Easy Trolls Birthday Party
This weekend we celebrated my baby’s 5th birthday. I can’t believe that she is 5 already! I’ll have to mourn the loss of my baby no longer being a baby later because right now I have to tell you about her super fun and easy Trolls birthday party!
Of course, our kids love the Trolls movie and they have all been singing the songs and wanting to hug and have dance parties just like in the movie. We watched it again over the summer and my little one decided she wanted to have a Trolls themed birthday party. And she wanted the birthday party at home. So of course, I panicked a bit and then started planning. Lol!
In case you haven’t noticed, I like easy and free/inexpensive. As a busy mom of 3 kids, that is the only way I survive. Ordinarily, I like having parties at places like the park, Chuck E Cheese or Pump It Up. The last two aren’t free or inexpensive. But they are easy. And none of them require me to clean my house or have activities planned to keep the kids busy during the party. Unfortunately, neither of those things seems to be my strong suit. But the love you feel for your child is strong, so I pushed past my hesitation of an at-home birthday party and gave in.
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The first great thing I did was use these Free Trolls Printables Invitations. They were cute, ready-made and all I had to do was print them out, cut/fold as directed and write in our party info. It made life so much easier (and cheaper) for me.
We also used these great Trolls Movie Printables from the same site that we got the Trolls party invitations. Gotta love that they are free! There were so many options to pick from, but we chose two sheets for coloring. I put them on the table with crayons for the kids to color as they saw fit.
In addition to coloring, the kids played Just Dance on our Wii. Because, dance party! Don’t the Trolls love to dance? And so did the kids. It was so much fun to watch all the 5 year olds dancing. They are really too cute!
Trolls Party Favors
I’ve mentioned before, but I’m not super crafty. So I tend to have low expectations of what I put together for party favors (if we actually have them). But a Trolls themed party totally made life easy for me. What Trolls party is complete without Troll Hair! An activity and party favor in one. I was sold!
I decided to make these really simple Trolls hair headbands for the kids. Check out my Trolls Hair Headband tutorial. I premade a bunch and then let the kids pick their own ribbon and decorate with flowers themselves. And then the kids could take them home. They loved them. The parents loved them. So awesome!
When it comes to party decorations, I also look for the easy route. In my Trolls research I saw lots of rainbows for Trolls themed birthday parties, so I kinda went with that. We bought most of our decorations and serving dishes from the Dollar Tree nearby. I got yellow table cloths, dark pink plates, and dark pink napkins. You know, to go with Poppy (who is pink) from the Trolls movie.
I also bought streamers of various colors, but couldn’t quite get the right colors for a full rainbow. So I improvised. I used yellow streamers and taped them to the picture I have by our dining table. Then I used this cute pink pom pom garland. I actually was going to use a few of them with different colors, but it was a pain (and time-consuming) to fluff the pom poms, so I quit after 1. I still think it turned out ok. The streamers didn’t lay flat as hoped, but it was a nice back drop. I let the food bring the rainbows to the party.
And Grandma and Grandpa brought the finishing touches of balloons!
Trolls Party Food
Most of the Trolls birthday parties I could find on Pinterest were all about the candy. Now, that sounds very Troll-like to me, but I don’t go for candy + cake + ice cream for little tummies. I find that they end up with a tummy ache. So I compromised Troll-like and Lisa-like. We ended up with rainbow colored Goldfish, pretzels and, my personal favorite, a fruit and veggie rainbow complete with marshmallow clouds. See, told you I compromised!
And of course, who can forget cake and ice cream! One of my ways of showing my family that I love them is that I (attempt to) create the birthday dessert of their choice. This involves me scrolling through Pinterest to find the perfect cake/cupcakes that meet my level of experience and their desire for a fun birthday treat.
We ended up with this fun creation. Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and vanilla ice cream. (Can you tell that my little one likes vanilla???) I’ll be sharing a little more of how I made a Trolls birthday cake soon. And I found these cute little figures as my Trolls cake topper. Not only was it cute, but it tasted great!
All in all, the Trolls birthday party was a success. My baby girl, who is no longer a baby (*sniff sniff*), had a wonderful time celebrating with her friends. I was happy that everyone liked the Trolls hair headbands and the Trolls cake. And the house, and my sanity, survived a birthday party at home!