Troll Themed Birthday Bash
Sadly a month has passed since Keatyn’s Troll Themed Birthday Bash and I’m just now able to write this post. One because I’ve been so slammed and two because it saddens me to acknowledge my baby is 5! She had her last day of preschool last week and this past week was her first week at home for summer break. Currently we are at Santa Rosa Beach on vacation and then we come home to root on our Predators in the Stanley Cup finals!!
As soon as the Troll movie came out last year, Keatyn has been genuinely obsessed with it to the point of madness. She got pretty much everything possible for Christmas and her birthday and watches the movie every day. She also made me play the soundtrack over and over for her dance parties pretending to be Poppy. She walks around stripping her clothes off because she wants to be Guy Diamond and pee glitter haha.
I knew when we started planning her birthday party she would ask for a Troll theme. But how do I personalize this and make it our own? The hardest part also is that my vision for a rainbow to throw up everywhere was a tad halted by the venue she chose. She wanted it at a bounce house and they only give you 10 minutes to decorate the room and you can’t hang anything on the walls. Vision destroyed. So I brainstormed.
I got all her plates, cups and napkins from Oriental Trading. They were the cheapest I found. Then also I found this rainbow ceiling decoration I used as a banner and tablecloth ($3!) from Oriental Trading for a steal!
For the treat bags:
- Rainbow stress balls
- Rainbow crayons
- Rainbow character lollipops
- Troll socks
- Troll pencils 24 count for under $7!
- Custom made Troll face cookies
For the table decorations in addition to the plates etc, I found THIS cupcake centerpiece and THIS rainbow centerpiece under $11 for both!! I found these balloons with the #5 and some troll character balloons but I also wanted a giant cupcake and rainbow (cupcakes and rainbows, get it?) and found such a good deal for under $4 (honestly the cheapest place I found them) HERE.
I also found THESE troll themed photo booth props for the kids to take pictures with. It was definitely a hit and we got some great photos.
I mean as if it’s not already hard enough to plan your children’s birthday, then we had to do everything to set up within minutes. When we finally got access to the room, we got word that the pizza had complications and was ordered to the wrong venue. Cue panic mode. We had to eat backwards… cake and then pizza. We made it work and they were kind enough to wave the pizza fee.
Speaking of cakes, I sent Delicious Twists two photos of cakes I liked and she created a hybrid that I LOVED. We did one layer chocolate and one layer vanilla… yes we are basic. Then used buttercream as the icing. Since the guests were children we didn’t get all fancy with the different flavors of cake or icing but if you are looking for any crazy and unique flavors, she has you covered there too. Everyone raved about how great the cake was and I mean look how stunning it was.
The cupcakes are from Jessica’s cupcakes in Nashville. Jessica is amazing and makes the most delicious cupcakes ever. She also did my Mermaid baby shower and reveal party (I’m posting a flashback on that soon!). If you live in the Nashville area you have to check these companies out and support them. Their pricing is also insanely reasonable.
The cookies we ordered arrived just in time and also are good to eat within the week or so. I searched high and low for cookies but none had that oomph or special look I was searching for until I found Catherine’s Cookie Shop. Each of their cookies are around 3-4″ tall and were individually wrapped and tied with a ribbon of your choice. They are handmade. All but one or two cookies arrived safely and they even threw in a couple extras in case any arrived broken. The kids loved them. I loved how amazing Poppy and Branch looked and they were so aesthetically pleasing and beautiful. There were also clouds with rainbows with her name and the #5 cookies. You can order online and let them know the date of your party or event to get them in time. I was very pleased. Keatyn was pretty obsessed too. They were so lovely in fact, I used them as decoration for the table in addition to goodie bag treats.
Cookies ingredients: flour, sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder and almond flavoring.
Icing ingredients: powdered sugar, meringue powder, water and almond flavoring.
Royal icing flavor can be changed vanilla or lemon upon request.
We had such an amazing time celebrating our sweet girl and I’m crossing my fingers next year she lets me do a tea party.