Make Pink Pancakes in Honor of Barbie’s Birthday!

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!

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How to Make Pink Pancakes

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.

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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?

Pearl Princess Prize Package Giveaway!

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.

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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:

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Barbie Birthday Feature Shop

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.

Barbie Twitter Party

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.


  1. I still have some of my Barbie stuff from the 80’s and 90’s. So glad I hung onto them for my girls! Happy birthday Barbie!

  2. Happy Birthday Barbie!

  3. Happy Birthday, Barbie! Thank you for all the hours you have given my daughter in endless, imaginative dreams!

  4. I love that I used to play with Barbies as a kid and now my daughter enjoys them as much as I did!

  5. Barbie was definitely one of my favorite toys as a kid. i think my friends and i played with them up until we were 12! Much longer than kids these days. Love the mermaid barbies, wish those were around when i was a kid. 🙂

  6. Jennifer frank-Lopez says:

    I can still remember the Christmas when my sister and I woke up and found a Barbie dream house under the tree. It was our best Christmas ever!!

  7. Mary Happymommy says:

    I remember loving my Astronaut Barbie when I was a kid.

  8. Justina Justice says:

    Wishing you lots more years of fun!!!

  9. Allison lesley says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie! Big part of my childhood collecting them and now my daughter has her own collection

  10. hollie becker says:

    Happy birthday barbie! My 4 year old loves you.

  11. Jane Ritz says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie! You look younger as the years go by. I remember (&have) a Barbie when you had short hair! Love ya!

  12. Alicia Som says:

    Happy Birthday to a timeless figure that stretches and touches multiple generations! It’s nice to have something from my childhood that I can share with my daughter! Thanks!

  13. Veronica R says:

    One of my favorite Christmas presents was a Barbie Kitchen set! I remember the stove and all the little utensils and plates that came with it.

  14. My toddler hasn’t gotten into barbie as yet and I remember when my oldest was younger she would take the head off her barbie and scare her baby brother with it. Those were the days. 🙂 Barbie has surely evolved over the years and is one trendy icon.

  15. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie.

  16. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie! Wishing You A Year To Remember!

  17. Katie Klein says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie!! You still look as young as you did when I was a child.

  18. Arwen Peszynski says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie! So glad you are still around for my child to play with!

  19. Sara Grivas says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie! You look great for your age!!!

  20. jet s. (@frugaliscious) says:

    happy birthday barbie! you sure made my childhood days a wonderful & memorable one! thank you!

  21. Betsy Barnes says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie!! You were always there for me!! 🙂

  22. I remember having so many barbies and growing up, and my mom selling them all. Worst day of my life! Happy Birthday Barbie! I can now buy barbies for my little girl and enjoy them all over again!


    when i was younger i my uncle bought my a huge barbie house for my 8th birthday! it was 2 stories, had an elevator, had lights. a kitchen, bedrooms, everything. i also had a cute barbie volks wagon , and i had a barbie suit case that held all of my barbies in place. i loved it.

  24. Dawn Monroe says:

    My birthday wish for Barbie is 350 more great careers and many more years of fun.

  25. Dorothy Reynolds says:

    My sister, brother *yes brother* and I spent many, many hours playing with barbies. Action figures and legos always worked their way into play as well. My daughter is 7 years old now and for every birthday and Christmas since she was 4 she would ask for Barbies. Only sad part? She doesn’t let her brother play. 🙁 Happy Birthday Barbie!!

  26. Juliee Fitze says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie .

  27. Nesca Crespo says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie..I had a suitcase full of Barbies , clothes and accessories when i was younger. I loved it!

  28. Happy Birthday Barbie! I had so many wonderful memories with you and now my daughter gets to make her own

  29. Tracey M. says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie! I remember many wonderful days playing with my Barbie dolls and friends. I am glad that my daughter has the chance to play with you too.

  30. I love barbie! 🙂 when i was little i had a barbie theme birthday party!

  31. Sarah Cool says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie! My family loves you!!!

  32. Happy Birthday, Barbie!!!!

  33. Sheila K. says:

    Happy birthday!

  34. Happy Birthday Barbie

  35. My favorite Barbie memories are of my daughter playing with all of her Barbies. I loved mine but she played with hers much more. She had horses to go with them and so many clothes!

  36. Nancy Loring says:

    A big happy birthday to barbie. When I was a kid in the 70s I had a barbie airplane. I thouhht it was the greatest thing. Barbie and g.I.joe went to a lot of different places in yhat plane.

  37. Jenn McClearn says:

    I remember getting a new barbie for almost every birthday as a little girl. i would love to win this for my little girl 🙂

  38. Kendra Gillilan says:

    I still have my first Barbie, ballerina and I’m ummm 45!

  39. natalie yeoman says:

    i used to sit in my basement all day long when i was like 5 and play barbies that was my favorite thing to do

  40. I used to play Barbies and make up stories with them. It was fun.

  41. I used to love playing with Barbie!

  42. Happy birthday Barbie!

  43. Bobbie Smith says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Barbie! So many wonderful memories!!!

  44. Happy birthday Barbie.
    I had such an amazing collection growing up.

  45. MaryAnn C says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie! You have made a lot of girls happy.

  46. Lisa Gonzalez says:

    My fave barbie toy was my ken with the colorchanging hair and the babire with the rollerblades that sparked. Lol

  47. Laura Jacobson says:

    Happy birthday Barbie! Oh I have so many precious memories of playing with my Barbies! I still love to play along with Kayla sometimes! Just great memories!

  48. Paige Whitman says:

    I love barbie still to this day. My 4 year old loves barbie too & my mom saved alot of my old barbie things so it’s fun to watch my daughter play with my old barbies. Barbie is a brand that will never be forgotten! & that kids can’t live without!

  49. Cheryl B. says:

    My favorite birthday memory was a Barbie mother made it for me. She worked for hours making sure it was perfect for my birthday.

  50. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAY Barbie! May you continue to be a joy in the hearts of young girls around the world. May you and Ken have a BASH ! 🙂

  51. Happy Birthday Barbie! I loved getting Barbie accessories as a kid. They would come from Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny! Barbie could always use new shoes!

  52. happy birthday Barbie, I loved playing with Barbie since I was little and now my daughter does. such a great toy.

  53. Brandy Fisk says:

    Somehow I used to get my brothers to play Barbie’s with me even if they somehow forgot.

  54. Misty Lunceford says:

    Happy Birthday barbie from all the girls that are growing up and grew up with you by our sides 🙂

  55. tina reynolds says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie I loved you as a kid and now love you more seeing the smile you put on my daughters face.

  56. Teresa Thompson says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie!

  57. Elizabeth says:

    I remember saving up my allowance as a kid to buy Barbie dolls. I couldn’t afford to buy all the outfits I wanted, so I learned to make my own Barbie clothes. I grew up to enjoy making clothes for myself. 🙂

  58. Georgia Beckman says:

    I have many great Barbie memories from my childhood. One of my fondest: The neighborhood girls would gather up their Barbie stuff that they were willing to trade. Then we’d all meet on one porch & trade the day away, each going home with new Barbie goodies!

  59. Tweety bird barbie was my fav

  60. Danalee Davis says:

    I remember playing with Barbies and putting them in awesome clothes my Grandma made.

  61. I actually did not have Barbies as a kid! But I was very excited when my kids started playing with Barbies, they really have a lot of fun. They actually like the Barbie movies a lot more than the dolls, and I have seen all of them! The last one was bought was the Pony Adventure 🙂

  62. Jenel Meier says:

    I would dress the Barbies up for hours trying all different outfits…and the classic Barbie “table” from the pizza box…:)

  63. christine jessamine says:

    My favorite memory of barbie, was my sisters beautiful lilac and lovely barbie.

  64. lissa crane says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie! We share the birthday, so I wish us both many more years to come! My fondest Barbie memory is getting the pink Barbie corvette for my 10th birthday! My favorite gift ever!

  65. Laura Ari says:

    Happy birthday! I loved Barbie all my life.

  66. Kelly Kimmell says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie!

  67. Danielle Jones says:

    I loved to play with my barbies when I was little. I had a neighbor that had the dream house and we’d play for hours. Happy Birthday Barbie!

  68. Kristie D. says:

    I liked to play with my aunt’s Barbies because they were the originals!! That was pretty cool! Plus she had all kinds of accessories too. Worth some big bucks I’m sure! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  69. Happy. Birthday, Barbie!

  70. Patricia E. says:

    I remember my mom made my Barbie furniture for me from hand and they were amazing!

  71. Angela Saver says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie!

  72. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie!!

  73. Not from my childhood, but my 6 year old granddaughter and I have a blast playing Barbie now. 🙂 Happy Birthday Barbie!!

  74. nicole dz says:

    when i got my 1st barbie dream house! And i had the blue chevy belair car, my sister had the pink one too!

  75. I remember my first Barbie. I remember my mom scrimping and saving for over a year to buy me the first Barbie Dream House when I was 12. Happy Birthday Barbie – thanks for the years of fun and memories

  76. happy birthday barbie! you sure made my childhood days a wonderful & memorable one! thank you!

  77. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says:

    Happy Birthday,Barbie may you have many,many more years of making little girl’s childhoods fun.

  78. Happy Birthday, Barbie! It’s been more than 30 years since my sisters and I played with you. Lots of great memories were made.

  79. Happy Birthday Barbie! Lots of great memories from my childhood with you. My parents still have my Barbie Dream House at their home.

  80. I love Barbies and I always wanted one as a child but my family couldn’t afford to buy us many store toys. Most of ours were handmade. I received my 1st Barbie from my husband. He knew I never had one as a child so he bought me one. I still have her in her original package.

  81. Amanda Payne says:

    I remember when I was a child my favorite Barbie was swimsuit Barbie!

  82. Angie McGeown says:

    Happy Birthday, Barbie! You look great!

  83. Happy Birthday Barbie! When I was little my mom wouldn’t let me play with you. Now that I have my own daughter I get to play with you all the time! 🙂

  84. Happy birthday Barbie! You have been one my longest friends and so happy I can share you with my daughter now!

  85. Terra Heck says:

    Here’s wishing Barbie a Happy Birthday. She’s an iconic character and here’s hoping she has many more wonderful birthdays. Thanks.

  86. I love being a mom because of Barbie!!! Happy Birthday!!

  87. Happy Birthday Barbie! You look GREAT!!

  88. Happy birthday Barbie!

  89. Michele P says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie! Wishing you the best and many more years to come…I’ve enjoyed the years we’ve had together, and was pleased to introduce you to my daughter when she got old enough to appreciate you. Now, we’ll be having fun introducing you to my stepdaughter’s 3 little girls, who have been asking to meet you for quite some time!

  90. Jacki Brunson says:

    Happy Birthday Barbie! Have an amazing day!

  91. My four year old would love this!

  92. Happy Birthday Barbie! I just passed down some of my barbie stuff to my daughter 🙂 I loved Barbie as a child!

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