bright pink goblets are a must for any Barbie pool party. They’re made of acrylic so there’s no need to worry about breaking glass, no matter how bumping the party gets.
Lucia Acrylic Goblet Wine Glasses, Anthropologie, $40.
We love a multipurpose piece of furniture! This side table and seating combo is a versatile light pink cutie that is UV, sun and water resistant.
Dalya Outdoor Side Table, Indigo, $155.
A Cabana for a Queen
To make your backyard the most comfortable party space possible, a cabana is just the thing. It will keep you cool and shaded, and is the perfect spot for enjoying a meal or drinks. And this isn’t just any neutral-looking cabana — Business & Pleasure has 14 fun colourways, including this pink and white striped number with scalloped edges and tassels.
The Premium Cabana, Business & Pleasure, $499.
Now that you have a gorgeous new cabana to sit under, you’ll need some new Barbie-inspired dining chairs! They’re absolutely giving Y2K dollhouse. We love the clear plastic pink that’s suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Casper Solid Back Arm Chair, Wayfair, $246.
The perfect finishing touch is a drink floatie to set your bevvy out to sail in your pool. This colour-blocked retro option is a budget-friendly option that has big impact.
Float On Drink Floaties, Bando, $14.