These adorable "rag dolls" are my Sami's favorite little toys. Her collection started on her 3rd birthday with an original Blossom Flowerpot, but has now grown into double, possible triple, digits. We incorporated many of them, and their "buttons", into her 5th birthday party this year.
The inviation is made of 3 layers of card stock. A paterned layer (measuring 5.25" square), a solid layer and the printed layer. Buttons in the corners, yarn hair and bows were glued on after the layers were double-sided taped together. I've seen a few of these sorts of Lalaloopsy inviations online. One that inspired mine was from my sweet little family.
How gorgeous is *this* cake?! I found a tutorial for the petal design at Bird on a Cake. She's right, it's easier than it looks! Not that I want to downgrade all the hard work I put into it. *wink*
I also made cupcakes to go along with the cake, since they can be easier to serve (and easier for little hands to eat!).
To add the swirl-color effect to the frosting, I added the food coloring to the edges of the piping bag, then added white frosting. As you pipe, the color incorporates.
Table skirt, inspired by this photo on Catch My Party. The button are trees made from actual tree limbs, felt and buttons. I got my inspiration for these from this photo on Pinterest. Sorry to say that it has no credit linked, so if you who made them, let me know! I'd be happy to give credit where credit's due!
(L) Pinwheel sandwiches. (R) Chocolate button pops were made using molds from Fancy Flours. The yarn on the jars was inspired by this party, over on Catch My Party.
Balls of yarn used to decorate the table were actually foam balls with yarn wrapped around them. I got this idea from the Cute as a Button party over at Kiss Me Kate.
Spool Cake Pops. Fantastic tutorial by Pure Joy Events
I cut quilt patterned scrapbooking paper to line these 5oz cups before filling them with treats. These have white chocolate covered pretzels. The liners were cut using my Cricut. This is the svg file: Cup Liner. Or the jpg file for those cutting by hand: Cup Liner.Button number frames, inspired by Style Me Pretty. Be sure to add the paper, then glue the buttons on if using these top-loading frames.
The holes in the button sugar cookies were added after the cookies baked. Poke holes in them with a straw while they're still warm.
These 5oz tumblers are filled with Cupcake Puppy Chow.
This adorable Pin the Bow on Crumbs Sugar Cookies game is available to purchase from etsy seller One Love Designs. For prizes the kids got Lalaloopsy coloring books I'd found at Dollar Tree.
"Decorate your own Crown with Jewel Sparkles"
Paper crowns on headbands, decorated with glitter glue pens.
"Make a Hat with Pete R. Canfly"
Green posterboard, red feathers. (elastics and tape optional)
"Make an Eye Patch with Patch Treasurechest"
Black eye patches, assorted stickers
"Sewing Cards with Blossom Flowerpot"
I got some adorable sewing cards from etsy seller Lemon Tree Studio. Those, yarn and child safe needles made up this fun activity spot.
Hanging over the gift table.
What boys do at a Lalaloopsy party. *wink*
Happy 5th birthday to my little princess!!
These are only some of the great Lalaloopsy party ideas I found online. I couldn't possiblly use all of them. If you'd like to see more, please visit My Pinterest page.