Woohoo, it's Barbie's 50th anniversary this year! For a 50-year old, she's still quite a doll, huh? :) Retailers all over are celebrating with special Barbie Anniversary merchandise, and there are Barbie events galore like the Barbie Fashion show and tomorrow's Birthday Bash party in a real Barbie Dream House -- but for little girls, the best party is going on at ToysRUs.
Toys R Us is going all out to celebrate the 5oth anniversary of the Barbie doll (of their biggest moneymakers). Special anniversary deals during the week-long (March 8-14) celebration include:
* free Barbie Fashion Fever doll with any Barbie purchase of $25 or more, while supplies last.
* $3 Barbie souvenir doll.
* Free Barbie 50th Anniversary Limited Edition reproduction artwork with select purchases.
The week culminates with a special Barbie anniversary bash in every Toys"R"Us store from coast-to-coast on Saturday, March 14 from 12 noon - 2 pm. Guests of the party will have the opportunity to express their style by designing their own, complimentary Barbie party hat, while supplies last.
If you live in New York, don't miss the Barbie anniversary party on Saturday, March 14 from 12 noon - 2 pm. The Toys R Us flagship store on Times Square will decorate their life-size, two-story Barbie(R) Dollhouse with a pink carpet, a giant cupcake and confetti. The store's indoor, 60-foot Ferris Wheel will have a Barbie doll car that kids can actually ride in, and Barbie herself will make an appearance. Now that's what I call a party!