Mattel released a new Day of the Dead Barbie doll, and I want it! If you’re someone who likes celebrating Dia de los muertos, whether you have Mexican heritage or simply enjoy celebrating this treasured tradition, this collectible Barbie doll is ready for grabs! Each Día de Muertos since 2019, Mattel releases Day of the Dead Barbie Dolls, a limited-edition Barbie that honors this special day, traditions, and symbols. From little girls to grown-ups, I’m sure everyone will love the new Día de Muertos dolls!
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JUST RELEASED: NEW DAY OF THE DEAD BARBIE 2023
Get your Dia de Muertos Barbie Doll! To create this new doll, Mexican-American Barbie designer Javier Meabe got a lot of inspiration from Mexican traditional elements: colorful marigold flowers, sugar skull details, and monarch butterflies with vibrant colors. These limited-edition dolls come with a pink delicate lace gown and gorgeous packaging you will want to keep for many years.
From Mattel’s website: “The Barbie Día De Muertos series honors the customs, symbols, and rituals often seen throughout the festive time of remembrance. Barbie doll is radiant in a pink ruffled dress decorated with sugar skulls and colorful flowers. Delicate butterflies crown her calavera face paint, and she holds her own tiny ofrenda. Arriving in themed packaging designed for display, our Día De Muertos Barbie doll will be a treasured addition to your holiday traditions.”
This collectible doll comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
DAY OF THE DEAD KEN 2023
And… Guess what? There’s a Ken doll to accompany this new Barbie! Just like Barbie, this Ken is inspired by traditional elements that you see in the Day of the Dead festivities.
“The Barbie Día De Muertos series honors the customs, symbols, and rituals often seen throughout the festive time of remembrance. Ken doll is strikingly handsome in a blue jacket with embroidered bone details at the lapels. A sugar skull-accented hat frames his calavera face paint. May the 2023 Día De Muertos Ken doll become part of your treasured holiday traditions.”
Both dolls come with their own doll stand so you can proudly display them with the rest of your collectible Barbies!
Past Day of the Dead Barbie Dolls
This is the 4th year Mattel has released a dia de muertos doll. In 2022, Mattel released a beautiful doll dressed in a ruffled dress with rich royal purple and pigment-print skeletons, as well as calavera sugar skulls and flower details.
In 2021, they released a gorgeous Barbie doll in a traditional dress embroidered with sugar skull and flower details. A crown of marigolds with hidden skull details adorns her hair, complemented by a twisted headband detail.
When designing the 2020 Barbie, Javier Meabe said he was inspired by his own family’s traditions and his own creative voice when he designed the doll, using bright colors and vivid textures from the culture.
As for the first Barbie in this series, Day of the Dead Barbie 2019 wore a stunning floor-length black dress embroidered with flowers, skulls, and butterflies in colorful patterns. Barbie’s face is decorated as a skull, or calavera, created with face paint, which represents the dead.
More About the Día de Muertos Celebration
The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos in Spanish, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on the first two days of November that honors the lives of those who have passed away: family members, friends, celebrities, and even pets. It is a beautiful and culturally rich celebration that holds a special place in the hearts of Mexicans and people of Mexican descent around the world. Día de Muertos traditions include parades, music, dance, and traditional foods like pan de muerto (bread of the dead) and sugar skull candies, all very common in Mexican culture. In these Barbie dolls, you can see a lot of inspiration from these elements!
MORE DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATIONS FROM KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG
- How to make papel picado for Day of the Dead traditions.
- Make a Day of the Dead mask from paper with this template.
- Use this template to make a sugar skull pumpkin carving.
- Create your own Day of the Dead flowers.
- Make a sugar skull plantar.
- Color along with this Day of the Dead drawings tutorial.
- These Day of the Dead coloring pages are free and you can download them right now.
- We have a whole bunch of Day of the Dead printables and activities for kids!
- If you are interested in these then make sure to also check out our Barbie DIY hacks!
Did you get your Day of the Dead Barbie 2023 in time?