Lalaloopsy Birthday Party

The cheerful brightness of Lalaloopsy is accentuated with clever sewing references in our version of a birthday party featuring the colorful theme. We embellished with yarn and worked in fabrics for a birthday look that’s cute as a button, and more importantly, super easy to do. Our three-step party menu is also easier than it looks — in fact, every aspect of the party is designed to look great but still be doable for busy parents.
Lalaloopsy-Decor2Our main tablescape features Lalaloopsy party supplies set against striped linen with a measuring-tape runner made of material found at a fabric store. DIY embellishments include the wall backdrop and centerpieces, both of which were easy and affordable to accomplish.

Décor

The bright colors of the Lalaloopsy theme pop against a backdrop of white and a muted table linen that boasts pretty, pastel accents that further heighten the decorative contrast.
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The overall effect of our Lalaloopsy party style is feminine and fun.
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Hot pink utensils bring out the brightness in Lalaloopsy dinner plates, while napkins and pink striped straws coordinate beautifully with patterned cups.
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Alternative place setting: A solid yellow dinner plate frames a Lalaloopsy dessert plate on a pink activity placemat threaded with yarn to create “stitches”. Utensils wrapped in a napkin and tied with measuring-tape ribbon coordinate perfectly, and paper festooning dresses up a solid pink cup. A DIY pinwheel adds the finishing touch.
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DIY yarn balls — an affordable alternative to balls of pure yarn — look sweet in candy-accented centerpieces as well as scattered across the table. A Lalaloopsy doll makes a delightful chair accent.
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The addition of our framed-initial art project –- which guests can sign and the birthday girl can keep  –- completes a beautifully simple backdrop for the dining area. It took only three items to create the temporary swag: two removable hooks that adhere to the wall (available at hardware stores) and a long length of pink tulle.

Food and Recipes

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Lalaloopsy wall decals and a DIY yarn banner (we wrapped cardboard letters in yarn and hung them to wall with adhesive putty) anchor a festive backdrop for a sweet food table that’s remarkable easy to replicate.
CAKE + ICE CREAM + DRINK
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A store-bought cake is easy to personalize with DIY button garlands, Lalaloopsy toys, and a fun, miniature banner made of straws, string, and buttons. Popsicle sticks wrapped in yarn dress up ice cream sandwiches out of a box, and glass jars accented with buttons make pink lemonade look positively fancy.
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These “button”sandwiches are a cinch to make, and the serving basket is a snap to put together. Individual cups of blueberries (shown below) make a healthful side.
+ SNACKS
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Want to add a few more treats to the menu? We love the way these store-bought snacks add color to the table:
  • Meringue cookies look particularly sweet arranged in a basket lined with yarn.
  • French macaroons can be seen to advantage in a glass apothecary jar.
  • Lollipops (seen below) propped on Styrofoam wrapped in yarn are cheerful and bright.
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Printables help personalize treats bought at the bakery.

Fun

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Guests get to create their own candy necklaces with pre-scored shimmer gumballs strung on lengths of yarn with help from cute sewing kits the girls can take home.

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Autographing the birthday girl’s framed initial is a fun activity — and the result is a cherished keepsake.
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Favors

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DIY sewing kits on hand for the activities also make terrific take-home favors. Click here for the free printable.
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Displaying favors in a creative way adds wow factor to the party. We arranged lollipops, strips of candy buttons, and Lalaloopsy notepads in adorable themed carry-alls for guests to take home, then added our printable tags for a dash of personalization.
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Correspondence

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Our basic Lalaloopsy invite was embellished with pretty ribbon, buttons, and a sticker seal, plus drawn-on “stitches” to add color and whimsy to the envelope. Lalaloopsy-Invitation-EviteAn electronic invite makes it easy for you to track RSVPs. This Lalaloopsy Evite invitation is perfect match.