Since the movie Trolls came out, Lea has been obsessed with it. She is quite literally convinced she is Poppy sometimes and the soundtrack plays nearly constantly in our house. So, when it was time to plan her sixth birthday, the theme was a no brainer. I wanted to make this a perfect party for her since it was her first “friend” party now that she is in school. I decided to partner with Oriental Trading for the majority of our party supplies.
They have some great Trolls products as well as a lot of rainbow stuff which I wanted to tie in. Oriental Trading really offers it all, so I highly recommend checking them out for your next event. You can see our haul in a video coming soon on our YouTube page.
I also partnered with some amazing Etsy artists who were offering products you can’t find anywhere else!
Let’s talk about Lea’s outfit first. It’s from the Etsy Shop Hooks and Anchors Boutique. We got so many compliments on it! The shop specializes in super cute and high end birthday outfits and you definitely should check them out. If you use the code THANKYOU2017 at checkout you can get 15% off your order…tell them the Monsters sent you!
You can also see in these pictures the fantastic rainbow backdrop we got from Backdrop Express. This was perfect for our photo booth and such a durable quality. I absolutely loved this backdrop and am looking for a place to hang it permanently in the playroom.
On top of the rainbow backdrop I placed Lea’s custom birthday banner from That Crafty Auntie Em. This was another small touch that made a big impact at the party. The burlap and cloth was just beautiful and a definite keepsake.
So what could I put in front of this gorgeous photo wall? The kids were going to need some sort of prop and luckily I found two perfect additions. I got each kid their own Troll hair piece from M and Emm Design. Having each kid pop around my house with Troll hair made for a pretty magical day. I have seen a lot these on Etsy but the ones from this shop were just perfect and included fancy floral additions to each headband. I even got some blue ones for the Branches on the house.
I also wanted to include some additional props for our photo booth, and I have struggled with traditional photo props on sticks in the past; they always seem to flop down just in time for the picture. So, when I saw the amazing Trolls masks that Crafty Sisters Finds makes, I knew I had to have them! Seriously, look how stinkin’ cute Lea looks!
The masks were made of a nice thick foamy material and secured with elastic, so they are perfect for little ones!
I also knew that I wanted to include some great custom favors. When I saw these personalized coloring sets and cotton candy packets from Oh My Party Favors, I knew I had to have them. The kids absolutely DEVOURED the cotton candy!
Lea is pinata obsessed, so I knew I would need one. I didn’t want to go with a traditional Trolls branded one though and thought it would be a good opportunity to tie in more of the rainbow element, so I got a HUGE custom made one from Abita Achie. Besides being beautiful, this pinata held so much stuff! Also, pinata pro tip: Does a kid always end up crying at your party because they get pushed aside at pinata wrestlemania? Alex came up with the idea to make pinata time a game. The rules, he explained, were that you could only pick up one item at a time and had to put it in your bag before moving on; older kids could also have to have one hand behind their back. Not only did no one cry, but it also made the whole activity last a lot longer!
Speaking of pinata bags, probably my favorite detail from the party were this impeccable treat bags from Salome Crafts. Tell me they are not perfection! These absolutely are a must have for your next event!
Finally, I wanted to tie my rainbow element into the cake, so I got this gorgeous cake topper from The Singing Honeybee. It looked awesome on our yummy pastel vegan cake from Whole Foods (seriously, they have the best vegan cakes ever!)
The party was exhausting, but so much fun. Lea declared it was the best party ever, so I guess that’s all that matters. Hope this helps you plan your very own Trollstice!