Today is National Super Hero day and to celebrate we were invited to hold our very own #BeSuper party by Mattel. Provided with a copy of the latest DVD release Barbie in Princess Power and a huge and impressive selection of dolls from the film we had everything we needed to celebrate in style, Barbie style!
Imogen invited a select handful of friends and they gathered after school to watch the film, play with Kara (aka Super Sparkle), Corrine and Chelsea and of course eat because a party is not a real party without cake!
All six of the children enjoyed the film, even the two boys, and us Mums chatted about how refreshing it was to see a female Super Hero – there really aren’t that many at all and according to research that was conducted with 2,000 girls we’re not alone, nearly 9 out of 10 wish there were more Superheroes for girls. Other finding from the survey reveal that:
- More than half of girls disagree with the statement that “superheroes are more fun than princesses.”
- Girls expect Barbie to do the same things that they would want to do if they were superheroes. They see Barbie flying, beating bad guys, but also helping people and animals while wearing something sparkly.
- Girls want to fly. In the UK flight is the #1 superpower that girls would want if they were a superhero. Invisibility, super speed, and super strength also rise to the top.
Over a Super Hero tea, I quizzed the children to see what Super Hero power they’d like. Pretty much all of them expect to fly and the boy’s powers would certainly be more physical than the girl’s. For example Joseph would like “To be super strong but not like from vegetables because I don’t think that works too good.” and Imogen answered “I’d like to be really, really clever and know all the answers to everything.”
I then asked the children what made them super and what super hero qualities they thought they already possessed.
Amber has a big heart and lots of love to give, she also gives the best hugs.
Imogen has the ability to know what’s wrong and what’s right.
Olivia has super sharing powers, much needed with her little sister apparently.
An amazing time was had by all at our party and we’d like to thank Mattel for their very kind invitation. Barbie in Princess Power is available on DVD and digital download now and the fab range of toys can be found on Amazon with prices starting from £12.95.