This all-girl party is a dream come true for those who love to pretend that their "big sister" is real.
To make, fold a piece of 9"x 12" pink construction paper in half and trim the edges with scallop-edged scissors. Cut a heart from a piece of purple construction paper and glue to the upper right-hand corner of the card. Place a Barbie dress (or accessory) on the card. After you position it, use a pin to punch two tiny holes in the pink paper on either side of the garment's waist. Attach to the card by threading pink ribbon through the holes and tying it around the dress in a bow. Cut a 3 1/2"x5" rectangle out of the remaining piece of purple paper, fill in party info, and glue inside the card. Mail in a padded envelope to protect the dress. Be sure to ask guests to bring their favorite Barbie and maybe a couple of outfits.
Fill a Barbie-themed cup with a cellophane bag full of logo novelties; tie with pink ribbon.
Every little girl's dream come true! Be sure to use a craft doll (not a real Barbie) so the cake won't split down the middle. Craft dolls have a stick instead of legs. They're available at baking supply stores and craft shops.
Prep and decorating time: 1 hour
Bake time: 1 hour
Yield: 10 servings
*Instead of strawberry frosting, you may use another can of vanilla frosting. Tint to any pastel color with food coloring.