My girls turned six this year and have become obsessed with Trolls. I’m pretty sure they’ve watched the movie a billion times and can recite the entire movie. When I asked them what kind of party they wanted this year, they of course said, “TROLLS!”
Every year after their party is over I proclaim that the next party is going to be more simple. Looking back, I have mostly stuck to my proclamations and this year was no exception. I did far less work on this year’s party than I did last year. Since we had the party in our backyard, decorating in the heat of the day was the most intense part of the party planning.
The only things I made were the printables (invite, banners, food labels and a couple of signs) and the wood slice food label holders. Oh, and the centerpieces (which were a piece of cake). I did also make the marshmallow pops and the pretzel sticks but I don’t count that because they were also super easy & quick to make.
After the party started, we had some storms pop up all around us causing some pretty gusty winds for a short time. Thankfully the rain storms never got to us but the winds blew the decorations around a bit. Unfortunately there were some casualties but nothing that ruined the party itself.
The backdrop for the sweets table was just plastic table cloths hung on rope using brick clips. I also added tassel garland I picked up in the Target dollar spot and a greenery garland from hobby lobby. The picture below is after the little wind storm came through so it all looks a little wonky. LOL
I went simple on the food and just ordered pizza. Best decision ever! I also had some chips and goldfish.
For the sweets table there was marshmallow pops, pretzel sticks, M&M cookies, cupcakes, cotton candy, Hershey kisses and gummy worms & butterflies.
Below is how I labeled the food:
- Poppy’s Pizza – Pizza
- Creek’s Crackers – Rainbow Goldfish
- Smidge’s Ridges – Wavy Potato Chips
- King Peppy’s Puffs – Cheese Puffs
- Cooper’s Cookies – M&M Cookies
- Branch’s Branches – Chocolate covered pretzel sticks
- Cloud Guy’s Marshmallows – Marshmallow pops
- Biggie’s Bugs – Gummy worms & butterflies
- Guy Diamond’s kisses – Hershey kisses (silver wrappers)
- Troll Hair – Cotton Candy
I also set up a photo booth backdrop much like the backdrop for the sweets table only the banner read, “Hair Up!” I didn’t get a picture of just the backdrop but I did get a picture of all of us in front of the backdrop with our troll headbands (that I also made…forgot about those…). If you aren’t familiar with the movie Trolls (or maybe you are and noticed…) the girls are the twin trolls, Satin & Chenille. I am Poppy and hubby is Branch.
Out on our barn porch I set up the gift table and the favor bags. A decision I quickly regretted when those gusty winds came through. We were chasing tissue paper and favor bags all through the yard!
Ok, so I may have forgotten about some of the stuff I made myself… For the favor bags I did pink for Poppy and added a green strip of cardstock and a turquoise flower to look like part of her headband. For the Branch favor bags I just cut out troll hair in the color of Branch’s and attached that to the top of the bags. Then I added tags that said, “Thank you for making our party Troll-rific!”
Inside the favor bags were the following:
- Troll suckers – Tootsie roll pops wrapped with squares of tulle to resemble Troll hair
- Glow sticks & necklaces
- Pinwheel paper straws (from the Target dollar spot)
- Cotton Candy (troll hair)
- Rainbow pencils
Right before sunset, a rainbow appeared and I thought it was perfect for our troll party so I had to snap a picture of the girls with the rainbow in the background. Someone also mentioned that the mimosa tree in the background looked a little like the Troll tree. What a wonderful memory captured in a photograph!
The party wasn’t over at sunset! Once it was dark we had a light show complete with a party disco light, glow sticks and fireworks (at the girls’ request).