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.
Our 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.
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.
The overall effect of our Lalaloopsy party style is feminine and fun.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Printables help personalize treats bought at the bakery.
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.
Autographing the birthday girl’s framed initial is a fun activity — and the result is a cherished keepsake.
DIY sewing kits on hand for the activities also make terrific take-home favors. Click here for the free printable.
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.
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. An electronic invite makes it easy for you to track RSVPs. This Lalaloopsy Evite invitation is perfect match.