March 9 is Barbie’s birthday! Barbie is an icon of childhood play.

As a girl, I remember the world we created around our Barbie dolls. Today is no different. Girls around the world dream through play with Barbie.

Did you know that one Barbie doll is sold every 3 seconds somewhere in the world?

Kids Activities Blog thought it would be fun to celebrate this epic event with a special breakfast for Barbie. We are making pink pancakes! We are giddy to be working with Barbie to celebrate her big day!


Pink pancakes taste like strawberry shortcake and are a delightful shade of pink.

Did you know that over 90% of girls ages 3-10 own at least one Barbie doll in the U.S.?

Pink Pancake Ingredients:

  • 1 quart of strawberries
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of pancake mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar or strawberry syrup

Wash the strawberries and cut the tops off. Place the buttermilk in a blender and add the strawberries. Blend until completely smooth. Measure out 2 cups of the strawberry/buttermilk mixture and it to the oil, egg and pancake mix.

If the mixture isn’t as pink as you would like, then add strawberry syrup to it instead of sugar to sweeten.

If the batter is the proper thickness, then pour on a greased griddle at 350 degrees flipping when golden pink.

If the batter is too thin, add a little more pancake mix. If the batter is too thick, then add some of the reserved strawberry/buttermilk mixture or additional strawberry syrup.

Stack and top with more strawberries or a simple glaze of milk & powdered sugar. Add pink sprinkles if desired.

Invite Barbie and friends for a breakfast treat!

Did you know that Barbie has had more than 150 careers to-date?


Barbie is launching her 28th direct-to-DVD movie on March 11.

It is Barbie: The Pearl Princess and follows Lumina, a mermaid, as she learns the importance of leaving the world a better place than she found it.

In honor of Barbie’s birthday, we are giving away a HUGE Pearl Princess Prize Pack valued at over $90:

  • Barbie The Pearl Princess DVD
  • Barbie The Pearl Princess Lumina Doll
  • Barbie The Pearl Princess Lumina and Prince Dolls
  • Barbie The Pearl Princess Mermaid Co-Star Doll
  • Barbie The Pearl Princess Mermaid and Pet
  • Barbie The Pearl Princess Mermaid Style Coloring book and Crayons

Enter to win in the box:


Toys “R” Us will also be celebrating Barbie’s special day with the Barbie feature shop in stores through March 16th. Toys”R”Us, the go-to destination for all things Barbie, is having some great deals during her birthday celebration.

Plus, the feature shop will be giving away a Free Barbie Purse Perfect Makeup Case with ANY Barbie doll, play set or accessary purchase of $30 or more at Toys R Us Stores, available March 9 – March 15 (Barbie’s Birthday week), quantities are limited.


Join the Barbie Twitter Party: @toysrus will be hosting a Barbie Birthday Twitter party #TRUBarbieParty on March 11 at 2 pm EST – please join the fun!

Happy Birthday Barbie!

A great big thank you to Barbie for sponsoring this post and giveaway in honor of her own birthday! All opinions expressed are my own.