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March 9th, 1959, Barbie was first introduced to the world at the toy show, so that is the day we consider her 'debut' or birthday.
The doll club I belong to: Windy City Collectors BDC *Barbie Doll Collectors at http://www.windycitycollectors.org. We have many members not from the Chicago area, so if you are a doll collector or Barbie fan take a peek. Or, you can contact me through this blog if you are interested in joining.
Our theme was Barbie: Old and New.... and we used the Starlite Diner as a backdrop. I was there to help set up. This huge back drop was great for photos.
This is me, in my work clothes for setup.
Here I am in my homemade circle skirt, pink petticoats, and Gramma's vintage pink pearls and earrings. I grabbed one of the many items we used for door prizes. Folding cardboard cars, we had oodles of them and they were all different. I actually won a yellow 57' Chevy convertible.
The backdrop came in three parts. We had some issues getting it to stick up---it was so humid Saturday from constant rain.
We had four raffles of gorgeous outfits.
In the background you can see
the pink, white, black balloons.
A whole table full of door prizes. There were even more than this.
Our tables had dice, balloons and the vintage cars! Our DINER food was excellent: hotdogs, burgers, chicken sandwiches, coleslaw, fries and all the trimmings served buffet style. So, everyone could make their dinner exactly the way they wanted to.
The dice were a hit--
and were just perfect for the festive 50's theme.
The cake was to die for....a lemon soaked sponge cake with raspberry cream cheese frosting...seriously divinely NUMMY!
There were also a few dolls in attendance.
I won this car as a door prize. All members received a pack of jewelry, shoes, pants, and a hand knit gorgeous sweater.
I'm totally going to copy these pants and make some slim ones.
I was the second draw for door prizes...and I picked this 2000 50's Barbie. Look at the lace on her socks. She has jewelry and so many details. I can't wait to take her out of the box. She's been in there for 19 years!!!
Pretty face and subdued makeup---just my style.
The other member gift was the specially designed dresses in white with pink/black 60's on it.This will be a collectors item. Nice purse with it also. A specially designed header on the package with our club's name.
Happy 60th Birthday Barbie!
Many individuals worked hard on all parts of this great party,
so, SPECIAL THANKS to them.
I didn't include photos of the attendees, because I didn't get releases from everyone, but we sure had FUN!
That looks like a blast! You won some very nice prizes too-enjoy:)ReplyDelete
We sure had some fun---and I was very thankful for the prizes! Lots of good friends, too. Thanks for your comment!Delete
What a lovely display. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. We treasure our Barbie dolls.ReplyDelete
HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY BARBIE
Marion and Marilyn
So appreciate your comments...we had so much fun! And well 60 is a milestone for anyone! LOL.Delete
Looks like a GREAT time! I have ITCHED to collect Barbies but have withstood the temptation--still have mine--a blonde bubble cut! My daughter had 22 Barbies, Kens, etc. but in total, they were NEVER loved and played with as much as my single doll!ReplyDelete
Thanks! How lucky to still have your original doll. I actually really don't collect Barbies---I adopt orphans--used dolls that fill the rosters for my stories. I think I'm really a frustrated interior designer, and love all the miniatures and rooms. Our group is probably 3/4 Barbie/doll fanatics and then 1/4 frustrated interior designers, using dolls as an excuse.Delete
How fun! What a great backdrop! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!ReplyDelete
We had a great time, thank you!Delete