Barbie is everywhere these days thanks to the new Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Her presence is even felt in the Indiana Dunes area. Here are just some of the ways Barbie lovers can celebrate the pink-clad doll created in 1959 by American businesswoman Ruth Handler:
Try Maple + Bacon's Barbie-themed drinksBack to Top of List
Valparaiso's Maple + Bacon is celebrating the Barbie movie with three themed drinks.
- Malibu Barbie Sangria is made with Rumchata Limon, UV Cake, Malibu, Pineapple, Glitter, and Pinot Grigio.
- Pretty in Pink has Howler Head Banana Whiskey, Banana Liqueur, Vanilla, Strawberry, Lemon, Glitter, and lime soda.
- Barbie Blush (non-alcoholic) is made with Jade Cloud Green Tea, Cream, Rose, Strawberry, and Whipped Cream.
Visit the Century of Progress HomesBack to Top of List
There are five Century of Progress homes at the Indiana Dunes National Park, but only one looks like the Barbie Dreamhouse. The Florida Home was built for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, after which it was moved by barge to its current location. Just remember to use your best Barbie-approved manners when taking pictures in front of the house as people do live there.
Try a Dreamhouse at BlockheadBack to Top of List
Blockhead Beerworks in Valparaiso has whipped up a Barbie-themed cocktail to celebrate and is also having a Barbie event next month. While you're there, be sure to try their sushi, steam buns, or noodles.
The Dreamhouse is made with Teremana Blanco Small Batch Tequila, Coconut Milk, Strawberry, and Lime.
Feel the Aftermath of Barbie vs. OppenheimerBack to Top of List
Aftermath Cidery has introduced four boozy slushies as a nod to the Barbie vs. Oppenheimer battle. Each can be ordered by the glass, flight, or in a to-go pouch.
Malibu Barbie and Life in Plastic vs. Atomic Bomb and Nuclear Reaction. Which will you choose?