If you’re a Barbie girl who wants to live in a Barbie world… look no further than Alpharetta. Whether making a quick drive to town in your pink Corvette or hopping on a plane, an Alpharetta getaway may require some adult assembly, but we’ve got your instructions ready to read! Here’s 8 great things you can do in Alpharetta to feel like you’re in your own Barbie dreamworld.
1. Dress for the Occasion
No matter what job or occasion, Barbie knows the importance of dressing for success. Her extensive closet includes everything from doctors’ scrubs to evening gowns, business suits to bathrobes, and even a space suit or two! Alpharetta might not have a NASA-approved space suit for you… but we do have 250+ awesome retailers that have plenty of garments and glam for any occasion. Boutiques like The Pink Valise and Monkee’s offer plenty of pink, sparkles, Malibu-ready resort wear, heels, accessories and so much more to beautify your closet.
2. Make Time for a Makeover
If you’re feeling a little too much like “weird Barbie”—you know… the one with frazzled hair, covered in marker, in desperate need of a makeover—Aria Salon is the perfect place to restore your hair and your confidence. Whether touching up your bombshell blonde or getting a beautiful blowout, you’ll feel refreshed and new. Then head over to Woodhouse Day Spa for the perfect mani/pedi pampering you need.
3. Take High Tea at The Ginger Room
The quintessential doll activity? You already know it—tea parties! The Ginger Room in Alpharetta is a picturesque tearoom where guests can sip on premium tea selections, snack on delicious scones, and enjoy a morning or afternoon with friends. Drop in or book a reservation ahead of time, put on your best ensemble and have a lovely high tea!
4. Dote on Your Ken Doll
Ken might be… just Ken… but he always looks dapper when he’s with Barbie. If you have your own personal Ken doll, may we recommend a stop by Peter Millar, Orvis, or Clothes Horse Men’s Apparel for a few new digs? Whether escorting you to the ball or holding the net while you catch a fish, you can find all the parts and pieces for your favorite accessory!
5. Dine in Style…With a Pinch of Pink!
Anytime food is on Barbie’s table, it looks picture perfect – probably because it’s plastic! Luckily, if you’re looking for real food AND great flavors that looks amazing, too, we have some exceptional eateries you can’t miss. Visit Delbar to savor Middle Eastern eats, surrounded by beautiful florals and a great ambiance. The frozen Sharbat É Limoo drink and Chicken Kofta are divine. Looking for more great bites? The Cape Restaurant & Beach Bar beckons with a chic, pink-filled, coastal vibe and a magical menu filled with craft cocktails and savory selections. We love the Sunkissed cocktail and Tuna Tataki!
6. Make Your Barbie Dream House a Home
Your abode will likely include less sparkle and pink, but if Barbie taught us anything, it’s that we should do what makes US happy! Deck out your home with perfectly curated touches from spots like The Happy Home, where you can find stunning chandeliers and uniquely you statement tables. Head into Exquisite Living for a perfect button-tuffed bed frame or a wildly bold piece of wall art. If you want to host a Barbie-level dinner party, pick up beautiful wares at The Red Hound Gifts for a tablescape that will wow your crowd!
7. In Your Workout Barbie Era
Surely during your trip to Alpharetta, you won’t have to worry about saving all of Barbieland, but you may still want to work up a sweat in the meantime! Take it outdoors and go full-on Barbie in an 80’s inspired fit while you skate on the Big Creek Greenway. You won’t have to worry about keeping track of how to get to and from, because the new Wayfinding Signs will easily guide your way. If a gym workout is more your style, try a class at Bodybar Pilates. Pilates is a great way to tone your body long and lean like Barbie, while also providing a low impact workout on your joints.
8. It’s Time for a Dance Party!
It’s not a party in Barbieland without a little dancing! Grab your squad, and hit the dance floor at Roaring Social, where live music and dancing takes place every Tuesday – Saturday night. Roaring Social is the perfect place to show off your best glitz and glam looks—something every Barbie loves. The best part of this dance party? No pre-planned, choreographed dance moves required!
Make it a girl’s slumber party (or a night with your Ken because you’re girlfriend/boyfriend), by staying in one of Alpharetta’s 30 modern and upscale hotels. Share your Barbie adventure on social media by using #AwesomeAlpharetta!