A special thank you goes out to Westfield for hosting our family at the BARBIE™: You Can Be Anything event and sponsoring this post. Opinions expressed are that of my own.
If you get an opportunity to attend a Family Event at one of the many Tampa Bay area Westfield Shopping Centers, I highly recommend going.
Recently, my daughter and I visited the Brandon Town Center to check out BARBIE™: You Can Be Anything, and it was AWESOME!
This program was part of the ongoing Westfield Family Summer Series that also included Fisher-Price Little People® as well as Mattel’s Bob the Builder™.
Before back to school, I decided to have a girl’s day out with my daughter, grab lunch, as well as do a little shopping . Needless to say meeting BARBIE™ sounded pretty cool, and I also decided to surprise her and keep it a secret until we got there.
Well she was totally surprised and thrilled. The theme was ‘You Can Be Anything!’, and when we arrived, they had my daughter write down what she aspired to be when she grows up.
She has been talking about being an Astronaut ever since we visited Kennedy Space Center, so she added that to her comment bubble and placed it up on the dream wall.
She then took a few photo opps around the stage and patiently awaited for the main event. They also had BARBIE™ episodes playing so she went over to a very large pink mat to watch.
They did such a great job with this and it was all about GIRL POWER.
There were also dolls available for the attendees to play with and as little girls arrived they went over to pick out one they liked and proceeded to show one another which on they had.
Since I was part of a VIP group, we were able to meet BARBIE™ in advance of her performance.
BARBIE™ was absolutely sweet to the girls and very observant of their names and what they were wearing.
She paid them compliments on something specific to them and made each one of them feel special.
It was then time to head out to watch her act, sing, and dance. She encouraged the girls to get up and move as well, and they were having a blast.
Her performance was all about positive messages and having confidence in yourself. Definitely words I want my daughter hear.
Thanks to Westfield, here is a video round up of one of the events. As you can see from the recorded action, it was a lot of fun.
After BARBIE™‘s performance, she then met with the audience individually and as families finished up or waited, they could have their children dress up in costumes or get a makeover.
Of course, my daughter went straight to the makeup area and said to me, “Tell them I want it all”. So there was blush, sparkly eyes, lipstick, and curls in her hair.
For more information about Tampa Area events at Westfield Shopping Centers visit westfield.com and choose the location nearest you.
Meeting BARBIE™ was such a wonderful experience for my daughter and I can’t wait to see what is in store for the Fall season. I know I will be taking my children back again to the Tampa Area Westfield Family Summer Series.
Carlee @ FLL
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