Barbie, the iconic fashion doll created by Mattel, lives in a glamorous world of fashion, dream houses, and adventures. However, there’s more to Barbie than just being a fashionista. Over the years she has been a baker, dancer, fashion designer, musician, photojournalist, entrepreneur, farmer, teacher, doctor, dentist, paratrooper, president, astronaut, architect, baseball player and more! She’s a busy gal! Barbie’s extensive career history certainly speaks to her adaptability and resilience which makes her a perfect candidate for the complex world of meeting planning.
Let’s explore what it may look like if Barbie embraced the world of meeting planning and become an inspiration to aspiring event organizers everywhere. What might that look like?
Pretty in Pink: As you can see from my interpretation of Barbie as Meeting Planner, all she needs is the right dress, fab shoes (her feet are um, well, she better wear heels), a clipboard and phone. If she is going somewhere sunny she’ll need to bring along some sunglasses as well.
La Venue en Rose: Barbie and her iconic pink will have her meeting attendees traveling to places like Ahsan Manzil (Pink Palace) in Bangladesh, Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, or Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
Seeing the World through Pink-Colored Glasses: Oh, the excursions that Barbie will plan. Perhaps a helicopter ride over Lake Hillier, or a relaxing float on Lake of Torrevieja. If pink sand is in order, her group can visit this beach in the Bahamas. Her attendees can network among the cherry blossoms while celebrating Hanami in Japan. Since her favorite bird is the flamingo, her and her guests can see plenty of them by visiting several areas throughout the world. If she’s planning a church wedding, she may want to have her guests consider the Tan Dinh Church in the heart of Saigon.
Fabulous F&B: Naturally, pink foods are all the rage with Barbie and friends. Here is a list of party foods ranging from beet ricotta gnocchi to dragon fruit smoothie bowls. While in Cali, she will surely want to host an event at Pink’s Hot Dogs, it’s where all her celebrity friends hang out. And for drink? Check out these pretty pink cocktails and this signature drink.
Swag Bag in Blush: Here’s what you can expect to find in a swag bag ala Barbie. There are so many choices! There are tumblers, water bottles, coffee mugs, Barbie t-shirts, hats and oh so much more. Of course, for those guests she wishes to impress, she may include this bracelet, mini roses or this belt bag.
Barbie embodies the essence of adaptability, creativity, and determination. From her humble beginnings as a fashion doll, she has evolved into a symbol of empowerment, inspiring individuals to break barriers and embrace new challenges. Through her role as a meeting manager, she showcases the power of passion and hard work, reminding us all that we can achieve anything we set our minds to. Like you, Barbie might might be weaving her magic as a meeting planner extraordinaire.