Barbie-lovers take note! The Hope Chest for Breast Cancer stores recently received a massive donation of 1,000+ Barbie and friends dolls from a single collector. The circa ’70s-’90s dolls, all in excellent condition and many in their original packaging, have been split evenly between St. Paul and the Orono stores and each location will be kicking off “Barbie weekend” with a ticketed party tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 a pop and can be purchased online or at the door. (Guests with advance tickets will be allowed in first; kids under 10 are free if accompanied by an adult.) All proceeds raised from ticket and doll sales goes to support under-served or financially distressed individuals and their families touched by breast cancer.
Attendees will enjoy complimentary champagne and get first crack at a collection that took a lifetime to build, and includes rarities like Escada Barbie, Rockettes Barbie, Barbie’s BFF Midge, Skipper dolls and even a Ken or two. Party-goers are encouraged to dress in their best Barbie (or Midge or Skipper or any of Barbie’s many other pals) attire. Those in costume will be entered into a drawing to win a free doll. Sounds like a pretty good time to me!