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Trolls themed birthday party that kids will absolutely love. Use these DIY party ideas to create a stunning backdrop and party decorations that are perfect for a Trolls world and party vibe that just screams fun.
The Trolls party incorporates a bold rainbow design, and will be loved by boys and girls alike.
If you have seen the Trolls movie, then you can understand why a Trolls themed birthday party is so popular among kids.
It will make you sing, it will make you dance and it will certainly make you smile.
Trolls are simply happy little guys and they know how to party.
I mean it’s totally their thing. The bigger, brighter and louder it is the better. Sounds like fun doesn’t it!
When my daughter turned 6, choosing a theme for her party was easy for her. She is obsessed with Trolls (particularly Princess Poppy) and she requested a Trolls themed birthday party to celebrate with all her friends.
I knew this was going to be a fun one!
Easy Trolls Birthday Party Decoration
A Trolls themed birthday party is SO easy to decorate for.
Think bright, big and bold and you are totally on the right track.
Decorating the Party Backdrop:
I made a party backdrop to sit behind the food table and used two shades of green and white to create a garden feel.
I wanted to ensure that this backdrop didn’t interfere with the bold colors that would be placed on the table and other surrounding areas.
Bold is great, but too much bold is just plain garish.
I knew the backdrop needed to be calming to cope with all the pop of color that was going to be placed around it.
In front of the backdrop, I simply hung some tissue paper fans.
By attaching a round colored piece of paper in the middle of the fan it made them look like flowers.
These were hung at both sides of the backdrop for a pop of color.
Along the top of the backdrop, my daughter and I made some large clouds, and one of them we turned into the “Cloud Man” from the movie.
Decorating the table display:
To create the table display I found some gorgeous green fluffy material, which I used as a tablecloth. I was initially going to use some fake grass, but when I saw this material which had a shine to it, it just screamed Trolls to me.
With some fake bright flowers to decorate the back of the table, and some wooden crates, a garden theme was instantly created.
I also purchased some small Trolls figurines to scatter all over the food table, to create a bit of mischief.
At all the parties, I purchase a cardboard paper mache number and decorate it according to the party theme. I therefore purchased a number 6, painted it bright pink and covered the top with glitter paint.
To finish off I tied some braided ribbon to it.
Decorating the entire pergola:
I like to create some interest over the rest of the outdoor pergola and the easiest way to do this was to make some hanging lanterns.
They were super easy to make, and I used cut off’s from plastic tablecloth’s so it kept the cost very low.
They looked great hanging from the ceiling and helped to create a celebration feel.
Homemade Trolls Themed Birthday Party Food
The star of the table was without a doubt the Trolls themed cake. Decorated with toy Trolls, the cake was simple but effective. My daughter literally gasped when she saw it.
The back of the rainbow was covered with sprinkles, which just gave her an extra shriek of delight.
My daughter had requested that the Trolls birthday party also have a rainbow twist. This made it super easy to know how to design the cupcakes.
I instantly knew that I was going to make some rainbow cupcakes and use sour lollies to make the rainbow.
These have to be the easiest cupcakes I have ever made for a party, and they looked super cute.
To keep with the garden rainbow theme we made some pretzel flowers.
The kids absolutely loved the sweet and salty combination that these gave.
They also looked stinking cute on the table.
Other food consisted of:
- Rainbow colored jelly
- Marshmallow pops
- Troll cookies
- Simple wafer sticks (decorated with chocolate and sprinkles)
- Chocolate popcorn.
Trolls Party Favors
I always try and incorporate the party favors into an activity for the kids.
I created a treasure trail around the garden and the kids had to answer 6 questions to find the location in the garden to receive their prize.
At each point in the garden I had a “helper” standing with a Trolls character and a small item to place in their party favor bag.
Once the party bag was full, this was their take home party favor bag.
Onto each of the bags I placed a picture of Poppy (for the girls) and Branch (for the boys).
A thank you tag was then tied to the bags with a piece of ribbon, and each child’s name was written on one of the tags.
You can download these tags for free from the free printable library. The thank you tags are left blank for you to write in the children’s names as required.
Trolls Party Printables
I always used party printable’s for my kids parties. Printables are great for setting the theme, and it means you don’t have to go overboard with buying themed plates, napkins, posters etc which can easily cost a lot.
The printable’s provide the theme, whilst the other decorations provide the color. I find it works great.
I designed the following Trolls printable’s which can be purchased now from the Etsy store.
Don’t forget to pick up the free favor tags from the free printable library!
Would you like to see the party girl herself?
Bear in mind my daughter has super thin hair which is as blonde as you can get.
After a bit more backcombing and LOTS of hairspray, this was the result. She was hardly recognizable!
Creating this Trolls themed birthday party was A LOT of fun. It was definitely the most colorful party that I have put together, but that made it perfect for everything that Trolls stand for.
It had to be bright, it had to be bold and it definitely had to hit you in the face!
The kids were absolutely delighted with it, and to see their excitement makes it all worth while.
The great thing is that creating this Trolls birthday party was really budget friendly.
Making the decorations did take time, but the result was worth it, especially when you consider how much money it saved.
Do you have a little Trolls enthusiast that would love this party?
Perhaps you have tried some of these ideas yourself? I would love for you to share your experiences below.
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Party Printable’s: Smart Party Planning
Trolls Cake: Sweet-Nes Cakes