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4th Lalaloopsy Birthday Birthday Party! September 15, 2012

I often get questions on my Facebook page and recently Jennifer contacted me regarding a blog post. She saw the Lalaloopsy party photos that Faith’s mom had sent me a while back. She asked me for tips on making ribbon wreaths. I’ve never made a ribbon wreath. I think they are utterly gorgeous and one day, when I have time, I do plan on testing my craftiness and I will make my daughter a cute ribbon wreath.

So, I let Jennifer know that there are some nice tutorials online, such as this one: http://lilpartyanimals.blogspot.com/2012/06/ribbon-wreath-tutorial.html Pick your ribbon colors and then add some mini Lalaloopsy dolls. Et voila! Jennifer raised a good point though- after the party, she planned on hanging the wreath in her daughter’s bedroom. The tutorial online used pins to hold each ribbon loop in place. Little kids + pins= not a good combination. Here’s what Jennifer said about making the wreath:

I used a wire floral frame, wrapped it in ribbon (this is what your are going to stitch the loops too), use whatever you like your only going to see it from the back so if it is going on the wall it really doesn’t matter, but if you are putting it on a door with a window, you may want it to look nice.  Then I cut all the ribbon to make the loops between 3 and 4 inches, and stitched the loops onto the frame.  I tried premaking the loops and then stitching them but it was much easier just to do it right on the frame that way you could manipulate the ribbon how you wanted it. Once all that was done, I added the buttons and the dolls.  I just looped thread around the necks of the dolls so you couldn’t see the thread and I did it very loose,  so that  could take them off easily for when my daughter wanted to play with them.  I can add more buttons or just leave it, but it is completly safe to put in her room for a decoration.



Here’s the cake that she made for her daughter’s 4th birthday party. She made strawberry cake because it had to be pink and she used vanilla buttercream frosting. For the buttons on the cake, you can make them out of fondant, but these were sugar and ordered through Sweet Estelle’s Baking Supply. Jennifer said that the kids loved the sugar buttons.







Thank you so much Jennifer for sharing the party photos with us and giving us great advice on making a ribbon wreath!


Faith’s 5th Birthday Lalaloopsy Party! August 15, 2011

Today I am so excited to share with you some amazing party photos! Thank you so much Shawnique for sharing these with us and also giving us some fantastic ideas for a Lalaloopsy party! Shawnique’s shop on Etsy is called One Love Designs and she has some adorable printables! Including the Lalaloopsy ones in these photos! She even has printable coloring pages and activity sheets!

Shawnique made the cake pops! Can you believe that? She made the edible buttons using this Wilton fabric fondant and gum paste mold. Shawnique said that she’d never make cake pops again!!! I made some cake balls a few months back- as a gift for my Mother in Law- and I am in complete agreement with Shawnique- never again!!! ha ha ha! Maybe I’ll post about the cake ball experience a bit later this week! There are lots of Etsy venders selling cake pops. Check out these from Cake Pop Fusion! And I totally love the Rainbow cake pops from Simply Posh by Mel.

I love the sweet tables with the button and heart cookies. Shawnique bought the mini heart cookies from an Etsy vender but she said they tasted horrible. You could probably whip up a batch of these using ready made sugar cookie dough and a mini cookie cutter. I found a 2 inch heart shaped cookie cutter at Karen’s Cookies. Let us know if you find an even smaller cookie cutter in the comment section!

Shawnique also had a drinks tables with lemonade in a self-serve dispense and small water bottles. These of course were decorated with the beverage wrappers. The food table had a fruit tray, veggie tray and crackers. She bought the small cake and cupcakes from Safeway. She asked the bakers there to only decorate them with icing, icing ribbons and confetti so that she could add the cake topper and the cupcake toppers.

I love the balloon wreath with the mini Lalaloopsy dolls! If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I LOVE welcome door signs and I think the ribbon and button wreath is also a fabulous way to greet guests when they first arrive at the party! And it makes a great keepsake!

So, what was the biggest hit at this incredible Lalaloopsy party? The coloring pages and activity sheets! As well as the favors! Shawnique had the children grab a bag and fill it with a mini Lalaloopsy doll, large lollipop, sixlet filled plastic tube favor, and favor box (filled with stickers, fun flavored chapsticks, and fruit snacks). They also pulled items out of the treasure box. This box was filled to the brim with pencils with Lalaloopsy pencil toppers, silly bands, chocolate gold coins, and fancy gem rings from Target. Shawnique found the treasure chest at Joann Fabrics.

Looks like a fun party! I especially love the actual dolls sitting around the party! So cute 🙂 Happy 5th Birthday Faith!!! You are so lucky to have such a creative and caring mommy! Looks like your party was a huge hit.

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